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Buffalo Bill Cody

Post by RanchRoper » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:12 pm

Name that rifle....

Very cool film. I actually had my photo taken with that saddle in North Platte Nebraska at a home that once was Cody's. Now a museum.

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Re: Buffalo Bill Cody

Post by Henry88 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:53 am

He was quite a character
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Post by ChefDuane » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:23 am

I've been to Buffalo Bill's gravesite at Lookout Mountain in CO. Does that count? :)
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Re: Buffalo Bill Cody

Post by RetiredSeabee » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:57 am

You were definitely born a century late. I love that you literally keep the era alive.
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Re: Buffalo Bill Cody

Post by Mistered » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:34 am

Name that rifle....
I'll go out on a limb and say it's a Winchester Mod 94 possibly a 26" (maybe a 24") 'Klondike' Sporting Rifle - essentially the same as one of mine.
For the most part he has his hand over the receiver but in the one scene he lays the rifle down on the log I stopped the vid and could not make out a sideplate which would suggest something earlier such as a mod 73. Also in the same scene there was a couple seconds of the left side shown fairly clear and I could not make out a saddle ring which was NOT on the Sporting Rifle.
Also the buttstock has a thinner grip and a more pronounced 'hook' on the top of the stock at the front near the grip. The earlier stocks had a less pronounced hook that tapered back somewhat.
Also it is VERY clear this stock has been modified (or was ordered this way) to use a carbine (or shotgun) style flat buttplate as opposed to the crescent style which was standard on this model. My 1866 Commemorative has this style buttplate.
My own piece of 'Buffalo Bill' commemoration:
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Re: Buffalo Bill Cody

Post by RanchRoper » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:03 pm

Here is one of his rifles...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbGl1jSHNpU
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