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    IIRC correctly the 454 Casull was invented around the same time, actuallly making it the most powerful handgun in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29aholic View Post
    IIRC correctly the 454 Casull was invented around the same time, actuallly making it the most powerful handgun in the world.
    The .454 Casull cartridge was not introduced until 1959.
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    My copy of “No Second Place Winner” is autographed and the signature sure seems the same!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Sharp View Post
    Thanks paracord for the great post. Sure wish I had a copy of "Sixguns" - where did you find yours? Is it an original or a reproduction? I ask because I've found original copies of only a couple of the classic gun books and the rest in my collection are more recent reproductions. All that being said, it's wonderful to read Elmer's take on the new (in '55) Colt target model.
    This is the one I'm reading....definitely not an original (unfortunately). It's just the modern-day paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Sixguns-1961-...s=books&sr=1-1

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    Thank you, paracord. It's really difficult to find original copies of some of these great books, and when you do they're asking a kings ransom! I'll keep looking and if I find a source for originals I'll post here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feralmerril View Post
    1955 is about the same time I started buying every gun magazine I could afford. I still have the first issue of Guns and Ammo. I have a book or two Elmer signed. I own a 5" model 29 and quite a few smiths. Here are my 27-2 and 29-2. Both 5"s.
    Very cool. My "1955" was around 1990 and I started doing the same thing. Unfortunately, I missed the "golden era" of the gun writer that you got to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feralmerril View Post
    Trivia: I think Hamilton Jordan who was one of the lawmen who killed Bonnie & Clyde was a uncle of Bill Jordan.
    Sheriff Henderson Jordan, Hamilton Jordan worked for Jimmy Carter.
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    You didn't mention the most important landmark. I was born.

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    I have an old 5" Model 27 that I inherited from my best friend. It balances nicely. I wish I had a 5" 29. Mine is 4".
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    Elmer was definitely a Smith guy. You can buy one of them now on gunbroker.
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