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2 Trapdoors in Central MO
« on: July 28, 2009, 03:23:21 pm »
Bobs guns just outside Jefferson city has 2 Trapdoors, both in Very Good to Excellent condition,  Both equipped with Buffington sights and good tight actions, did not get to look down the barrels, an M1884 Infantry for $675, and an M1879 Cadet for $950.  I consider the 1884 a particularly good buy.
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Re: 2 Trapdoors in Central MO
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009, 11:40:45 pm »
Sgt. D.,

From what I saw at the gun show this past weekend, that is a very good price!
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Re: 2 Trapdoors in Central MO
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 10:34:02 am »
The 1884 is a steal at that price - for what you see them going for in my neck of the woods.

I had a Trapdoor infantry rifle with the rod bayonet that I never should have let go.

Heck the pair of back-up pistols I traded for were used in one match and then I used them to trade for something else.

Oh well - live and learn...

Would you be willing to check the bore?

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Re: 2 Trapdoors in Central MO
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 12:06:36 pm »
Yep.
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Re: 2 Trapdoors in Central MO
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009, 08:09:31 am »
Drydock - if the bore looks good please let me know.

I am potentially interested and at the price getting the antique shipped is no big deal.

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Re: 2 Trapdoors in Central MO
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009, 11:26:56 am »
Try to get back there friday.
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Re: 2 Trapdoors in Central MO
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009, 12:21:13 pm »
Thanks Drydock.

As an example in Nor Va an 1884/1888 rifle at about 70-80% runs about 1200.00 on the cheap side.

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Re: 2 Trapdoors in Central MO
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 09:04:44 pm »
I'm not sure but what if the cadet is in the same condition as the 1884, it may be the better bargain. The cadets were a lot more rare.
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Re: 2 Trapdoors in Central MO
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 03:48:26 pm »
Sent you a PM Pony.
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