Thursday, February 15, 2007

109 years ago today...

...the battleship USS Maine blew up and sank in Havana harbor. propelling the nation towards war with Spain.

5 comments:

treefroggy said...

This is just the excuse to buy a Krag in 30-40, isn't it.

Kristopher said...

Why would you need an excuse to do this?

JPG said...

Hey, the Krag was mostly an army rifle. The USS Maine belonged, of course, the navy, which had its own RIFLE - - The 6mm Lee/Navy/Winchester/whatever. Now, THAT would be another proper collectible rifle. ;)
Best,
JPG

DirtCrashr said...

Remember the Main! They ditched the Lee as soon as they could, even the Marines preferred the Krag. Since I already have a Krag it made a good excuse to buy a 1909 Colt.

Will said...

Only problem with "remember the Maine" is the reason it blew up was due to a fire in a coal bunker located next to a powder storage bunker. Major Whoops! Not the first or last ship lost to problems due to coal.