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Re: GunBroker "Carbine"?

Posted by John S. on Monday, 9 February 2015, at 9:17 p.m., in response to Re: GunBroker "Carbine"?, posted by Jeff on Monday, 9 February 2015, at 9:08 p.m.

The script "R" instead of a "P" seems to indicate it is a "Frankenfield" assembled by Schyler Hartley & Graham or similar surplus merchant.

Not a single visible part is specifically a carbine part. Every single part is a rifle part or dual use part. Some parts may even be non-trapdoor stuff pressed into use.

My guess would be that SH&G or a competitor filled an order for .45-70 caliber arms with 22 inch barrels, possibly for prison guards, game wardens, railway or bank guards, etc.

It looks old, not Bubba's work, but maybe his grandfather did it.

Value? Whatever someone will pay, knowing what it is, not a "carbine."


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