Friday, February 16, 2018

At Borepatch's Request

Jim Land's rifles on YouTube.

These are some the rifles I got to see and handle last night. Although he did not have the Barrett 50 with him, the others were on the table. And we got a fine dinner of chicken and pastry.


3 comments:

Borepatch said...

Cool!

Glen Filthie said...

Very cool. I didn't know they had variable scopes back in the 60's. In my neck of the woods, back in the early 70's, hardly anyone had telescopic sights at all. Most of the men shot Enfield .303's and only the "high rollers" had genuine factory sporting rifles.

I would love a closer look at some of those vintage optics...

Tom in NC said...

Wonder who edited that piece? seriously, showing a picture of an Accuracy International rifle when talking about what rifle Carlos used was a bit weird. I've been privileged to handle examples of all those guns (not those particular ones, but other historical ones of the same vintage), as well as some others, such as the Springfield USMC Model 1941 with Unertl scope. I ALWAYS get a sense of history and wished I could get them to tell the story of their employment. Glad we had such fine men willing and able to use them in our defense.