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This may have been posted previously by a former owner, but it’s new to me: 

1894 Take Down, Serial No.437188, 38-55 22″ Extra Light Nickle Steel, Checked P.G., Sling Eyes, Trap Door Rifle Butt

38-55-S.R-001.JPGImage Enlarger38-55-S.R-002.JPGImage Enlarger38-55-S.R-003.JPGImage Enlarger38-55-S.R-004.JPGImage Enlarger38-55-S.R-005.JPGImage Enlarger38-55-S.R-006.JPGImage Enlarger38-55-S.R-007.JPGImage Enlarger38-55-S.R-008.JPGImage Enlarger38-55-S.R-009.JPGImage Enlarger38-55-S.R-010.JPGImage Enlarger38-55-S.R-011.JPGImage Enlarger38-55-S.R-012.JPGImage Enlarger

Not a Closet Queen but the bore is excellent!  Thanks for looking.  RDB

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Roger,

Thanks for posting the pictures.  I did have this listed in the survey, but had failed to note the Trap Door butt plate.  Any chance you can dismount it and take a picture(s) of the butt stock inletting for it?

Interestingly, your Short Rifle is one of at least three that were manufactured near the same time.  S/Ns 434808, 437188, and 437764 are all factory Short Rifles equipped with a Trap Door butt stock & plate, and were all manufactured in the year 1909.  Your Short rifle was manufactured in July of 1909.

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Roger

That’s a great short rifle with lots of extras. The caliber, sling eyes, and trap door really put this in the category of “Good luck finding another one!”

FYI – Already had it in my survey.

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pdog72 said
Roger

That’s a great short rifle with lots of extras. The caliber, sling eyes, and trap door really put this in the category of “Good luck finding another one!”

FYI – Already had it in my survey.  

Gary,

I had it as well, but did not have the TD butt plate noted.

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Under the butt plate:

TRAP-DOOR-001.JPGImage EnlargerTRAP-DOOR-002.JPGImage EnlargerTRAP-DOOR-003.JPGImage EnlargerThanks for the information. One of a set of “triplets”.  Wink

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rogertherelic said
Under the butt plate:

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RDB  

Awesome, and those pictures positively prove that it was a factory special ordered item.

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