Oswald’s rifle in the famous LIFE Magazine backyard photo is not the same rifle entered into evidence

To lower to the chase, right here is a visible comparability of the “backyard photo” rifle and scope (CE-133-A) with CE 139, the rifle and scope positioned in evidence by the Dallas Police and the Warren Commission.

At John A’s suggestion, I created the graphic above by rotating a “backyard photo,” cropping out simply the rifle, and positioning it immediately under the WC picture of CE 139. The variations, together with the scope’s relation of the rifle, appear fairly apparent. Note additionally the coloration of the sling and the curvature of the finish of the rifle butt.  John added the the pointers under to indicate the variations in the scope.

The piece explains that the so referred to as “Backyard photos” have been being processed by Robert and Patricia Hester at the National Photography Laboratory in Oak Cliff lengthy earlier than they have been formally “discovered,” and that the composite image in the photo(s) is most certainly Russian-speaking Harvey Oswald’s head positioned on Roscoe White’s physique, and that the entire Dial Ryder story was invented as a result of preliminary prints of the backyard photographs did not seem to indicate a scope mounted on the rifle.

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