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Re: New Acquisition..Model 1873 1st Model Carbine

Posted by frontierwest on Tuesday, 1 May 2012, at 10:05 a.m., in response to Re: New Acquisition..Model 1873 1st Model Carbine, posted by Bob Meyer on Tuesday, 1 May 2012, at 9:44 a.m.

I guess I'm not sure if I'd take the case out or not? Pretty simple actually.. with all that, would it be a shooter.. or just a wall hanger? If it's only going to be a wall hanger anyway, I'd probably leave it as is. Is their no evidence of the back of the casing at all.. or just a hollow tube now? Without the firing pin proof anyways, I'm not sure that removing the casings hurts the potential value anyhow? I'd think a new FP, and being able to shoot it would actually increase it(value)... unless it is really a relic?

John


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