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Re: 1873 First Model Carbine
Posted by Michael H. Collins on Wednesday, 18 April 2012, at 8:18 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 First Model Carbine, posted by Bob Meyer on Wednesday, 18 April 2012, at 12:22 a.m.
Bob, I'm looking at the hard copies and the star is five straight lines pertruding from a circular hole about the size of a pencil eraser. The hole is not a deep hole. It's the same depth as the lines. It almost resembles a brand. The entire circumference is about the size of a half dollar. I'll see if someone in my office with more technical ability than myself can scan and send you this imformation. The serial number is 36,509. In Aug. of 1995 Robert W. Smith wrote an article for Man-at-Arms entitled 'Weapons with Spiritual Power." I have some excerps of this article which the old fellow included. Mr. Smith inspected this gun and rendered his opinion that this Star is identical to the ther weapons surveyed and that they are from the 1870's and are of Sioux origin. Six of these guns are pictured with identical stars and all but one is a trapdoor carbine. The one exception is a Sharps Carbine SN c27117. Mike
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