...I was watching the late late late (or maybe early early early) movie this morning, 'The Sons of Katie Elder'. Again. The bad guy is shooting a bolt action rifle with what looks like a tube magazine and a hammer which he cocks like a revolver for one shot. I can find no similar rifles in my references, and I have always wondered if it's real, or a hollywood dreamed-up prop.
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March 4, 2009, 12:36 PM
Maybe a Remington Lee Repeater????
There was a TV series back 20 years ago or so called "Guns of Paradise" in which one episode featured this rifle.
They did not see a lot of use, but IIRC the military did purchase a few which were issued to Indian Scouts for the cavalry.
March 4, 2009, 02:30 PM
Yes, that was a very cool looking rifle in The Sons of Katie Elder. It was a Remington-Keene sporting rifle in .45/70 Govt. The picture below shows one in carbine configuration.