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« on: December 05, 2015, 08:11:43 pm »



Forty-five years ago when the old man was young
   The Henry Rifle was new;
And thru all the years has the pioneer clung
   To the gun as a friend proven true,
For the Henry has shortened the wolf’s thieving life,
   And taken its toll of the deer;
And in troublous times it protected the wife
   And babes of the young pioneer.
Now life lies behind them – yet love smiles between –
   The glow of the sunset grows dim,
But warm is the light and the prairies are green
   In the place where she is waiting for him.
.   .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .
The rifle comes down from the antlers where hung,
   Together they pass in review;
The forty-five years since the old man was young
   And the Henry rifle was new.

Circa 1918
Charles E Easton
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2015, 09:20:11 pm »

Pardon me, a bit of dust got in my eyes.  Cry
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2015, 01:58:00 am »

that gets a sticky, thanks for sharing  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2015, 07:56:31 am »

Pardon me, a bit of dust got in my eyes.  Cry

Mine too!

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2015, 08:00:59 am »

breezy here today too 
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2015, 12:30:44 pm »

Pardon, gents, I musta closed my finger in a door or somethin'. Kinda touches the heart, don't it.  Cry
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2015, 04:29:12 pm »

" It do ! "
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2015, 10:44:58 pm »

(Snif) - Allergies.
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2016, 09:42:35 pm »

eyes are watering....unusual for this time of year but I must be needing my allergy medicine.
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2016, 02:48:30 am »

Darned dust.
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2016, 11:49:58 am »

Reminds me of my favourite anonymous war poem:

"And yes, it's true, what they say
of war and war's alarms.
But Oh, that I was young again
and held her in my arms."

I think of this when I see the blurry eyed, aged and decrepit old vets on Remembrance Day. Once proud, young warriors; now old and broken by age and infirmity.
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2016, 05:17:50 pm »

 "Thank you,,w44,,,"Some how the rain here today,,( lump in throat),just makes it more,,,more,,well ya'll know.








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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2017, 09:35:05 am »

The Older I get .
The Better I was !

I started out Loving the Big Magnum Single Action Guns .
And ended up falling in love with the 44 special  caliber 1872 Open Tops and the 1860 & 1866 .

I have been shooting 44 specials for about 10 years now.
Its a do it all caliber I think .

My Henry 1860 is a 44/40 .
I like it but wish I could convert it to 44 special.

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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2017, 12:26:33 pm »

There was a time in CAS (the era of ONE pistol) when if you didn't shoot a .44 or .45, you were thought to be light in your Lamas.

My first CAS revolver was a SS Ruger Vaquero in .44 magnum and I still have it along with a blued model of the same vintage. My carbine was a B-92 I still have and they burned up a lot of 240 gr ammo between them.

I have a 44-40 Henry and it would be nice to have one in a shorter .44 cartridge like the .44 Russian.
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2017, 03:43:45 pm »

I like it.  I think I will print it out and frame it in the den.

As I get Older (pushing 65)  I have backed off from .45 Colts with 37 grains of FFFG, etc.  I fined the Henry with 45 Schofields duplicates the Henry nicely.
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