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Winchester Hotchkiss
December 12, 2017
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Here’s some history and rapid fire video, thanks to “Forgotten Weapons”.

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 “There is but one answer to be made to the dynamite bomb and that can best be made by the Winchester rifle.”

Teddy Roosevelt 

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December 27, 2017
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Interesting indeed! I looked at a butchered 1883 in the League City Cabela’s recently but got distracted by another gun. Wish I’d spent a bit more time looking it over, don’t get to see one of these very often.

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Thanks for posting that, I have one of the first model carbines, cool gun! Back in the day, I’d rather have a Hotchkiss then a Trapdoor!

March 24, 2018
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I am not a Military collector but I do have a couple.  What gun did the Hotchkiss replace and what gun was it replaced by?  Where was it used?  I have a 2nd model carbine.

March 28, 2018
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Wouldn’t it be just as fast (and probably more accurate) to hold the rifle at the forearm with the left hand, and use the right hand to move the bolt and pull the trigger? Never seen anyone accurately shoot using his method.

Just my humble opinion.

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March 29, 2018
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Maverick, it looks horribly awkward…I think it is only a function of this guy being hopelessly left handed…

March 30, 2018
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Maverick, it looks horribly awkward…I think it is only a function of this guy being hopelessly left handed…  

Yeah but most left handed people I know can shoot quite well. My father and brother are lefties, I think I would have been one but one of my first teachers was old and thought it best to make me use my right. My dad and brother both shoot well, and by most regards my dad is ambidextrous in regards to guns. But both of them are Right-Eye dominant and I think that makes a big difference. 

If you ever watched “The Rifleman” TV show, watch some episodes again, Chuck Connors was a true ambidextrous and often shoots with both hands. Now granted it was a TV show and he was using blanks, but supposedly in real life he was an accomplished shooter.

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My dad was a lefty and as far as I could tell a pretty lousy shot…..unless you’re talking pool. His dad was a farmer near Bloomfield, NE during WWII and to help make ends meet he had a bar in town with a pool table. I never saw my dad pick up a cue until I was a teenager, nowadays I think I know how he picked up spending money in his younger days.

 

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