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Reply #15 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 2:51pm
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I find it very hard to see where people, even those at the top of their game wear aa 3 piece suit to the range! Every now and then we will have a retired Marine at the range and their boots will be spit shined! Things were very different back then.
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Reply #16 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 2:56pm
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oneatatime wrote on Aug 16th, 2018 at 2:22pm:
No surprise. Roberts was an Army Major and spit shine was a hard habit to break.


Roberts was NEVER in the Army, NG, or any other military organization!  But he once taught school at a military academy where all the instructors wore uniforms & were referred to as "Major."  Afterwards, his friends, esp. Phil Sharpe, began calling him "Major" as a kind of inside joke, like the men referred to as  "Kentucky Colonels."  All this & more is related by his close friend Harvey Donaldson in "Yours Truly."
  
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Reply #17 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 3:07pm
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oldracer wrote on Aug 16th, 2018 at 2:51pm:
I find it very hard to see where people, even those at the top of their game wear aa 3 piece suit to the range!


At the time, a 3 piece suit was not considered "dressed-up"--it was merely normal middle-class men's daily wear.  Even common laborers would dress in a suit when on a date or at some other social event. 
  
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Reply #18 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 3:38pm
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from Phil Sharpe's Complete Guide to Handloading;
  
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Reply #19 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 3:39pm
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Phil Sharpe's Dedication, Complete Guide to Handloading;
  
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Reply #20 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 7:37pm
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It says in the artical above that Pope included loading data for each barrel. Do any of these papers still exist.
  
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Reply #21 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 7:55pm
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    Roberts' title "MAJOR" came from his having been a teacher at a private military school, where all the teachers were given the nominal rank of Major.   There is no record of his having served in the US Military.  STILL, he might have shined his shoes. whilst Pope may have regarded that as a waste of his valuable time.

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Reply #22 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 10:07pm
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Randy, this may answer some of your questions;
  
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Reply #23 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 11:45pm
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Bob
Thanks for the additional post of that Remington Hepburn. It's curious how the fist photo has that hand written note about the rifle being Hudson's pet rifle but the figure caption from the book only states that the Hepburn action was Hudson's preferred action. I guess that is just another of history's unexplainable disconnects.
  

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Reply #24 - Aug 17th, 2018 at 7:55am
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I recall the first Hepburn pictured had formerly belonged to Dr. Hudson, but at the time was in the collection of Harvey Donaldson, who photographed it as an illustration for an American Rifleman article on old rifles and calibers, written in the 1930s.

The stock could have come with an extra forend, or Donaldson could have altered the forend for his own use.  A picture in Rowe’s book on Hepburns shows a Walker that Remington had made a new forend for in the 1920s.  Donaldson could have had a new one made by them as well.
  
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Reply #25 - Aug 18th, 2018 at 12:24pm
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Here's another, courtesy of the late Mike Petrov;
  
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Reply #26 - Aug 18th, 2018 at 3:25pm
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Love these old photographs from the glory days! Imagine having a display rack of rifles out on the street as in the Lower store photo today! That picture of the doc's Pope rifle got me to wondering what the device that's protruding from the muzzle is. Does anyone know? Thanks for posting these photos, it's rare for me to see them so I really appreciate it.
  
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Reply #27 - Aug 18th, 2018 at 4:00pm
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Which rifle which post you maybe looking at a false muzzle the bullet starter is then attached to in order to start the bullet down the bore and then has to be removed before shooting the rifle.

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Reply #28 - Aug 19th, 2018 at 8:55pm
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This is one of my favorite photos, from Phil Sharpe's The Rifle in America;
  
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Reply #29 - Aug 20th, 2018 at 3:39pm
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Interior photo of J. P. Lower & Son's store in Denver Colo.;
  
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