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RandySF

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Sun May 1, 2016, 04:50 AM May 2016

Watching the television show '11.23.63' and I still have one nagging question about Oswald's gun. [View all]

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How did Oswald, with a bolt-action rifle, manage to get off two rapid and accurate shots that killed JFK and wounded Governor Connelly? Honestly, I know nothing about guns and thought I would pose the question.

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He would have had to practice, but it's possible jmowreader May 2016 #1
Three shots in 17 (???) secs. longship May 2016 #2
I think it was three shots within a space of 6 seconds. RandySF May 2016 #4
No, I believe it was 17 secs from first to third. longship May 2016 #6
Warren Commission Report said 3 shots, 5.6 seconds, including the infamous "Magic Bullet," Chasstev365 May 2016 #8
Harvey would have trained with an M1 Garand which had no bolt... Human101948 May 2016 #7
Well, he also practiced with the gun he used. longship May 2016 #10
Can you direct me to the forensice that were very clear? Human101948 May 2016 #14
Check out Gerald Posner's book, Case Closed. nt longship May 2016 #17
Apparently his book isn't indisputable... Human101948 May 2016 #23
Well, if Oswald didn't do it, who in Sam Hell did? longship May 2016 #25
British in World War One 1939 May 2016 #3
The SMLE family doesn't utilize a "straight pull" bolt as the Ross, Schmidt Rubin... Marengo May 2016 #19
And now for something completety different. Wilms May 2016 #5
Correct. Top sniper, White Feather, could not duplicate the shot. yourpaljoey May 2016 #28
I have talked with a former police officer who was a marine. roamer65 May 2016 #35
There have been volumes written about the shots that day. gordianot May 2016 #9
The rifle was a Mannlicher-Carcano... gregcrawford May 2016 #11
In my opinion, some conspiracy theories are total bullshit. Warren DeMontague May 2016 #12
And what about his pistol? rgbecker May 2016 #13
So the local cops were involved in the conspiracy, too? 30Draw May 2016 #15
there was no way in the world he made those shots. KG May 2016 #16
thank you, agreed yourpaljoey May 2016 #29
Here's an interesting take on it Orrex May 2016 #18
Witnesses heard the last two shots almost on top of each other. At least two rifles used. Zen Democrat May 2016 #20
pull trigger, work the bolt aim and pull the trigger again. ileus May 2016 #21
Bigger question One of the 99 May 2016 #22
Incorrect assertion. stopbush May 2016 #31
It's 22!!!! 11.22.63!!! Jeez-o. And there are scores of books for your query. Get cracking. WinkyDink May 2016 #24
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel May 2016 #26
Have you ever read the Warren Commission Report? stopbush May 2016 #27
I wonder why this is posted when the later House Committee on Assassinations took issue with much of Todays_Illusion May 2016 #32
Had you read the HCA report, you would know that they CONFIRMED stopbush May 2016 #33
It's been duplicated several times in reenactments. NutmegYankee May 2016 #30
what station is that on?...eom mrmpa May 2016 #34
Locking tammywammy May 2016 #36
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