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Re: model 1873

Posted by Pete Nelson on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, at 4:40 p.m., in response to Re: model 1873, posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, at 2:29 p.m.

Hi Dick,

I was getting ready to repond to your very welcome posting, but since you beat me to it I'll reply "on YOUR nickel" [ :>)].

I've been bothered with arthritic complications added to an old sporting (soccer) injury [an old geezer trying to compete with young kids that goes back a good 20 years]. I did manage to get out to the July Ohio Gun Collectors Meeting at Wilmington and enjoyed the company of the Good Dr. Frasca, Red Daugherty, Dave Syzmkowiak, Paul Brauchle, John Snyder, and many of the "creeme de la creme" of Modern Day "TRAPDOORISM". I had wanted very much to get to the AQnnual OGCA Display Competition in May, but I was trying to balance that with a trip to St. Louis to visit Scotgt and Family and one to Richmond (VA) to visit Craig.

I guess I have been keeping a low profile (unintentional) and, with the exception of the 4 recent Colt additions (.45-Caliber Long Colt Model 1873 Single-Action Army, one each Cavalry and Artillery; .36-Caliber Model 1851 Navy; and .44-Caliber Model 1860 Army - - plus a VERY nice Model 1903 .30-06 Springfield Armory (1913 barrel date and 1913 RIA sling date) - - it has been rather quiet. I always wondered how one of the noteworthy "Mr. Trapdoor" folks (like yourself) could also find fascination with a bolt-action Krag - - well, NOW I know! This one has a beautiful "minty" "J.A.C." (J.A. Coyle) cartouche and also a "minty" Circled-P firing proof.

Well, anyhow it was very good hearing from "Master Po" after such a long silence (admittedly mine), and I hope that you and Kay and Family are doing well. I've been very much enjoying your always-classic posts, especially some of the more recent ones.

With warmest personal regards,

"THE GRASSHOPPER"


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