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Re: Model 1873 questions- XX ser no
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 26 May 2010, at 12:40 p.m., in response to Re: Model 1873 questions- XX ser no, posted by gary cain on Wednesday, 26 May 2010, at 11:38 a.m.
Not all numbers in the 18xxxx (that is what x's are for) range are starred, and there are no reported duplicates. No "new" carbines SHOULD have been cartouched 1882. So, I'd have to suspect that both, even if in very nice shape, MAY not be residing in their original stocks. But, how many nice-looking arms, which happen to lack the obvious indicators, are ALSO not in their own wood? Considering the amount of intervening time that has passed, and the intended usage of the starred guns, and/or their parts, I'd not be overly worried, and think that the $$$ deduction in value would be minimal. Demand might be another story.
A bayonet on a carbine???? Grin.
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