1873 Springfield Trapdoor Serial Numbers


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Drakejake
December 19, 2006, 12:46 PM
A friend has one of these rifles with a serial number of 132**. Can anyone estimate when it was made?

Thanks,

Drakejake

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IThunter
December 19, 2006, 01:06 PM
http://armscollectors.com/srs.htm

http://www.militaryrifles.com/US/73-88Allin.htm

http://www.trapdoorcollector.com/

PaulV
December 19, 2006, 03:17 PM
1874

http://oldguns.net/sn_php/milmods.htm

Drakejake
December 19, 2006, 08:06 PM
Thanks for the leads. The correct serial number is 132***. The last digit was under the hammer. Silly me! Using the Oldguns site, the date of manufacture shows as 1880. I am glad to have this information. The rifle looks quite good to be 126 years old.

Drakejake

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