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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2009, 10:51:58 am »
Great pics Charles!!!!

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2009, 11:00:13 am »
Does anyone know if these pictures can be used on our web site without violating any copyrights?
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2009, 02:14:15 pm »
Thanks Texas Lawdog and Capt Mack.

I hope they don't "Come and git me" for postin these pictures Bull.

I shot one of these New Model Colts double action .38s at the '09 Muster, but it's one of those fancy Offy-Sir models. Ha Ha! Now what's a Private doin with an Officers Model? Somethins really wrong here!

Anyways,
Here's TR's pistol.
It's Been through a lot. Sunk with the Maine, then used in the Spanish American War by Teddy to shoot people, then stolen in the 30's, then found in the woods a few months later, stolen again in the 80's and recovered after ten years or so.

No wonder it's broken!





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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2009, 07:41:03 pm »
On the line in the Phillipines, Trapdoor volley!
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2009, 10:55:41 am »
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2009, 05:01:13 pm »
I need one of these
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2009, 06:18:56 pm »
Mine can, Just give the Solomon butcher Collection from NSHS credit.

OK, you guys expected some Butcher photos from me, Nebraska National Gurard cira 1904-1905:

Infantry:



Artillary:



Musicians:

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2009, 08:33:27 pm »
Makes ya wonder what happened to those old 3" ordnance rifles (last produced in 1865!)
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #58 on: November 12, 2009, 09:08:29 pm »
Great pictures!!!!

I got some great photos from on & around Fort Riley, Camp Ogden, & Camp Forsythe, etc from the 1890's. 
I need to scan them & get them on digits & I will post them. 
One of them is now adorning the GAF site. 
It is the one of the troopers having rifle practice (towards the barracks, near Marshall Field) in 1898.

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2009, 06:21:34 am »
Makes ya wonder what happened to those old 3" ordnance rifles (last produced in 1865!)

I would just about bet that they became new cannons (or other military equipment) in about 1942.  :-\
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2009, 12:00:14 pm »
German Sailor with an M1871/84 Mauser bolt action tube fed black powder repeater.

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2009, 12:16:07 pm »
German Marine around 1880 with an M1871 Mauser black powder single shot bolt action.


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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #62 on: November 13, 2009, 03:29:21 pm »
I need one of these

So you can make that 211 yd shot!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #63 on: November 13, 2009, 03:32:18 pm »
I would just about bet that they became new cannons (or other military equipment) in about 1942.  :-\

Yep my mom's home town gave a large Parrot Gun to the cause, they do have a non-firing replica now, pointed at the lawyers office. ;D
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2009, 05:28:09 pm »
Great photos a real treat.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #65 on: November 13, 2009, 06:05:33 pm »
Navy brings the BIG guns (13")
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #66 on: November 14, 2009, 08:32:46 am »
Yep my mom's home town gave a large Parrot Gun to the cause, they do have a non-firing replica now, pointed at the lawyers office. ;D
Tecumseh had, if memory serves, a nine or ten inch Rodman gun that went into the scrap heap for World War 1.  They also now have a replica, but how cool would a real one be?!
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #67 on: November 14, 2009, 09:20:44 am »
Tecumseh had, if memory serves, a nine or ten inch Rodman gun that went into the scrap heap for World War 1.  They also now have a replica, but how cool would a real one be?!

Was a Parrot (sp) and went for WWII, the Sherman that sits there was given after the war to replace the cannon.  Used to play on that tank as a kid. ;)

You from down there, if so are you related to me?
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #68 on: November 14, 2009, 10:37:08 am »
OK a few more from Butcher and the Nebraska National Guard in 1904-05, BTW these were taken at Ft. Kearny after the buildings were gone and before it was a historical site.

Posting a new guard:



Three officers outside a tent:



The Commissary Dept:



And the cooks:



BTW these are crops from the full pictures, they had a lot of land and sky in them I didn't think we needed to look at.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #69 on: November 14, 2009, 12:23:07 pm »
Was a Parrot (sp) and went for WWII, the Sherman that sits there was given after the war to replace the cannon.  Used to play on that tank as a kid. ;)

You from down there, if so are you related to me?
I stand corrected!  Obviously, memory didn't serve very well.  I think I got that information from the local paper, which has been notorious for years for getting information wrong.  I should have known!

I don't know if we're related.  What is your mom's maiden name?
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« Reply #70 on: November 14, 2009, 12:52:54 pm »
I stand corrected!  Obviously, memory didn't serve very well.  I think I got that information from the local paper, which has been notorious for years for getting information wrong.  I should have known!

I don't know if we're related.  What is your mom's maiden name?

Parrish and her Mom was a Hickey, good chance we could be. ;)  Related to half from the old families down there one way or the other. ;D  Also related of course to any Carman's down that way.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #71 on: November 14, 2009, 01:05:24 pm »
Here is a real gem I came across .... a beautifully colorized photo of a French Grenadier Guardsman with a Chassepot rifle ....

Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #72 on: November 14, 2009, 03:50:33 pm »
OK, some bigger guns:

The USS Monitor and the dents caused by the CSS Virginia:



Powder Monkey on the USS New Hampshire:



One from Ft Monroe:



A gun being moved:

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #73 on: November 14, 2009, 05:31:26 pm »
One from Arizona in the 1880's, not the rifles the soldiers are carrying:

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #74 on: November 14, 2009, 05:53:14 pm »
Winchester-Hotchkiss I believe.  Bolt action, 2 piece stock.  Experimental issue in the Southwest. The Scout up top has a Trapdoor, the other scout looks like a Winchester 73.
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