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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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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« 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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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #75 on: November 14, 2009, 08:09:07 pm »
Beautiful Jack.  I wonder, in modern practice the Axe is a symbol of combat Pioneers, but I'm wondering if in his case, if that was the regiment that attacked the gates of the Chateau de Hougoumont at Waterloo.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #76 on: November 14, 2009, 08:16:22 pm »
Buffalo Infantry with Trapdoors.  No two hats alike!
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #77 on: November 14, 2009, 09:40:19 pm »
..........attacked the gates of the Chateau de Hougoumont at Waterloo.

 And the ones that made it through the gates ( including the maniacal axe wielding former lumberjack, Lieutenant Legros) were cut down by the Coldstream Guards.

Colonel, you almost caused me get off track to the wrong era and post a pic of Legros and his men busting through the gate!

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #78 on: November 15, 2009, 01:29:57 am »
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.
Was she related to the people who owned Parrish grocery?  Were any of the Hickeys she's circus performers around 1900 or earlier?
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #79 on: November 15, 2009, 10:17:07 am »
Beautiful Jack.  I wonder, in modern practice the Axe is a symbol of combat Pioneers, but I'm wondering if in his case, if that was the regiment that attacked the gates of the Chateau de Hougoumont at Waterloo.

I wondered about the crossed axes as well .... the image (found on a French website) wasn't specifically identified, although I did save it under its original file name - "COUL_GRNDG" .....   I  wondered if he might be a member of a Pioneer Company of his Regiment, but he doesn't seem to be otherwise kitted out as a Pioneer, so thought the symbol might have some other significance.

I assume that he is from the Second Empire period - 1852-1870 - albeit fairly late, since the Chassepot rifle wasn't introduced until 1866/67.
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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