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Re: Starred Carbines
Posted by Pete Nelson on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, at 8:45 p.m., in response to Re: Starred Carbines, posted by Al Frasca on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, at 7:54 p.m.
Good evening Al, Dick, and John,
The only place in which I have any listings of "starred" receiver carbines in the roster I have been keeping on the few "S.P.F." Pennsylvania State Police-owned Springfield .45-Caliber Carbines. As of the last count (and these numbers are only as good as the data which the owners furnished to me) the total Carbines is up to (25), (16) of which were reported as having "starred" receivers, the earliest being 186791* (reported as being a Model 1877 with no further information). The next (15) are all reported as being "starred", the highest number being 210845* which is the one I had located as being in the inventory of Dale Andserson's Militaria WebSite (in Ninilchik, Alaska) and which the State Police were able to purchase in November of 2006 for their Museum in the newly-built HISTORICAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND MEMORIAL CENTER at the State Police Academy in Hershey, PA. It was reported as being a Model 1877 (but has a Model 1884 "Buffington" Rear Sight) and is stamped "S.P.F. C 57" on the left comb of the stock. The last Carbine on my Roster is a Model 1884 with a "SWP/1889" cartouche, S/N 448085, and does NOT have a "starred" receiver.
So, the highest "starred" Serial Number I have a record of is 210845*.
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