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Re: Model 1873 Rifle

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 7 May 2011, at 9:45 a.m., in response to Model 1873 Rifle, posted by Joseph on Saturday, 7 May 2011, at 6:15 a.m.

Well, for $50, she certainly wasn't trying to make extra money off the story! :-)

Since it is a rifle (not a 22" barreled carbine) the chances of it having been in ANY cavalry unit are extremely unlikely. At one time, a couple of rifles were issued to each troop, for use by "sharpshooters" whose pay was increased by $1 per month, but the practice was short-lived.

The rifle is probably worth around $500. However bad the rust is, it can surely be improved somewhat, but stay away from two things - powered wire wheels, and Naval Jelly!!

What is the serial number (to left of hammer, across rear of receiver)? I wouldn't expect any trouble from Kansas - but in these crazy times, if the wrong little bureaucrat gets a wild hair, I suppose anything is possible. No one would try and chase down a number, but a property stamp from an existing entity is a little clearer (and much less effort for said little tin god).


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