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"American Rifleman" Magazine, February 1963

Object Number: 2008.002.0002
Publication: American Rifleman
Type of Object: Magazine
Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 11 1/2 in. (21.3 x 29.2 cm)
Medium: Paper
American Rifleman magazine dated February 1963 with a sale price of 50 cents. This issue of the magazine includes a Klein's Sporting Goods ad and coupon like the ones Lee Harvey Oswald used to order a 6.5 Italian Carbine rifle in March 1963.

Oswald ordered a 36" rifle but received a 40" rifle. He paid $21.75 for a rifle with scope attached, plus $1.50 shipping. The order form and money order for the rifle were signed by "A. Hidell" but the Treasury Department and FBI testified before the Warren Commission that the handwriting was Oswald's and that the name "Hidell" was an alias he had used on other occasions.

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