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    02-22-2017, 09:47 PM
    They actually have a more recent article. Custer's Last Gun: Webley RIC Revolver - Guns & Ammo
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    02-22-2017, 06:42 PM
    Interesting. Who are you referring to? Also, since this forum's search function is pretty useless, could you provide the link to that previous...
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    02-22-2017, 04:22 PM
    I'm quite familiar with the archaeological evidence. We now know that comparatively few troopers ever got around to firing their revolvers; one...
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    02-22-2017, 01:11 PM
    Actually, the best available evidence is that Custer at the LBH indeed carried a Webley, a First Model Royal Irish Constabulary revolver in .442...
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    02-20-2017, 11:42 AM
    I second Wyatt's endorsement. Great read. I got it for Kindle, or you can get the hardcover used from one cent up (depending on how pretty you...
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    02-16-2017, 10:21 PM
    That, or any of the dozens of other cities that start with a C and use the CPD acronym; Cincinnati, Concord NH, Columbus OH, ...... Sometimes,...
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    02-15-2017, 06:50 AM
    And thecoltguy says in that thread that Colt offered the pre-war OP with a ramped sight, which was new to me. I have learned that you should never...
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    02-14-2017, 11:25 PM
    That's cool. I have a four-inch Victory with the same backstrap stamping, shipped June 6, 1945.
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    02-14-2017, 11:16 PM
    I would also expect this to be an alteration. The operation can be done with minimal skill, and since the ramped front sight was no option on the OP...
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    02-13-2017, 11:37 PM
    Based on my research, Philadelphia PD was solidly Smith & Wesson during that time, many purchased through Murta Appleton's competitor, the E.K. Tryon...
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    02-13-2017, 03:41 PM
    The P is not really "in place of" the flaming bomb, although it literally is in the place of the flaming bomb :) . The P was, as the OP says...
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    02-13-2017, 01:18 PM
    Absalom replied to a thread Hitler's Pocket Pistol in The Lounge
    To be precise, Göring's Smith & Wesson was actually a Military & Police Model 1905, Fourth change, (there were no S&W model numbers before 1957)...
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    02-12-2017, 09:59 PM
    Not too long ago I acquired this 1970 vintage Detective Special. Not much to look at, with lots of wear and not photographed very advantageously,...
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    02-12-2017, 12:08 PM
    Absalom replied to a thread Hitler's Pocket Pistol in The Lounge
    This is a classic presentation pistol. Hitler received quite a few of these from various arms manufacturers as well as assorted brown-nosers. This...
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    02-11-2017, 09:46 AM
    The attached snip shows the info for Oregon. They don't just allow it, they now require the check for any gun transfer. The state police even runs...
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    02-10-2017, 04:31 PM
    There is no nation-wide answer to your question. As has been mentioned by a few posters, access for anyone besides law enforcement, including...
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    02-10-2017, 01:48 PM
    Absalom replied to a thread Clyde's Gun in The Lounge
    The S&W Heavy Duty and Ourdoorsman came out in 1930 and 1931 respectively, so they would have been available, but without the .44 Russian caliber,...
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    02-10-2017, 09:51 AM
    Absalom replied to a thread Clyde's Gun in The Lounge
    I was just referencing the sources; it's unlikely that journalists back then knew more about guns than today ;) . A Triplelock would certainly be my...
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    02-09-2017, 10:44 PM
    Absalom replied to a thread Clyde's Gun in The Lounge
    Part II: A bit of deeper research can do wonders. Here is the actual gun in the picture, one they'd taken from an officer named Persell. It wasn't...
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    02-09-2017, 10:03 PM
    Absalom replied to a thread Clyde's Gun in The Lounge
    NOTE: SEE MY NEXT POST. THIS ISN'T IT :) It is generally assumed to be this modified Colt Army Special. It has quite a solid provenance, although...
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    02-07-2017, 04:53 PM
    With a credit card, you're in a pretty strong position anyway. If you contest the charge and submit paperwork showing that they sold you a stolen...
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    02-06-2017, 08:38 PM
    The lighting is a bit different between our pictures, and unfortunately only one number overlaps, but looking at the number "2" and the uphook at the...
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    02-05-2017, 11:26 PM
    Keep in mind that most guns don't change hands much, if at all. Unless they happened to surface in a circumstance that caused the numbers to be run,...
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    02-05-2017, 03:14 PM
    Does it look like the attached picture? This is an NYPD Colt Police Positive shipped Dec. 1915. The number is the patrolman's shield mumber.
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    02-05-2017, 10:21 AM
    That should not be necessary. I assume you reported the guns stolen with serials and sufficient information to clearly identify them. So they should...
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    02-04-2017, 01:36 PM
    Sorry if you misread my wording. I meant to say that there had to be an active investigation at the other end of the gun's trail, not with you, which...
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    02-04-2017, 10:19 AM
    Something unrelated to just the purchase and transfer, another crime or active investigation, must have triggered the activity that led police to the...
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    01-31-2017, 10:37 PM
    Great info. I got a Commando right at the beginning of the "full set", completed December 1st, 1943, with bomb and initials :) . Despite the...
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    01-30-2017, 06:13 PM
    No argument there. It's his business. But I always like to get the responsible party pinned down. Gun owners generally scare easily when it comes...
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    01-29-2017, 12:16 PM
    Since Guy has given us permission to continue substantive debate, let me use your own highlighted phrases to illustrate my point, because they make...
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