I believe that for "the last samarai" gibbs guns acquired a number of old, mauser 1884s and refurbed, and reverse engineered them to 1871s... horribly mangled peices of history but an interesting piece to add to a collection to say the least.
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
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