Need Help...Names of literary shooters


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hillbilly
September 28, 2004, 06:07 PM
I'm trying to compile a list of shooters from literature.

By literature, I mean not just books, but stories, movies, any sort of fictional characters.

The reason I want them is that I am going to label the air rifles for my college rifle team with fictional character names, not numbers.

I want to reinforce the idea of rifles having specific individual characteristics with the names.

I need 8 names. Four for precision air rifles, and four for sporter air rifles.

Here are names of fictional shooters I've come up with so far.

Natty Bumpo
Bob Lee Swagger
Gus McRae
Quigley

(yeah, I know the following aren't rifle shooters, but still marksmen)

Odysseus
Robin Hood
Legolas

What are some other fictional characters known for their marksmanship?

Who's the hero of that series of British novels about a company of riflemen during the Napoleonic wars? It was even made into a TV series, but I can't place the title or name of the character.

But hit me with some other fictional characters known for their marksmanship.

thanks,

hillbilly

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MP5
September 28, 2004, 06:09 PM
Sharpe

Standing Wolf
September 28, 2004, 06:11 PM
Don't overlook Sherlock Holmes.

boofus
September 28, 2004, 06:12 PM
John Rambo :p
Tuco, Blondie, and Angel Eyes

lee n. field
September 28, 2004, 06:54 PM
Win Bear

Higgins
September 28, 2004, 07:02 PM
William Tell

mondocomputerman
September 28, 2004, 07:03 PM
James Bond

Preacherman
September 28, 2004, 07:06 PM
Well, he's not fictional, but there's a lot of fiction about him (including the recent movie "Enemy At The Gates") - Vassili Zheitsev.

sm
September 28, 2004, 07:18 PM
Nelson Demille's Character - John Cory
James Lee Burke's Character - Dave Robicheaux

Not necessarily 'marksman' , darn sure are 'characters' and tend to hit what they aiming for...granted Corey was introduded as recovering from .44 wounds... but he redeems himself. ;)

kulika
September 28, 2004, 08:37 PM
John Clark and Ding Sanchez -- Clancy
Mitch Rapp -- Flynn
John Rambo
Martin Riggs
Blade
Allan Quartermaine
Neo
Ethan Hunt
El Mariachi

Some are more "spray and pray"

:D

mokster
September 28, 2004, 08:39 PM
what about Palidan from" Have gun will travel "my favorite western series of all time.

Larry Ashcraft
September 28, 2004, 08:40 PM
"Valdez"

From "Valdez is Coming"

Can'thavenuthingood
September 28, 2004, 08:47 PM
"Two Jones" of Audy Murphy fame

Louis L'Amour books have many from the Sacketts, Jubal is one I remember.

Bowdrie, Catlow, Chancy, Hondo, Kilkenny, Lando, Galloway etc.

Vick

mcneill
September 28, 2004, 09:01 PM
Josey Wales

Charley Waite (Kevin Costner character in "Open Range"

John Bernard (JB) Book (from "The Shootist")

Shane

Nathaniel/Hawkeye (from "Last of the Mochicans")


Jim

mcneill
September 28, 2004, 09:14 PM
How could we forget?

Henry Bowman


Jim

Can'thavenuthingood
September 28, 2004, 09:31 PM
Matt Dillon

Tonto

Cisco Kid

Pancho

Tom Mix

Redeye

Deadeye

Gabby

Roy

Snidley Whiplash

Lash Laroo

Dusty

Everytime I send this, more come to mind. Better pick some quick and stop this insanity. I'll be thinking and scratching all night.

Vick

4v50 Gary
September 28, 2004, 09:42 PM
Dirty Harry.

kudu
September 28, 2004, 09:49 PM
Hawkeye "Last of the Mohicans"

Carlos Hathcock

jobu07
September 28, 2004, 09:53 PM
The entire A-team ;)

Hypnogator
September 28, 2004, 10:42 PM
Hmmm, guys. IIRC, from my brief brush with real literature a l-o-n-g time ago, Natty Bumpo is "Hawkeye" from Last of the Mohicans" :neener:

Old Fud
September 29, 2004, 01:05 AM
William Cody

Jeff Cooper

2nd vote for Paladin

Carbine Williams

George S. Patton

fistful
September 29, 2004, 01:07 AM
Good call, Hypno.:)

Trebor
September 29, 2004, 02:45 AM
You have a great opportunity here. Instead of naming the rifles after FICTIONAL characters, why not name them after REAL, historical American heros instead? This would both honor those heros and would encourage the students to learn more about the people the rifles are named after.

Here's one list of those who distinquished themselves with their "feats of arms." While it isn't exclusively limited to rifleman, it is weighted towards those known for their marksmanship. (Their are also more then a few Medal of Honor receipts in the list)

Ethan Allen

Daniel Morgan

Mary Ludwig Hayes

Joshua Chamberlain

Daniel J. Daly

Michael B. Ellis

Frank Luke

Samuel Woodfill

Alvin York

Vernon Baker

Richard Bong

William K Nakamura

Donald R. Burgett

Butch O'Hare

Audie Murphy

George T. Sakato

Robert H. Young

Carlos Hathcock

Gary Gordon

Randall Shughart


The list is arranged from the oldest conflict to the most recent and is alphabetical within each conflict. If you don't recognize a name, do a little research. These stories are amazing!

hillbilly
September 29, 2004, 07:35 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions.

As someone pointed out, Natty Bumpo from the Fenimore Cooper novels does have many names...One of the criticisms leveled against those books.

He is Natty and Hawkeye and The Long Carabine and Leatherstocking and all sorts of names.

Trebor, I considered using historical names. But I have decided against it.

I am an English instructor by trade. Hence, I would like to emphasize the literary instead of the historical.

Got lots more names to choose from now. Thanks to all.

If you think of any more good ones, post them.

Thanks.

hillbilly

trapperjohn
September 29, 2004, 09:22 AM
if you want to expand a bit past just shooting:

Aries-greek god of war
mars-roman god of war
Thor-Norse god of war
Valeria-warrior chick from conan the barbarian

tulsamal
September 29, 2004, 09:42 AM
That's funny. First time I've looked at this thread. Lots of names. But the very first one that popped up in my head isn't here. Gives me something to do I guess!

Atticus Finch

Especially for somebody who is really looking for an important literary character!

Gregg

Dave R
September 29, 2004, 11:16 AM
What's the name of the wimpy brother in the "Mummy" movies, who turns out to be a great shot with an Enfield in the 2nd Mummy movie? Along with the wife...

That was my favorite scene. Blasting little monsters at long range with Enfields...

Kinda reminded me of varmit hunting...

I guess that's stretching the definintion of "literary", though.

Henry Bowman
September 29, 2004, 11:35 AM
Brad Fallon
Ranya Bardiwell
-from Enemies Foreign and Domestic

Dr.Rob
September 29, 2004, 06:01 PM
Rooster Cogburn

Harry Callahan

Trinity

Tank Girl

:D

Jason Demond
September 29, 2004, 07:02 PM
Reacher in Lee Child's books.

49hudson
September 29, 2004, 07:12 PM
Pres. Teddy Roosevelt

flatdog
September 29, 2004, 10:59 PM
Mrs. Peel you're needed.

Scottmkiv
September 29, 2004, 11:40 PM
Lazarus Long

stevelyn
September 30, 2004, 03:52 AM
Mack Bolan

rritter
September 30, 2004, 04:40 PM
John Carter (of Virginia, or Mars, depending)

Dave Markowitz
September 30, 2004, 07:53 PM
Han Solo


(And he shot first, darnit! :cuss: )

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