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You cannot make out what rifle he’s holding, or what pistol butt protrudes from that holster.
I think there actually is a lever there, but for some reason it is practically invisible. The bulge on the receiver just in front of the trigger guard has to eliminate Winchester and Marlin, and my guess is that it’s a rare Bullard Repeating Arms lever action. Bullards were made circa 1884 to 1891.
I also think those pelts are wolves.
The rifle looks like a Krag 30-40, bolt action.
Pic here … http://tinyurl.com/yxvdjjov
Springfield made a few for the US market
in the 1890’s.
The barrel looks too narrow for the time. Pretty close to .22, max .30 maybe. And I’m assuming that we see the whole barrel (is that a sight about two inches from the end?) and it is damned short for black powder days. Then there’s the bandolier of cartridges at his waist. .45-70? They don’t seem to match the barrel at all. Color me confused.
looks â€˜92 Winchester-ish…
too, the guy is loaded down with everything the photographer could hang on him, same case with the horse.
rather overdone, and that could be considered.
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