Author Topic: A little history, from one of America’s greatest rifleman  (Read 247 times)

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We fought that last war to make the world safe for democracy, and we did... for a while.
The thing they forget is that liberty and freedom and democracy are so very precious that you do not fight to win them once... and then stop.
Liberty and freedom and democracy are prizes awarded only to those peoples who fight to win them, and then keep fighting eternally to hold them.
By our victory in the last war, we won a lease on liberty, not a deed to it."
-- Alvin York
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Re: A little history, from one of America’s greatest rifleman
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2021, 09:33:57 AM »
I can see his statue from my office.  He was one of our finest!
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They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies."  George Washington 1790

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Re: A little history, from one of America’s greatest rifleman
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2021, 02:29:07 PM »
Enfield or Springfield? The age old question, can you tell from the statue?
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Re: A little history, from one of America’s greatest rifleman
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2021, 03:28:25 PM »
That quote is as valid today as it was then.

Makes me wonder how many people aged 30 and down would know who Alvin York was without googling it.

As an aside, I once owned a sporterized P-17 Enfield, a Remington product. Someone had done a first rate job of drilling/tapping the action for a scope and installing a Shilen barrel onto the action.  Rifle would cut clover leaves at 100 yards, especially with Hornady 180 SPs.  The kicker?  I bought it from a pawn shop in Box Elder, South Dakota for $250, in 1994.  Then I sold it in 1998. Wish I had that one back.

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Re: A little history, from one of America’s greatest rifleman
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2021, 01:01:28 PM »
Enfield or Springfield? The age old question, can you tell from the statue?

Well, he's holding a Springfield.  Who knows whether that's accurate or not?!?!?!
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In giving us dominion over the animal kingdom, God has signified His will that we subdue the beast within ourselves.
John Lancaster Spalding

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin, 1775

"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies."  George Washington 1790

“[T]o preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them…”
– Richard Henry Lee, Declaration Signer

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Re: A little history, from one of America’s greatest rifleman
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2021, 01:32:56 PM »
Thanks Robert ,you’re a good man.Barring any more solid evidence, I’ll take the artist word for it
“Great things have been affected by a few men well conducted”George Rogers Clark

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