Re: Austrian 1842 Cavalry Carbine
What I need is trapped in a dead hard-drive...
But, I want to say it is either a Belgian clone, or possibly a Swiss canton clone of the Austrian M1842 carbine.
The ramrod itself is a replacement somewhere in time. But the subject of a ramrod hole is controversial. Meaning, numbers of them show up with ramrod holes and ramrods even though the orignal Austrian M1842 carbine did not have that feature.
Some argue, and maybe rightfully so, the the ramrods were retro-fitted, and some historians and collectors like to boost the value of these by saying that ramrods were added to the arms bought by US and CW agents- making them CW pieces.
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