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by nrobertb
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Volcanic Repeating Arms Company was a U.S. company formed in 1855 by partners Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson to develop Walter Hunt's Rocket Ball ammunition and lever action mechanism. Volcanic made an improved version of the Rocket Ball ammunition, and a carbine and pistol version of the lev...
by nrobertb
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Some scenes from the great 1950 western, Winchester 73.
by nrobertb
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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A pika is a small mammal, with short limbs, very round body, rounded ears, and no external tail. They resemble their close cousin the rabbit, but with shorter ears. There are two species in North America. Most pikas prefer rocky slopes. Pikas graze on a range of plants, mostly grasses, flowers and y...
by nrobertb
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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A pair of Oscar Crockett spurs perhaps engraved by Edward Bohlin.
by nrobertb
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:15 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Forgotten Winchester is a rifle manufactured in 1882 that archaeologists discovered in 2014 leaning against a juniper tree in Great Basin National Park. The bottom of the stock was buried in a few inches of accumulated soil and vegetation, indicating that it had been resting there for many years...
by nrobertb
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: Movie rifle anachronism
Replies: 24
Views: 3845
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Re: Movie rifle anachronism

Interesting that Stephen Crane who wrote the classic Red Badge of Courage, was never in a battle.

He also wrote what is considered the finest American short story: The Open Boat.
by nrobertb
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:26 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is a deer indigenous to western North America; it is named for its ears, which are large like those of the mule. The several subspecies include the black-tailed deer. Unlike the related white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), which is found through most of Nor...
by nrobertb
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:57 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The hoary marmot (Marmota caligata) is a species of marmot that inhabits the mountains of northwest North America. Hoary marmots live near the tree line on slopes with grasses and forbs to eat and rocky areas for cover. It is the largest North American ground squirrel and is often nicknamed "the whi...
by nrobertb
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:41 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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A group of Mexican branding irons.
by nrobertb
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:44 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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The Caverns of Sonora, a National Natural Landmark is a unique cave located 8 miles west of the small city of Sonora, the seat of Sutton County, Texas. It is a world-class cave because of its stunning array of calcite crystal formations, especially helictites. These helictites are found in extreme a...
by nrobertb
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:04 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Pinus lambertiana (commonly known as the sugar pine or sugar cone pine) is the tallest and most massive pine tree, and has the longest cones of any conifer. It is native to the mountains of the Pacific coast of North America, from Oregon through California to Baja California. The sugar pine is the t...
by nrobertb
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:10 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Another old time safe by the New York Spector Co.
by nrobertb
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:02 am
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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A belt buckle by Texan Billy Klapper.
by nrobertb
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:52 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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A handmade hatchet from a farrier's rasp.
by nrobertb
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:02 pm
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Topic: Spurs and the Great West
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Great western character actors: A tall, sinewy, austere-looking character actor with silver hair, rugged features and a distinctive voice, John Robert Anderson appeared in hundreds of films and television episodes. Immensely versatile, he was at his best submerging himself in the role of historical ...

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