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Re: Article in Man At Arms
Posted by Larry Weinbrenner on Wednesday, 24 August 2011, at 3:38 p.m., in response to Re: Article in Man At Arms, posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 24 August 2011, at 1:24 p.m.
Well, Just got my copy here in the Midwest today and after reading the article, I am a little mystified. I do not doubt the rounds fired, came from carbine #8874, but the carbine in question is definitely a 1st production period carbine, and they were only issued to the 4th, 6th & 10th cavalry.
Custer had to delay his Black Hills campaign awaiting his carbines & ammo since his carbines came from the 2nd production period (#12000-#22000) although the bulk of Custer's carbines ran from (#15000-#22000) & the remaining issue of Custer's carbines came from the 3rd production period (#33000-#43000).
I know that you never say never concerning serial numbers but why would that number show up at the LBH?
It couldn't have been Indian capture from the encounter at the Rosebud with Crook as that was the 3rd & 5th cavalry with him.
Interesting article but produces even more questions now.
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