Robin Trains SASS 80595 Posted November 14, 2022 Share Posted November 14, 2022 Perhaps one of my favorite pastimes is studying history through old firearms. So much to learn and consider when reading about the vulgarities & twists and turns of gun adoption, development and displacement. In my slow quest to buy historical guns, I recently had the chance to purchase my first Springfield trapdoor. The seller was a stranger, but kind - and told me what little he knew of this rifle - having bought it in the 1980s in Ohio. Trapdoors are completely new to me, and I did not know how to negotiate or 'feel' if the price was a fair one. Immediately I was struck with features on this rifle I had never seen in photos of trapdoors. For me this includes the stock pistol grip, the bayonet and rear sight. (again, I am a newbie) Here are pics, with a serial lookup manufacture date of 1890 and a stock cartouche date of 1891. Any knowledge, trivia or contributions from you - much wiser than me - on this gun would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, pards! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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