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Offline mazo kid

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I have a rifle that belonged to Will Rogers!
« on: June 29, 2020, 01:48:20 PM »
Yes, I do. It is a Page-Lewis Mdl B "Sharpshooter" in 22 single shot. Not in the best of condition, but it locks up tight.





















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Re: I have a rifle that belonged to Will Rogers!
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 02:17:01 PM »
I must be blind, cause I see no picture.  (@+
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Re: I have a rifle that belonged to Will Rogers!
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 03:04:19 PM »
What?! You aren't going to take my word? LOL. Actually i was hoping to provoke some response. I don't know if this rifle belonged to THE Will Rogers, but it belong to A Will Rogers.

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Re: I have a rifle that belonged to Will Rogers!
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 03:05:51 PM »
Sorry for the poor pictures, it is a dark and rainy day here.

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Re: I have a rifle that belonged to Will Rogers!
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 03:19:15 PM »
Even if it didn't, its a damn cool story! And a damn cool rifle to boot!
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Re: I have a rifle that belonged to Will Rogers!
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 08:44:50 PM »
That's great Emery! The kid that owned it made a sound attempt to make sure no one was going to steal it.

I am currently working on a Model A Target. The only difference between the two is that the Target does not have a butt plate, has a shorter barrel, and has a dove tailed fixed rear sight while the B has a butt plate and an elevation adjustable rear sight.
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Re: I have a rifle that belonged to Will Rogers!
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 05:41:27 AM »
i Like It!!!! (@+
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Re: I have a rifle that belonged to Will Rogers!
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 10:04:05 PM »
Was on the phone today with mazo, talking about various subjects and it eventually turned to Page-Lewis rifles. I commented on how well the one that I am currently working on was built. The tight tolerences and excellent machining. Mazo then informed me that in one of his books, De Haas made the claim that the Page-Lewis was perhaps the best built "Boys Rifle" of them all and if they would have gotten an earlier start, they could have sold tons of them. However, they got a late start in the game of building single shot 22 calibre rifles and their reign was short lived.

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