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Re: Joslyn Rifles
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 11 July 2012, at 8:20 p.m., in response to Re: Joslyn Rifles, posted by Tom Trevor on Wednesday, 11 July 2012, at 7:48 p.m.
Chris, if you are looking for a U.S. marked Joslyn rifle, there are pictures at wwwDOTpicturetrailDOTcom/sa4570af.
3007 were made at SA in 1865 - roughly half were later converted to .50-70 center fire. Of course, there were Joslyn carbines (in RF) used during the War. I'm not familiar with the persons you mention, and "late 1880s" is kinda vague - so I might be up the wrong tree as to which Joslyn weapon was meant.
The SA arms have normal musket triggerguards.
The best written source for the cartridges would probably be "History and Development of Small Arms Ammunition" by Hoyem (vol. 2).
The guns were originally chambered in 50-60 RF, but Spencer ammo fit, and was frequently used as a substitute, the Joslyn rounds being "special" and scarce.
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