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Reply #45 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 6:27pm
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Perhaps she could afford it, but the rifle and pistols referred to are the ones found late in post #5. If you look again at that photo, you'll agree that it's most surely the same outfit and rifle.
Sure would like to see more of the six-shooters. I first eyed them about forty five years ago in that same picture. and I peer at every photo of him wearing pistols that I've ever seen.
  

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Reply #46 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 8:02pm
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I'm very sorry for referencing the wrong post/photo.  And with egg all over my face, I now agree that the Sharps and the pistol rig are indeed the same.

What I can see of the pistols in Ms. Fallon's larger photo - their grip shape, their barrel outline in those moulded holsters, their plating, and especially their lanyard rings - best suggests to me that they are Merwin & Hulbert Army models.

I wonder if that very distinctive and noteworthy rig shows up in Packing Iron?

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Reply #47 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 8:50pm
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I agree that's what they most likely are. Could be pair of Smiths, but I doubt it. The only other pistol I've seen him wearing is a Colt single action. That rifle is one whopper, but I've seen Sharps that heavy in other places, too. The butt was not noticed by me, though it came in handy to compare for being the same rifle that she had, huh?
  

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Reply #48 - Jun 28th, 2020 at 7:32pm
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I had an opportunity to buy the Schliffen Sharps and all emphira. A whole loose leaf binder. Lots of information. It was an honest rifle. I looked it over and decided to pass at $1200 in the late 60's. Which was on the high side of Sharps in that period. Been kicking myself ever since.
  
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Reply #49 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 8:01pm
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Soldier holding a Remington sporting rolling block rifle

  
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Reply #50 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 8:24pm
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That's an odd looking uniform coat and belt buckle. What's on the belt buckle? Is that a band uniform?
  
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Reply #51 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 9:47pm
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First, the military-style belt and buckle doesn't look like anything issued here in the late 19th century.  Second, I agree that the blouse looks like something from a band or just maybe a militia uniform.  Finally, the boots look like what the Brits call "wellies", formally Wellingtons, which I doubt were anyone's military boot in the late 19th century.  Moreover, they appear to be moulded, which is perfectly possible as the process was invented in 1853.

In any case, whatever the young man was playing at, the rolling block makes the photo a very nice find.

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Reply #52 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 10:04pm
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oneatatime wrote on Jun 29th, 2020 at 8:24pm:
That's an odd looking uniform coat and belt buckle. What's on the belt buckle? Is that a band uniform?


The photo that I  have is in fair condition, it is faded due to being exposed to sunlight over the years. I can't make out the detail on the belt buckle. There is a pair of crossed rifles on his hat.
This is what is written on the back of the photo.
  
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Reply #53 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 10:17pm
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oldremguy,

Nice to see another RB sporter. Thanks for posting.

Any idea who the gentleman in post # 39 is?

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Reply #54 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 10:19pm
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John X. Beidler and his Ballard
  
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Reply #55 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 10:51pm
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powderman wrote on Jun 29th, 2020 at 10:17pm:
oldremguy,

Nice to see another RB sporter. Thanks for posting.

Any idea who the gentleman in post # 39 is?

Regards


I don't know who the gentleman would be. You don't see to many photos with people holding rolling block sporting rifles. Here is a photo of the 13th Separate Company from Jamestown, New York. It was taken in 1895 and shows members of shooting team No.1 and No.2 after receiving their trophy after winning the 4th Brigade Shoot in Tonawanda, New York.  They are armed with the New York State Model rolling block rifles chambered in 50-70 cartridge.
  
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Reply #56 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 11:45pm
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powderman wrote on Jun 29th, 2020 at 10:19pm:
John X. Beidler and his Ballard


Winchester. Early lowall?
  

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Reply #57 - Jun 30th, 2020 at 8:03am
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For once I agree with Joe.  What I can see of the action and the breech block does look more like a low wall than a Ballard.

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Reply #58 - Jun 30th, 2020 at 11:23am
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Think the gentleman with the rolling block has a brand new pair of standard nineteenth century two piece boots.
After you wear them for a while, they look like the boots in the later picture of the gentleman with the low wall.
Modern boots are usually four piece. Good way to tell if a CAS shooter's outfit is authentic.
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Reply #59 - Jun 30th, 2020 at 7:50pm
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MrTipUp wrote on Jun 30th, 2020 at 8:03am:
For once I agree with Joe.

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