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Re: 1896 Cartouche?
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 24 April 2010, at 11:10 a.m., in response to 1896 Cartouche?, posted by SKIPH on Saturday, 24 April 2010, at 10:35 a.m.
That's a strange one. Are you SURE it isn't a cadet rifle (29-5/8" barrel)? Those ARE known with JSA cartouches, I have an "1895", and have seen pictures of "1897" and "1901", but not (IIRC!) "1896".
That serial number is too low to have originally been a rod-bayonet, but SA DID modify 1800 standard rifles to cadet size in 1895, and an unknown number later.
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