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Re: a possible 7th-Cav carbine?
Posted by Steve Hane on Tuesday, 29 December 2015, at 4:58 p.m., in response to Re: a possible 7th-Cav carbine?, posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 29 December 2015, at 2:23 p.m.
Dick, thanks so much for the help.
Guessing I'm "close but no cigar" here...not only is there no wear on the stock at the band that would reflect the presence of a swivel, there is actually a gap between the wood and the band that is oddly crisp and unworn. It's like the band is "undersized" by a noticeable amount.
I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but making sure I'm using the right terminology here...the lockplate is the top, actual "trap door", correct? And if so, you think the "Model 1873" there reads like a problem?
Really appreciate all your comments. The guy is asking $2800 for the gun, which now feels to me like should be more like a $850 shooter around the ranch, or maybe even "no thanks" and keep looking.
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