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Re: Geronimo's last Springfield

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 16 September 2019, at 1:36 p.m., in response to Re: Geronimo's last Springfield, posted by Lawrence F. Nirenberg on Monday, 16 September 2019, at 12:00 p.m.

Sorry, I STILL don't see it.

The only bows that were perfectly elliptical were those of the 1847 musketoons, some of which were used on 1873 early carbines.

SA altered standard M1855-1864 rifle bows for subsequent carbine and cadet fabrication. The cadets, of course, were also narrowed but that doesn't apply here.

The quality of the alteration work varied considerably - some were very well done, others not so much. Their ultimate goal was to remove the un-needed swivel boss as smoothly as possible, as quickly as possible. Many final profiles functionally meet this end - they are NOT 100% identical.

Looking forward to your pictures.

Finally, WIW, the leadership at SAM during that period of time was not very TD-oriented, and some of the answers given were NOT the best. The present curator, Alex MacKenzie, is by far the best I've ever seen in that position. I hope he is there for a long time.


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