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    504PIR, the word “Bannerman” comes to mind. ...

    504PIR, the word “Bannerman” comes to mind.

    As you may not have heard of this company, a word of explanation is on order. From what I have read, it seems that Bannerman became notorious in the...
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    A public comment initiated by a private query

    I have been informed that the text which I described as a seller's puff originated with someone whom one would expect to have known better.

    I am not a Trapdoor expert - although I do have one...
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    And another thing...

    ... Look at the wood around the lockplate. Note the chips in the wood along the bottom edge and at the rear. A lock (not necessarily the one we see now) was at one time incompetently levered out....
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    The more I study this seller's puff, the less I...

    The more I study this seller's puff, the less I think of it!



    This carbine was produced at Springfield in 1883...
    - that has already been demonstrated to be implausible on the basis of known...
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    Backsight originality ??

    I think the backsight may have been retrofitted. It seems to be a bit "fresher" than the barrel on which it is mounted. Take a good look at the way it sits on the barrel.

    To understand better what...
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