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Re: 1873 Carbines
Posted by Bill M. on Saturday, 1 October 2011, at 12:31 a.m., in response to Re: 1873 Carbines, posted by David Turner on Friday, 30 September 2011, at 7:23 p.m.
Hello Mike, et al, As to why your replacement stock might have the "ESA" cartouche-- perhaps it was rebuilt or repaired at Springfield, rather than at a western fort. I seem to remember that some carbines were shipped back to Springfield for repair, even after the Little Big Horn battle. If this one does have the "ESA" cartouche, I would imagine it received the stock at Springfield rather than Ft. Abraham Lincoln. Bill M.
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