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Need Help...Names of literary shooters

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hillbilly, Sep 28, 2004.

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  1. hillbilly

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    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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    John Rambo :p
    Tuco, Blondie, and Angel Eyes
     
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    Well, he's not fictional, but there's a lot of fiction about him (including the recent movie "Enemy At The Gates") - Vassili Zheitsev.
     
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    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. ;)
     
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    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
     
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    what about Palidan from" Have gun will travel "my favorite western series of all time.
     
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    "Valdez"

    From "Valdez is Coming"
     
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    "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.

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    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")


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    How could we forget?

    Henry Bowman


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    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
     
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    Dirty Harry.
     
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    Hawkeye "Last of the Mohicans"

    Carlos Hathcock
     
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    The entire A-team ;)
     
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    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:
     
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    William Cody

    Jeff Cooper

    2nd vote for Paladin

    Carbine Williams

    George S. Patton
     
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    Good call, Hypno.:)
     
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    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!
     
  24. hillbilly

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    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
     
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    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
     
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