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Re: LBH Sharps
Posted by Michael H. Collins on Wednesday, 3 May 2017, at 12:51 a.m., in response to Re: LBH Sharps, posted by Michael H. Collins on Wednesday, 3 May 2017, at 12:33 a.m.
Jay, How these guns which we are discussing got out to the Little Big Horn are numerous. By 1876 Their were hundreds if not thousands of whites moving west. Plenty of opportunity for raiding parties to acquire weapons. Arms dealers who dealt with the Indians ( even though it was against the law) did so frequently. Trappers, Hunters, half breeds, negroes, and others who were accepted into Indian territory had their own gear too. Previous battles could have produced a few guns too. When at one time fighting existed between tribes, trading with other tribes to the south occurred at that time as they were all realizing that their way of life was under siege. Some soldiers were known to buy and make trades for guns they preferred. US Government contract hunters had their own guns and my guess a few of them went out and never came back. Lot's of possibilities . Mike Collins
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