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Model 1873 Rifle Additional Info to the Story on this Gun
Posted by Joseph on Saturday, 7 May 2011, at 6:32 a.m.
Just to add to my previous Post....The elderly woman also told me she remembers her Father telling how the rifle was found upside down stuck in the ground by the bayounet. This seems to add up because the bayounet has very bad pitting from rust about 1/3 way up from the point. Also she remembers how loud the rifle is because of her father firing it. The bore has evenly, 3 grooved rifeling and has a nearly mirrored finish inside. Maybe from being upside down for so long. I can send pics if anyone wants to see it. I purchased it just yesterday (5/6/11).
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