'73 Butt Plates


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:07 pm
Recently I picked up a set of wood for an 1873 rifle. It has a brass (old and dinged up) butt plate. Was this a standard issue for this gun? I can't out anything online, so I thought I would check with some experts. Thanks in advance for your help!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:40 pm
Is it crescent shaped? All the 73 butt plates Ive seen are steel with a trapdoor for cleaning rods.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:09 pm
Cresent shape with no trap door.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:23 am
Got pics? Im not showing anything factory. Is it cast or shaped?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:48 pm
anyone know where i can get the spring that holds the trap door closed on the buttplate? got the plate and screw but no spring.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:40 pm
shallow buttplates were for carbines. the rifle buttplates were more substantial. only 38-40 and 44-40 had the trapdoor in the plate for cleaning rods.
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