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Re Carbine Question
Posted by John S. on Saturday, 1 August 2020, at 11:20 p.m., in response to Carbine Question, posted by Frank Paty on Saturday, 1 August 2020, at 8:04 p.m.
It is almost certainly 99+ NOT a genuine carbine. PThere are only two Model 1884 carbines listed in the SRS database with numbers above 500,000, and the two next highest numbers all all four listed as Springfield Armory Museum items with accession numbers. Most likely having some unique oddball experimental feature. PAll other numbers for which data survives plus or minus several thousand numbers from that one are either M1888 rod bayonet rifles, or M1884 cadet rifles. PThe gun may be a fun shooter, and if priced appropriately would be a good choice for a shooter, but it is almost certainly NOT a real carbine suitable for a collector.
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