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| October 19, 2021

1874 Sharps

Suspect accused of shooting at officer, holding man at gunpoint in west Springfield before being shot by police

A suspect accused of firing shots at an officer, then holding a man at gunpoint Sunday afternoon is now hospitalized after he was shot by police in west Springfield.

The suspect has been sent to a hospital with unknown injuries, while one officer was also sent to a hospital as a precaution. It’s not believed that any officers suffered life-threatening injuries.

No names have been released in the investigation. An investigation is underway into the shots fired by the suspect and an officer.

The investigation started shortly after a situation at 1 p.m. Sunday. Police say an officer approached a suspect at the Kum & Go gas station on South Kansas Expressway and College Street. Then, the suspect fired shots at the officer and took off toward Lexington Avenue.

Shortly after that, police say a resident in the 1800 block of West Elm Street called officers to inform them a man broke into her home and was holding her husband at gunpoint. After that call, at least 25 police and SWAT team cars responded to the situation around South Lexington Street.

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Clark County Sheriff’s deputies shoot, kill suspect after chase

Douglas Perry
Clark County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed an armed person after a traffic stop turned into a chase at around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office says officers had “probable cause” to arrest the person for assault with a handgun. They forced the fleeing car to stop near the intersection of Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast 49th Street in Vancouver through a tactical maneuver.

Officers or an officer shot the person after he or she exited the car, the sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s office said the person was armed with a handgun and failed to comply with deputies.

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Stunning lack of detail, Douglas.

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I would LOVE to fire one of those Sharps rifles!


Until that tragic boat accident, there was a .54 caliber percussion cap repro carbine version of that hanging on the wall. The type used by some of John Buford’s (portrayed by Sam Elliott (don’t have a case of the vapors nobunny) Cavalry (ht 2 rgr769) in the Gettysburg Motion Picture) to slow down them damned insurrectionist Johnny Rebs from doing a little shoe shopping. Accurate as all hell and fun to shoot. Nice hunting rifle too.

Sharps rifles prolly killed more bison than humans. And the hunters killing off the bison did more to win the Plains Indian Wars than any military action that Sherman or Sheridan ever planned did. Those two (2) certainly used the lessons they learned during the War to Prevent Southern Independence, making warfare against women and children, to good effect against the Native Americans.

Good to see that the criminal element is still a firm believer in the whole “suicide by cop thing”. Too bad more of them don’t succeed in their efforts.


There is a Garrett German made repo of the Sharps Carbine in my gun safe. My son bought it from one of his pals from the Brandy Station reenactment. It actually has a functional pellet primer like the original. Original Carbines are now worth over $3K. The Garrett repos go for about 4 times their original cost, since they haven’t been made since the 1970’s or 1980’s. I still have one of the Italian repos that only cost about $150 when I bought it back in 1990.

Interesting note on the carbines we Union reenactors carried in “Gettysburg.” Several of the 75 cav reenactors carried original Spencer carbines. Because none were used in the actual battle, the three guys using Spencers had to be way in the background so they could not be seen in closer shots. I was in several closeup shots because my Sharps carbine was historically correct.


Now that is a REAL rifle. And one of the prettiest ever made.


The rifle in the picture is likely a reproduction made the Shilo Sharps Rifle Co. in Big Timber, Montana. They are quite pricey now, going for $2.5 to $3K if you can find one for sale.


I should add that the Italian gunmakers are making copies of the 1874 model Sharps rifles. But even used ones go for about $2K or more, depending on caliber and sights.


Very familiar with the Pedersoli and Chiappa replicas. There are several US folks making repros, and yes, they all start around two grandish.

When ‘Quigley Down Under’ came out the manufacturer’s lead time went from four months to about a 2 year backlog. And is STILL there 30 years later. Selleck owns one of the originals from the movie.

Jeff LPH 3, 63-66

That rifle really looks Sharp in the pic

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Oh goodie, sounds like another chew toy !!!
Exactly what we need for the troops morale !!!



Vice President Kamala Harris took a trip to California on a 757 with two motorcades to talk about “climate change.” Despite the obvious lack of self awareness of flying cross country and dumping 13,000 pounds of CO2 in the air in the name of “climate change,” Harris posted a tweet showing her boarding the aircraft.

Nothing conveys your deep concern about carbon emissions than boarding a private jet to fly cross country to “discuss” carbon emissions and how to save the planet from, well, from people like you! https://t.co/pQPdkzs7vt— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) October 19, 2021


Two military men salute her (ugh!) and she returns the salute. I know that there have been discussions as to the appropriateness of the President returning a salute, but the President is in the military chain of command.

The Vice President is not.

( https://dde.carlisle.army.mil/LLL/DSC/ppt/L19_2branches.pdf )

So why the salute and is it appropriate?


In the words of John Kerry, flying private with a massive entourage of vehicles is “The only choice for somebody like” her.


Saw one of those internet ‘lists’ recently on the subject of hypocrisy. ‘The rich and powerful person lecturing everyone else when they have the carbon footprint of a TOWN!’ made it high on the list.