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Re: ,50-70`s on the battlefield....

Posted by frontierwest on Tuesday, 11 February 2014, at 7:10 p.m., in response to Re: ,50-70`s on the battlefield...., posted by Paul Eshleman on Monday, 10 February 2014, at 4:14 p.m.

THE LBH Indians were using a lot of m1866 and m1869-70 Springfields..they were given to them for hunting purposes at the agencies... mostly the m1866. Also the m1868 Sharps conversions, that were captured stolen ect from I'd imagine the 2nd cavalry supplied guns in the territory, but other cavalry that were there as well like Custer in 1873 ect. Who know what kind of trade was going on with other tribes and it's obvious there was a major t4rade with Durfee and peck... not to mention other gun/whiskey runners.

I knew Hank Weibert and I am sure like he was that they were low on 50 70 ammo seeing as they battled Crook.. lots of the spent and unfired casings of the 50/70 ammo were recovered and still are there at that site. A week later I'm sure they were not really prepared for another major fight, but obviously made the best of it.. with repeating weapons.. and the ability to hold off the military at about the same standoff distance as the military could hold them off.. but someone had way more numbers and their medicine was strong that day!

john


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