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 Post subject: OLD FRONTIERSMAN?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:24 pm 
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Old Frontiersman with Winchester rifle. Circa 1880.

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 Post subject: Re: OLD FRONTIERSMAN?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:35 pm 
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Looks like that gent kept up on the latest weaponry of the times.I'd guess when started out he had only one shot between him and eternity.


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 Post subject: Re: OLD FRONTIERSMAN?
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That's an EXPENSIVE rifle during that time.


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 Post subject: Re: OLD FRONTIERSMAN?
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revor wrote:
That's an EXPENSIVE rifle during that time.


LOL It still is! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: OLD FRONTIERSMAN?
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Howdy!

"I'd guess when started out he had only one shot between him and eternity."

And a sharp flint and dry pan.

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 Post subject: Re: OLD FRONTIERSMAN?
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revor wrote:
That's an EXPENSIVE rifle during that time.


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 Post subject: Re: OLD FRONTIERSMAN?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:56 am 
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I'd bet he's a Metis hunter from the Northern Plains, clothes, apparent "race", etc.

another Metis hunter of the same period

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This the famed Gabriel Dumont, "general" of the second Metis rebellion


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