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Show and Tell
« on: February 05, 2008, 10:18:58 am »
I'm really excited and had to tell you guys about it.
I just bought a second M-1873 Springfield. No big deal right? Lots of guys have 2 originals. I've had the one for about 10 or 12 years. It's a real early one, serial # 5726 and was made the 3rd week of March 1874. Now, the reason I'm so excited about getting another trapdoor is that the new one is serial # 5724! What are the odds of that?! 5726 is all correct while 5724 has had a couple of parts changed. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet but when I do I'll let you know how it shoots.
Now if I could just find 5725.... ::)
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Re: Show and Tell
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 10:26:59 am »
Outstanding!! Congratulations on a great find. You should buy a lottery ticket.
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Re: Show and Tell
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008, 05:33:19 pm »
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!   I once got a pair of Burnside carbines (5th Model) from two different tables at the same gun show. They are eight digits apart, and fairly low numbers!  What are the odds of that?
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Re: Show and Tell
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 03:37:40 am »
Wow!

I wish I had one Trapdoor - carbine OR rifle.
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Re: Show and Tell
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008, 06:59:51 am »
SHOW & TELL?  I gotta work on that "show" part.

Sorry no oldie here.....

My latest is a "new" model of the Winchester M1895 lever carbine in .30-40 Krag cal.
It seemed the correct rifle for Ltc T Roosevelt to carry. 
And the S/N is '98....Thought that was appropriate too.

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Re: Show and Tell
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008, 10:39:28 am »
Congratulations, Colonel!     ;D

"New Toy" acquisitions are always so exciting .... I am currently awaiting receipt (on approval) of my latest: a Colt Model 1878 DA revolver which is 'likely/possibly'  one of about 1000 acquired in early 1885 by the Dominion of Canada Dept. of Militia & Defence for the North West Rebellion emergency.  Once I have it in hand and commit to the deal, I'll have to post a Show & Tell of my own ....   
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Re: Show and Tell
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2008, 06:31:49 pm »
Trailrider,

I have a Burnside in the 71xx serial number range. Is it close to your numbers?

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Re: Show and Tell
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2008, 10:53:09 am »
Very nice, Sir.

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Re: Show and Tell
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2008, 11:10:38 am »
Congrats.  Nice Trapdoors.  I was at a local gunshow last Saturday and picked up a 1895 marked Krag Carbine in 30/40 Gov't.

It's got a good bore, but the stock is a rifle stock cut down to carbine length, a M1902 carbine rear sight with a "C" stamped on it which means that it's a reworked rifle sight installed on some carbines in 1902.  It has the Rifle barrel band w/sling swivel and a sling swivel inletted into the rear of the stock.

The butplate is steel with a trap door and it has the original metal oil can.

It's a shooter, not a collectors piece, but I plan to do some more research on it.

If anyone has any information they can add, I'd appreciate it.
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Re: Show and Tell
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2008, 08:28:19 pm »
Way to go! Keep lookin' for #5725......
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