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Re: 7th Cav trap door?
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 26 June 2013, at 10:50 p.m., in response to 7th Cav trap door?, posted by Paul Voelker on Wednesday, 26 June 2013, at 8:59 p.m.
The markings you describe are quite typical of those applied by State troops to their M1888 rod-bayonet rifles, during the Span-Am war period. Sounds like a very nice piece on its' own without trying to drum something up on pure speculation.
I would think that any tie to the 7th USC would be somewhere between slim and none. But, let's see what the serial number (as John suggested) tells us.
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