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Re: Excellent Article

Posted by John Gross on Friday, 12 October 2012, at 11:41 a.m., in response to Re: Excellent Article, posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 12 October 2012, at 10:42 a.m.

The credibility of such an article is based upon the credibility of the information presented. In addition to Dick bringing into question the "free ammunition", the author also mentions buffalo hunter Frank Mayer. In SHARPS FIREARMS by Sellers, he questions the accuracy of Mayer's information and even casts doubt that Mayers even existed (page 308).

Also, the number of buffalo mentioned in the article (60 million) conflicts with data in THE TIME OF THE BUFFALO, which puts the estimate at 28 million (pages 16-17).

Just some things to consider while reading and digesting the information in the article.

John Gross


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