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Re: you have a rear sight?

Posted by Pete Nelson on Monday, 1 October 2012, at 8:45 p.m., in response to Re: you have a rear sight?, posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 1 October 2012, at 7:52 p.m.

Good evening, Dick,

I had forgotten that fact, i.e., that the M1870 Cabine Sight Slider is only about half the height of the M1870 Rifle Slider (which measures between 7/32" and 1/4"). The sideview photo of the M1870 Carbine shown on Page 96 in Al's BOOK II shows that fact rather clearly, so I went down and checked my Model 1870 Carbine (and sure enough).

I checked my latest Roster of the "SPF" Carbines, and my very first (lowest) Serial Number is 15376 (SPF C 40) and jumps right up to my Carbine 21029 (SPF C 79) and mthenjh to 33338 (SPF D 3). I also checked Dusan Farrington's article from the August 2007 MAN AT ARMS Magazine, and he and I (after a great deal of international E-Mailing back and forth) finally came to agreement on the total Roster. However, after all this time we still have never had a Carbine from Troop-B (first situated at Wilkes-Barre, and then relocated to Wyoming, Pennsylvania) come to the surface. So that 19240 (SPF D XX) would be a new one on my list.

I believe that I have a LOADED .45-80 round (no box though) which came from either Ken McPheeters or "The Old Ammo Guy" (Guy Hildebrand). But I shall keep on the lookout for a "Model 1881 .45-80" ammo box like the one shown there on the bottom of Page 249, BOOK I. I even have a "minty" .54-Caliber Burnside "ice cream cone" cartridge, but don't have any ammo boxes at all.

Always good hearing reading your posts, Dick. Yours are the epitome of excellence on the Discussion Boards.

The Grasshopper


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