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Re: 1873 Carbines
Posted by David Turner on Friday, 30 September 2011, at 7:23 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 Carbines, posted by Michael h. Collins on Friday, 30 September 2011, at 2:29 p.m.
If I recall correctly, these narrow-receiver, short-wrist stocks were sent out in the late 1976-1877 time frame slightly before the wide receiver came around 97K SN range.
I'm guessing yes, there likely were "replacement" short-wrist stocks made for wide receivers later. The answer is probably in Al's books somewhere but I can't remember. I'd defer that to Dick Hosmer or Al Frasca to answer.
I remain surprised that yours has the ESA and P, typically these have neither, only the stock-maker's mark behind the tang. I have carbine 18693 with all the early parts and an essentially mint-new, narrow-receiver, short-wrist, no tool butt, super tight fitting stock on it. It has only the stock-makers mark on it.
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