According to the official investigation, oswald acted alone, firing three bullets from a sixthfloor window at the southeast corner of the book depository. Secret service agent remembers rifle pointed at jfk during. Shown is the location of cameraman abraham zapruder along with the trajectory of the third and fatal shot that killed president kennedy blue line from the texas school book depository. However, the book is useless if you dont already know how to checker. There was the deputy sheriff who found the rifle that killed the president. The rifle had been found by dallas police on the sixth floor of the texas school book depository, a building which overlooked the presidential motorcade at the. Its a whitney kennedy with a large frame action chambered for 4560. Among other gun produced was the whitney kennedy lever action rifle, based on an action designed by andrew burgess. Kennedy was the fourth american president to be assassinated.
Cuba opens secret files furiati, claudia, shaw, maxine on. The town, now known as robbins, actually began in 1795 when gunsmith alexander kennedy and his family left philadelphia to settle. Shooting holes in theory that a secret service agent killed president kennedy. Jun 28, 2017 kennedy, largely obscured by the cars rearview mirror, can be seen with his fist clenched in front of his throat while agents standing on the car behind the limousine look back toward the texas school book depository, the entrance of which is visible just behind the tree. He lived in minsk until june 1962, when he returned to the united states with. This is an excellent book about ballistics expert howard donahue and the extensive research he conducted in a quest to determine who fired the bullet that fatally wounded president kennedy. Dec 09, 2018 one of the secret service agents who was with president john f. At times he worked as many as seventy to ninety men.
Alexanders son, david kennedy, gun smith, millowner and fiddler, carried on the gun making business, and had at one time the largest gun factory in this part of the south. Meet the sniper rifle that assassinated president kennedy. And when those rifles crackled over dealey plaza, in dallas, texas on november 22, 1963 and john f. Most of the book consists of patterns for various types of checkering. Oct 26, 2017 oswalds chilling final hours before killing kennedy.
Mar 18, 2019 shown is the location of cameraman abraham zapruder along with the trajectory of the third and fatal shot that killed president kennedy blue line from the texas school book depository. From 1880 until 1886, about 23,500 of these rifles and carbines were manufactured. Rifle by david kenedy 17681837 bear creek school nc posted in pre1898 longarms ref. A record executive hands tony a copy as he departs new york. I drove lee harvey oswald to the book depository but i still dont believe he shot jfk. When i started going to gun shows and actually looked a kennedy over, i was stuck. I am a history buff and this story kept me intrigued. The gun collection the eli whitney museum and workshop. What physics reveals about the jfk assassination history.
Marine who assassinated united states president john f. Fifty years after the assassination of jfk there still seems to be a huge interest and many,many more conspiracy theories but i believe this book dispels many of these. Secret service agent has been paid an undisclosed sum of money by the publishers of a book that claimed he fired the bullet that killed president john f. The rifle found on the sixth floor of the texas school book depository could not be aimed accurately. A brief guide to the jfk assassination is the essential jfk assassination book. Shooting holes in theory that a secret service agent. Someone a foot away from me or two feet away from me couldnt fire a gun without me hearing it. These include alleged involvement of the cia, the mafia, vice president lyndon b. After a few years i discovered sam maxwell had published a book titled lever action magazine rifles, this book is a must for every whitney collector. Though the kennedy rifle is a work of fiction, it makes a convincing argument that important aspects of the kennedy assassination were never revealed to the american public. Kennedy s brain was splattered across the road, they had made their move into the big time. This is very nice and lets the experienced checkerer employ a variety of unusual designs. Oswald, a 24yearold former marine, fired from the sixth floor of the texas.
If you ever want to learn an alternative history of early nonwinchester lever action magazine rifles, one of the best sources is a book titled lever action magazine rifles by samuel maxwell. The kennedy rifle an entertaining pageturner, fastpaced plot, welldrawn characters with sharplywritten dialog that fans of elmore leonard will appreciate. James william ike altgensassociated presswikimedia. The rifle oswald allegedly used in kennedy s assassination. Kennedy, and the followup to megabestselling author bill oreillys killing lincolnmore than a million readers have thrilled to bill oreillys killing lincoln, the. The elder kennedy was a noted gun maker in philadelphia, where he furnished guns for the continental army until forced to flee to north carolina after philadelphia fell to the british in september 1777.
Kennedy when he visited springfield in 1962 said he remembers a rifle was confiscated along the presidents motorcade route that day. Kennedy, largely obscured by the cars rearview mirror, can be seen with his fist clenched in front of his throat while agents standing on the car behind the limousine look back toward the texas school book depository, the entrance of which is visible just behind the tree. As a result a woman named kate is looking for his help locating the real rifle that killed kennedy. This november 22nd will be 50 years since the assassination of president john f. According to capels book, one 300acre tract of kennedys land sold for four dollars. Apr 26, 2012 brandons book uncovers many of the puzzling facts left out of the warren report. Lee harvey oswald was innocent but his gun was used to. The youtube episode focuses on the socalled snipers nest, the area next to the 6th floor window of the texas school book depository tsbd from which lee oswald allegedly fired a mannlichercarcano rifle wounding governor john connally and killing president kennedy. Among other gun produced was the whitneykennedy lever action rifle, based on an action designed by andrew burgess. New details about the notoriously private jackie kennedy are now being revealed in jackies girl.
As for oswald, menninger has no idea what motivated the man officially held responsible for kennedy s assassination to fire a 6. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories wikipedia. Anyway, kate knows where the rifle is supposedly hidden and together cole and kate go looking for it. Whitneykennedy lever action rifles forgotten weapons. Lee harvey oswalds carcano rifle shooting it today.
Jfk kennedy autopsy, the fatal head shot wound the serious problems and the contradictions the warren commission along with the house select committee on assassinations believe that this autopsy proves that president john f kennedy was shot from the back. Johnson, cuban prime minister fidel castro, the kgb, or some combination of these entities. This, no surprise, is never mentioned by colin mclaren in jfk. Oswalds rifle a cheap, military surplus rifle which was bought by mail order the carcano model 98 aka mannlichercarcano. Kennedy as his motorcade drove by on november 22, 1963. My only criticism is that i wish the book were longer. Secret service agent george hickey is seen brandishing a rifle as the limousine carrying a wounded president kennedy, with agent clint hill on the back, speeds away from dealey plaza in dallas on nov. The checkering and carving of gunstocks monty kennedy. Oct 31, 2016 its curious that no one seems to have mentioned this characteristic in connection with the john f. Jfk head shot wound kennedy assassination autopsy photos.
Share read this book and over 1 million others with a kindle unlimited membership. Lee oswalds friend is convinced he is a patsy for john f. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Photographs of oswald holding the rifle, a palmprint found upon examination of the rifle, and detective work tracing its sale, all eventually led to oswald. Nov 11, 20 most particular for establishing that the three 3 shots could have been easily accomplished from the texas school book depository in the allotted time frame and could easily have hit their target with the carcano rifle owned by lee harvey oswald. But we thought it would be cool to try to find one of the rifles. Its been a long time since weve had a whitney lever action rifle on the site but this one was worth the wait. Oswalds chilling final hours before killing kennedy. Jfk assassination magic bullet computer recreation youtube. Kennedy, mortal shooting of the 35th president of the united states in dallas, texas, on november 22, 1963.
While the police converged on the texas school book depository in. A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of john f. The kennedy rifle and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. A new book claims that evidence which seemed to prove lee harvey oswald pulled the trigger, killing jfk, is flawed. Lee harvey oswald october 18, 1939 november 24, 1963 was an american marxist and former u. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the kennedy rifle. The shooting itself has been the subject of movies, documentaries and countless books and articles. The preceding chapter has established that the bullets which killed president kennedy and wounded governor connally were fired from the southeast corner window of the sixth floor of the texas school book depository building and that the weapon which fired these bullets was a mannlichercarcano 6. I was 16 when kennedy was killed and i remember it like it was yesterday. Hes also a skilled writer who has authored six fiction novels.
In 1992, the writer bonar menninger published the book mortal error, which publicized the theories of baltimore gunsmith howard. Nov 21, 20 as for oswald, menninger has no idea what motivated the man officially held responsible for kennedy s assassination to fire a 6. Their most distinctive visual feature is the unique serpentine operating lever. My life with the kennedy family, a new book by kathy mckeon, the. Kennedy s secret service detail on the day of jfks assassination. Much to the dismay of the conspiracy theorists out there, were going to assume oswald acted alone and shot kennedy using a carcano model 98 from the book depository. Lawsuit is settled in favor of former secret service agent.
Nov 04, 20 there was the deputy sheriff who found the rifle that killed the president. Whitneykennedy lever action rifles february 17, 2016 ian mccollum lever action rifles, video 29 eli whitney jr. Although most of the militia showed up at new orleans without rifles it appears possible that this rifle or some made by the same maker may have been used from this gentlemans response. Powers was consulted for the book mortal error, the book on donahues research mclaren found so inspiring. Kennedy on november 22, 1963, and the subsequent murder of prime suspect lee harvey oswald by night club owner jack ruby has spurred numerous conspiracy theories. Oswald left the book depository and returned to his lodgings to change clothes. Computer recreation of the second shot, which hit kennedy and connally, from the book. The killer harbored communist sympathies and had earlier defected to, then returned from, the soviet union. Oswald fired the rifle from the texas school book depository in dallas, texas, to assassinate united states president john f. May 21, 2018 in the book, the author explains that his father immediately suspected that the cia was involved in president john f. The kennedy rifle puts an interesting new wrinkle into iteven though fictionit has a tremendous amount of the facts laid out in understandable order and that makes it thought provoking. This timeline shows exactly how the day of jfks assassination unfolded. I thought this was a brilliant read and in my opinion what colin mclaren is alleging is quite plausible and makes a lot of sense.
Identifying whitney leveraction guns eli whitney museum. Early reports from newsman and authorities on november 22nd 1963 indicated that the weapon allegedly used to assassinate president kennedy was a 7. Oswald was honorably released from active duty in the marine corps into the reserve and defected to the soviet union in october 1959. Apr 09, 20 the youtube episode focuses on the socalled snipers nest, the area next to the 6th floor window of the texas school book depository tsbd from which lee oswald allegedly fired a mannlichercarcano rifle wounding governor john connally and killing president kennedy. Other gunsmiths in the country were john kennedy, william williamson, captain john ritter, phil cameron and james ray. Its out of print but older copies occasionally turn up. I put this on the american longrifle forum and found that these rilfes may have a very significant military history. How the colonial kennedy long rifle factory in robbins became one of the largest in the south. The shot that killed jfk is a 1992 nonfiction book by bonar menninger outlining a theory by sharpshooter, gunsmith, and ballistics expert howard donahue that a secret service agent accidentally fired the shot that actually killed president john f. Green book may be the title of the film, but the real green book gets little screen time. Oswald, a 24yearold former marine, fired from the sixth floor of the texas school book depository.
The best books about the jfk assassination, from norman. Computer recreation of the second shot, which hit kennedy and connally, from the book depository. David kennedy, gunsmith and revolutionary war soldier, was the son of john alexander and mary tandy thomas kennedy. M ore than 50 years ago, three men clambered down the steep bank of bear creek in robbins hoping to discover artifacts from a frontier rifle factory that, along with its owner, david kennedy, vanished around 1838. And with that recognition, powerhungry and moneymad industrialists began to usurp more and more power.
Forum member jerry brandon isnt just an excellent craftsman of ballistic edge annealing machines. Shooting holes in theory that a secret service agent killed. Michael cole is a ballistic expert who wrote a book about the grassy knoll the kennedy conspiracy. His accused killer was lee harvey oswald, who was himself murdered before he could stand trial, and the death of kennedy has long been the subject of speculation and conspiracy theories.1450 304 1311 75 363 1252 633 1390 982 711 1499 78 1520 1397 116 714 1496 1265 996 269 410 985 674 23 890 1321 999 363 1403 797 1205 78 1449 511 1177 61 173 1185 909