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I forgot the m1866 Springfield....

Posted by FrontierWest on Sunday, 20 March 2011, at 6:28 p.m., in response to Re: The Starr Carbine..., posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 20 March 2011, at 1:20 p.m.

but, the predominant is the .58 cal, then the 50/70, then the Starr... ect.

I was only thinking of really the earlier guns and percussion and or rimfire.

The 2nd had to have the Starr ( I know they did and the 18th infy band was armed with Spencers I believe, I know the 2nd came to fort Ellis on July 2nd 1869 from from FT Saunders WT (Cos. F,G,H.& L) with the .50/70 Sharps carbine conversion.

All the ca. 1866-68 Bozeman trail camps and forts ect. produce Starr's particularly the .54 percussion. I suppose now they are harder to find in certain spots as relic hunting has been going on on many sites since the 1950's. I hit the Crazy Woman and Reno and Sullivant hills ect hard in the 1980's and 1990's and bit into the early 2000's. Knowing where I've hunted, going back to those areas, not too much left, but some other spots are real good still.

john


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