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Re: William Rush
Posted by FrontierWest on Thursday, 20 January 2011, at 12:21 p.m., in response to Re: William Rush, posted by Rob Pearce on Thursday, 20 January 2011, at 11:41 a.m.
I don't like to talk bad about people. I don't know the guy. I did look at his web site and saw his Custer era guns. I too used to have a few breech blocks with early serial number ranges. I never had the money then (or now) to put a gun together correctly. If I did, I'd have done it. But doing that and calling it a Custer era gun now in my opinion is a bit un-ethical. It is a rebuild plain and simple form a hodge podge of parts and actually should be worth less than a complete un-alterd original gun.
Only exception I may be able to understand is if there is serial number proof that that number was one of those at the LBH, but then it should be noted that it too has been re-furbished by someone other than the Ordnance Stores of the National Armory, Springfield Mass.
I suspect then they would not bring the dollar value and of course this is all a business of goods.... and good stories! :)
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