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Re: Share some old handgun love
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2020, 02:15:01 PM »
If you do, get the Mk 6.
It's the only one safe with 45 ACP in moon clips.
There are a lot of earlier models with shaved cylinders to take the clips but the cylinders are not safe for 45 ACP.

Thanks.  I'll be on the lookout for that.

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Re: Share some old handgun love
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2020, 02:40:21 PM »
This is about everything I know about them.   


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNnd0r_a8ps

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Re: Share some old handgun love
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2020, 10:46:32 AM »
VERY nice collection BAC. I knew some of the history of the Savage pistols of that era, but didn't know the 1907 had a double-stack mag. Here's a pistol that was too late to be one of Savage's competitors at the 1907 military pistol trials but was tested in 1917 and 1918. I never knew anything about the Grant Hammond .45, but to me it looks kind of like an Auto Mag minus the vent rib. It's so modern looking it could have been invented 40 years later. Opinions vary, of course. They also made a .32 ACP prototype with a hybrid long recoil blowback/blow forward mechanism. I haven't watched the video yet but this should be interesting.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3Vq-rfm5Rs&feature=emb_logo


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Re: Share some old handgun love
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2020, 10:55:06 AM »
I saw this clip on IMDb.com and was wondering if anyone knows what kind of pistol this is. It has a very Browning-ish look to it from what I can see, but I can't figure it out.
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Re: Share some old handgun love
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2020, 04:49:49 PM »
Beretta 1934 .380
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Re: Share some old handgun love
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2020, 12:42:46 AM »
Thanks, Majer! I couldn't see the open top on the slide and didn't have a clue what the heck it was. The front of the slide, dust cover and other parts of the frame I could see looked a lot like a Browning design or copy from the first quarter of the century, and I didn't even get the time frame right. I was batting 0 for 2.
""It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at a Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency." - George Washington. Letter to Alexander Hamilton, Friday, May 02, 1783

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Re: Share some old handgun love
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2020, 01:02:34 AM »
Wikipedia has a picture of the M1934 so big I reduced it to 25% to post it. It's a few years older but looks like it would be in nice shape if someone cleaned it. Beretta also made an M1935 in .32 ACP. I thought the gun in the picture would be one of those 2 calibers. Hey, I got something right! At least half-right. 
""It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at a Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency." - George Washington. Letter to Alexander Hamilton, Friday, May 02, 1783

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Re: Share some old handgun love
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2020, 11:15:01 AM »
Nothing like you guys have:

My grand dad's EDC in .32S&W.   

BUT I also have his "Extend all Courtesies" from Miami when he went there on a business trip there.   They didn't have CCW back then.

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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2020, 04:57:43 AM »
Nice! You don't hear much about the old .32s. I don't think I've ever seen a "courtesies" card before. That's something really special. Were you named after him Alf? I was named after both of my dead grandfathers. I wish I could have met them. One time I found a round of .32 S&W on the street in front of my mom's house. At least I think that's what it was. It's scratched up pretty bad and I haven't looked at it since I bought a new magnifying glass. I don't know anyone who owns one either. .32 Win Spl. is a whole different story.
""It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at a Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency." - George Washington. Letter to Alexander Hamilton, Friday, May 02, 1783

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« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2020, 09:42:59 AM »
I don't think I've ever seen a "courtesies" card before. That's something really special. Were you named after him Alf?

It was sort of a good-ol'-boys club thing.  You come to the big city and the mayor's staff gave you one of these cards.  The police were suppose to turn a blind eye to minor-indiscretions, like paying for sex, public drunkenness, double parking and concealed carry.  Not that Mr D did any of those things other than the latter.   Mr. D. formed and was head of the US Wholesale Grocers organization.  He probably was in Miami Beach for their annual convention. 

In the movie Untouchables, Frank Nitty has one from the mayor of Chicago, so the CPD officer won't arrest him for concealed carry.   They were evidently quite common in big cities probably through the 50's if not into the 60's

Yes I was named after him, though he passed when I was 6.  I do remember fishing with him, but never got the chance to learn hunting from him.
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