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Re: 1870 & 1873 "carbines" for sale

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 19 April 2014, at 10:44 a.m., in response to Re: 1870 & 1873 "carbines" for sale, posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 18 April 2014, at 6:55 p.m.

A very nice presentation, but I stick with my earlier comment about attaching great significance to nearby numbers, though, in the absence of solid records, what else can one do?

The gentleman is clearly an excellent promoter (I hope they ARE worth what he is asking) and, he has done his homework. His pricing is clearly from the same school as Collectors! Unlike one very expensive piece which has an 1877 stock, 1877 sight, and post-1880 lock, my 16572 is absolutely untouched.

Most of the carbines referenced were already in my database, but I did pick up two "new" numbers. Can anyone clarify a possible mixup between 17556 and 17566? They are both logged as being in his possession, though not at the same time - but I suspect they may be the same gun.

Again, thanks for the heads-up. I'll put that site on my list of places to visit occasionally.


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