Guns (with Silencers) of the Cold War Era of the 1960's

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by roguespy007, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. roguespy007

    roguespy007 New Member

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    Hello. I just posted an introduction. I'm interested in learning more about the guns of the 1960's. I want to learn more about the guns that would have been popular during the Cold War era of the 1960's. What is a gun that could have been equipped with a silencer back in the mid-60's. I know James Bond used a Walther, but what are some besides it? Also could you ever use a suppressor on any type of Sig Sauer or Browning? Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it. Take care. Happy New Year! Keith
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Any auto pistol can be fitted with a suppressor, but it will take some smithing to get it done. Many Sigs come from the factory with the option of a threaded barrel to attach a suppressor.

    I'm sure that a few hours online with Google, or a trip to a bookstore would give you enough info to keep entertained for hours.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Supressed pistols

    One of the more popular ones was the Hush Puppy. A Smith and Wesson model 39 equipped with an extended/threaded barrel and supressor. Supposedly the CIA and maybe some Special Forces types used them in Vietnam.
     
  4. roguespy007

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    Thanks for mentioning the Hush Puppy. I had someone else recently bring that one up to me. It sounds awesome. Happy New Year.
     
  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    You might want to look at the High Standards .22s also.
     
  6. roguespy007

    roguespy007 New Member

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    Thanks. I'll be sure to do that.
     
  7. Boris

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    I still have the adaptor for a wartime High Standard .22lr pistol which was issued to some operatives of your wartime OSS organisation. Sadly the pistol disappeared in a deal with a gunshop years ago. As most ofyou are aware silencers here are not prohibited and most .22lr rifles are cut for a sound moderator. Which is a change as generally you guys have a more liberal system than over here.

    It's a bit of fun but I would imagine a bit of an expensive waste of time in a full bore handgun, hard to justify the expense. The .22lr is a bit handy, the best option is to keep one eyes open for a Manhurin (French) Walther.22lr Sport. The point of the Manhurin is that the pistol was manufactured with the pocket pistol action,and not the single action of the German counterpart.The barrel can be cut back and threaded for the Parker hale sound moderator.Mount a front sight on the slide, change the grips and off you go...............
     
  8. Gunnutz13

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    Another flashback...

    The man from U.N.C.L.E. used a tricked out P38...I had the whole setup as a kid back in the day...had a silencer, a shoulder stock and scope...a badge...membership card...all packaged with pictures of the two hottest secret agents since James Bond on the box....

    Napoleon Solo ( Robert Vaughn )
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    Illya Kuryakin ( David McCallum )
     

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  9. roguespy007

    roguespy007 New Member

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    Thanks for the response. I'll have to look into the French Manhurin Walther.22lr Sport. It sounds fascinating.

    Where are you at Boris? There are many things that here in the United States, especially certain states, that we tend to be more liberal on when it comes to gun laws and other things they are strict about.

    Gunnutz, I love The Man From U.N.C.L.E. I watched it in syndication as a kid. They were some cool spies.
     
  10. Boris

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    Brit living in Bretagne, France only because I couldn't get residency in Texas! Moved the business back to Europe about five years ago, but couldn't think of moving to the UK (they banned handguns!), so I ended up here where they don't..............
     
  11. roguespy007

    roguespy007 New Member

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    Hey Boris. Is that your real name? I'll be honest that I thought you were Russian or Eastern European. So why couldn't you get residency in Texas? I had seen where the UK was really strict on guns. So France isn't as tough?
     
  12. Boris

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    No, David................I had just watched a movie, 'Snatch' and took the name from one of the characters. Texas is a long story, but here is the short version. On retiring form the Police Service I did a bit of CP work but realised that I am getting a bit long in the tooth for it, I was asked to do a few talks on my spe******t duties whilst in the Police, which was dogs, operational deployment and training. In addition the inclusion of dogs within the tactical team. (building/open country searching and tracking etc.).

    One thing led to another and I end up setting up a small company providing European dogs and training to police and law enforcement agencies in the US, Africa and Europe. I provide Police Patrol (GP) Dogs, and single purpose drug and explosive detectors. We have three staff Bomb Detectors, two working Cocker Spaniels and a duel trained Patrol/Explo GSD, and contract private searches at corporate and goverment level.

    At the time I was working with a number of agencies in Texas and I had a few friends in the gun world out there so I moved the training centre near Abilene. I engaged a few lawyers who took a good deal of money and achieved absolutly nothing by way of a residency card.

    Most of us can remember where we where at the time of the attack on the Twin Towers, I was having breakfast at the Northside Cafe, Anson with a couple of officers on an initial drug dog course. It was at this time I realised that it was simply not going to happen so we packed up and moved back to Europe. As I mentioned they have almost banned private ownership of guns in the UK, so going back home was not an option, we ended up here in France. But, I do miss the States I was always made extremely welcome and I look forward to my next visit.
     
  13. roguespy007

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    Hey there. Nothing wrong with using the name Boris. Yeah, I've seen Snatch. Good movie. It was full of some interesting characters.

    Thanks for filling me in on what exactly went down. It's neat that you are a Brit who wanted to live in Texas, but ended up in France. You sound like you've lived a fascinating life. Your career definitely sounds intriguing. You are most definitely doing something worthwhile and beneficial to society.

    Yeah I was out doing some early morning shopping when I heard on the radio about the first tower being hit. Then the next thing I knew the second one was hit. We knew then it couldn't have been any sort of accident. We had been attacked. That was a sad day. I know some people who lost loved ones on 9/11.

    I have heard some frightening things about the gun laws in the UK. That's a shame. I'm glad France isn't as bad. So how are their gun laws? Is there a big gun control movement there?

    I'm glad you enjoyed being in the States. I know I've always tried to be hospitable and welcoming to those who come here.