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Re: Geronimo's last Springfield
Posted by Lawrence F. Nirenberg on Friday, 6 September 2019, at 12:32 p.m., in response to Re: Geronimo's last Springfield, posted by Rick Throckmorton on Thursday, 5 September 2019, at 2:09 p.m.
Examine the two rifles used by I think Chato or Chihuahua? and Geronimo in the photos taken by Randel in '84. You'll see that they're not quite the same. It's most obvious in the photo taken sitting on a blanket. In the Randel's photo marked that it was taken in 1888 (not so) of Chato kneeling with a T.D., once again upon close examination it's not quite the same rifle as in other photo. It is the same rifle as the one in Geronimo's kneeling photo. That's the one taken at San Carlos in 1884. Also because of the difference in dates on the photos being so far apart, any "Nay Sayers" in the Antique Collector Community will have fuel for their fire as to the originality of the T.D.s' in question. Everyone wants 100% provenance, when the best one could achieve is perhaps only 75% to 90%. Native Americans didn't, as you know, keep written records of their ordinance.
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