spent the weekend, emptying and organizing the space

by cable, Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 20:10 (56 days ago)
edited by cable, Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 21:04

under the stairs outside the gun room; it was packed several feet deep for more years than I want to admit. I found things that had been lost for years. other things I am able to now move into cabinets etc to display them and where I can find and use them ! my guns have been accessible but the other stuff including some shotshell reloading machines were missing and I wondered if I really had lost them for good !

just took a couple of pics of some accessory things I found and can now have where they can be handled and viewed

these are just cell phone pics, and I will really try to do some better ones, though I can never measure to the pros and talented folks on here

[image]

[image]

anyway, once I get out the better camera I have enough stuff to photograph that I wont likely get bored here in my 'isolation' rooms

kinda fun, this shotgun is interesting

by cable, Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 20:53 (56 days ago) @ cable
edited by cable, Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 21:05

in manufacture, it is 'related' to the rifle


[image]


[image]

why does the shotgun have 2 trigger guards and 3 triggers?

by cable, Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 21:03 (56 days ago) @ cable

:-)

why does the shotgun have 2 trigger guards and 3 triggers?

by Rgates, Louisiana, Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 21:07 (56 days ago) @ cable

Forward trigger releases the barrels to break open for loading/unloading.

exactly ! it is a Whitney, very early breechloader. ..

by cable, Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 22:02 (56 days ago) @ Rgates

Billy the kid used one to kill the sheriffs deputy and escape. it is in a museum,now

this one is pretty good shape . its a 16 gauge

the rifle is a Whitney-Kennedy in 44/40..shoots really well.

exactly ! it is a Whitney, very early breechloader. ..

by Ken O'Neill, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 06:24 (56 days ago) @ cable

Beautiful hunka wood for the butt stock on the rifle!

yes , it’s the 1873 whitney-kennedy and that’s

by cable, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 11:27 (55 days ago) @ Ken O'Neill

the original wood . these guns were direct competition to winchester’s 1873 but more expensive and lost out

this one has a mirror bright bore, not sure it was ever used much at all

Sooooooooooooooooooo COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 09:05 (56 days ago) @ cable

REALLY neat stuff! VERY glad you found it and shared with us. THANKS!

--
Sincerely,

Hobie

Sooooooooooooooooooo COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!

by cable, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 11:28 (55 days ago) @ Hobie

thanks Hobie, i am going to do more since i am going to be locked down for a while

Looking forward to it! Enjoying the obscure guns.

by John K., Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 14:20 (55 days ago) @ cable

As i recall, you had some really nice early marlin 22s.

Looking forward to it! Enjoying the obscure guns.

by cable, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 16:26 (55 days ago) @ John K.

I do, they may get to do show and tell also.

this is kinda fun !

today's featured obscurity

by cable, Friday, April 10, 2020, 12:21 (53 days ago) @ cable

this was the first commercially successful [ briefly ] lever action for the 45/70 government cartridge, the 1878 Burgess. it worked but for various reasons Andrew Burgess didn't make a go of it on his own, and this design lead to the 1881 Marlin which was a good bit better and which was a lasting commercial success.

Chief Joseph, Nez Perce, of " I will fight no more forever " had one of these as seen in a photograph from those days.

the revolver is an 1858 Remington cartridge conversion in .45 colt

[image]

[image]

When I saw the Whitney-Kennedy...

by cas, Friday, April 10, 2020, 12:32 (53 days ago) @ cable

...I thought it was a Burgess.


Both made by Whitney.

yes, very similar appearing in many ways.

by cable, Friday, April 10, 2020, 12:40 (53 days ago) @ cas

:-)

Interesting!

by John K., Friday, April 10, 2020, 17:18 (53 days ago) @ cable

I can see what appears to be a rectangular wedge through the forearm cap to tie it to the barrel, but what is that round thing about 1/3 of the way down the forearm wood?

RSS Feed of thread
powered by my little forum