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Re: Springfeild Model 1878
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 12 September 2011, at 10:00 a.m., in response to Springfeild Model 1878, posted by Franklin Bell on Monday, 12 September 2011, at 7:00 a.m.
Brings back fond memories. Around 1971 I was able to purchase "most" of 21 REALLY beat-up M1906 fencing muskets, for about $10 each, as I recall, from a little theater group in San Jose, CA. Stocks were in short supply, less than ten, probably, but the metal parts became the nucleus of my sales/trading stock.
I'm sure one of our readers will be able to suggest a person to help you. Or, it could be accomplished via photos and email.
For openers - there are NO "Model 1878s. Look again, with magnification and good light, and you will find that to be a "3".
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