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#1 full auto 45

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 07:05 PM

It was on this day, 70 years ago in Chicago that the FBI confronted John H. Dillinger outside the Biograph Theater and gunned him down in the streets. But did they kill the correct man? Many say yes, many more, including his own father said no. The dead man looked nothing like John. Wow! Will it ever end.....? Well who knows. But anyway that's your history lesson for the day. RPI Johnny.

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 07:13 PM

Just add his name to the list of Jesse James, Butch Cassidy, Oswald, Elvis, and Norman Bate's mother.
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 07:19 PM

I thought some of you guys might be interested in this site called the John Dillinger Scrapbook. blink.gif smile.gif Link: http://www.geocities...lingerpage.html Here is the FBI's official version. Link: http://www.fbi.gov/l...r/dillinger.htm cool.gif Here is just one more site, Crime Library's article on John Dillinger, with a lot of bedtime reading material and photos.:-) Link: http://www.crimelibr...ingermain.htmB) Look under outlaws, if redirected. ph34r.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 09:46 PM

dry.gif From the FBI site on Dillinger:

They also seized 3 Thompson submachine guns, 2 Winchester rifles mounted as machine guns, 5 bulletproof vests, and more than $25,000 in cash, part of it from the East Chicago robbery.

What exactly does "Winchester rifles mounted as machine guns" mean????? unsure.gif

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 09:15 AM

The "Winchester rifles mounted as machine guns" could be Winchester .351 rifles (1907s?) that were converted. I believe I saw examples of those that were sawed down and had extended magazines (10 rounds at least).

A guess, nothing more.

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