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 Post subject: 132 year 0ld Winchester?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:19 pm 
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Howdy!

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/15/us/nevada ... index.html

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 Post subject: Re: 132 year 0ld Winchester?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:21 pm 
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Not sure why this is generating so much attention. Through the years, there have been many guns found in caves, on the prairie, etc. They found a Gold Rush belt knife hidden in the wall of my house during restoration a few years back. It would be great if these items could talk!


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 Post subject: Re: 132 year 0ld Winchester?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:26 pm 
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I guess it's because you just don't hear about it as much as you used to.


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 Post subject: Re: 132 year 0ld Winchester?
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This would be cool to find. The stories it could tell.


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 Post subject: Re: 132 year 0ld Winchester?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:45 pm 
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In Quanah Texas when I was growing up, my uncle found a '51 revolver (what was left of it) laying on the ground on our family farm. All was left was the cylinder, barrel and frame. There were a few chambers still loaded with conical balls. After investigation, we discovered there was a running battle across our land between Comanches and "probably 4th Cav".

Later just out of high school, I was working with a plumbing outfit on a federal housing project in the town of Quanah. We were doing all the initial ditch work......I was in the "ditch" watching for old gas main and such, when I saw the bucket pull up what looked like a pipe, so I shouted to "stop"! On closer examination, I discovered it was a percussion double barrels. They were rusted through and though I looked for the percussion locks or any other part, but couldn't find anything. Where we were digging through was an old pig pen...and though it had been decades, the stench of pig poo was still really strong. The configuration on the barrels was strange with a metal ramrod held in place by a spring on top of the barrel............so I drew the conclusion it was an under hammer gun.....but still strange.

There is still a lot of stuff laying on the ground or just under to be found..I know of a muzzleloader found leaning up against a tree in New Mexico....tree had grown up around it. Where it had the wood around it, it was fairly well preserved. Butt stock was completely gone....I also found the guts of a gun lock laying on the ground in Colorado.......you just never know.

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