Message from discussion Oswald left handed shooter
From: Anthony Marsh <anthony.ma...@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: Oswald left handed shooter
Date: 25 Nov 2010 00:29:06 -0500
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On 11/24/2010 10:16 PM, bigdog wrote:
> On Nov 24, 3:27 pm, claviger<historiae.fi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is there any doubt at this point that LHO was not left-handed? Didn't
>> his brother Robert confirm he was right-handed? When jumped by the
>> police in the theater he instinctively grabbed his pistol with his
>> right hand.
> Yes I believe he was right handed. The backyard photos show his pistol
> holstered on his right hip, the natural position for a righty.
> A word of caution about drawing such a conclusion from a photo. For many
> years it was believed Billy the Kid was left handed because of a photo he
> posed for which showed his holster on his left hip. That was accepted for
> a long time until one astute observer noticed that his Winchester rifle
> had the receiver on the left side, and no Winchester had been made with
> the receiver on the left, therefore it was clear that photo had been
> flipped. Billy the Kid was a righty.
I hate to break this to you, but Oswald was cheap. He bought that holster
at a cheap Army/Navy store. It is designed to be worn on the right side of
the body because 90% of the users are right handed. Standard military
issue does not make special left-handed versions, only right-handed.