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Re: Geronimo's last Springfield

Posted by Lawrence F. Nirenberg on Wednesday, 4 September 2019, at 10:32 p.m., in response to Re: Geronimo's last Springfield, posted by John on Wednesday, 4 September 2019, at 9:46 p.m.

John; I agree with most of what you say, but there's something very unique about the Springfield Trapdoor depicted in each of the photographs I mentioned. If you can see what it is I'm referring to as very unique you'll ask yourself what are the odds of this being on different firearms at various places, and different times. 40 years ago I spoke to the then Curator of the Springfield Armory Museum about the uniqueness of the rifle in photo #1. He agreed that Springfield never made a part like that shown in the photo. Very interesting to say the least, don't you think? However to get back to my original question as to what happened to the Trapdoor Geronimo had at the surrender talks with General Crook. No one seems to know what happened to it. Geronimo was however known to favor "Single Shot" rifles over repeating firearms, such as the Winchester.


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