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Re: Carbine SN948 on this web site
Posted by Michael H. Collins on Sunday, 14 September 2014, at 1:32 p.m., in response to Re: Carbine SN948 on this web site, posted by Ernie Brandt on Sunday, 14 September 2014, at 7:51 a.m.
I like the faint fine cut tepees or finely cut knife blade X's. I had a early 1866 Winchester Saddle ring Carbine with those same markings. My 1870 Trapdoor Carbine has them too and so does one of my 1873 Carbines.. I've seen those exact same markings on a number of early frontier guns over the years. Some are clear and some are faint but they are there and they are always the same. The crosses never intersect in the middle but rather toward the top like little tepee villages. My theory is that during down time or around the campfire people missed the peacefulness of the villages and the old ways while starring down at their firearms which were paramount during the end times.
Anyway,Al has a great straight up piece. I like it. Thank you. Michael H. Collins
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