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

Posted by Jim Meredith on Tuesday, 1 May 2012, at 3:26 p.m., in response to Re: New Acquisition..Model 1873 1st Model Carbine, posted by Al Frasca on Tuesday, 1 May 2012, at 4:27 a.m.

Recently on Gunbroker, item #283112123, was a 11.7-51R Danish Remington cartridge for sale. It is very close to a 45/70 but will not quite chamber in a Trapdoor. The interesting thing about it was the star stamped into the rim, which is the same style star on the mentioned stocks. A friend from Denmark told me that it was the mark of the Danish National Armory and that there where Danish settlements in early Idaho and Montana. I have tried to search further but I can not find anything more about it. Bob, congratulation on your recent find and you new marriage. I think I have read that Wm. Cody was a scout for the 3rd Cavalry and he also may have been with Gen Miles in Montana for a short time in 1876 or 1877. He also had many guns for his Wild West Show. Anyway, you have a nice bit of history. Jim


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