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Thread: Curious...What happened to surrendered rifles at Appomattox and end of war

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    The Sears 1901 catalog was selling new unissued Maynard carbines (Second Model) for .25 cents. I'ma going back in time soon as possible and kick me great great whoever in the arse fer not buying them all and handing down to me!
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    ​Pat your 116 years to late and twenty five cents short.
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    A lot of really neat stuff wound up on Bannermans Island on the Hudson River in NY.

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    If rumor is to be believed, a number of musket barrels were used as rebar in the construction of Bannermans warehouse.
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    It isn't a "rumor", it is a fact, and they can be seen weathering out of the concrete shoring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron The Old Reb View Post
    ​Pat your 116 years to late and twenty five cents short.
    And I am heartbroken! Forget about the value, all this neat stuff is gone.

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