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Re: trial rifles

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 30 October 2010, at 2:41 p.m., in response to Re: trial rifles, posted by Fred on Saturday, 30 October 2010, at 12:25 p.m.

Seems like this whole Model 1870 business needs a further look. IF I were to design a questionnaire - which I could email on demand - how many prople would be willing to contribute data?

Please DO NOT just send me ANY info prior to such a mailing!!! I'ii want certain very specific answers, and won't want to have to go back and ask for them individually.

NO disassembly will be required, unless the individual wants to look at the bottom of their barrel/receiver. Presence or absence of spoon and/pin can be determined by feel and a probe in to the hole.

So far, IF I'm understanding Al's thesis correctly, there is really no accounting for the occurance of thin blocks without "Model", other than on the carbine? Oddly enough, that has been the most common block found on rifles in my little area, way out West..

One more thing that needs to be CLEARLY understood, right at the outset of this project, is that I am NOT, in ANY way, sniping at Al personally. This is purely a search for information on a subject which i feel has not yet been fully clarified. He has seen MUCH more paper data than I have, but the physical guns - of which I have seen quite a few - cannot, IMHO, be denied.


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