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Re: Another One For Pete

Posted by Pete Nelson on Tuesday, 11 May 2010, at 7:28 a.m., in response to Another One For Pete, posted by Bob on Monday, 10 May 2010, at 9:59 p.m.

Good morning Bob,

Thanks for the vote-of-confidence, but this is simply a matter of some folks having the good fortune to be able to access historical records and other information which were made available through the diligent and painstaking efforts of others (fellow collectors like Frank Mallory, Charlie Pate, Wayne Gagner, Al Frasca, Dick Hosmer, "Red" Daugherty, Ed Knisely, and other long-time collectors) who are simply doing what they love best by helping other folks who are just getting started. That is my motivation anyhow.

Well, back to your question. In going through VOLUMES 1 through 4 of the the SRS "SERIAL NUMBERS OF U.S. MARTIAL ARMS", I found nothing in VOLUME-3 or VOLUME-4 in the 195700 grouping. In VOLUME-2 the serial numbers jumped from 195699 up to 195803 and they were all Model 1884 Service Rifles [Model Code "84R"] with a large grouping listed with the date of simply "'98" and associated with "COMPANY-C" of the "3RD NC COL'D INF".

But in VOLUME-1 there was a significant grouping beginning with 195703 and including 195714, 195718, 195719, 195721, 195722, 195729, and 195736 - - al listed as Model Code "84R"; all with the date-of-record of "'98"; and associated with COMPANY-A, -D, or -G" of the "5TH US VOLUNTEER INFANTRY". The serial number immediately prior to 195703 was 195606 with a date-of-record of 12-29-1898 and associated with COMPANY-C of the same "5TH US VOLUNTEER INFANTRY". I guess one might be able to draw a cautious inference from that sort of information (?).

I hope that this is of some help to you.



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