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Re: Alleged Unit Markings

Posted by Lee T. on Thursday, 20 March 2014, at 8:35 p.m., in response to Alleged Unit Markings, posted by John Vagnetti on Thursday, 20 March 2014, at 1:15 p.m.

Hi John, Remember the intended purpose of the starred arms was for state militias, so-called sencond line arms, and any militia marked arms I've ever seen had a one or two letter indicating the state. ex: 8 NY 813 on my M1888 RRB. That in itself doesn't make your Co C 9 illegitimate, the carbine might have been marked at unit level with some unofficial system. But in my mind it makes it suspicious. BTW, what's the SN of your carbine, and is it petal or pointed style star? best, lee


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