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Posted by Stephen B. McCartney on Sunday, 19 January 2014, at 9:57 p.m.
I owned this carbine for over 20 years before selling. Oh, I wish that I still had it! It had two cartouches; one was dated, if I remember correctly, 1882, while the other was, again, possibly 1879. Thus, one was SWP and the other ESA, not necessarily in that order. It had a serrated trigger and a rifle (!) Buffington sight. I remember that the hammer was of a was not of the earlier '73 pattern but I don't know which pattern. Low arch, of course. Why the two cartouches? It is not a hit in the SRS data.
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