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Old July 20, 2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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Dating Springfield trapdoor

I have recently aquired, a 1873 Trapdoor, can anyone help date the of mfg. serial number is 169664. Thanks
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Old July 21, 2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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I thought maybe your teenage daughter wanted to start dating, and you needed a Springfield Trapdoor for "interviews" with prospective boyfriends.

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Old July 21, 2009, 11:45 AM   #3
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Flayderman says sometime between 1879 (sn 100,000) and 1885 (sn 280,000).
Sorry I can't pin it down any closer.
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Old July 27, 2009, 04:42 AM   #4
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Frasca & Hill Vol.I suggests 1882.
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