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Re: fire arms experts needed....
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 27 January 2011, at 11:45 a.m., in response to fire arms experts needed...., posted by FrontierWest on Wednesday, 26 January 2011, at 9:53 a.m.
Have now viewed your website for myself - Tom Trevor had sent me the pic ONLY, and, since above message does not give caliber, and other discussions had involved the 1870 trials, I did not realize the odd strike was on a .45-70. That would eliminate the .50-70 Ward-Burton.
I have no idea as to what caused the marks, but, at least at first glance, I do not believe they are a result of firing - at least in a normal rifle in good condition. One seems to be some type of crease, the other a definite "cut" of some sort.
Certainly doesn't show the usual slight offset from a TD pin. The Remington-Keene, which was issued to some Indian police, is the only "in-line" .45-70 which springs to mind, but then the time would seem to be off.
You say there are two - are they IDENTICAL?
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