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Re: It's happening...
Posted by K Hannon on Thursday, 11 October 2018, at 7:19 p.m., in response to Re: It's happening..., posted by John on Wednesday, 10 October 2018, at 9:31 p.m.
I think I would eventually like to pick up a carbine, just to have a trapdoor in both rifle and carbine configuration.
My "holy grail", however, would be a M1868 or M1870 that had a connection to the 1872/1873 Modoc War in Northern California (the relevant US Army units were the 21st Infantry, 4th U.S. Artillery, and 1st Calvary - though the 1st Cav carried Sharp's and Spencer carbines into the conflict, I believe). The likelihood of ever finding one is, I know, next to nothing. The closest I have come is a *very* rough example for sale by McPheeters Antique Militaria. Its provenance is pretty compelling, and was purportedly taken from the Modocs after the conflict. He is asking $6500 for the rifle (as well as related ephemera). My wife would literally murder me (probably with one of the trapdoors) in my sleep if I purchased that, lol.
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