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Offline Two Flints

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Information on 1878 Springfield serial number 352XXX
« on: June 17, 2006, 07:44:54 pm »
Hello,

Can you help me with information, Please!

Met a fellow today who went into his closet and pulled out an 1878 Springfield serial number 352XXX, nice condition, not abused, asked me if I was interested in it? It belonged to his recently passed away dad.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Information on 1878 Springfield serial number 352XXX
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2006, 09:33:52 pm »
Two Flints,

I am thinking that your are refering to a "trapdoor" springfield.  Try Trapdoor collectors.

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Re: Information on 1878 Springfield serial number 352XXX
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2006, 10:14:55 pm »
It's a Model 1884 Trapdoor - with the Buffington rear sight.

The serial number would indicate production in the first quarter of 1887.

Without seeing it - there's little more that I can assist with.

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Re: Information on 1878 Springfield serial number 352XXX
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2006, 01:51:12 pm »
Thank you,

Found information on the Springfield Trapdoor.  Appreciate your responses.

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