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Re: HSH cartouche

Posted by Pete Nelson on Sunday, 31 January 2010, at 10:08 p.m., in response to HSH cartouch, posted by charles parks on Sunday, 31 January 2010, at 9:44 p.m.

Charles - - according to my (partial) list of ASIs at the Springfield Armory it would be H.S. Hill who (apparently) was employed there at least during 1875. His initials are often found (usually without the oval "ESA") on the 3,100 or so Model 1866 Rifles which had been assembled in 1871 from parts on hand and sold to the French government for use in the Franco-Prussian War. At that time the Model 1866 arms were being replaced by the new improved Model 1868 which went into production beginning in January of 1869 through June of 1871 by which some 52,145 of the new Model had been produced. Dick Hosmer's book "THE .58- AND .50-CALIBER RIFLES & CARBINES OF THE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY, 1865-1872" (North Cape Publications) gives a very good account of that period and those two Models.


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