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March 26, 2014
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Here is a picture of my grandfather (far right) and several uncles on a successful blacktail hunt on the Southern Oregon coast in the early ’30’s. Looks like a Savage 99 on the left and three Winchesters.

March 27, 2014
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Hey Mark,
Great picture, I wish I lived back in the day, when things were much slower paced.
Looks like your Grandfather is shooting a Model 1892 and the Uncle next to him is also shooting a Model 1892,(frames look to short to be a 1886) the next Uncle appears to be shooting a Model 1894 and on the left,yes it appears to be a Savage Model 1899.
Are any of these Winchesters still in the family? It would be great if they were.

Well Cherish the thought, hokie

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March 27, 2014
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Great old picture.Wonder if the fellow in the back with his hand on his face,was skunked ?He looks a little down. 🙂

March 27, 2014
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Hokie – I don’t think any of these guns are still in the family, but two of his lever guns are – an 1894 Winchester and an 1893 Marlin. He also passed down a muzzleloader owned by his grandfather, who came to Oregon from your own Pennsylvania in 1850 and became a professional hunter for a timber company, supplying venison for the logging camps. That gun is in a museum on the South Coast. 28 Gauge – Yes, it must have been tough to come back empty-handed from a hunt like that. Today, Blacktails are few and far between.

March 27, 2014
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Thanks for posting the old photo. Very good thing to have. I bet a lot of us wish our families were able to take a few more of the classic hunting photos than they were able to.

Brad

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March 27, 2014
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Precious photo. Thank you for putting it up for us.

My Great-grandfather, Grandfather, Dad and many relatives are from SE Oregon. Great-grandpa was a Marshall for a while over there. Grandpa was an old cowboy. Even when female relatives insisted he stop, he still couldn’t resist the ZX roundup. When he was in his 80’s, the women were able to get in a few "I told you so" scoldings after he broke an arm cowboying.

March 27, 2014
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FromTheWoods – Your grandpa was like a lot of old cowboys around here. My wife’s grandpa didn’t give up spending long days on horseback gathering cattle in the fall ’til he was nearly 90. It’s not called the ZX roundup anymore, but we still have a great ranch rodeo each summer here in Paisley that involves a lot of the working cowboys from area ranches.

April 2, 2014
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Well Mark, if your wife’s Grandpa rode there into his 80’s maybe she and I have the same Grandpa!–or maybe not. I’d bet the two new each other.

Up on the hill, gravestones from at least four branches of our family are warmed with the morning sun. Bailey, Murphy, Oliver, Windom.
It seems all you have to do to be a member of our family is to order a chocolate malt at the restaurant. That’s not how they teach genetics in school, but that pretty much is an indicator for us in Paisley.

I’ll keep a lookout for the rodeo date. It would be good to camp out in the desert and come to town for the show.

Here is a "small world" example: My wife was vacationing down in Mexico a couple years ago. While there, she met the woman who was one of the creators of Paisley’s Mosquito Festival.

(I’m not sure so much non-Winchester conversation is alright on the forum pages, so if you’d like to talk more, we can move to the PM method.)

April 4, 2014
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The ranch rodeo is now on Mosquito Festival weekend. This year it is July 25-27th. Your Murphy kin are very active in organizing the rodeo. Come on down if you have a chance. There are lots of activities, including a big trap shoot.

I have certainly known some of your Murphy and Windom relatives. I bought a fairly rough 1873 from one of the Murphy clan a couple of years ago. Let me know if you ever get to Paisley and we can talk Winchesters over a beer at the Pioneer Saloon. Yes, the Saloon is still in operation (since 1883), but the upstairs brothel has been closed. Wink

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Thanks for the invitation. I’ll let you know when I’m headed your way.

Too bad about the saloon; someone always has to ruin it for the rest of us. Sheeesh!

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