Question regarding a Trapdoor issued to Co L 16th Inf. Springfield Research Service
I found a nice Trapdoor rifle at a gun show and came home and looked the serial number up and lo and behold, it actually popped up on the SRS on 08/31/1886. I have a few questions though. After the serial number, the model designation was 84B. What does the B mean? If I remember correctly ( I looked at four trapdoors that day ) I think this rifle had the flower after the serial number. I may be wrong though. Would that have something to do with the "B"
Anyway, it says it was issued to Company L of the 16th Infantry. I read online that they fought at San Juan Hill and over 20 engagements in the Philippines. That's all I found but it doesn't say what company did all of that. Any idea as to what Company L of the 16th infantry did during the war?
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