Louisiana born, but Oklahoma bred. Lee Matthews has been in the radio business since 1982 both behind the mike, behind the scenes and in most all formats. "Talk Radio is my favorite format because it is the one format left that still reaches the listener one on one", Lee said.
One of Lee's favorite charities is the Leukemia Lymphoma society. "Working with the late Mark Shannon tought me a lot about living. If dancing around Bricktown stark naked would help raise money to find a cure for that terrible disease then I'll do it!". Frequently you will see Lee running in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, and other local races, in Mark's honor raising money for the cause.
Lee's other hobbies include cooking, music, scuba diving, model railroading, antique clocks, and playing the ukulele. "Nothing bad can happen to you when you are playing a ukulele", he said.
Lee's mom is from Louisiana, but his father and father's family hails from Seminole and Maud; which is why you will frequently hear him reference it on the air. "I have a grand aunt that once said at a gathering, 'Maud, I sure do love that little town!' and it has become a family joke I use on the air".
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Continuing with the “What is in your closet?” theme, today I shoot my Great Grandfather’s Winchester 38-40. The 38-40 began production in 1874 to replace the original Winchester 1873 so famously featured in the Jimmy Stewart film “Winchester ‘73”. A competing cartridge maker didn’t want to stamp “Winchester” on the jacket so they had to settle for 38-40. It became the gun of choice especially in the west. Tracing this model by serial number I found it was manufactured in 1904. My grandfather and great-grand father hunted with it so it has a lot of sentimental value for me in addition to being an antique, it is an heirloom.
Lever action, the magazine holds 12, (don’t tell Nancy Pelosi) hard to find 38-40 rounds.
Here you see the round to the right of the modern 40 caliber.
For being over a hundred years old, it shoots like a dream. Although the longhorn site is difficult to use especially with bifocals, I take back what I said about the AR 15 being my favorite to hunt with, if I hunted. This has superseded it. Light, easy to maneuver, aim, load and cycle. No kick at all, and accurate at 100, 200, and 300 yards in a standing posture.
Rest it on a branch or post in your deer stand and you won’t miss.
The Winchester 1874 38-40 positives:
-Magazine holds a lot of rounds
-It is accurate at 100-300 yards.
-It is easy to cycle and reload.
-Ammunition is hard to find.
-ammunition is expensive!