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MODEL 1890 SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR CARBINE FRONT SIGHT HOOD:  Due to reports from the field that the relatively newly introduced Model 1888 Carbine Front Sight Hood which snapped on to the front sight base was being lost when the carbine was withdrawn from the leather scabbards, the army replaced the Model 1888 Carbine Sight Hood with this Model 1890 Carbine Sight Hood which was secured by pinned the hood in place through the sight base, using the same hole which held the sight blade.  Resolving the problem and introduced at the end of the service life of the Trapdoor arms in the regular army, this was the last of the series of Trapdoor Sight Hoods.   

This specimen is in like new condition with the original arsenal finish intact and properly marked C.  $65



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