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Re: Article in Man At Arms
Posted by frontierwest on Saturday, 27 August 2011, at 10:54 a.m., in response to Re: Article in Man At Arms, posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 27 August 2011, at 12:09 a.m.
I actually don't have your book. I was never really into the whole Custer hoopala and focused on sites that did not pertain to him as too many folks were interested in "Custer." Incidentally, there are still lots of relics on that site and it would be easy to miss even something the size of a hubcap out there.. one has to first go over it! The other factor being the two major know spots are in the National Park boundaries. Perhaps a lot of hunting was done in the pre 1960's.. but not necessarily much at all has been done since, outside of the few surveys and such.
If I got a lit of the numbers you have. I'll check them against some numbers I've collected from primary sources. Like stated before... these guns were 2nd Cavalry from Fort Ellis guns given to the Crow Scouts. A few of them were lost at the LBH, one was lost in the Big Horn River (or was claimed to have been). A few of the guns on the list were Sharps Carbines too.
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