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December 7, 2017 - 5:19 pm
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The seller clearly identifies this “carbine” as altered, so there’s no attempt at deception here, but had to share this listing as I couldn’t stop laughing at this Bubba’s handiwork:  http://www.gunbroker.com/item/724571140

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 The receiver is not a first model, it does not have square corners and it is missing the exposed carrier screw end on the upper tang. Those features were on the first 12,000 guns. So much for the back half being correct. I like the term “Frankenchester”. T/R 

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 The receiver is not a first model, it does not have square corners and it is missing the exposed carrier screw end on the upper tang. Those features were on the first 12,000 guns. So much for the back half being correct. I like the term “Frankenchester”. T/R   

Very good observations.  So the tang has also been replaced!  I was so busy laughing at the overall appearance that I didn’t look closely at the back end.

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Frankenchester indeed. I’m seeing parts from at least four guns, as many as six. At best it’s an example of frontier gunsmithing. Description is a commendable creative writing effort.

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