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DIXON NELSON STOCK BLANK

 

This is one of the original stock blanks that were left in the Dixon Nelson buildings in Dawson, Georgia at the end of the Civil War.  Dixon Nelson never produced the carbine version but was preparing to do so as the War ended.  It is the only one I have ever seen that has written provenance connecting it back to Dawson, Georgia.  My first encounter with these was in 1970.  I was serving in the Army as a Battalion Company Clerk in the 2nd Aircraft Brigade at Fort Stewart, Georgia (think Radar on the Mash TV series).  My wife and I were traveling across Georgia on leave to Alabama.  We stopped at Zeke's Antique Shop in Dawson, Georgia.  Zeke had one of these stocks for sale and he explained to me that there were a few hundred of them still in the old Dixon Nelson factory building and apparently Zeke had the inside track on them.  As a soldier, I couldn't afford the thing but it always stayed in my mind.  This stock comes from a man who is now deceased here in Montgomery, Alabama.  He apparently, in 1981, found an obituary where Zeke had died and corresponded with Zeke's wife in an attempt to purchase this stock.  Zeke's wife responded and the correspondence is found above.  I have never seen any real iron clad documentation that corroborated where these stocks came from.  Even though I have been there and I have seen the stocks in Dawson, Georgia, I still think the documentation is a very significant thing.  Price $950.  Price Reduced!! $550.