My Great-Grandpa carried the "assault weapon" of his day when he was the neighboring county's sheriff in the early 1930s.
He carried a Winchester Model 1907 in .351 WSL.
Intermediate caliber, semi-automatic, detachable magazine.
He also carried a shotgun, but that was more so he could stop and shoot at birds as the mood struck him.
"Growing up as both a Southern and the son of a child of the '50s, I was imprinted with several things that have long stuck with me. The F-86 Saber Jet was the finest fighter ever flown, the National League is always superior, and Leslie Coffelt
was the finest revovler shooter since Mr. Ed."