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Re: Model 1886 Experimental Carbine
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 2 December 2010, at 11:54 a.m., in response to Model 1886 Experimental Carbine, posted by Bill Schooler on Thursday, 2 December 2010, at 10:13 a.m.
My browser won't open the secondary pictures, but from what I see, it appears to be - s/n is towards the high end, but not at all unbelievable (they weren't as tightly grouped as some of the other limited production guns) markings are correct, other than that it isn't "1878", of course. :-)
Stock CANNOT be reworked from any other TD - an 1886 stock is either real, or recently carved from scratch, so the cartouches should always be looked at VERY carefully. If they do not show "age" then the arm could be at least partly bogus. The muzzle - since rifle blanks were shortened - is larger than a standard carbine.
Price seems "reasonable", IMHO - neither a rape nor a steal.
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