Friday FGS

| April 3, 2020


Winchester 94

Concealed-carry holder — wounded by gunfire — shoots 16-year-old gunman in West Side attempted robbery
The license-holder was shot in the leg, while the teen was struck twice in the abdomen, police say.

By David Struett
A 29-year-old concealed-carry license holder exchanged gunfire in an attempted robbery Thursday morning on the West Side, wounding a 16-year-old gunman and suffering two gunshot wounds himself.

Shortly before 7 a.m., the license-holder was walking in the 600 block of North LeClaire in Austin when a group of three to five suspects came up and demanded his money and belongings, Chicago police said.

As a 16-year-old boy in the group pulled out a weapon, the 29-year-old drew his own gun and exchanged gunfire with the group, police said.

The license-holder was shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

The 16-year-old was struck twice in the abdomen and taken to the same hospital, police said. His condition was unknown.

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Read the rest: Chicago Sun Times

An other sparse day, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes. At least the Youts in Chiraq are representin.’

“Those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them.” — George Santayana

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  1. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    The “Trapper” version of the 94 has a 16″ barrel, and makes a dandy “car gun”.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Chop it down to a Mare’s Leg and call it a pistol.
      I believe those were the 1892 Model tho.

      “The 16-year-old was struck twice in the abdomen”
      Heh, gut shot the little bastard. If he survives
      I hope he enjoys the Ostomy bag.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Dont. BATFE frowns on that sort of alteration without the necessary paperwork and tax stamp.

        Several firms make/made Mare’s leg replicas, by building them as pistols, thus not NFA arms.

        Do-it-yourself is restricted.

  2. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

    May this yute catch teh staph while in the hospital, and die a long slow lingering death.
    But not before “rolling over” and ratting out his team mates.

  3. Roh-Dog says:

    Sometimes it’s the little victories. Speedy recovery to the victim!

  4. Ret_25X says:

    A CCW in Chiraq?

    Must be well connected…

  5. 5th/77th FA says:

    Not this Winchester? Would you prefer Petula Clark’s? Or what about Old Blue Eyes’? Even Rodney Dangerfield got into the act. Just as is they’re slim pickins’ on the FGS, thus can entertainment be at a low ebb.

  6. Wilted Willy says:

    Funny, I just bought me a Winchester just like that! I just love that lever action! It is just a little hard to conceal in my shorts?

  7. Hondo says:

    FWIW: Rossi apparently makes (or perhaps made) a Winchester clone in both .357 and .44. Apparently they’re pretty hard to find (and were even before the latest troubles), and don’t have the same degree of “fit and finish” that the Winchester does. However, they’re reputedly quite functional and acceptably accurate.

    Disclaimer: I’ve never owned either; the above is what I’ve read, now what I’ve experienced.

    • AW1Ed says:

      A friend has one in .357 to match ammo with his handgun. The buckhorn rear sight takes some getting used to, but it’s fun to shoot.

      • SFC D says:

        I asked santa for a Henry in .357, I’m still awaiting her reply.

      • David says:

        That buckhorn sight is pretty well standard on most lever actions. A Williams peep sight is a huge improvement for little money.If you are in the market for a handgun caliber carbine, Marlin’s model 1894, especially older ones made before the Remington buyout are pretty decent. Look for the JM proofmark if you’re not sure.

        ‘Winchester Cathedral’ – one of the top entires on the all-time insipid list, along with ‘Walk Away Renee’, ‘Ferry Across the Mersey’,and the all time bad lyrics champ, ‘MacArthur Park’. Maybe we should hold a contest for BAD songs…

        • 26Limabeans says:

          Love the Buckhorn sites on my Marlin.
          Fast target aquisition for large game
          because you can see the entire animal.
          Not for long shots though.

      • Hondo says:

        I’m curious, AW1Ed – did you have a chance to examine and/or fire it, or to discuss the rifle in some detail with your friend? Is what I’ve read about the Rossi accurate?

        • 11B-Mailclerk says:

          Every out of the box Rossi I have handled or fired is -rough-. They are strong, but all need smoothing work.

          Marlin guns with the “JB” proof are very good. The more recent ones not as good.

          The Henry brand guns are good, and USA made.

          The Italian Winchester 73 clones are good. (Regardless of brand, Uberti made it) (might be one old exception from way back) the non-73s are generally good

          The “new” Winchester lever guns are Miroku made, and are very good. Worth the money if you can.

          • 11B-Mailclerk says:

            Missed your key Rossi question.

            Yes, functional. But tend rough.

            Yes, accurate, enough. Not tack drivers, but usually ok at 100m or less.

            If you can find a Winchester I recommend them.

            With my Winchester 94 in .45 Colt I will hold a 3″ 5-round group at 100m with good ammo. The Cor-Bon 300gr +P JSP loads are a favorite. (Not for 73s. No no no)

  8. Roger in Republic says:

    I had a 94. Big Bore Trapper, .44 Mag with 16 inch barrel. I say had because my wife took it as her deer gun. She refers to it as “My Winchester” Damn it!