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Re: Regarding, "Close, but no cigar", lookups

Posted by Jim Meredith on Wednesday, 21 August 2013, at 11:13 a.m., in response to Re: Regarding, "Close, but no cigar", lookups, posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 21 August 2013, at 1:50 a.m.

Dick, It was the Jackson return, serial number 17425, which has been the subject of much discussion here on this forum. It was one of ten carbines that were turned in early in 1877 as unserviceable, shortly after the battle, and reemerged as a rifle. SRS had quite a bit of information on it and even wrote it up in their newsletter saying that one of the ten had been repaired by the US Army. The rifle is still hanging on his wall, but inside the safe! Capt. Henry Jackson was Tom Custer's replacement at Fort Totten. I am glad that we did not try to restore it. Jim


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