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Re: Starred Carbine serial 175729*
Posted by steven gabrielli on Monday, 12 September 2011, at 12:38 p.m., in response to Re: Starred Carbine serial 175729*, posted by John on Monday, 12 September 2011, at 11:59 a.m.
Hmmm, you have not sold me yet. I have 9 years service and 1 tour in Iraq as a UH 60 Crew Chief / Door Gunner. NEVER in my life would any troop mix and match parts like a breech block or for today's terms a "bolt", upper reciever etc... The thing I have issue with is, once the Starred arms were refurbished I believe they were sent out to State militia or National Guard units. I find it unusal that the Breech would be damaged in sufficint numbers to cause replacement at that level? I am not sure the level of destruction in the Spanish American War coinsides with the number of Starred carbines with 1884 blocks? I agree with Dick, if the patina matches it is probably ok. IMHO it is a red flag. I am not one for arms being as "left the factory" anyway. I shoot all of mine. I still have issue with the lower P mark appearing as being buffed out?
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