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Re: TD Carbine SN 19,987
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 28 June 2012, at 11:14 a.m., in response to Re: TD Carbine SN 19,987, posted by Bob Meyer on Thursday, 28 June 2012, at 10:23 a.m.
I don't worry about the trigger guard at all. Firstly, they were made be grinding musket guards, and, truth be known, sometimes the grinding/polishing just turned out a little bit prettier on some than others. Secondly, while there may have been a protocol for orientation, I'm not sure it was always followed.
The rear sight (no decent picture) appears to possibly be an 1877. That should be looked at VERY carefully for clues as to longevity of the installation.
The stock comb has been sanded/repaired/worn into an odd profile at the front. But, it is probably OK, since it's easy to change the comb, but how do you thin the wrist uniformly enough to escape detection? Definitely want to look at the forend for swivel dings. Swivel band + no dings = bad. Plain band + dings = bad. These two components are mutually complementary and must ALWAYS match.
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