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Hi everyone, I’ve been reading the forum for a couple of years now but this is my first time posting.

This article stood out to me a few years ago and I’m wondering if anyone knows if there was ever a follow up or more information regarding the Carcano rifle that Loran Hall gave to his stepsons, Jim and John Pappas, a few weeks after Kennedy was assassinated.  

Anyone have any theories as to why Hall would have the rifle, or could it just be a morbid souvenir that he picked up?

-Mike

 

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2021/10/07/a-florida-tie-to-the-jfk-assassination-shows-why-secret-records-need-releasing-column/?outputType=amp

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On 7/19/2023 at 4:59 PM, Mike Aitken said:

Hi everyone, I’ve been reading the forum for a couple of years now but this is my first time posting.

This article stood out to me a few years ago and I’m wondering if anyone knows if there was ever a follow up or more information regarding the Carcano rifle that Loran Hall gave to his stepsons, Jim and John Pappas, a few weeks after Kennedy was assassinated.  

Anyone have any theories as to why Hall would have the rifle, or could it just be a morbid souvenir that he picked up?

-Mike

 

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2021/10/07/a-florida-tie-to-the-jfk-assassination-shows-why-secret-records-need-releasing-column/?outputType=amp

Hello Mike,

I can't really speak about Loren Hall and a Carcano. To tell you the truth, I hadn't heard that before, so I'll be sure to read the article you referenced.

In any case, I'm glad you're here and I hope you'll take an active part in the discussions.

Steve Thomas

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On 7/19/2023 at 5:59 PM, Mike Aitken said:

Hi everyone, I’ve been reading the forum for a couple of years now but this is my first time posting.

This article stood out to me a few years ago and I’m wondering if anyone knows if there was ever a follow up or more information regarding the Carcano rifle that Loran Hall gave to his stepsons, Jim and John Pappas, a few weeks after Kennedy was assassinated.  

Anyone have any theories as to why Hall would have the rifle, or could it just be a morbid souvenir that he picked up?

-Mike

 

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2021/10/07/a-florida-tie-to-the-jfk-assassination-shows-why-secret-records-need-releasing-column/?outputType=amp

Check out either Quicks Hits or The Dallas Action on podcast. I believe past espisodes they've discussed Loren Hall. 

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well, significant article because Hall, who hinted at knowing much more than he said, told his sons there were men on he Knoll. Also, if we want to hypothesize  - perhaps the gun he gave the kids was used to shoot at JFK, and then the other, that was found, was left there for evidence of that type of rifle being used. There are still some problems - bullet size - but in the scheme of things, the forensics were so cooked in this case that it probably did not matter.

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