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Re: 1873 Carbines
Posted by Michael H. Collins on Thursday, 29 September 2011, at 11:00 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 Carbines, posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 29 September 2011, at 6:25 p.m.
I'm not exactly sure what the purpose of my post was either other than to introduce myself and my carbines to the world. My model 1877 is SN 87534.My 73 long wrist is SN 15,493. My 1873 short wrist is SN 36,286. This carbine is interesting because it has one of the 250 short wrist replacement stocks sent out to Fort Abraham Lincoln to replace those that broke in the major Indian battles in 1875 and 1876.No hole in stock for cleaning rods. The Cartouch is ESA with no date.These stocks came from springfield the Fort Abe Lincoln in late 1876. Therfore,I'm almost certain this gun saw some action and got back to the Fort somehow. And my other long wristed stock is serial number 15743.
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