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Re: Geronimo's last Springfield

Posted by Lawrence F. Nirenberg on Saturday, 7 September 2019, at 11:35 a.m., in response to Re: Geronimo's last Springfield, posted by John on Saturday, 7 September 2019, at 10:51 a.m.


As you said, "I give up" that's why there is so much wrong information out there. To do the research needed one can't give up. Yes the Internet's file of photos is very large, and that's one reason it takes so long to do any research into almost any project where one has to depend on old photos. In fact while going back and forth with TDC I came across two photos I'd never seen before. These were taken at the Randle Studio in '84. One of the members mentioned these, and then I started to hunt for them. This is most time consuming especially if you're trying to compare such a small part like the shape of a trigger guard. If one's not able to devote the time and effort for whatever reason to look into what I'm hunting for, it won't be found. The 1866 Springfield you mention that's in the Smithsonian may or may not have actually been carried in battle by Geronimo. There is on display in Tucson Arizona a very similar "Cut Down" T.D. that was reportedly taken by Clum when he captured Geronimo. It was given to the Arizona Historical Society by Clum's descendants as I understand it. Although I reside in Arizona, I've not seen it as of yet. I'll continue my search into what happened to the Fort Sill T.D. I'm considering having the strange trigger guard that's on my T.D. compared via computer measurements or however they do it, this with the old photos available that show what I believe to be the same parts depicted in the numerous photos available both taken in the photo studios and in the field before the Apaches' surrendered. Thank you..


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