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Re: us lng rifle
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 8 June 2010, at 10:53 a.m., in response to Re: us lng rifle, posted by JAMES HARVEY on Monday, 7 June 2010, at 10:25 p.m.
From what you have supplied, you SEEM to have a Model 1870 Rifle, which has had the stock (and possibly the barrel?) shortened at some point in time after official use. Personally, I cannot verify, or disprove, your interpretation of the LNG marking(s). In "as-issued" configuration, Model 1870 rifles are quite desirable, since only about 12,000 were produced.
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