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3 screws/pins behind side plates on some 1873s?
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January 31, 2023 - 4:44 am
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Below you can see a pic i borrowed from one of Michael’s posts showing what i am referring to.  I have an early 2nd model i am looking at that has this pin/screw arrangement and I thought at first it was a 2nd model thing, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. My reference books are at the office and we are iced in.

 

This is on a 44-40 if that helps.  Thanks.Image Enlarger

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It is a second model feature. First models have the two screws but no trigger pin but there is a transition in the first models in the 27,000 range with the open tops that have the two screws and the pin. The third model is just just one screw that holds the tang in the receiver.

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Appreciate the response.  If I get it this will be my 1st 2nd model, though I thought I have seen 2nd models that don’t have them.  Anyway, thanks.  Looked online for it, but all the online model guides seem to just focus on the dust cover.

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You can’t call a 73 a 2nd or third model base solely on the serial number range. Its by the features of the receiver. 3rd models start around 88,000 and 2nd models go beyond 100,000

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