History Firearm

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  1. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would greatly appreciate a history proven firearm, with documentation for my collection. I don't necessarily need a museum piece. But definitely not looking for junk.
     
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  4. Rifling82

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    That’s on top of my list.... maybe someday
     
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  5. PeeJay1313

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    Your teasing me aren't you?
     
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  6. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Your looking for one.
     
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  7. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You want something more historical than a Colt SAA with letter?
     
  8. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm not specific to a particular firearm. I would like a firearm with a piece a proven history...
     
  9. PeeJay1313

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    I'd be content with that..
     
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  11. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Possibly too.. Go on.
     
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  14. PeeJay1313

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    With in reason..
     
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  15. Rifling82

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    I wish
     
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  16. sheepdawg

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    Here's one with a history I've worked on for a few years, this 1972 Smith and Wesson Model 66. My next door neighbor in Memphis was the widow of a Memphis Policeman, she sold me this revolver, said it belonged to Patrolman Larry Childress who was killed in the line of duty. His service revolver somehow was given to her late husband, she wanted it out of the house. Asked for a ridiculously low price, I slipped her a hundred more. Thinking it was my honor to be the owner of this fine firearm I needed to research it. Found out that Patrolman Childress was answering a home invasion call in January 1982. While his partner went in the front door Larry went around the side of the house and unfortunately ran into the escaping perps one of which shot him with a 44 magnum. Got my neighbor to write all of what she knew out, names, lawyers, how she managed to acquire the revolver, sign it and date it, then had it lettered by Smith and Wesson who wrote back that the revolver was shipped to the Memphis and Shelby County Sheriff's Department in October 1972.

    Just before I moved to my new home here in Georgia I was checking a few things on a site called Nextdoor and a topic on policemen that had been killed on duty. Sure enough one lady mentioned that she was involved in the murder of a Memphis Policeman back in 1982. I knew the address where Patrolman Childress had been murdered so I PMd her asking if it was at that address. Just so happens that was her address, she was 16 years old and had been tied up with her mother while the home invaders ransacked their house. Her mother got lose and called the Police. She's been troubled by what happened ever since, remembers it like yesterday. I told I had Patrolman Childress' revolver and asked her if she remembered the other policeman that showed up with Childress. Turns out my neighbor's late husband was his partner. Quite an interesting discussion that lasted almost an hour.

    https://www.odmp.org/officer/3028-patrolman-larry-p-childress

    1972 model 66 lettered and holster.jpg
     
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  17. aarondhgraham

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    So, what exactly does "history proven" mean?

    You want a gun that has been documented in shooting someone?

    Aarond

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  18. sheepdawg

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    I would guess history means a lot more than just a gun that shot someone, by the way I have no idea if my m66 ever shot someone. How about a 1911that had been brought home by the serviceman that used it at The Battle of the Bulge? How about a firearm that belonged to Ernest Hemingway? How about a rifle given to the 1947 winner of the shoot at Camp Perry? The history of a firearm is not necessarily sad, mine just happens to be.
     
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  19. PeeJay1313

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    I'm thinking more military related. But with a good story, ya never no.
     
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  20. Rifling82

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    Get an old 1911 or Colt single action PeeJay
     
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