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Re: Geronimo's last Springfield
Posted by Larry Weinbrenner on Thursday, 5 September 2019, at 6:24 p.m., in response to Re: Geronimo's last Springfield, posted by Lawrence F. Nirenberg on Thursday, 5 September 2019, at 12:48 p.m.
Well, all things being, every Indian altered weapon, have been crude (but effective), Altering barrel lengths was also among their many talents but IMHO it sure wasn't altered by Indians using parts to such a degree when they used a weapon to the point it wouldn't function, they just stole another one. I'm not saying it wasn't altered along the way & if so it was someone who had access to parts. I have a Sharps carbine, Indian used & I must admit, the Indian who did a repair to the for stock by wet rawhide & & man, it shrunk up the forstock to the barrel, really tight & as good as a barrel band & the stock has the tacks, but as a weapon, it indeed, was rode hard & put up wet. & came from a dry climate as the stock has been in the elements, as the stock shows the evidence of the wood drying out. Granted, I' not as well versed, as most on here & own only one T.D. carbine but fell into the carbine that was sold at an estate sale & the guy bought it as trade for a C.W.carbine & I worked out a deal as when I saw the serial # was in the 21000 range, I wasn't going to let it get away. My main interest is the I.W.'s & own weapons from the period. It was on this site I learned what to look for, that were issued to U.S. Cavalry & the early T.D. carbine's as it was those early Colt & T./D. carbines that saw the bulk of the wars. My luck held. as I found an Ainsworth inspected U.S. Colt below the 8800 Colts that were issued. It's not in a range for the 7th but either was issued to the 5th, 9 & 10th Cavalry.
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