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Re: New Acquisition..Model 1873 1st Model Carbine
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 30 April 2012, at 8:48 p.m., in response to Re: New Acquisition..Model 1873 1st Model Carbine, posted by Michael H. Collins on Sunday, 22 April 2012, at 9:55 p.m.
Received pics, etc. today. Thanks very much.
The star is just like mine (43584) but I have to tell you I have always thought it was FAR too uniform, over too many guns, to be Indian, and hand-done. I also think it was branded, not carved.
I'd guess that the iron apparently wasn't white hot, so the marking didn't get a heavy char, and, 130 years of handling has removed all loose carbon, leaving a just a pattern of "dents".
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