Interesting rifle cache from Finnish CW

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butlersrangers
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Interesting rifle cache from Finnish CW

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Gunboards Forums has a very interesting thread, started in 2020 and updated today.

It appears in the "Winchester and Lever-Action Boards".

The O.P. is "PT66". On April 3, 2020, he posted content and photos of a bundle of three rifles, found buried in sawdust insulation between attic rafters of a Manor House, that was undergoing restoration in southern Finland.

The three rifles, (a model 1895 Winchester - Russian military rifle, a Japanese model 35 Arisaka, and a model 1888 Austrian Mannlicher), were wrapped in white paper and 1918 dated Socialist/Communist newspapers.

Today, "Mangrove" posted an update with a link to a recent article (in English) about the Manor House and rifles.

A glimpse of the Finnish civil war 1918 - a weapons cache at Kourla Manor, Vihti

http://faravid.journal.fi/article/view/112269 [When the page appears, click on the 'box' marked "PDF (Suomi)"].
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"PT66" posted these beautiful photos on Gunboards, in April 2020, and shared this amazing story.

I just blundered into this material today and wanted to bring it to the attention of KCA Forum members.
It is such a great find and story!
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Re: Interesting rifle cache from Finnish CW

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viewtopic.php?p=42509#p42509

I see the connection to the other thread now.

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