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Re: Carbine Stock?
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 15 June 2010, at 9:56 p.m., in response to Re: Carbine Stock?, posted by James Meredith on Tuesday, 15 June 2010, at 11:46 a.m.
It ABSOLUTELY is NOT a long-wrist stock; nor is it "pre-Custer" - PERIOD.
Therefore the seller is guilty of "misrepresentation", at best.
Since he knows about the receiver width, which is a fairly obscure point, he HAS to know about the comb & wrist as well. Smoke and mirrors.
It is one of two things - a rather scarce M1877 carbine stock without the trap, or, an expertly re-worked rifle stock. The lack of a clean-out hole would be correct for both rifle AND carbine of the pre-1879 period, and, .45-70's DON'T HAVE cleaning rod stops - so, the fact that there is none means NOTHING!! Smoke and mirrors. Which walnut shell has the pea?
In any event, the price is, IMHO, too high. IF it were what he says it is, then I'd have to say it was probably worth it.
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