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1863 springfield question

win1906win1906 Member Posts: 97 ✭✭
edited January 2012 in Ask the Experts
are the bands and nose cap the same on 1863 springfield and the trapdoor springfields.i am replaceing the front part of the stock from the first band up and trapdoor parts seem to be more available.


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    Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,714 ******
    edited November -1
    The .50-70 "Allin Conversion" models (Models 1865 through 1870) were made from surplus Civil War rifles so the bands will fit. However, the .45-70's (Model 1873 & 1884) were smaller and will not interchange.
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