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Re: Carbine SN948 on this web site
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 14 September 2014, at 2:21 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.
Yeah, I did too. Still no luck - nothing really obvious.
I'll agree that the end swirls might be parentheses.
Upside down, the "F" could well be a European 7, and, remember that many frontier soldiers were of such extraction. Then you might have C/G/Q N 70. My comment about Cherokee was off the wall, knowing only that they had a written language, but really nothing about the symbols themselves. We will probably never know.
One critical point - IF it is a "7" it is almost certain that such does NOT stand for the obvious (to some) next step, since NO carbines from the first batch (1-4000) have been attributed to the 7th Cavalry. Lowest such number is 12221. Yes, lower numbers have been associated with LBH, but on the Indian side.
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