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Re: Custer range Carbines

Posted by Al Frasca on Saturday, 8 September 2018, at 3:08 p.m., in response to Re: Custer range Carbines, posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 8 September 2018, at 2:14 p.m.

The carbine is made of condemned parts. The only thing on the gun that relates to the 2nd Cal is the receiver. The barrel was condemned before or after the receiver was screwed on and fired. That is why hwere is no last P. The trigger bow is a musketoon bow, the barrel has a round tenon and the receiver is made for the square tenon. The repair was made in 1878 which means it would have a short wrist stock and at least an M77 rear sight. Springfield stopped using long wrist stocks in late 1876. Evidently SRS was not careful to check on all the details of the gun before submitting the letter to the owner. This is the problem with documenting something you have not seen.


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