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Reply #165 - Oct 25th, 2020 at 4:11pm
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It looks like Ad Topperwein.
  
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Reply #166 - Oct 25th, 2020 at 4:54pm
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It is from Shooting and Fishing
Here is a larger snip

  

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Reply #167 - Oct 25th, 2020 at 8:48pm
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"Plinky" put on weight, but Ad was always slim.  In any case, the "rifleman" is clearly a serious shooter and it did cross my mind that he might have been an exhibition shooter, perhaps for Stevens, as the cases surely look professionally made.

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Reply #168 - Oct 25th, 2020 at 9:54pm
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My thanks to the several of you who provided more information about the "Rifleman and His Pets" photo.  Accompanying the photo is a short, explanatory article wherein the owner unfortunately chooses to be anonymous.  But there is something perhaps of import.  The article and photo are from the Oct. 31, 1901 issue.  Therein the author mentions that the rifle he is holding is for the .28-30-120 cartridge, "the latest production of the Stevens Company", and that he loads his own cartridges using "Fg King's Semi Smokeless".

The point is that it seems to me that past Forum queries have been about when the .28-30 cartridge and and also when semi-smokeless powder began to be used; if so, here's some first-hand evidence, for what it's worth.

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Reply #169 - Oct 26th, 2020 at 8:30am
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Mr. Lawrence, The man may be John A. Cox of Hoosick, Ny. In the Dec 5 issue of Shooting and Fishing he writes of his Stevens 49 in 28/30 purchased in the spring and not having fitted it yet with a scope. The gentleman in the picture makes reference to Albany, Ny (near Hoosick) and what I can make out from the photo the rifle he is holding matches that (could be a 49 and is scopeless). 
Does anyone know who used the handle "Crimp" back then possibly Charles Herrick ? Also who used the handle "Aberdeen."

I'm reading all this from digital  copies of Shooting and Fishing. They are in the Cornell Univ. Library and the originals came from W T Hornady of the Ny Zoological Society.
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Reply #170 - Oct 26th, 2020 at 10:49am
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Thanks for posting that photo with those Stevens cased rifles. To help explain it a bit, below is the text from Shooting & Fishing that went with that photo.
  

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Reply #171 - Oct 26th, 2020 at 12:55pm
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My only problem with considering John Cox is why not say you're from Hoosick?  Or is Hoosick very near the more well-known Albany?  There was a time, for example, when I said I was from South Bend, Indiana simply because most people, including those from nearby towns, had never heard of the mini village of Granger, some 10 miles north of The Bend.

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Reply #172 - Oct 26th, 2020 at 1:37pm
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It's a common upstate Ny thing. Nobody want's to be from "East Chicken Lips". 
Years ago I met a guy while in Tn, My coworker introduced him saying "he's from your neck of the woods".
Him = "I'm from Syracuse".
Me = "I'm from Binghamton".
Him = "I'm really from Endicott".
Me = "No sh**, me too".
Come to find out he was 2 years behind me in High School.
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Reply #173 - Oct 27th, 2020 at 10:16pm
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Digging through the New Braunfels Schuetzen Verein archives, I just stumbled across this photo.  It's titled "Stevens Rifle Team".
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Reply #174 - Oct 28th, 2020 at 6:34am
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And I agree with the middle man: whether it's the team or the rifles, Stevens is No. 1!

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Reply #175 - Oct 28th, 2020 at 9:36am
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I think what he is saying is that "I wish I had a Ballard, my scores would have been much better!"  At least that's what I take from the picture.   Wink
  

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Reply #176 - Oct 28th, 2020 at 10:09am
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John Rigby wrote on Oct 28th, 2020 at 9:36am:
I think what he is saying is that "I wish I had a Ballard, my scores would have been much better!"  At least that's what I take from the picture.   Wink


Funny, that's what I got from it too!
  

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Reply #177 - Oct 28th, 2020 at 12:31pm
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Back side of the New Braunfels "Stevens rifle team" photo
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Reply #178 - Oct 29th, 2020 at 8:07pm
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One more picture just to muddy the waters.  Now lets see if I can post it.
  
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Reply #179 - Nov 4th, 2020 at 8:50pm
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