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Re: 1889 Trapdoor Serial Number Search
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 20 July 2019, at 9:11 p.m., in response to Re: 1889 Trapdoor Serial Number Search, posted by John on Saturday, 20 July 2019, at 6:58 p.m.
It seems that a fairly large number of 46x,xxx and 47x,xxx rifles must have been in arsenal storage when the rod-bayonet model was adopted, and so wound up never being issued. A modest percentage of them are still in "mint" condition to this day. Mine came from a crate not opened until the late 1950s.
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