Sunday, October 09, 2011

Look! Gun content!

It isn't my gun content, though, because the cylinder turns backwards...

I've always had a soft spot for the .32-20, and Bobbi's Colt is much purtier than my old Smith in the same caliber. (And the photo is teh awesome.)

11 comments:

Guffaw in AZ said...

As I said over there, elegant!

Les Jones said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMT4h_OkJVU&feature=channel_video_title

Though I'm sure you knew of the song already. I've even seen Mas Ayoob mention it.

global village idiot said...

I like those guns for this simple reason:

The handgun shooting public - a sizeable portion of them anyway - romanticizes shooters of the past but conversely thinks the only gun worth shooting is a huge "thumpenblitzenboomer" (to borrow Mr. DuToit's term). The two concepts don't coexist; police, the military and civilians considered sidearms like these to be perfectly adequate.

gvi

WV: ashbore...what an ashborer does.

McThag said...

I seem to recall that .38 Special was once regarded as rather "magnum" when it was new.

.45 was once selected because while .38 was more than enough for a man, you'd have to be able to put a horse down...

JMB (PBUH) hissef was reputed to carry a .32 ACP 1903 Pocket Hammerless. If that's good enough for Him...

Justthisguy said...

Dang, Ma'am! You made me go get Mr. Smif, unload it, and cock the hammer to verify the direction of rotation.

Justthisguy said...

McThag, the story I read had it that a .32 revolver was considered to be a perfectly adequate police weapon until the first cocaine scare, when the newspapers started agitating about Negroes with cocaine in them going after the white women. (which still happens a lot, even without the cocaine. Look at the numbers)

Drang said...

I can't help wonder how many people "got" the "cylinder turning backwards" thing on first read, let alone without clicking the link.

Sigman said...

Gee, I always thought S&Ws turned backward. But then my first 2 guns were a Colt Detective Special and Coly Python. Still have the Python.

McThag said...

Sigman, yes; S&W do turn backwards in their sold-soul manner as befits the work "those people".

Anonymous said...

Got a refinshed Army Special in 32-20. Goes nicely with the '92 Winchester in the same caliber.

staghounds said...

Smith and Wessons turned the correct way too, before they got all modern. Kids today, with your tweeting and automobiling and hand ejecting!