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Re: 1896 Cartouche?

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 26 April 2010, at 8:28 p.m., in response to Re: 1896 Cartouche?, posted by SKIPH on Monday, 26 April 2010, at 1:46 p.m.

Sorry to advise you that you have a recently (within last 20 years or so) assembled fake. "OALW" stands for "Ostburg Armory and Locomotive Works".

That is also the home of the fake Krag carbines (having same stamp) referred to as "Red Ryders" due to the particular brand of red stain favored by Mr. Ostburg in his refinishing process. PS: You don't want to buy any of his toy trains either! Very sorry - all bets off on that one.

The foregoing info is thanks to the late Col. Bill Mook, Krag guru emeritus


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