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Re: Article in Man At Arms
Posted by Larry Gibson on Sunday, 11 September 2011, at 9:04 p.m., in response to Re: Article in Man At Arms, posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 10 September 2011, at 11:26 p.m.
That Larry Gibson is not nearly as handsome as this Larry Gibson.......obviously not me pictured in the article.
The author only references the owner vaguely and really presents little actual proof other than the quoted letter from Douglas Scott. I have talked to Mr. Scott in the past and would trust his findings. Also if the Custer battlefield Firearms Identification Project did the forensics then there should be photo's of split image comparison of the firing pin indentations and extractor markings on the FS identified cases and the sample test case. We really need to see those before making a decision as to yeah or nay on this carbines authenticity.
But I'm only basing that on my experience making such comparisons in a forensic lab (OSP Lab in Pendleton, Oregon) and dealing with such forensics in 18 years of LEO experience. You're the experienced collector here Dick so It wouldn't surprise me at all if your prediction that the rather rudimentary article is just a step toward a "sale". All this is just my opinion and specualtion.
Larry Gibson (the real and handsome one!)
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