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Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Reproduction of an 1861 Springfield Rifle

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  • NJ Rebel
    John; I will be at the 140th with the CS command staff. I am Signals now. If you are going to be there, stop by and give a holler! Your humble servant, Gerry
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 5, 2002
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      John;

      I will be at the 140th with the CS command staff. I am Signals
      now. If you are going to be there, stop by and give a holler!

      Your humble servant,
      Gerry Mayers
      Pvt., CS Signals,
      Longstreet's Corps

      A Proud American by Birth, Southern by Choice!

      "I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
      on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
      Edward Lee

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "John Furey" <antietam@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 5:03 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Reproduction of an 1861
      Springfield Rifle


      > Hello my friend
      > Have not conversed in a long time. Linda doing well - up in
      Maine with mom,
      > daughter, and granddaughter, 4 gens.
      > I have a few '61 and '63 Springfields and whats striking is the
      differance is
      > the PC hammer itself. (I know nothing about the guns I just buy
      them). I have
      > a '63 and a '63 type 2. All from the Powder Horn Gun Shop,
      Middleburg, Va.
      > Lots of news to tell you (bought a Confederate Enfield), a
      hint. We must get
      > together soon at ANB.
      > Regards to Tom Shey, etc. at the 140th.
      > John
      >
      > NJ Rebel wrote:
      >
      > > Jamie,
      > >
      > > Euroarms and Armi Sport both make, IIRC, copies of the 1863
      > > version. However, some will say that Euroarms is the better
      > > reproduction.
      > >
      > > The distinct difference in the earlier versions and the 1863
      is
      > > the removal of the bolster screw in the bolster used to hold
      the
      > > percussion cap. If you will look at Echoes of Glory Union,
      you
      > > will easily see what I refer to.
      > >
      > > Almost any good sutler should have the late War version of
      the
      > > Springfield, which also had a Type 1 and a Type 2. My
      > > reproduction happens to be a Type 2.
      > >
      > > Hope this helps.
      > >
      > > Your humble servant,
      > > Gerry Mayers
      > > Pvt., CS Signals,
      > > Longstreet's Corps
      > >
      > > A Proud American by Birth, Southern by Choice!
      > >
      > > "I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the
      field
      > > on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General
      Robert
      > > Edward Lee
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "james2044" <james2044@...>
      > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 5:05 AM
      > > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Reproduction of an 1861
      Springfield
      > > Rifle
      > >
      > > > Gerry,
      > > > When you say later model, that is the '63, which I really
      > > wanted but
      > > > couldn't find. Who manfactured your rifle?
      > > >
      > > > James
      > > >
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