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Re: Dumping of Trapdoors

Posted by John S. on Tuesday, 6 September 2016, at 12:51 a.m., in response to Dumping of Trapdoors, posted by Gary Wining on Tuesday, 6 September 2016, at 12:06 a.m.

In my opinion, Shockly should not be considered a reliable source. He probably repeated something he heard (it was said at a gun show, so it has to be true, right?)

He may be partially correct that a lot of .45-70 were procured by the government and it is documented that many were converted to line throwing guns, or used by coastline patrols and the like, but simply being dumped at sea is not a credible scenario. Even post-WW2 when military surplus was piled in excess everywhere, there was a deliberate effort to cash out on as much as they could, not just destroy it, especially in CONUS where there was no offsetting transportation costs which would make it more cost effective to destroy than to return for sale.

Anyway, that is my opinion.


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