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Ever wonder what the Army did with the rifles captured in the Indian Wars

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Ever wonder what the Army did with the rifles captured in the Indian Wars

#1 Post by indy1919a4 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:17 am

This is from the Bannerman 1889 catalog..

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#2 Post by retread12345678 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:51 pm

I. had read many captured or surrendered guns were sent to. Rock Island where they gradually vanished over time

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#3 Post by gtodan » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:06 pm

Some that were captured at Little Big Horn and then recaptured are displayed there. The battlefield research done after the prairie fire confirmed that some of these rifles were at the RIA after forensic interpretation.
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Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:51 pm
I. had read many captured or surrendered guns were sent to. Rock Island where they gradually vanished over time

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#4 Post by Aladinbama » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:45 pm

Nope! lol!
My guess is that if they were of a desirable caliber they got used!

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