I have read, more than once, that when Oswald hid his weapon, he just simply dropped it, or tossed it, in between two rows of boxes. So the question to ask is this: Is it true? …You be the judge.
Can’t see it in that photo there, how about in this one?
Yeah, you can definitely see it in this one. Of course, when Officer Weitzman and Captain Fritz were shown these pictures, respectfully, they both immediately said no, it was better hidden than that! With Weitzman, in particular, going on to say that it was so well hidden, that he, and eight to nine other officers, literally walked right over it, twice, without seeing it 3.
When I first read this, as well as his police report, I thought he must have been mistaken. Then I read a book by Barry Ernest called The Girl on the Stairs. Inside that book, on page 304, is a quote from the now retired, Lt. J.C. Day, in which he says that when the weapon was first found, it was initially covered over with scraps of paper, in addition of. That they then removed the paper, before taking pictures of it, in place 7.
Of course, what this all means, is that if Oswald was the shooter, then he took longer than just a second or two to hide his weapon.
Look at CE 517. This is a wide-
Another thing: It’s important to note that the rifle is sitting upright (just as Deputy Sheriff Luke Mooney testified to), thus the sight on it could not have been damaged, when it was hidden. Also, take stock of the scrap paper on the floor, and on the boxes…that’s not incidental debris. That is some of what the shooter used to help hide his weapon with, but was then removed, by the authorities, before the first picture was taken.
The rifle itself: According to the reports of the two officers that found it, it
was a 7.65 German Mauser 10 11. However, what ended up walking into the evidence
box was an Italian Mannlicher-
Dallas Police Officer Seymour Weitzman was asked about this, by the Warren Commission,
and he said that at first glance he thought it was. He even told the FBI that’s
what it was: A Mauser bolt-
Deputy Sheriff Eugene Boone, the other officer, said he too felt it was a 7.65 Mauser 14.
Again, at two-
How long did it take? Well obviously it took longer than just a couple of seconds, but whereas I’ve read where others think it took as much as a minute or two, if not more, I determined that it most likely took no more than just 18 seconds.
So at two minutes, fifty-
of the Weapon