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New Acquisition..Model 1873 1st Model Carbine
Posted by Bob Meyer on Saturday, 21 April 2012, at 4:48 p.m.
Al/Dick...am going to e-mail photos to you of an auction I just one today. Heart is honestly palpitating....a Model 1873 Carbine...still can see cartouche...from pictures appears to be all original (will have to wait to see upon delivery of course!)...no holes in the correct stock for the cleaning rods...correct carbine site, lock plate, trapdoor, stacking swivel front band. The serial Dick is what I gave you...37956...very clear. I have been watching this for over 2 weeks now. Auction was at Susanins.com...auction.110... Finalized today. Paid $2,500 total for it!!! Kinda thinking it was a sleeper! PS...belonged to Buffalo Bill ( William Cody)...passed down to heirs....spent last 37 years inside th Buffalo Bill Historic Center before being turned back to the consignor..which I believe is a great niece. Seems like one hell of a piece of history to me!
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