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Jun 20th, 2018 at 11:57am
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Picked these up recently.  Liked them for the fact that they had Stevens advertisements on them but also because they had been used and were dated 1910. Also it should go without mention because they showcase the skills of Hubalek and Ross, (which you would tend to lean on after Pope helped himself to find the door). The initials are a bit difficult for me to interpret either F.I.B. F.L.B. or F.B.  Reminds me of the basement shooting descriptions from the "My days in the Schutzen Game" Westergaard article.   Thought I would share.
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Reply #1 - Jun 20th, 2018 at 12:46pm
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Way cool,thanks for posting them.
  

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Reply #2 - Jun 20th, 2018 at 1:03pm
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Amazing they have survived for over a century.  Too bad the club or range wasn't identified, but you can't have everything.
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 20th, 2018 at 2:10pm
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I believe that the initials are F T B. similar to the Palmer Method of Business Writing.

My dad was born in 1908 and that is the type of hand writing that he learned in school.

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I don't know anything about the Palmer Method, but I have seen the letters written that way many times.  I agree with Frank.
  

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oodmoff,

What are the actual outside dimensions of those targets, length x width ?
  

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Reply #6 - Jun 20th, 2018 at 3:51pm
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Thanks gentlemen.

The cards are both 5.5"l x 4.5"w
the outer ring is 4" in dia.
the black measures 2" in dia.
25 is 0.5 in dia
(basically 1/2" center w/ 1/4" rings)
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Thanks for those specs, oodmoff!    Smiley
  

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Do we have any idea what the range was that it was shot at?

Scaled, the target would be 67 yards.

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Unfortunately the seller never contacted me back when I inquired about any provenance.  The seller was from Mass.
  
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Does that mark in the upper right-hand corner show 3 shots, 25 yards,   and  Peters 22 LR?
  

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yes, that is what it is printed.
  
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Reply #12 - Jun 20th, 2018 at 11:06pm
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Anyone considering reproducing these targets? Would love to have some to display and also to copy and shoot.
  
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slumlord44,
If you have a program like Corel, you can scan in a picture, clean it up to get rid of handwriting and bullet holes etc, scale it to full size, save it, and then print it for your own use.
That's one way some have created repros of old cartridge box labels, and lots of other things.



  

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BP wrote on Jun 20th, 2018 at 11:23pm:
That's one way some have created repros of old cartridge box labels, and lots of other things.


LOTS!--there's an epidemic of fake "original" gun boxes being peddled on-line, like the red S&W boxes that had been selling for $500--that kind of money makes high-quality fakery profitable. Restored Winchesters like M61s in fake boxes listed on GB are continually being exposed by experts on the  Winchester forum knowledgeable enough to detect minor errors in the repro labels & boxes.
  
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Reply #15 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 9:13am
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Redsetter wrote on Jun 21st, 2018 at 7:26am:
BP wrote on Jun 20th, 2018 at 11:23pm:
That's one way some have created repros of old cartridge box labels, and lots of other things.


LOTS!--there's an epidemic of fake "original" gun boxes being peddled on-line, like the red S&W boxes that had been selling for $500--that kind of money makes high-quality fakery profitable. Restored Winchesters like M61s in fake boxes listed on GB are continually being exposed by experts on the  Winchester forum knowledgeable enough to detect minor errors in the repro labels & boxes.

You'd be better served to burn the hang tags and boxes, and look closely at the M61s themselves, such as the early octagon barreled versions, and the 22 Shot versions.
  

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BP wrote on Jun 21st, 2018 at 9:13am:
You'd be better served to burn the hang tags and boxes, and look closely at the M61s themselves, such as the early octagon barreled versions, and the 22 Shot versions.


Those are among the guns most often faked by re-building more common models, because no ser. no. records for them exist. But since such fakes are selling for huge sums, $5000 range in not more, mainly on internet auctions, it's mostly the fat-cats getting burned, which I find amusing.  If so many fools weren't parted so easily from so much money, the counterfeit gun racket probably wouldn't exist, or would at least be scaled back drastically.
  
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Reminds me of a bit of ocean front property that sits in Arizona that I bought from a guy back in the 80's that had on a cowboy hat, think he was from Texas and sang some Grin
  
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Reminds me of a bit of ocean front property that sits in Arizona that I bought from a guy back in the 80's that had on a cowboy hat, think he was from Texas and sang some.

Kinky Friedman?!

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Reply #19 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 11:57pm
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Close but not as good with the quotes
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