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Old 10-04-2012, 09:33 PM
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Historical firearms, Winchester 45-70

Had a 45-70 pistol grip Winchester (the big boy of Winchester rifles) across my knees today. Teddy Roosevelt had one. Pretty rare version of the gun that won the west. The walnut crotchwood pistol grip stock was pretty magnificent. A friend of mine is a collector of militaria, carriage mounted Gatlin, several cannons and so on. Next time I visit I'll get a chance to hold one of Buffalo Bill Cody's Winchester rifles. Cool stuff.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:37 PM
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:12 PM
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Nobody trusts a southpaw anymore... Here's something to occupy you until I get my hands on Mr. Cody's rifle. Dad's souvenier from the 10th Arm. Div. 3rd Army Deutschland tour circa '45. Solingen steel.
RLB dress dagger.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:18 PM
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Dad traded some c rations for it. No killing involved.
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The 45-70 looks just like this...pic from google. Although the stock had finer figure to the walnut. Heavy octagonal barrel.
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Super nice! And he has a gatlin gun? Awesome!

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Super nice! And he has a gatlin gun? Awesome!

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Yup, carriage mounted with the secondary ammunition carriage. I keep volunteering to put on one of those Blue Belly Union uniforms he has if he'll let me fire it. He just laughs but who knows?

He just purchased a bunch of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show stuff from one of Bill's performers descendants. It's truly like walking into a museum in this guy's house. The door to his gun room is an old Wells Fargo bank vault door (10" thick.) I'm stunned and amazed every time I visit, at what his latest acquisitions are.

I'm repairing his old Philco 40-120 tabletop tube radio that belonged to his grandma. When I showed him my dagger he pulled out half a dozen better officer's models. He wanted to buy mine but I had to decline. I have three older brothers who would gleefully draw and quarter my sorry ass if I did.
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See if he will let you take some photos. I would love to see them.
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