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Virginia: "Rich history, special gun"

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cuchulainn, Nov 11, 2003.

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  1. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Member

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    http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10485542&BRD=2271&PAG=461&dept_id=462946&rfi=6
     
  2. JohnBT

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    Sounds like a very nice rifle. I am a bit surprised by the choice of Dinwiddie County as a theme though. I guess we just have too much history hereabouts and tend to overlook a lot of it.

    Old Blandford Church (1735) is positively, absolutely worth seeing - if only for the 15 Tiffany windows.

    "The Confederate States honored their soldiers by placing in the church memorial windows, designed and executed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. There are fifteen of these windows, making this shrine one of the art treasures of our country."

    www.rootsweb.com/~vacpeter/cemetery/blandfd1.htm

    John
     
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    "The Winchester Model 1894 rifle is sometimes called the gun that won the West."

    Only by people who don't know what the hell they're talking about...
     
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    the centennial of the Wright brothers' 1903 flight

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    I don't think the Wright Bros first couple of planes were armed, especially with 1894 Winchesters. Quantrill
     
  5. El Tejon

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    1894? Didn't Professor Turner tell us that the West was won in 1890?

    Hmmm, who told them that the M94 "won the West"? A gun rag author?:D
     
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    I always thought the 73' Winchester was the rifle that won the west. :confused:
     
  7. Mike Irwin

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    A lot of rifles can lay claim to being the gun that won the west...

    I think the two most logical contenders, though, are the Trapdoor Springfield and the "Buffalo Rifles" of which there were many kinds.
     
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