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    Question SAA to Browning Brothers marked P.D. Davison 1931 Idaho

    11 years ago I bought No. 350363, a 32-20 at an auction in Switzerland.. it was rather expensive and does not look as good as I had expected from the pictures... but when the archive letter came I was surprised: Browning Brothers.. in 1927.
    on the inside of one of the stocks a name is scratched. I read: P. D. Davison, 1931, Idaho.

    Now I would like to hear from you... for instance, Hey, that was my Grandpa, he was a famous US Marshall... that would be nice. I tried the net but without much success.
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    Some rough country between SLC/Ogden and the Idaho border in 1927. Still is except for the I84 or I15 passing through. Not much there even today but cows, wild horses and sage brush. Any where in between is still real cowboy country. It aint all flat but parts of (southern Idaho) look a lot like this in the Fall.



    and like this in the Spring.





    32-20 was and still is a handy cartridge to get things done. Nice gun, congrads!
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    You might try searching D. D. Davison or other variations like D. D. Davidson and P. D. Davidson. You can see where he started to spell Idho and then changed it to Idaho, so maybe he wasn't the best speller. Very nice case colors on that gun too.
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    I used to travel to Brigham City, UT (north of Ogden)when I worked for the government to visit Thiokol where solid rockets were built about 50 miles west of Brigham City in the highland desert. During that period of our history (1920's) people from Southern Idaho probably made trips into Northern Utah to shop for supplies, including guns. A trip to shop at Browning Brothers was probably a real treat.

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    Folks from southern Idaho still head south to SLC and the "big city". Boise and SLC are still the largest cities in the area. Interesting to note the gun was a shipment of 1 in 1927. The SAA was long obsolete by then and cheap. The caliber would do a workman's chores. Ammo was cheap by comparison to the larger calibers and easier to pack around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahoody View Post
    Folks from southern Idaho still head south to SLC and the "big city". Boise and SLC are still the largest cities in the area. Interesting to note the gun was a shipment of 1 in 1927. The SAA was long obsolete by then and cheap. The caliber would do a workman's chores. Ammo was cheap by comparison to the larger calibers and easier to pack around.
    You are right, it probably was a "working gun" and no show piece... but who carried it....
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    "who carried it?"

    If I really wanted to know..couple of places to start. A guy could miss the US Census but is likely listed in Idaho/1931 some where. Frankly just not that many folk in Southern Idaho back then.

    Census Online - Idaho - 1930 Census Records

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Idaho
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    Nice going Schuren (Peter) That’s a good looking piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeverActionBill View Post
    Nice going Schuren (Peter) That’s a good looking piece.
    Kind words, Bill, but it was overpriced and I was bit stupid... it was learning the hard way.
    That's why I hope some famous owner will add a bit of interest to this revolver..
    No, the owner may have been a poor guy who had difficulties spelling Idaho. But I love a story. And a Colt with a story ... I am sure you know what I mean.
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    I don’t know what you paid; but I’d consider a first generation Colt in working condition with the history you have already uncovered to be a treasure.
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