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  1. "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...
  2. "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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