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Re: 1873 carbine
Posted by frontierwest on Tuesday, 30 September 2014, at 12:24 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 carbine, posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 30 September 2014, at 3:07 a.m.
The value of the item would be enhanced, and, if you were the finder, you alone would know. Aha - I see it: If someone else were the finder, and you knew more about it than they did, that would be to your advantage, in any discussion involving trying to convince them to sell it to you.
and yes.. would be enhanced.. and I always intended to write a book one of these days.. well on the way too actually... and if my book has "new" information than anyone else, it too could be a motivating factor to buy said item.
I shared info on a project a few years back and lo and behold my work and effort got published and my maps got re-done and used for said authors work (some details of the maps he changed and based on who knows what evidence)???
But reality is.. yes... I'd love to find one of said "known" documented serial number guns.. but most were all turned in (I'm quite sure), but Some were noted as "lost in Big Horn River" ect.. and some of those is what sure could show up and more than likely Crow Reservation "fresh" finds. And knowing, and possibly being able to have the money and luck... I'd really want one. ;) But I've shared the numbers and most of their attribution. And that's what counts as they were in the company arms rooms at Fort Ellis and Fort Custer... even Keogh.
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