HISTORY WITH A BANG! (Nov, 1953)

HISTORY WITH A BANG!

ROBERT Lewis of Tujunga, Calif., gets a big bang from his hobby—a private gun collection said to be one of the finest in the country. He began gunning for guns 25 years ago and has amassed 135 historically significant weapons ranging from the 15th Century to the present day and including flintlocks, percussion and cartridge types. All are in perfect working order and he’s fired most of them. Each item has a personal history which he can support by documentary evidence. For example, the Burnside carbine in photo below, left, belonged to famous outlaw, Harry Tracy, who was killed in a jailbreak at Steamboat Springs, Colo., in 1898.

2 comments
  1. Marc says: February 17, 200912:52 pm

    U.S.A the gun (and war, and superheroes) lovers…

  2. Nomen Nescio says: February 17, 20097:53 pm

    i wonder where that collection has gone to since… some of those pieces undoubtedly had (and hopefully, still have) enormous historical value. the 1860 Walker Colt in the title image alone would fetch many months’ pay for me…

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