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Verified Custer carbine?
Posted by John Peeff on Wednesday, 23 June 2010, at 2:00 p.m.
For Dick Hosmer etal.The upcoming Greg Martin auction (26 June) item #1234 is described as a Custer carbine documented as captured by the Indians at Little Big Horn and then recaptured by the army at the battle of Slim Buttes. The carbines serial # is right between two documented numbers and has a 7C after it which they are saying means C Co 7th Cav. There is a little more to the story, the serial number was obliterated(ground?) and was determined by a crime lab yada,yada. Are any known Custer carbines unit marked after the serial number or for that matter any carbines? They are making their assumption on the serial number being right between two carbines that were recaptured and two of the recaptures had the serial #s missing therefore this IS one of the carbines that had the serial # ground off. You will have to read it, I think it is a stretch. Did the Indians bother to grind off serial #s ?
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