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Re: 1873 carbine Sn 40393
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 18 September 2019, at 5:20 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 carbine Sn 40393, posted by LTC Tim Godwin on Wednesday, 18 September 2019, at 3:27 p.m.
No, we really don't. We know how many were issued and when, but not the numbers.
The best records are the Indian turn-ins, captures, the 5 listed in Charlie Reynold's diary, those few guns (36451 for example which have been forensically matched, etc.
There are currently about 70 guns with pretty strong ties to LBH. Of course, the crates were NOT sequential, so "close" is a very risky undertaking - I would not pay a large sum on that basis.
My book "More . . . . " has extensive info on the early carbines. ($25 to POB 1367 Colusa CA 95932 for a postpaid, signed copy)
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