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Re: brass pin/tack

Posted by Kelly P on Tuesday, 1 August 2017, at 10:23 a.m., in response to Re: brass pin/tack, posted by John S. on Monday, 31 July 2017, at 11:43 p.m.

Ha! Fortunately no one in my family claims it was with Custer. The only history I have on it was that a relative bought it when they closed down an armory here in Nebraska but no one remembers where. From reading posts the only things that stood out different from a standard issue rifle of that type was the tack and then there was a post that called to question whether the rear sight had been replaced. The screws on the sight are not slotted which lends itself to being the original sight or a depot change. A search shows it to be an M1879 Springfield sight. Would this have been the original sight? Thank you again for the help.


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