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Re: Geronimo's last Springfield

Posted by Lawrence F. Nirenberg on Sunday, 15 September 2019, at 1:53 p.m., in response to Re: Geronimo's last Springfield, posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 7 September 2019, at 3:39 p.m.

Dick H. and Interested Others;

First let me apologies for my last response. Now you've asked "What am I looking for". 1) I first became interested in my T.D. when I compared my shortened rifle to the rifle in the photo of Geronimo that was taken in the studio at San Carlos in 1884. I also thought, as did most that it was a studio prop. I started to have doubts as to it being a "Prop" after discovering several other PUBLISHED photos of "A Springfield T.D.", some held by Geronimo at a later TIME AND PLACE. At that point I became unsure of the "Prop" theory. 2) You ask me to take photographs of my T.D. in order that you all can examine what it is that I'm refurring to. I WILL TAKE PHOTOS OF MY RIFLE AND POINT OUT EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THAT'S DIFFERENT BETWEEN THE STANDARD SPRINGFIELD RIFLE AND CARBINE THAT WERE MANUFACTURED BY SPRINGFIELD, YEARS 1866 - 1888. However you folks are supposed to be very knowledgable, yet you can't seem to see any difference in the T.D.'s in any of the firearms depicted in the historic photos I pointed out. 3) What I was looking for from those at TDC was that there does or does not seem to be a difference between the factory manufactured T.D. and the one or ones shown in the various other photos taken of Geronimo before his final surrender in September of 1886. If however the knowledgeable members can see nothing unusual (Non standard) then I'm truly sorry for barking up the wrong tree.


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