By Lars Dalseide | February 24 2011 18:09
a '73 Trapdoor Carbine for Curator's Corner on NRAblog.com

Tonight marks the final edition of Curator's Corner live (on tape) from the Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show. We've seen Colt shotguns, a Moore Front Loading Revolver, a Ruger Blackhawk and more. So what does the gang have in store for our last segment? A Springfield '73 Trapdoor Carbine.

Traveling all the way down from Springfield, Oregon, Mr. Silas Messer brought a real beauty to the stage. This piece is a Springfield Armory Model 1873 trapdoor carbine owned by U.S. American Indian Crow Scout Curly, one of the few survivors from the battle of the Little Big Horn. This is not only a claim, but a fact supported by the records from the Springfield Research Service.

Next week we'll start with our latest selection from Hollywood Guns, but tonight you can get the full story on Messer's '73 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine. Just tune in at 10:40 pm Eastern Time to see John Popp and Senior Curator Phil Schreier discuss this wonderful piece of history on NRANews.com or listen on Sirius/XM Patriot Satellite Radio.

Watch the entire Curator's Corner episode here.

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