rogerazz

4x4 Earth Contributer
We even practiced social separation in the 1950's. Cousin and his missus came from Melbourne to North Portland, Vic. and we ordered them off our property. That's me with an army .303 to make sure they got the message. "Stay Home".
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dusta77

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Bet the cops will come around and fine you each $1000 bucks + each
how can they fine you if you are in your own driveway ? Stop being a twit and just accept the fact people have to give up a little short term for long term gain for everyone
 

Poppa

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We even practiced social separation in the 1950's. Cousin and his missus came from Melbourne to North Portland, Vic. and we ordered them off our property. That's me with an army .303 to make sure they got the message. "Stay Home".
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The shape of the bolt and groove in the stock suggests the rifle is a single shot Lithgow .22 - sorry Roger, don't mean to shoot you down in flames (pun?) but . . . you were the youngster holding it but I reckon I'm on the money.
 

rogerazz

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The shape of the bolt and groove in the stock suggests the rifle is a single shot Lithgow .22 - sorry Roger, don't mean to shoot you down in flames (pun?) but . . . you were the youngster holding it but I reckon I'm on the money.
Yeah, You could be right. When I posted the pic I was thinking it looked a little small and not like a .303. I do remember my cousin did bring up a couple of rifles and remember him showing us how he could crack a branch way down the paddock with his army rifle. Probably thought it was a little to big for a little to small kid, so he gave me the smaller one to hold. I guess the memory of the big gun going off stirred me up a little, or maybe I did not want the truth to get in the way of a good story
Ok check this one out and tell me what you think it might be. A clue, manufactured about 1865.
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Poppa

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Putting the pressure on Roger. First thoughts were Martini-Henry but you blew that thought away with the 1865 manufacture date.

Early American carbine? I can't recall the western movie I saw it in - might have been Soldier Blue - anyway I reckon and I'm really guessing here - it could be a Spencer Carbine.

Interested to hear what it is though and do you still own it.
 

Poppa

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I'll throw my hat in the ring, with it being a Spencer
Yeah, it will be interesting to find out whether we are correct. Like I said, Roger put me under the pump there - I've never seen a rifle like it (other than in a movie) but I sure would like to use a rifle like that. I hope Roger gets back to us regarding it.
 

dno67

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Check out the projectile sitting on the 12g shotty shell, that's out of an old mates blackpowder concussion cap rifle. Apparently will split a 6" redgum block at 300yrds. Can't remember the calibre anymore.

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To give a perspective, thats a 50cal anti aircraft in the back ground.
 
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Poppa

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That projectile would most likely be a .54 calibre muzzle-loader. Never fired a muzzle loader but knew a bloke who hunted deer with one.

I reckon that shed would be more than interesting.
 

dno67

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That projectile would most likely be a .54 calibre muzzle-loader. Never fired a muzzle loader but knew a bloke who hunted deer with one.

I reckon that shed would be more than interesting.
Those guys ( father and son) were big shooters both sport and hunting, that sheds my lounge room. Haha
 

rogerazz

4x4 Earth Contributer
Putting the pressure on Roger. First thoughts were Martini-Henry but you blew that thought away with the 1865 manufacture date.

Early American carbine? I can't recall the western movie I saw it in - might have been Soldier Blue - anyway I reckon and I'm really guessing here - it could be a Spencer Carbine.

Interested to hear what it is though and do you still own it.
I'll give you that one. Unfortunately I had to pass it on as part of a family estate. Once was owned by my brother who brought it over from Europe in early 1960.
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