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Re: Springfield 1873 Carbines (LBH?)

Posted by pony soldier on Sunday, 15 March 2009, at 3:50 p.m., in response to Re: Springfield 1873 Carbines (LBH?), posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 13 March 2009, at 7:22 p.m.

Dick: Glad to hear back from you. Really happy to locate all these different forums for discussion and info sharing. For all of us "historians" the internet has been a fantastic tool. Really eye opening. Probably like a lot of us out there I maintain a data base of the Sprinfields 1-45000 and have quite a few, have not really counted but add more all the time from various sites. All of us interested in this probably have the Springfield Research books with their numbers. On the current two carbines I have, 16543 and 16971. 16543 I traded a Spencer carbine for in 1962 from a gas station wall. Place was covered with guns and open to the world. You could not do that today for five minutes. 16971 originally belonged to Ralph Heinz, who as you probably also know, sold his 20140 at a Julia auction a few years back for $220,000.00. In a series of letters with Ralph he described all the guns he had. 16971 he suspected came back from Canada. Pony Soldier.


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