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Re: For Dick: LBH SN#13814...
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 22 April 2011, at 9:23 a.m., in response to Re: For Dick: LBH SN#13814..., posted by Victor Lavenstein on Friday, 22 April 2011, at 9:00 a.m.
Victor, you're very welcome.
In all honesty, I do not see any features, other than the hammer, which post-date LBH, but the arm is certainly NOT "as made". In addition to previous points, sight finish doesn't appear to match, screws are slotted, etc.
If the serial number and barrel/receiver joint are genuine, the gun could still be a "mostly-correct" example of an early 1873 carbine - what frosts me is the APPARENT effort to plant it as un-fooled with since the Indians left the battlefield, and the setting of a price commensurate with same. $2500-$3500, sure - $8000+, no way.
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