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Pretty rough looking bunch but they knew their hardware.........



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I presume that Bill Cody's rolling block in picture two and in the one of his Scouts of the Plains stage troupe is the famous Lucretia Borgia before it got broken up.

Also, I'm pretty sure that the man in the last photo is Jim Bridger, sans Hawken.

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And a Frank Wesson 2-Trigger!
  
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most have  seen this one before, but of you haven't.....
  

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The guy in back on the right has a short barreled rifle that almost looks like it has a bayonet lug on it.
  
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Reply #18 - Jun 7th, 2020 at 5:43pm
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This last picture hangs in the clubhouse of the New Braunfels schuetzen verein.  It is Mr. Uhl and Gus Heye of the San Antonio Schuetzen verein.  I always thought they looked enough alike to be brothers.
  

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The seventh picture up from the last one here is appreciated not just because the lady is very pretty but because I can't remember seeing a Zimmerstutzen in a photo before.

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I think that is Jim Clyman, not Jim Bridger.
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I believe #5 is Jim White one of the greatest buff runners.  He developed the stand method.  He taught the Mooar brothers who made buff hunting an industry.   

No. 7 appears to be a military sharps "sporterized".
  

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MrTipUp wrote on Jun 7th, 2020 at 8:36am:
I presume that Bill Cody's rolling block in picture two and in the one of his Scouts of the Plains stage troupe is the famous Lucretia Borgia before it got broken up.

Also, I'm pretty sure that the man in the last photo is Jim Bridger, sans Hawken.

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I may be wrong but I thought that Lucretia Borgia was a trapdoor Springfield. The remaining part is in the Cody museum but it was several years ago I was there and I don't remember looking at it in detail.

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Reply #23 - Jun 14th, 2020 at 5:22pm
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The first two guys look like dandys. High fashion of the day ha ha.Buy great old photos I wouldn't want to cross any of those old guys at the end of the photos .
  
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JS47 is exactly right.  That is, I meant to write "trapdoor", which is what the rifle is and also what the photo shows, but somehow it came out "rolling block" and I didn't even catch it.  Let's chalk it up to yet another Old Age Brain Fart.

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MrTipUp wrote on Jun 14th, 2020 at 8:11pm:
JS47 is exactly right.  That is, I meant to write "trapdoor", which is what the rifle is and also what the photo shows, but somehow it came out "rolling block" and I didn't even catch it.  Let's chalk it up to yet another Old Age Brain Fart.

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If I recall correctly, it was a model 1866 in 50-70.
  
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MrTipUp wrote on Jun 14th, 2020 at 8:11pm:
JS47 is exactly right.  That is, I meant to write "trapdoor", which is what the rifle is and also what the photo shows, but somehow it came out "rolling block" and I didn't even catch it.  Let's chalk it up to yet another Old Age Brain Fart.



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Sorry I do not see a "Trapdoor" in That photo, only a Rolling Block
  

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I swear this pandemic has all but made me brain dead.  Yes, Lucretia Borgia was/is a .50-70 trapdoor.  Yes, the first photo shows a rolling block.  Perhaps the military form of both rifles was what confused me, but that's still hardly an even remotely acceptable excuse.  SIGH!

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an f grade rolling block long range with rigby flats,, i want that gun!!
  
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MrTipUp wrote on Jun 15th, 2020 at 10:03pm:
I swear this pandemic has all but made me brain dead.  Yes, Lucretia Borgia was/is a .50-70 trapdoor.  Yes, the first photo shows a rolling block.  Perhaps the military form of both rifles was what confused me, but that's still hardly an even remotely acceptable excuse.  SIGH!

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If it's any consolation it helps my self esteem to know that some one else goes brain dead too. Smiley

The Rolling Block in the first photo of Cody looks to me like it has the "Mule ear" type of block like the Swedish military models. Did other models have this feature or could the rifle be a Swede?

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Here are a couple more of our favorite target holders but sans rifles (carrying concealed?). Does the gal on the right look familiar? What are the odds? But yes, you have seen her before.
  
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I think this is what is says;

"The target firmly in her hand, newly posted on her man's frame. With cold beer, singing and music playing, everyone is looking for a good shot!"  Huh
  
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Other than "festive" being more appropriate than "good", that's a fine translation.

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Semantha (or Samantha) Fallon owned the San Jose House hotel and a millinery shop in Tombstone, Arizona . 1879 

  
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Wow!  There's a woman after me own 'eart.  And with a selection of firepower that seems simply too personalized to be photo studio props.  That is, the Sharps is cool enough, but I'm pretty sure she's got a brace of Merwin & Hulbert (or just maybe Hopkins & Allen) Army Model revolvers, with ivory grips yet, and wearing them butt forward in a customized rig to boot.  I'd also bet the hat came from her shop!

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powderman wrote on Jun 23rd, 2020 at 1:21am:
Semantha (or Samantha) Fallon owned the San Jose House hotel and a millinery shop in Tombstone, Arizona . 1879 


Is that a cleaning rod mounted under the barrel???? Also has a "Hawken" style cheek piece and but plate!  COOL!
  
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Samantha's Sharps has an extremely heavy barrel also! Not something the average hunter would have chosen to pack around all day!
  

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Samantha looks like she might also be packing a Bowie.
  
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Pretty sure I posted this Rolling Block fan before, but can't find what thread it was in.

  
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Samantha's Sharps has the style of many western guns, especially the Sharps rifles customized by A. J. late of San Francisco.  And, yes, there's a rod under that whopper of a barrel and she does have a knife, though to me the handle looks rather bland for a Bowie.  In any case, it's the pistol rig that seems most personalized and interesting.

I wonder what the Earps and Holiday thought of her.

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Looks to me like Miz Fallon is sporting the same armament as (I believe it’s) Ed Schiefflin has in Photo #6.  Ed was the founder of Tombstone AZ Territory, and certainly rich enough to afford a fancy Sharps and a pair of ivory gripped revolvers with fancy rig.  Maybe he lent it to her for a picture at Fly’s photo gallery.
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I find all of the leather clothing quite interesting. I ran into a fellow hunting in Colorado a few years back we were both out in the middle of no where we ran across each other. It was colder than all get out when we both stopped to talk. He was wearing elk skin clothing he had made for himself from the bottom to the top. Myself the regular store bought extreme cold weather stuff. I asked him how his leather clothing was working out in this snow and cold wind. He said it is the warmest and most comfortable cold weather clothing that he has tried in the past. And then something to effect it keeps him just as comfortable as the elk that once wore it to provide him with the same extreme cold weather protection. I just thought some of you might find it a bit interesting and probably why those folks in the pictures also wore it for the same reason.
  

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I think you are on to something. It definitely appears to be the same armament. Good eye!

Does anybody recognize the gentleman in Reply #39 ?

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I'm referring to Bent_Ramrod's previous comment,

The Sharps in Reply # 35, the photo following Ms. Fallon's, may also have a slightly smaller and slightly longer barrel than hers; but its stock definitely has a flat butt plate and no cheek piece while hers has a cheek piece and a curved butt.

Also, although likely not as much as a brothel, hotels brought in good, steady money as did ladies' hats. so I'd venture that Ms. Fallon could indeed afford her whole outfit.

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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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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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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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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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Soldier holding a Remington sporting rolling block rifle

  
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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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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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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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Nice to see another RB sporter. Thanks for posting.

Any idea who the gentleman in post # 39 is?

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Nice to see another RB sporter. Thanks for posting.

Any idea who the gentleman in post # 39 is?

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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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John X. Beidler and his Ballard


Winchester. Early lowall?
  

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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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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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MrTipUp wrote on Jun 30th, 2020 at 8:03am:
For once I agree with Joe.

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westerner wrote on Jun 29th, 2020 at 11:45pm:
powderman wrote on Jun 29th, 2020 at 10:19pm:
John X. Beidler and his Ballard


Winchester. Early lowall?


Oh my, I think Westerner and Mr, Tip Up are spot on and the gentleman is indeed holding an early low wall. 

Guess I could blame the provincial government decision to cancel all elective surgery in honour of covid-19, which has put the brakes on my upcoming cataract surgery, for the misidentification. Now Mr. Tip Up is not the only one with egg all over his face. In fact, mine has rundown all the way to my four piece boots.

In hopes of redeeming myself, and for your amusement, I am attaching a photo of what I think is a Ballard, or perhaps it’s a Stevens.   

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I'd have taken her campin despite them dainty city kicks. Good picture, and that is a Ballard.   Smiley


  

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Cool if slightly surreal photo, powderman. and, yes, that rifle is a Ballard.  I particularly love the fringed leggings that almost hide her shoes; as Joe says, "dainty kicks" that you'd hardly go "frontiering" in.

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Well, since we are doing the lady's here are a couple from my accumulation 

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Here's one I found.  Photo by L.A. Huffman

  
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Last week at the family supper 'Alice', in the pic holding her grandpap's trapdoor, refused to hide her spiked hair, but consented to wearing mom's sweater to cover her tattoos. I think she lives around here, I see her every time I go to Walnuts.
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The girl with the hair bow seems to be holding the a standard pre-Winder .22 high-wall musket, complete to the sling.  The other girl's musket is harder to type - rear sight gone, custom target sights, and a custom but still military-style forearm.  Is it likely any photographer would have two such props?

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Maybe not part of a woman and girls chores were to put food on their table and at times to sell to others. One has to look back in order to realize just how important a rifle and a shotgun were to a families survival. Is was not just the men who were out shooting game they were more typically working the land and doing what ever else that was required to establish and maintain a homestead during that time. I remember one of my aunt's who grew up in the hills of Lompoc Ca. we're they deer were plentiful. Dad was a wheat farmer his son's the same and It was the girls who hunted, processed the meat and the hung slices of marinated meat on the barbwire fencimg to make jerky. They used cayanne pepper to keep the flies off and she made the best dear jerky that I have ever had.
  

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" Is it likely any photographer would have two such props?"

If you notice on the breasts they wear what appear to be medals, I always took these two as school shooters back when you could actually take a gun to school and the schools had shooting teams, of course it could be something different.
  

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How could I have missed the medals, three each yet?  45govt has a very discerning eye, and I'd bet he's exactly right.

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I suspect the Winder muskets the young ladies are holding were used to win the Winchester junior rifle corps medals pinned to their chest.
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Since both young ladies have three medals, I'm going to bet they have made it all the way through the Junior Rifle Corps' ranks from "Marksman" to "Sharpshooter" to "Expert Rifleman", indeed an accomplishment worthy of a memory-preserving photo.

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For the record, I have discovered since posting in Reply #7, this is a photo of B.K. O'Dwyer.

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Powderman, thanks for the ID. I got sidetracked, but I'd meant earlier to comment that ol' DK has a long barrel on that puppy.
  

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I believe that is Bridger himself in his best Sunday attire.  Also one loonng round barrelled Sharps.
  
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I didn't think it was Jim Bridger, since Bridger was born in 1804, and not sure there are any photographs of a young Jim Bridger ever taken? 
Since photography was in it's infancy when Bridger was a young man, it wouldn't seem to be used enough to get an image of him at that age. Photography wasn't even around until it was developed in the 1830's in France.
  

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Photograpy wasn't even around until it was developed in the 1830's in France.
   
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Here's Richard "Beaver Dick" Leigh resting with his Sharps.

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Rough looking old guy. There's them boots again. Must have been cold. Look at all the clothes he has on.
  

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I'm wonderin' when anybody's gonna click to the name in powderman's post. Lips Sealed
  

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One of my all time favorites... a couple cute ladies from down the road from me here in western WI. 1889

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Three chicks with guns wearing men's hats. Trouble............
  

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Three chicks with guns wearing men's hats. Trouble............


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Some of those hats are just as charming as the rifles themselves.
  

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Annie with a Sharps fan.
  
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Sitting Bull?
  
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But he was 29 years older than Annie Oakley;-) More power to old men, eh Joe?
  
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Perty gal with Sharps rifle tie pin.
  

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westerner wrote on Jul 26th, 2020 at 4:50am:
Perty gal with Sharps rifle tie pin.

Westerner:
Is that a braided whip on her left hand? Looks like trouble. Love the picture.
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I have come across a reference that states this gentleman from Reply#2, is William Cody in 1871.

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Wondering if the gentleman on the right might be holding a single shot. My eyes are not good enough to tell. To me it appears to be either a Sharps Model 1878 or a Winchester Model 1885. What do the experts say?

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Unfortunately. the light is reflected off the young man's Merwin & Hulbert's plating just enough to make the rifle's action difficult to identify.  It could well be either an 1885 or an 1878; but I favor a Winchester over a Sharps.

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Many thanks, Mr. Wright.  Your superior computer skills were what was needed to establish what LD1's sharp eyes (pun intended) had already perceived - the rifle is indeed a Borchardt.

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I suspect the Winder muskets the young ladies are holding were used to win the Winchester junior rifle corps medals pinned to their chest.
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The photo of the three snazzy-hatted ladies has been reproduced many times.  The ladies were all members of the Alma (Wisconsin) Ladies Shooting Society, and have been identified (left to right) as sisters Clara and Julia Tester and their friend Emma Protz.  And, yes, the two Martini Schuetzen rifles were made by Alma-area gun maker Christian Patt.   

The original of this photo, taken by Alma photographer Gerhard Gesell in 1889, is in the collection of the Alma Historical Society.

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I think it's a Winchester. What looks like the back of a Borchardt breech block is a part/fold on the young mans britches. 

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MrTipUp wrote on Aug 10th, 2020 at 9:45pm:
The photo of the three snazzy-hatted ladies has been reproduced many times.  The ladies were all members of the Alma (Wisconsin) Ladies Shooting Society, and have been identified (left to right) as sisters Clara and Julia Tester and their friend Emma Protz.  And, yes, the two Martini Schuetzen rifles were made by Alma-area gun maker Christian Patt.   

The original of this photo, taken by Alma photographer Gerhard Gesell in 1889, is in the collection of the Alma Historical Society.

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My former father-in-law grew up in Alms and among his related mementos was a booklet put out by the Alma Historical Society about target shooting in the Alma area in the late 19th century.  That photo was prominently featured therein.  Unfortunately, the booklet "disappeared" after he died.

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MrTipUp wrote on Aug 10th, 2020 at 9:45pm:
The photo of the three snazzy-hatted ladies has been reproduced many times.  The ladies were all members of the Alma (Wisconsin) Ladies Shooting Society, and have been identified (left to right) as sisters Clara and Julia Tester and their friend Emma Protz.  And, yes, the two Martini Schuetzen rifles were made by Alma-area gun maker Christian Patt.   


For those who are on Ancestry.com:  Some time back, I created a tree for the Tester sisters, another for Emma Protz, and another for Christian Patt.  Search for their names.  I think my trees will be linked.
  
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Here are some new ones, and a couple of older ones, and the photo with the Hepburn is mine.

Hiwall, Ballard, TD Carbine
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Several of the trap-door carbiners are wearing more-or-less matching, sort-of military outfits.  Spanish-American War volunteers?  Maybe even "Rough Riders"?

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In 45govt's newest gang of nifty photos the first shown has a high wall that sure looks to end with a Helm buttplate. Not much for 'soldier' use- or any ranger stuff either.
And in the photo of all the well armed boys, it would seem that Mr. and Mrs. Mullen spent a lot of time together.
  

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Notice that the last photo was taken in Manila.  It is tempting to presume that the two men are members of the 15th US Cavalry, that was initially organized to help put down the Philippine Rebellion of 1899-1902.  But why aren't they armed with Krags?

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The Hiwall in the first photo has a standard butt, the Ballard appears to be a Pacific with a tang site, all the cartridge belts appear to have 45-70 rounds and look like 1885 belts?

  

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I need to take your word for the buttplate- I can't get it big and clear enough to really tell. But I'm pretty sure I got the description of the kid photo right!
Thanks for the pics, no matter what else, they are fun to look at.
  

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William Cody caressing Lucretia Borgia

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It may well not be a coincidence that Lucretia Borgia is included in this 1872 photo of Bill, Grand Duke Alexi, and two hangers-on.  For legend has it that it was only after Bill loaned his rifle and hunt-trained horse to the relatively inexperienced and overly excited young nobleman that the latter finally killed his first American buffalo.

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More Lucretia, a babe, and a RB Sporter.
  
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Since we're into old photos here on of my Great Grandfather, who I was fortunate to know when I was a little kid. He's on the right. I've studied this photo for years trying to come up a clue to the rifles they'er holding but nothing so far comes up. Probably just some nondescript muzzleloaders.  It was taken in Central Oregon probably in the 1880's.
  

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One is a muzzle loader for sure. Not so sure on the other. Looks like a Flobert?
  

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I agree with Joe; the one on the left is a Flobert.

In the last photo of Bill, Buntline, and Texas Jack, could the "babe" - whom I'd swear we've seen before, a sharpshooting "Princess Somebody" whose husband/performance partner also wore pseudo-Indian getup - be substituting for the missing Hickok, who if I remember correctly left the show early?  And, no, it's not Oakley in her earliest theatrical incarnation.

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Your great grandfathers rifle is, as westerner stated, a muzzleloader for sure, and typical of a half stock plains rifle. There were many known makers and many not so known. If I were you I would post any photographs you have on any number of websites pertaining to muzzleloasders that have members who might be able to help you identify your Great grandfathers rifle. There are, I'm sure, members here who could direct you to some of those websites, and quite possibly knowledgeable enough to help with identification. It would certainly be nice to know more. Good luck in your search.
  

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Looks to be Cody with a 1/2 stock cap gun.

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This gentleman with a Ballard from Reply #3 is Gabriel Dumont

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Powderman's Post #101 shows "White-Eye" Jack Anderson and "Yankee" Judd, in Leadville, CO 1879.

White-Eye accompanied Wild Bill Hickok on his last trip to Deadwood and allegedly Hickok gave him the Colt Single Action he is holding.  No mention of what Yankee Judd is holding, as the article was all about "Where are Wild Bill's Guns?"

The article mentioned that if all the alleged Wild Bill guns were put into Wild Bill's coffin, there wouldn't be any room for Wild Bill.
  
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Another Sharps fan. This is the same gentleman pictured in Reply #2

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Prospector Edward Schieffelin founder of Tombstone, Arizona c1880. Another Sharps fan.

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That's one heavy barreled Sharps rifle and it looks like it has a cheek piece.
  
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Barrel does appear to be heavy but the length also appears to be shorter than per-say normal. So the rifle might not be as heavy as it appears to be.
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We've seen the rifle and gun belt in another photo of Mr. Schieffelin; but I still wonder how they came to grace the photo of Samantha Fallon (Post # 33), who owned, among other things, a reputed "hotel" in Tombstone.  Ed's sweetie?  Exquisite services rendered?  I'm thinking cable movie plot.

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Good eye Bill. I went back and looked at post 33 and there you can clearly see that it has a ramrod attached to the bottom of the barrel which makes it look a lot bigger than it is. You don't see many straight grip Sharps with a cheek rest on it and it looks like it may have been added.
  
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What is Mr. Schieffelin propping his right leg up with, and why?
  
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Since there was considerable silver in Nevada back then, did it also occur in Arizona?

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Sure, Arizona mined a whopping amount of silver. Even way, way back the indigenous people extract some. Became fine jewelers in some opinions.
  

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Is that a wiping rod under Mr. Schieffelins Sharps barrel?
  

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Interesting. Might be a Gemmer Sharps or a Freund?
  

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He basically founded Tombstone Arizona by striking it rich mining a mother lode of silver, so he could most assuredly afford a Freund or Gemmer, or whatever he wanted for that matter.
  

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Post # 33 gives you a good look at the wiping rod and shows you that in other photos the rifle's barrel looks much larger than it actually is due to a very thick underrib.

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Since both Samantha and Schiefflein where from Tombstone, that rifle must have been a prop in the photography store. I wonder what the chances of it still being in Tombstone are, possibly in a museum somewhere? Gemmer makes sense, Joe.
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. . . that rifle must have been a prop in the photography store.

And also the fancy double gun belt, its loops filled with what could well be cartridges for the Sharps?  I'd say that's stretching probabilities at least as far as  Ed and Samantha being very good friends.  But if it was a prop, it will show up in other photos, I'm sure.

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Hung up on the boots. Made a few.
Earliest "V" notch tops I have seen.
Sharper toe and higher heel than most of the period.
Probably custom made, maybe locally.
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Chuck I too was looking at the boots. The ones currently being made are just not pleasing to my myself and I have always preferred the Olathe round toe and what I have worn for years and still do. The one below is basically the same boot as I have with the exception of maybe the toe not being as round its hard to tell. 

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More ladies with snazzy hats and tres cool matching outfits.  Another pair of sisters?  Early lady live-bird/trap shooters?

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I think the seated babe is holding some type of tip-up type rifle. Whatever the standing babe has, she appears to be in the process of loading it. Perhaps she doesn't like her photo being taken.

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Shotguns. Or shotgun and second barrel.
  

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"Buckskin Joe" caressing his Smith. Joe Richeaud.

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This repaired and altered Sharps Model 1874 rifle was invoiced in June 1874 to gun dealer F.C. Zimmerman at Dodge City, Kansas. Bought by professional buffalo hunter and later-famed peace officer William “Bill” Tilghman, the weapon killed several thousand buffalo between 1874 and 1878. Broken in a horse-fall out on the range, the buttstock was repaired by Tilghman using a strip of raw buffalo hide. Sometime after leaving the range, Tilghman had the octagonal barrel cut down from 32 inches to 24 inches to serve as a convenient saddle gun.

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A Stevens aficionado.

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That guy and his rifle look as though they lived the real life. His boots are not fancy and look well worn.  His hands look very grizzled, possibly his right hand was badly burned. I'd say he went there,did that and got the T-shirt. Neat pic.
  
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Looks to be some sort of single shot. I'll leave the ID to the experts.

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That's a Whitney Phoenix, I believe; not the most commonly photographed single shot, to be sure.  His brace of pistols is more interesting, however.  Flobert parlor pistols?

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WOW!!

And I don't even care if those are not factory cases.

Also, could someone who is clever with Photosmart or other such software sharpen and perhaps lighten that photo for those who want a pin-up?

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Mr. Lawrence,   The picture I posted came from the link below.
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Very interesting, but not from American Rifleman, which didn't appear until 1923. Must have been Shooting and Fishing.
  

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It is from Shooting and Fishing
Here is a larger snip

  

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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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J. Scott McCash&&New Braunfels, TX&&830-237-2376&&jsmccash@yahoo.com
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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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Re: Some single shots back in the day.
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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Reply #180 - Dec 7th, 2020 at 7:58pm
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Some more single shot aficionados.

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Some Rolling Block boys.

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Re: Some single shots back in the day.
Reply #182 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:57am
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830singleshot wrote on Oct 27th, 2020 at 10:16pm:
Digging through the New Braunfels Schuetzen Verein archives, I just stumbled across this photo.  It's titled "Stevens Rifle Team".


I thought the middle man was asking permission to go to the can.
  

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Reply #183 - Mar 29th, 2021 at 11:34pm
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Felix Telles aka Mickey Free and his Sharps



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Reply #184 - Mar 30th, 2021 at 4:37am
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You see how his right eye is bigger and more pronounced than a normal persons right eye? That's because he used it a lot shooting iron sights. All the best shooters had that big ole eyeball.
  

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Reply #185 - Mar 30th, 2021 at 5:46pm
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I believe that the gentleman seated on the right in the top photo has a J. P. Lower Special Order Ballard.
  

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Reply #186 - Apr 1st, 2021 at 9:01am
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westerner wrote on Mar 30th, 2021 at 4:37am:
You see how his right eye is bigger and more pronounced than a normal persons right eye? That's because he used it a lot shooting iron sights. All the best shooters had that big ole eyeball.


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Reply #187 - Apr 1st, 2021 at 10:01am
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looks like 3 of the 5 rifles don't have a front sight
  
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Reply #188 - Apr 1st, 2021 at 12:28pm
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Front sight? We don't need no stinkin' front sight!
  
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Reply #189 - Apr 1st, 2021 at 1:22pm
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Perhaps it's a screen resolution issue but I can see front barrel sights on all rifles except the Sharps in the center where the bottom side of the rifle faces the camera.
I higher resolution photo would likely show those front sights more clearly.
  

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Reply #190 - Apr 2nd, 2021 at 2:30am
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And a good time was had by all.

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Reply #191 - Apr 2nd, 2021 at 2:02pm
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those guys look like they are celebrating the latest executive order from our gallant leader in DC.
  

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