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Re: Julia auction
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 6 October 2014, at 2:38 p.m., in response to Re: Julia auction, posted by Ernie Brandt on Monday, 6 October 2014, at 1:44 p.m.
Agreed re Jesse James, but unless you mean George's personal arms (of which I list none) the LBH situation is a bit different.
Roughly 750 each 1873 carbines and .45 single-actions were issued to the 7th at the time. The hostiles probably got around 250-300 of each, a very few of which have bled back into circulation.
I know of about 70 numbers of 7th Cav associated carbines, not all with the same level of confidence, and not all known to still exist.
Given the reach of my net, and years spent tending it, I'd guess that I am at least aware of a fairly decent percentage of the early carbines still around, certainly those active in commerce. Hope to list around 1150 early carbine numbers, along with a graph showing manufacturing distribution (there are three distinct clusters).
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