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Re: 1873 cadet rifle
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 2 January 2012, at 9:39 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 cadet rifle, posted by Rob on Monday, 2 January 2012, at 9:20 p.m.
The high arch blocks were "condemned", if you will, but they weren't destroyed - they were sold to the very aftermarket firms which made up the guns we are discussing! So, the fact that they show up in the early 90's is entirely predictable.
AFAIK, the number of the first cadet is lost to the mists of time. I THINK the first carbine was "1". I know that's what "6" and "8" were.
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