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Re: 45/70 info please
Posted by Larry on Saturday, 24 June 2017, at 6:22 a.m., in response to 45/70 info please, posted by Larry on Friday, 23 June 2017, at 1:47 p.m.
Thankyou to Ernie,Hubert,and John for the information you supplied. My rifle was missing the ramrod so I did buy a ramrod bayonet from Al Frasca ( is the threaded end supposed to have a bore brush attached for cleaning purposes ) ? I also bought 2 rear sight screws that were missing. The boy I bought it from back in 1960 said it was his grandfather's and he was in the Spanish American war, so that does tie in with the manufacturing date you gave me Ernie. There is no stamped markings on the stock and when I posted pics of it on the Facebook site someone said it looked like the stock had been refinished, so maybe thats why no stock markings. It originally had a sling but when i was off to Vietnam my younger brother used the gun as a prop for some high school play he was in and when i came home the sling was missing. Over the years I have shot it using commercial ammo, but some people have told me i should only be using black powder rounds.
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