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Old April 22, 2013, 11:19 AM   #12
Mike Irwin
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I suspect that it's not chambered for the .45-70. You'll probably have to do a chamber cast to get a good idea what the cartridge is, but generally you'll only find period low wall rifles chambered for pistol cartridges and the small .22/.25 (primarily rimfire) rifle cartridges.

I'm not getting much in the way of real work done this afternoon because I'm thinking about this so darned much.
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