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#5545053 - 01/15/15 02:25 PM 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree
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#5545536 - 01/15/15 06:05 PM Re: 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree [Re: rexmitchell]
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If it had been there that long, wouldn't the tree be the same age? Not sure the photo shows that.
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#5545549 - 01/15/15 06:15 PM Re: 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree [Re: rexmitchell]
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I could only see the picture in the video. I don't think the rifle was in that exact spot for that long but it had definitely been there longer than a few years.
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#5545552 - 01/15/15 06:17 PM Re: 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree [Re: rexmitchell]
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Cool find
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#5545932 - 01/15/15 09:09 PM Re: 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree [Re: rexmitchell]
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It's probably a 132yr old rifle all right... but I highly doubt if it's been leaning against that tree for that long...but very interesting and a neat find none the less!

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#5545936 - 01/15/15 09:10 PM Re: 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree [Re: rexmitchell]
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twas in a bar back in late 70's. it had a muzzle loader hanging above mirror behind the bar. asked about it. story given it was found in an ol house being torn down in a secret room. house was over 150yrs old. they found out it was loaded, put cap on nip, fired second time. twas cool conversational peace. flag
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#5546348 - 01/16/15 07:41 AM Re: 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree [Re: rexmitchell]
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My Brother in law found an old H&R top break 32 while hiking in Colorado and gave it to me for Christmas. The following Christmas we ran into the former sheriff and had coffee with him (he was in his 70's then) We told him about the old gun and he told us of a guy that shot someone down in Denver in an argument in a bar and took off running. This back in the early 1900s. They caught the guy, gave him a trial and hung him. He'd supposedly shot the victim with a 'chrome' 32 caliber pistol.
Don't know if my pistol is his pistol but the canyon where my BIL found the handgun is where they caught the guy.
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#5548351 - 01/17/15 11:50 AM Re: 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree [Re: rexmitchell]
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Really cool

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#5555715 - 01/21/15 11:14 AM Re: 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree [Re: rexmitchell]
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Juniper trees grow very slowly. They also grow outward, not upward. Trees gain height at the top only. How many cool things have you seen that have grown into trees while out and about?

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#5557845 - 01/22/15 10:19 AM Re: 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree [Re: Texas Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
If it had been there that long, wouldn't the tree be the same age? Not sure the photo shows that.


Who said it's been there that long?

It just says the rifle was made that long ago. It was probably sat there and lost when it had some years on it

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#5557974 - 01/22/15 11:06 AM Re: 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree [Re: rexmitchell]
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Originally Posted By: rexmitchell


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#5558055 - 01/22/15 11:46 AM Re: 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree [Re: rexmitchell]
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Neat. Wander if it still fires.

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#5558569 - 01/22/15 03:56 PM Re: 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree [Re: rexmitchell]
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I have an old double barrel shotgun as a wall hanger in the Man Cave that my son's friend dug up while bulldozing an old oak stump in a deserted farm house yard. No telling how long it had been there. The stock was broken but had it repaired. Conversation piece.

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#5562819 - 01/24/15 10:44 PM Re: 132 year old winchester rifle found propped against tree [Re: Bbear]
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Originally Posted By: Bbear
My Brother in law found an old H&R top break 32 while hiking in Colorado and gave it to me for Christmas. The following Christmas we ran into the former sheriff and had coffee with him (he was in his 70's then) We told him about the old gun and he told us of a guy that shot someone down in Denver in an argument in a bar and took off running. This back in the early 1900s. They caught the guy, gave him a trial and hung him. He'd supposedly shot the victim with a 'chrome' 32 caliber pistol.
Don't know if my pistol is his pistol but the canyon where my BIL found the handgun is where they caught the guy.


now that's cool!

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