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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by berettaman7, Oct 24, 2008.

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  1. berettaman7

    berettaman7 TS Member

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    A friend sent me this picture. What a way to ruin a revolver! I believe it is now a 12 gauge shotgun.

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    Here is another picture of the shotgun.

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  3. halfmile

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    Flare pistol?

    Stud setter?

    Man, I don't want to fire a one ounce load through there.

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  4. hoggy

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    Flare was my 1st thought too.
     
  5. wayneo

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    Smith&Wesson Signal gun, probably 37mm U.S. Navy. Wayne
     
  6. atashooter

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    Dirty Harry's Dad's gun ????..... Seriously, I'd think a flare pistol also.
     
  7. berettaman7

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    It not a flare gun the guy who sent me the picture told me its a 12 gauge barrel .

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    This is a 3 mm flare gun.

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  9. berettaman7

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    And this is a Russian flare gun.

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  10. Shooting Sailor

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    It is a line throwing gun, used to pass a light messenger line between ships. Then progressively heavier lines can be passed and goods transferred; fuel lines, jackstay transfers of personnel and packages, etc.
     
  11. berettaman7

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    No, this picture is from a friend in Mexico and as far as I know they do not have an agency similar to our BATF.

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  12. rodbuster

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    I think you are right, Shooting Sailor. I am pretty sure it was made by Smith & Wesson. The grips look just like N frame target grips also. Pretty neat pics berettaman7.
     
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    looks very close.....
     
  14. berettaman7

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    GrubbyJacj, By jove!, I believe you´ve solved the puzzle!

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  15. Savage99Stan

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    If it is, in fact, a 12 ga. barrel on an N frame pistol, it falls under the Fed. firearms act and has a registration requirement and, I believe, a $200 tax assigned to it. (If it is in the USA....)
     
  16. berettaman7

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    Oh yes they do, by the way, what is your point?

    In case you dont know it, firearms are legal in Mexico, pistols and revolvers cannot exceed 38 spl. thus 357, 9 mm, 40, 45 etc, are illegal, so are assault weapons.

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  17. Shooting Sailor

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    As I said before, it is a line throwing gun. Any ex-navy deck types should recognise it from doing replenishment at sea exercises or inter-ship personnel transfers. This is one you can take as gospel. I signed on my first ship at age 13, in 1968, and since I got out of high school in 1973, I have spent all but one and a half years on ships. Deepsea as well as coastal and harbour tugs, research ships, ferries, fishery patrol vessels, you name it.
    It is definitely a line thrower.
     
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