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Re: Geronimo's last Springfield
Posted by Lawrence F. Nirenberg on Thursday, 5 September 2019, at 3:43 p.m., in response to Re: Geronimo's last Springfield, posted by Rick Throckmorton on Thursday, 5 September 2019, at 2:09 p.m.
And what about the other photos taken in March of '86 by C.S. Fly? These were taken long after Randle's photos at San Carlos in '84. Photos show a Springfield rifle with same or very similar unusual Carbine trigger group fitted. Not having the photo of Chato in front of me, as I recall he had a Wesson in the photo taken of him by Randle, this while standing in same studio. Am I wrong? A number of years ago I learned some very good lessons while doing 14 years of research into a Winchester 1866 Carbine. The lesson learned was look beyond the obvious, dig deeper, and perhaps you'll find not all's what it seems to be. As for the Winchester, my research into the "impossible" turned out to be not only "probable, but most likely". In the antique collecting world that's about equal to about 95 to 98%. Without any written records being used by the Native Americans at the time that's about the best one can hope for. My long lasting research project changed the thinking that existed for the last 80 plus years. Look beyond the obvious.
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