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Indian 45-70 Carbine

Posted by Rich Allen on Wednesday, 15 October 2014, at 7:27 p.m.

Can anyone help me! I just picked up a 47-70 carbine FOX STUDIOS gun with native American decorations. I donít know if the was a long gun cut down by Fox, or an original carbine?

1873 stamped side plate, US MODEL 1884 on top, serial number 528720, original carbine trigger guard, looks like a very early rear sight, front sight is just a triangle block with no blade, but appears to be original to the barrel. No stamps on the stock I can see?, No cleaning rod hole patch on the underside of the forearm. The forearm is cut a more of a slant that I would expect.

So the serial number looks quite late, the rear sight looks to be very early, and the other stuff somewhere in the middle. If no idea if Fox acquired the rifle with the decorations on it or they did it in the prop shop? I have posted lots of photos on my website. (I don't know how to post them here?? If you google "oddballantiques", you can see the photos

Any thoughts on this gun would be great!! I love this gun!!!


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