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Re: Springfield 1873 Carbines (LBH?)

Posted by Amy on Sunday, 22 February 2009, at 10:35 p.m., in response to Re: Springfield 1873 Carbines (LBH?), posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 22 February 2009, at 11:06 a.m.

The mystery on 36451 is put to rest...I really didn't think there could be two guns with matching serial numbers.

My grandfather's notes that were sent to me detailed exactly the information I gave you, but after my family looked into it today, we came up with the conclusion that he had referenced 36451 because of THAT gun's provenance. He put the 36451 reference at the end of a list of things (blanks, pouches, boots, etc.) he had that he felt should go with the OTHER gun.

That puts me back at square one...if we had ballistic tests done on the gun, have you heard if there is any sort of existing database that the bullets could be compared to?

Through his research, he believed that he was sure that serial number HAD been issued to the 7th Calvary-he just couldn't verify that it had gone to Custer's battalion. Thanks again for all of your help with this!


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