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Dave B - L.C. Smith Man
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Gentlemen,

   I have no idea as to exactly when Frank Hillsmen and his family were smuggled out of Germany by my Grandfather and his friends in Germany , I was told before the war started, don't know if that meant our participation in the war or before 39.  I doubt you will find any records on the Hillsmen family and work shop, I do know this, his work shop was part of his home.

I had some pictures of my gun, I will try to find one of them.  I did post a picture one time but can't remember on which forum, May have been the old SSBB before Ralph upgraded it.

Dave B - L.C. Smith Man

 

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Posted : March 13, 2019 12:18 am
Moonshine
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Anecdotal stories may be entertaining, but, unless verifiable, they are simply no more than that - just like most historical fiction.

Several browser searches turn up no mention of anyone whose name comes close to being “Frank Hillsmen.”

Does not mean he didn’t exist; just that wide sweeps across time haven’t found the name 

A search for assassination plots against Winston S Churchill are a little more fruitful, but none such as you described have turned up.

Take a look yourself.

Having been involved in museum management since the early ‘70s, one takes research and verification seriously.

An example is an upcoming research trip to MESDA, Winston-Salem, along with an artist and a historian, in exploratory examination of artifacts and materials for a painting commissioned for a museum.

”Trust (if you must), but verify.”

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Posted : March 13, 2019 6:36 am
Lee Sykes
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Back to the endless silence we go.

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Posted : March 13, 2019 9:45 am
Crazy Horse RVN
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The Germans may have used the 257 Mauser for a sniper rifle but you must remember that the Germans lost two world wars....in a row.  ;~)

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Posted : March 13, 2019 9:54 am
Moonshine
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But not due to the use or lack of use of any particular weapon...!

A true non sequitur.

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Posted : March 13, 2019 10:55 am
Dave B - L.C. Smith Man
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Gentlemen,

   In any case I like the .257 Roberts, whether you happen to like it is your personal opinion.  I could care less if any information on Frank Hillsmen exists on this foolish machine, which some people believe tells all history, which is incredibly insane in itself.  

Dave B - L.C. Smith Man 

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Posted : March 13, 2019 12:05 pm
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Cortes
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I just decided to go with something new. I bought a new rifle in 6.5 Creedmore. Shoots great by my standards, right out of the box. That said, the deer population in Virginia is under no threat. Cheers, CP

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Posted : March 13, 2019 3:57 pm
Lee Sykes
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I've read up on it some.   At the range where it holds any advantage over the .308,  I probably couldn't see a deer, let alone hit it.

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Posted : March 13, 2019 8:23 pm
Junnie
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257 Roberts was perhaps a necked down 7.92 X 57 ????  

 

Once a man, twice a child....

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Posted : March 14, 2019 11:10 am
Lee Sykes
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Junnie
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One classic rifle.....

Once a man, twice a child....

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Posted : April 5, 2019 9:03 pm
Junnie
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I took my 1903 Springfield shooting at the 100 yard range the other day.  Haven't pulled the trigger on a large bore rifle in over 50 years, perhaps September 1967 RSVN then shooting a 5.56    Not even close in recoil to the 06.  This baby kicks like a Missouri Mule.

After several shots, muscle memory kicked in and layed in several X ring shots.   It was Grand fun, can't wait till I receive my M1 Garand from CMP.   Tried off hand, no way, bobed and weave a figure eight..  Perhaps once I figure out how to set up a Hasty sling, I will hit paper at 100. 😊 😊 😊 😊

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Once a man, twice a child....

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Posted : April 14, 2019 6:16 pm
Lee Sykes
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I have owned several rifles in 30-06 and always enjoyed shooting them.  You might try a little trick I have used while shooting an old steel buttplated (or excessively light) rifle from the bench.  Use your wallet as an imprompto recoil pad.  It makes quite a difference. 

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Posted : April 15, 2019 12:31 am
Cortes
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Well shucks guys, I will confess that I find more rifle shooting joy in my little Anschutz .22 than any of the centerfire guns. I no longer hunt anything bigger than quail and the occasional pheasant and the little .22 is such a plinking pleasure. 

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Posted : April 15, 2019 10:01 am
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Junnie
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Well!!!!!!   I haven't killed {anything} in over ten years or so, once was a avid upland bird killer, when I had dogs.  Now I shoot targets.

Sporting Clays mostly now I got into big bore rifles.  I'm amazed how anyone can hit a target the size of a basketball at 500 hundred yards.  I was looking, just looking at some 300 yard targets, they look like a tiny dot, perhaps I'll shoot at it sometime soon, should be miracle if I hit paper... 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😮   In 1966 when I qualified with the M14, shot ten bulls at 500, of course I was a couple days younger. 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 

Anyone recommend a quality spotting scope that doesn't cost thousands ?????

Yes indeed the Anschutz is one quality rifle, wish I had one.  

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Once a man, twice a child....

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Posted : April 15, 2019 6:32 pm
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