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    Fitz Bankers 22

    I got this one a number of years ago. There was not a factory letter, at the time. It came off a table at a gun show in San Antonio. Thought it might be original, but did not know. Thought it was worth the chance. Has anyone seen a Fitz Bankers 22?




    The next picture shows the proof mark more clearly on the right rear of the trigger guard. When I saw the proof mark, I had a good idea it was real.
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    That is undoubtedly one of a kind. Interesting that they sent it on the loan account. There is a copy of a manual for police revolver shooting by R M Bair available at the link below.

    Jim

    Foreword to Manual of Police Revolver Instruction
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    Jim,

    Thanks for the link. Much appreciated.

    randy
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    Here is another interesting Banker's Special.
    This Colt Banker's Special 22 caliber was sent to the National Matches, Camp Perry, Ohio on August 11, 1938. It was sent back to Colt on September 28, 1938. Then shipped to Joseph Lorch in Washington D.C. on December 21, 1938. I just wonder why a Banker's 22 was sent to Camp Perry? Have often wondered what happened to the pistol after it went to Lorch?


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    Randy,
    The .22 Fitz BS is very cool! Another example without a bobbed hammer. Be sure Kevin William's aka kwill sees your info on the Lorch shipped gun for his data base.

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    Never seen one but I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcmh1 View Post
    That is undoubtedly one of a kind. Interesting that they sent it on the loan account. There is a copy of a manual for police revolver shooting by R M Bair available at the link below.

    Jim

    Foreword to Manual of Police Revolver Instruction
    This is some information I found several years ago. It mentions the same manual as in your link. Lieutenant Robert (R.M.) Bair. He was a pistol instructor with the Pennsylvania State Police. Mr. Bair is also the author of "Manual of Police Revolver Instruction" written in 1932. At some point he found time to be mayor of Hummelstown, Pa.
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    Those are two very desirable Bankers Specials in 22 caliber!!!!
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    Where is the final inspectors stamp on the Banker's Special? It appears to be on the left rear of the trigger guard (opposite the VP).


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    "Where is the final inspectors stamp on the Banker's Special? It appears to be on the left rear of the trigger guard (opposite the VP)."
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