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Old September 27, 2012, 11:10 AM   #18
Gary L. Griffiths
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Join Date: April 7, 2000
Location: AZ, IA, WA
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Christopher Spencer gave a live firing demenstration with president Lincoln..and Lincoln fired a few shots himself. Could this be a tribute to that long ago shooting outing?
Tribute? It could well be the Spencer that Lincoln shot!
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