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Sunday Morning Open Thread | Main | Sunday Morning Book Thread 06-02-2013: When Puppies Ruled the Earth [OregonMuse]
June 02, 2013

Sunday Gun Thread

Andrew was late to his sister in law's wedding again so he's a bit in the dog house today. You're stuck with me. Here we go.

Compare and contrast.

A Springfield Model 1892-99 (no guessing today) in .30-40.

M1889 Krag.jpg

Or a Spanish Mauser in 7x57mm.

1893-spanish-mauser-1 (400x87).jpg

You get to pick.

Why the rifle matters in a fight.


You shoulda picked the Mauser. Better accuracy with a smokeless cartridge and better penetration at longer distances. This is the American rifle that was preferred, at up to 800 yards. A Lee Navy Rifle Model 1895 in 6mm.

Winchester_Model_1895_Lee (400x67).jpg

Very accurate up to 800 yards.

The Marines picked that one. Good call Marines. A Marine can kill you with his thumb, but it might take a half hour or so. Much better to shoot you dead at 800 yards with a superior firearm.

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