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IMG-4068.jpgImage Enlarger Hey Guys,

I am looking for any ideas what these markings might stand for on an 1873 rifle with the serial # 130475B. I was told by the seller that he purchased the rifle in California. Any and all help will be apprciated.

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Not a clue. They don’t appear to be any kind of factory marking.

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Thanks Deerhunter and Maverick,

I really appreciate your responses. I had never considered that the last letter could be a O not a C but after closer examination it could be an angle struck O. That being said both options of Western Costume Company and Western Cartridge Company are possibilities. I will have to do some further investigation.

I saw that Bert made a comment in one of the earlier posts that most of the rifles purchased by the Western Cartridge Company were single shots. I wonder if he has any pictures of their confirmed markings for comparison?

Thanks again for your help. If only the guns could talk, right?

Glenn

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