William Kelly Posted September 3, 2008 Author Share Posted September 3, 2008 Tom mentions that the sling on the rifle discovered at the TSBD on 11/22/63 is not on the rifle in the photo taken at the Neeley Street Apt. backyard photos. Those photos show a different sling, a white rope like contraption. Can anyone post an enlargement of that sling? Thanks, BK Thanks Tom, Can you or someone with Lattimer's book quote the relevant passage where he identifies the sling as a USA AF shoulder holster strap? BK Mr. SHANEYFELT. It is my opinion that it does not. Commission Exhibit 133A has such a small portion of the sling showing that it--you cannot establish that it is or is not the same sling that is presently on the, However, Commission Exhibit 133B does show the sling, since it shows the bottom of the rifle, and I find it to be different from the sling that is presently on the rifle. It has the appearance of being a piece of rope that is tied at both ends, rather than a leather sling, and it is my opinion that it is a different sling than is presently on the rifle. Mr. EISENBERG. Just again a homemade simulated sling, is that it? Mr. SHANEYFELT. It has that appearance, yes. Mr. EISENBERG. You testified that you have a much smaller view of the sling, or what passes for a sling, on 133A than on 133B. Is the sling or simulated sling on 133A, that portion of it which is visible, consistent with the sling on 133B? Mr. SHANEYFELT. Yes; it is entirely consistent. Mr. EISENBERG. Also looks like a piece of rope, is that it? Mr. SHANEYFELT. Yes; it has that appearance. ================================================= Dr. Lattimer discusses the "rope" and also shows a photo of a (Spencer) if recalled correctly which John Wilkes Boothe had and which also had a "rope" sling which was similar. This discussion in Dr. Lattimer's book is also where he revealed the manufacturer of the sling. And, although Dr. Lattimer was quite apparantly a "mouthpiece" for JEH & Company, his book is nevertheless a worthwhile addition to knowledge on the subject matter. No other person that I am aware has documented the weighing of 100 Carcano bullets in order to determine an "average weight". Too bad that someone did not also have him present the "mean" weight. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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