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 Post subject: Early Buffalo Hunter
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:17 pm 
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Awesome shot of an early Buffalo Hunter posing with his 1874 Sharps with double set Triggers. Notice the massive cartridges in his belt which allowed long range shots with deadly precision. His outfit consists of a great 1870s hat, Bib front shirt and pants tucked inside his boots which was common for the period.

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 Post subject: Re: Early Buffalo Hunter
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why is he considered an "early buffalo hunter?" Is 1874 considered early in the buff hunting era? In looking at the cartridges, anyone have a guess as to what the caliber and chamber is for this gun? The cases are way longer that 45/70 or /90. Is it a .50 cal? If so, it too is much longer than 50/90. My guess is, this guy is actually in the later buffalo hunting era sometime well after 1877 (when 45/90 became available)? I am no expert for sure. maybe someone can help clarify.

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 Post subject: Re: Early Buffalo Hunter
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Good point Axel. I am no expert either. The description came from the - Link Borland Collection - I believe unless someone else add their own description to the photo. Any additional information is always welcome folks.

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 Post subject: Re: Early Buffalo Hunter
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Thats a Bridgeport rifle so post 1876 at least.


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 Post subject: Re: Early Buffalo Hunter
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I would agree with Yellowstone.....and Ken....'76 or later because Bridgeport Schnabel forend .....and if I had to guess on cartridges I'd say 45-2 7/8 "45-110" 1876, or possibly 45-120/125 introduced in late '78 or early '79

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 Post subject: Re: Early Buffalo Hunter
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Possibly a 40-90 SBN but I would agree with Mule Man, looks to be 45 2 7/8 too me.

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 Post subject: Re: Early Buffalo Hunter
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Agreeing with me is always a good thing!!!! :lol: .........all the more reason to welcome you here Sarge! 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Early Buffalo Hunter
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Many thanks! I hate it took me so long to get here. I enjoy this stuff very much.
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 Post subject: Re: Early Buffalo Hunter
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Welcome Sarge.....hope you enjoy the group......Gobs of great info in the "archives" (messages....lol)

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 Post subject: Re: Early Buffalo Hunter
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Sarge wrote:
Many thanks! I hate it took me so long to get here. I enjoy this stuff very much.
Sarge

I have to say of those historical boards still remaining in the "face" of Face Book......this has become my favorite and Steve has done a great job and the atmosphere here is most enjoyable!

Sarge, does your handle come from life experience or interest in "plains military"....or both? If I.W. military reenactments is your gig......let me know. I have done a 9th Cav officer in the past.

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