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Old March 30, 2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Springfield 1884

Was going through the safe and this one caught my eye.
Just cleaned up oiled and thought I'd throw out some pic's.
Any info input would be appreciated.
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Old March 30, 2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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Forgot to mention that I have most of the leather sling and all clips.
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Old March 30, 2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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Did I post this to the wrong forum? If so which forum should I post this to?
Thanks in advance.
I'm a rookie to this......
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Old March 31, 2013, 10:15 PM   #4
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It is OK, Theodore. the Trapdoor is mentioned in the link to this part of the forum. Not sure what kind of info you are looking for. The Trapdoor Springfield was the official long arm of the US army for many years. The 1884 is a fairly late version of the series that began at the end of the Civil War. It was replaced by the bolt action Krag-Jorgensen adopted in 1892, but they were slow in coming on stream, so I think some trapdoors were used as late as the Spanish-American war (1898). Yours would be a .45-70 caliber. These were very sturdy, reliable arms. Yours would appear to be in fair condition and functional. Many, many of these were made so they are pretty common on the collector market.
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Old March 31, 2013, 10:55 PM   #5
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Volunteers, Militia and National Guard units carried the Trapdoor in the Cuban, Port Rico and Phillipines Campaigns.
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Old April 1, 2013, 04:31 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info. The only unique stamp on this gun is the #11 on the butt plate. Any idea's?
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Old April 6, 2013, 09:02 PM   #7
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I was just recently told I can load a 410 slug in this gun...
Any thoughts?
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Old April 7, 2013, 04:43 AM   #8
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The gun that should never have existed. One hell off as story on that govt scam.
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Old April 7, 2013, 05:59 AM   #9
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Gov. scam??? please explain.
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