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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Mike Irwin, Nov 7, 2003.

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  1. Mike Irwin

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    There's going to be an overview of aircraft weaponry.
     
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    I really enjoyed the history of the Winchester (1856?-1895 primarily).

    Noticed that Winchester received a letter in 1885 from a young Theodore Roosevelt praising their product for its quality, accuracy, rapid-fire capability, lack of recoil, and the ability to kill any game animal in the United States.

    Let's see...TR would have been referring to his 1873 model in .44-40 wouldn't he?
     
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    More likely his Model 1876 in .45-75 (not .45-70) WCF. TR's letter to Winchester praising the '76 is well-known, as Winchester used it for advertising.
     
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    How about anti aircraft weapons? I myself want one of these:

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    I know where you can get one of those for just under $8000. Just add six--volt batteries and a seat. $7250:evil:

    Edited to add: No it isn't mine, and it probably doesn't come with the half-track or M2's, either.
     
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    The Winchester 1876 was the first of the truly powerful lever-action rifles. It's also known as the Centennial Model, for obvious reasons.

    But, Winchester still couldn't make an action long enough to take a round like the .45-70, which is why most of the rounds for the 1876 were fat a@@ bottleneck rounds.

    It wasn't until a largely forgotten designer came along that Winchester was able to make a rifle that chambered the long, straight case rounds like the .45-70, .45-90, and .50-110.

    The designer is so obscure today that probably few people have heard of him... John Browning... :)
     
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    Holy Moses! John who? ;)
     
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