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  1. "The American Arsenal" US Weapons - Past & Present
    Hello. I got my hands on a Springfield 1873. Im just wondering what history the rifle may had. How much info can you get from the serial number? It's 305298. Do anyone have same rifle with close serialnumber? Thank you in forehand.
  2. Krag rifles of Norway, Denmark & U.S.A.
    Hi all, I've been doing some research to learn about this M1898 Krag I inherited from my great-grandfather & figured I would post it here. My grandfather told me he purchased it in 1929 for $2 and it included 100rds of cupronickel roundnose surplus. It was his only rifle other than a .22lr. This...
  3. "The American Arsenal" US Weapons - Past & Present
    Hello I just bought my first trapdoor springfield. This appears to be one that was made in 1887 due to the serial number and the inspector stamp. But what is odd is that it has an 1873 rear sight, front sight, and cleaning rod. Do I have a "bannerman special"? I have also found conflicting...
  4. "The American Arsenal" US Weapons - Past & Present
    Hello, Can someone with access to the SRS books do a quick check on Springfield M1903 # 669946? Much appreciated and thank you in advance. Semper Fi, Phil
  5. "The American Arsenal" US Weapons - Past & Present
    Hello, I want to start off by apologizing. The trapdoor I have a question about is pre-1873 so it was never technically adopted by the US, but I figured this may still be the better forum to ask. Please let me know if there is a better forum that I overlooked. I am a new collector and I have...
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