Anniversaries, of sorts............

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Bob Wright, May 13, 2009.

  1. Bob Wright

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    The month of May marks two anniversaries for me. In May, 1946, my brother returned home from WW II, and brought this Mauser .25 ACP home with him. It was the first handgun I ever shot, and started me on my lifelong study of the handgun:

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    And, on May 2, 1956, I bought this Ruger Blackhawk .357 Magnum:

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    Was a very young soldier at Camp Roberts, California, went into Paso Robles one Saturday and found this in a sporting goods store there. It was my first brand new sixgun. Sixty-three years old, 16,000+ rounds fired through it.

    Bob Wright

    P.S. The Ruger was recently case-hardened by Doug Turnbull, tuned up by Dave Clements. Grips are mesquite by Cary Chapman. Cary has told me these are the first pair of mesquite grips he ever made.
     
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  2. Dillinger

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    Congratulations Bob - You certainly do have a nice collection of pistols.

    *drools*

    Not to wish any harm on you, but, ah......... Can I be in your will? :D

    JD
     

  3. CA357

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  4. canebrake

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    Happy anniversary Bob!

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    I too have a soft spot for the Mauser 1911-1914 pattern pistols.

    Dad's carry-home 1914 .32 ACP with his 'made in theater' shoulder rig;

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    I often carry this sweetheart as it is a great pocket pistol mouse gun! Only problem is when I grab her with my big meat hooks it looks like a fat kid on a moped! If I were deft, I wouldn't know if it went off because the recoil is so mild and I never hit the target!

    PS. I also like western wheel guns! You have impeccable tastes! Mine is a Ruger SBH.
     
  5. SGT-MILLER

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    The thing that makes those weapons priceless is the stories behind them.
     
  6. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    I've never seen mesquite used before. Beautiful grips.