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Re: 1873 - 1884 mismatch
Posted by Ernie on Wednesday, 23 June 2010, at 9:21 a.m., in response to Re: 1873 - 1884 mismatch, posted by Bill DiBenedetto on Wednesday, 23 June 2010, at 8:12 a.m.
James S. Adams was a Subinspector at SA. His initials will be found on weapons repaired or reproofed at SA after the death of Samuel Porter in 1894. You have an "assembled" rifle as I stated before. Most of these rifles were sent to Military schools & to reserve units. Few saw service on the field. That would explain the good condition of your weapon.
This does not detract from the historical value of the weapon, just the retail value. Collectors looking to gather complete Inspectors marks in thier range will want these pieces.
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