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Re: LBH Sharps
Posted by jay call on Tuesday, 2 May 2017, at 10:15 a.m., in response to Re: LBH Sharps, posted by John S. on Tuesday, 2 May 2017, at 12:50 a.m.
John, I also have questions. As far as Wilson, he spoke of this Sharps in a book, I believe, he did not own it. My concerns, the sharps shipped to Shuyler H&G in April 1875 from the factory, a stock Military Sharps rifle, in 14 months, this expensive Sharps, at the time, is at the LBH and abandoned S.W. of the battle site of Custer's strike force. Was this a Native owned gun, or maybe a non-Native owned gun used by someone fighting with the Natives, was it a privately owned soldier or scout's Sharps, taken by a Native and turned on the Custer's force? We do know a soldier with Reno Benteen had a Sharps model 1874 and used it against the Native Sharp Shooter.
To Be continued.
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