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Re: Very interesting reading relating to historic 1873 Carbines
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 27 June 2014, at 11:26 p.m., in response to Re: Very interesting reading relating to historic 1873 Carbines, posted by Michael H. Collins on Friday, 27 June 2014, at 10:04 p.m.
I'm not sure the work IS period. There are two very distinct camps on this one - the only point of agreement so far being that IF the work is real, it was NOT done at SA, but rather at some - presumably Western - post.
What we need is a contemporary record, and, AFAIK, unless Mr.Hendershott has found one, we still don't have it.
My problem is that I have yet to see a totally 'straight' carbine with this mod. Be it mixed parts or a fake cartouche, there always seems to be some other issue. If I saw a real virgin with the sliding trap I could probably be a believer, as the story, crude work, etc. does make PERFECT sense.
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