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Old January 31, 2012, 07:04 AM   #23
Mike Irwin
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Bannerman isn't the only one that used gun barrels as reinforcing.

I THINK it might have been Sam Cummings of Interarms. Bought something like 300,000 Lee Enfield rifles after the war (might also have been Mike Numrich) for something like $7 a ton knowing that a good portion of them would be scrap.

Supposedly the ones that were unsalvageable were poured into the floor of one of his warehouses, and the stocks that weren't salvageable went into his fireplace.
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