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Re: carbine stock

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 2 June 2010, at 12:03 p.m., in response to carbine stock, posted by James Meredith on Wednesday, 2 June 2010, at 11:12 a.m.

Yes, they did, but they are VERY scarce - some 750 or so, IIRC. I'd expect the cartouche to be (ESA), though it MIGHT be (ESA/1877). Short-wrist stocks inletted for the narrow receiver are not common in ANY form - having the shortest manufacture life. The 1877-78 period is considered one of transition - numerous changes occurred, and not all simultaneously. A modest-sized (perhaps 20-25 pieces?) niche collection could be assembled just tracing the modifications within that period.

ROUGH numbers:

Long-wrist, short comb, narrow inlet: 75,000 (13%)

Short-wrist, long comb, narrow inlet: 25,000 (4%)

Short wrist, long comb, wide inlet: 470,000 (87%)


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