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 Posted: Fri Dec 14th, 2007 12:31 am
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Joined: Wed Jun 13th, 2007
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I go to several Civil War shows a year, and also visit the Horse Soldier in Gettysburg when I am there. The LeMat is indeed a spectacular weapon to behold, but Johan is correct in that it is rather heavy to lug around. Also, they are not cheap. One in good condition generally goes for $20,000 (I suspect because they are rare) and I've seen one as high as $35,000.

Another pricey weapon is the Henry rifle. I once saw one with an asking price of $50,000, which is considerably more than I paid for my house in 1982.

Civil War artifacts are getting pricier and pricier. Now that I'm on a fixed income (the one my wife allows me), I'm down to purchasing buttons and bullets. And even then, I have to give pause before purchase.

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