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    CAGerringer is offline
    Old Dominion Dragoons
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    Mar 2010
    Fernadina Beach, FL
    Tidewater - Virginia and North Carolina

    Springfield Trapdoor stocks...

    A while back I noticed a 63 Springfield Artillery model musket on the line at Nationals, that looked like it was mounted on a modified Trapdoor stock.
    Is this allowed? Just curious.
    Charlie Gerringer
    Old Dominion Dragoons

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    John Holland is offline Moderator
    44th NY Volunteer Infantry
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Northeast- New York
    Charlie - Years ago, because of the scarcity of reproduction stocks some Springfield .45-70 stocks were allowed to be used, all of which have been "Grandfathered". Today, the use of Springfield .45-70 stocks is not allowed, very simply because they do not have the correct profile for a Civil War musket stock. Thank you for asking.

    John Holland
    Small Arms Staff Officer
    Chairman, Small Arms Committee

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