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Re: Geronimo's last Springfield

Posted by Lawrence F. Nirenberg on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, at 2:35 p.m., in response to Re: Geronimo's last Springfield, posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, at 11:02 a.m.

Dick;

So now you've got an idea of what problems one comes across when researching these antique firearms. No definitive information! John thought out his response, true, but some is the supposition of others, which won't fly if or when you're looking to dispose of a collection that contains "Historical" items. This is the same problem I faced in researching my Winchester '66. I can't tell you the amount of time I spent doing the research work needed at the National Archives, National Parks, Lakota Reservations etc, looking at thousands upon thousands of Army Muster Rolls and various state historical records. However TDC's members aren't interested in Winchesters, so where does that leave me? Although it seems TDC people now have something new (the odd trigger groups amongst other things) to look into. I think that unfortunately I'm back where I started, looking at a bunch of old photos that some "Experts" say they never noticed any differences between the various parts made by Springfield or those made after being taken in battle by the various Indian Nations in the mid to late 1800s.


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