Probably best saved for special occasions. giving him the life his horse died for. During Mexicoâs Revolution of 1910, the rebel forces fought for their freedom with a vast variety of firearms that ran the gamut from blackpowder muzzleloaders and single-shot cartridge rifles to then modern lever-action and bolt-action repeaters-even machine guns. The Death of Emiliano â¦ Villa’s revolver was customized with fancy mother-of-pearl grips. So much was happening. The Mexican Revolution and its aftermath, 1910â40. This one has a crescent butt. For reasons that I’ll reveal when the time is right, the Mex Rev and particularly the career of Pancho Villa have been pushed to the forefront in the land of the Frontier Partisans lately. “(Francisco) Villa had the reputation of being one of Mexico’s greatest gunfighters. Backed by Diazâs corrupt government, the Mexican Federal Army was well equipped by Germany, which showed great interest in Mexico at the time and armed the soldiers with mostly 7mm Model 1895 Mauser rifles. Required fields are marked *. Smart bombs. These are tools of modern warfare. Nothing unusual. Venustiano Carranza. youtube the song. An arrowhead, as they say in songwriter school…. Ivory on the other hand is both rare, expensive and subject to shrink cracking. If you do not check this box, your comment will be received and await moderation nonetheless. Right after I got out of the army I bought a Bisley, converted to .357 by Christie Gun Works, that had genuine ivory grips. NOT sure , but this is where Patton thought of mounting machine guns to vehicles. Maybe John Maddox Roberts knows more? Found a picture of Villa shooting the Bisley in a book titled “The Face of Pancho Villa”. The bullet entered the rear of his leg and exited his shin, causing a horrifically painful wound. During Mexicoâs Revolution of 1910, the rebel forces fought for their freedom with a vast variety of firearms that ran the gamut from blackpowder muzzleloaders and single-shot cartridge rifles to then modern lever-action and bolt-action repeaters-even machine guns. Every one of the major leaders of the Revolution died violently, mostly shot to pieces in ambush or assassination. Beginning with the .30 Army (30/40 Krag), .30 cal. Excellent points, all. I have a Colt SAA with ivory grips in the first barrel length and caliber, 7.5″ & .45 Colt, that came out in 1873. I want to die on my horse. I acquired a rifle about 5 years ago at an auction.. The 1892 Winchester shot pistol-caliber rounds, and the bandoliers Pancho is wearing hold rifle cartridges. And finish that novel. Another breed of firearm that was oft used in the RevoluciÃ³n was the single-shot Remington Rolling Block rifle. You’ll never find one more deadly than the Mexican Revolution. Further internet sleuthing turns up Model 94s with crescent butts. He died reaching for his Bisley Colt. Besides captured Mausers, the most popular arms of the mounted rebel vaqueros were weapons such as the slab-sided, lightweight and saddle-friendly 1873, 1892, 1894 and 1895 lever-action Winchester rifles and carabinas (carbines), undoubtedly with a number of Marlins and other lever guns of the day thrown in. You have to look closely at Villa (arrow) to discern that he is carrying a half-stock sporting Mauser. Muskets, rifles, pistols, colt revolvers, bayonets, swords and artillery pieces were all used against the Mexican forces. The Remington Rolling Block was ubiquitous in Mexico — the Rurales used ’em at the turn of the century. Full stock. A favorite rifle on the boarder during the Mexican revolution was a special order Winchester Model 1894 rifle with 20â³ octagonal barrel. Don’t know enough about the various Winchester models of the day.). The music — from border corridos to Ragtime, early jazz and the beginnings of the blues. Patton was just starting out his life when he crossed paths with Villas soldiers. Outlaws touch ladies somewhere deep down in their souls…. There were 10 â¦ Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator. My grandfather “Chico” Jones farmed around Ciudad Juarez and reportedly met and traded with Pancho Villa! Most writers seem to think the only lever actions were Winchesters. In those days, Mexico was often called a machine gun sellerâs paradise, and the Revolutionary era government used a variety of the automatic weapons, mostly the 1896 Hotchkiss gun in 7mm, later, the 7mm Browning model 1919, the 7mm Colt Automatic Gun âPotato Diggerâ of 1895, plus the Model 1911 Madsen machine gun. A spare propeller can be seen lashed to the side of the aircraft, below the cockpits; one-half right rear view, close up, of aircraft. He truly did live & die by the gun, but in between, he managed to have enough affairs that, when he was assassinated, no less than six women claimed to be his widow. I know that is a line from the movie, PATTON. I’ve seen many photos from la Revolucion showing rebels carrying the Winchester 1895, an unusual variant that had a box magazine in front of the trigger instead of a tubular magazine beneath the barrel like most Winchesters. And for me there is just no more fascinating period than that time right around the Great War, when the old frontier still existed, yet was rolling like a runaway train right into the modern era. Model of 1903 and finally the .30 cal. These revolucionarios had no official uniforms and no government to equip and pay them. john maddox roberts was right about there being no prejudice against pearl grips, quite the opposite. villa said. 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