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Re: High Arch, High Comb breech blocks in 1873 models

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 14 December 2015, at 12:53 a.m., in response to Re: High Arch, High Comb breech blocks in 1873 models, posted by John Shonafelt on Sunday, 13 December 2015, at 5:30 p.m.

Yup - you'll enjoy book2. You really need to get the several years of Newsletters, too.

As far as Allin and the LBH disaster - aside from the 'Custer factor' over which he had no control - I'm sure he was concerned. Of course, the real failure was not the gun but the soft copper (BGM) cased ammunition, and the extractor which "failed" was not (either of) his, rather it was the Miller design - which was the subject of a patent suit. FWIW, the Miller extractor worked very well with the later brass cases.


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