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Springfield Trapdoor 1873 rifle serial #

Posted by Dan McNutt on Thursday, 7 June 2012, at 12:00 p.m.

Gentleman, I am attempting to buy 1873 Trapdoor rifle with the serial # 315197. The gun is in very good condition even as it has been stored in a closet for many years.The sling and bayonet are on the gun and the stock is undamaged except for scars that I would exspect to see.The gentleman who has the gun told me it was his great grandfathers and that he was told that it was issued to him by the goverment.The thing that makes it even more interesting to me is that this man and I would have to assume , his great grandfather as well are black.I am sure , from what I have already learned from this site that you guys are the right folkes to talk to about this gun so, if it is possible,could you tell me what you are able about it.Also there what looks like a stamp on the stock near the receiver with somithing in script and the numbers 1885 under it.Thank you in advance for your help.

Dan McNutt


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