Re: Custer SAA revolvers
Each military unit had their pistols issued by serial number blocks - that doesn't mean that every gun in that particular block was physically issued! Many soldiers - especially officers - carried privately purchased sidearms instead of their issued sidearms. Custer, for example, carried a brace of .450 Royal Irish Constabulary double-action revolvers to the Little Big Horn. The "Custer Number Range" Colts are mainly for the collector's value - even if they never left the Quartermaster's arms locker.
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