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Offline Drydock

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Re: Antique mall trapdoor
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2019, 12:56:03 pm »
One of the guys at the Muster borrowed it when his Pedersoli broke.  Had a lot of fun with it.
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Re: Antique mall trapdoor
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2019, 06:12:26 pm »
I used it at our local Cowboy/GAF match, paired with an 1851 Conversion revolver, dressed in USN whites, calling it (as suggested above) my "line throwing gun".  Great fun!  And a clean match.
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Re: Antique mall trapdoor
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2019, 09:36:14 am »
One small mystery solved: the barrel band is one made for the 17000 or so Carbines made from 1874-1879 with stacking swivels.  Somebody at the armory thought this was a good idea?  Reports from the field disabused this notion, so most were removed/replaced, returned to the armory and destroyed.  This a fairly rare part.  Interesting that the experimentals in the Waite & Ernst book show the same barrel band?

Oh, the stories I suspect this gun could tell!
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