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Estey Guard Receive New Rifles

Event date: Apr 8, 1887

The Estey Guard have received their new rifles and drilled with them last evening for the first time. They are of the latest Springfield pattern, 45 calibre, with globe sights, blue steel barrels and bayonets and no polished parts. The weight of gun and bayonet is 10 lbs., four ounces less than the old ones.

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