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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Marianna Day Group Is Selling Chances on a Rare Civil War Vintage Rifle

If you are interested in collecting guns, you will not want to miss the opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket on the rare Model 1868 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle, 50 caliber which was graciously donated to the event by Bob Pforte, owner of Bob Pforte Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep in Marianna. The rifle was manufactured in 1863, and only 54,000 were made. Tickets are $5, three for $10. Drawing will be held on September 26, the last day of the Marianna Day Fall Festival.

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