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The Pope’s Rifles


Although it might seem odd to see the crossed keys of St. Peter on a gun (well, maybe not), the Popes commanded armies, off and on, until the collapse of the Papal States in 1870. This model, popularly known as the Pontifico, was a variant of the M1867 Remington.

Link -via View from the Porch | Photo: Keith Doyon

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January 30th, 2012

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