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Re: B H 1874 Expedition

Posted by frontierwest on Sunday, 26 June 2016, at 2:25 p.m., in response to B H 1874 Expedition, posted by Keogh on Saturday, 25 June 2016, at 8:52 p.m.

Ike,

I'd suspect they were one and the same on the racks after 1874 and captured in 1876. I guess Jon needs to send those casings to Doug for comparison, but we already know I suspect they would be positive hits!

Not sure how many you found, but Am positive they saw service on both expeditions. I wonder how many of the Sharps they brought with them? I know the 2nd issued the crow scouts them from their inventory.

The most interesting thing is we found at the Baker Battle 45/70's in almost every 1872 50/70 position, and bullets 405 grain in the same locations as the 450 grains from the sharps in the Indian positions. As if they had an experimental weapon at the time, or later tried their luck from the same positions later just to see? Who knows, but a fact on the relic portion.

John


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