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Re: 1873 Carbines
Posted by Ernie Brandt on Sunday, 24 August 2014, at 9:24 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 Carbines, posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 24 August 2014, at 12:14 p.m.
Dick or John,
Do we have a clear assumed number of carbines recovered at the LBH site and recovered from the hostiles after the conflict & in following years? Within 50 units say.
Has a tally be given with any credibility or are we totally in the dark?
I know there has to be several hundred, if not a thousand "Custer" Carbines out there more than was actually issued to the 7th Cav. A "new" one pops up quite regularly on GunBroker.com.
Of the LBH Carbines recovered, is there a figure for "rebuilds" back to Carbines or Rifles. Are these serial numbers known?
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