GUNS Magazine August 1955

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GUNS Magazine August 1955

Here is the Perfect, Combination Knife-Tool for every Outdoor Sport!(1) a regular knife, (2) a fork, (3) a spoon, (4) a draw-knife, (51 a bone-saland fish-scaler, (6) scissors, (7) a can and bottle opener, (8) a cork-scremNOW - Bock in Stock 1 A top quality Rifle Scope - built to rigidGovernment specifications. . . plus our own specially designedscope mount. The Rifle Scopecontains fine precision Achromaticlenses - fully corrected for color and spherical abberation. Hasfull 3 POWER magnification. Dot reticle. Overall length 9 inches.The amazing Palley Scope Mount was developed for use with thealloy steel. Price for Scope and Mount together. . .SCOPE ALONE (without mount) . . . . . . . .hunter, hiker, fishermen, camper, picnics, etc. GUArdy, lifetime engineered ALL METALconstruction. Triple, revolving objectiveens turret allows selection of 100X-200XAdjustablesub-stageOriqinolly used as a gun sighting scope on tanks.Objective head lens revolves through 360a andtilts through an angle of opprox. 30 deg. TubeIdeal for use wherever it is necessary toprotect the body from woter, mud, silt,etc. Covers the entire badv from theneck down. Made to top Governmentspecifications. Originally designed asan Overboard Suit for landing operations.Mode of heavy duty rubberized canvaswith vulcanized seams. Has built.in rubber boots and gloves. Sizes:Mod., Large. $35.00ValueMade to top Government specifications.Finest quolity, heavy duty rubber with aworm felt inner liner. Comes up to your ^


How I foxed 1the NavyArthur Godfrey* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * bThe Navy almost scuttled me. I shudder tothink of it. My crazy career could have endedright then and there.To be scuttled by the Navy you've eithergot to do something wrong or neglect to dosomething right. They've got you both ways.For my part, I neglected to finish high school.Ordinarily, a man can get along without ahigh school diploma. Plenty of men have. Butnot in the Navy. At least not in the U. S. NavyMateriel School at Bellevue, D. C., back in1929. -In those days a bluejacket had to havea mind like Einstein's. And I didn't."Godfrey," said the lieutenant a few daysafter I'd checked in, "either you learn mathematicsand learn it fast or out you go. I'll giveyou six weeks." This, I figured, was it. For aguy who had to take off his shoes to countabove ten, it was an impossible assignment.I was ready to turn in my bell-bottoms. Butan ad in a magazine stopped me. Here, it said,is your chance to get special training in almostany subject-mathematics included. I hoppedon it. Within a week I was enrolled with theInternational Correspondence Schools studyingalgebra, geometry and trig for all I was worth.Came week-end liberty, I studied. Came aholiday, I studied. Came the end of the sixweeks, I was top man in the class. Withinsix weeks I had mastered two years of highschool math, thanks to the training I'd gotten.I. C. S. made the impossible -easy!GETFree, illustrated catalog on career that interests you. Also 36-page guideGUIDANCE 3 FREE BOOKS to advancement, ll~ow to Succeed." AIW sample lesson (Mathematics).For Real Job Security -Get an I. C. S. Diploma! . . . Easy-pay Plan. . . I. C. S., Scranton 9, Penna.BOX 82169H. SCRANTON 9, PENNA.(Partial list of 277 courses)Without cost or obligation, send me "HOW to SUCCEED" and the opportunity booklet about the field BEFORE which I have marked X (plus sample lesson):ARCHITECTUREAVIATIONCIVIL, STRUCTURAL LEADERSHIP 0 Television Technicianand BUILDING 0 Aeronautical ~hgineering Jr. ENGINEERING 0 ForemanshipRAILROADCONSTRUCTION Aircraft & Engine Mechanic 0 Civil Engineering 0 Industrial Supervision 0 Air Brakes 0 Car Inspectorfl Air Conditinnine-Refrie.BUSINESS 0 Construction Engineering 0 Leadership and Organization 0 Diesel LocomotiveArchitecture " 0 Advertising0 Highway Engineering 0 - Personnel-Labor Relations 0 Locomotive Engineer0 Architectural Interior 0 Bookkeeping and Accounting 0 Reading Struct. Blueprints MECHANICAL 0 Section Foreman0 Building Contractor 0 Business Administration 0 Sanitary EngineeringAND SHOPSTEAM AND0 Building Maintenance 0 Business Correspondence 0 Structural Engineering 0 Gas-Electric WeldingDIESEL POWER0 Carpenter and Mill Work 0 Public Accounting 0 Surveying and Mapping 0 Heat Treatment 0 Metallurev -.' 0 Combustion Engineering0 Estimating Creative SalesmanshipDRAFTING n Industrial Eneineerine 0 Diesel-Elec. 0 Diesel Eng's0 Heating 0 Federal Tax 0 Aircraft Drafting li Industrial instrumentation 0 Electric Light and Power0 Painting Contractor 0 Letter-writing Improvement 0 Architectural Drafting 0 Industrial Supervision 0 Stationary Fireman0 Plumbing Office Management 0 Electrical Drafting Sl Internal Combustion Encines 0 Stationary Steam Engineering0 Reading Arch. Blueprints 0 Professional Secretary 0 Mechanical Drafting li Machine ~esign- rafting TEXTILEn -7-"0 Retail Business Management 0 Mine Surveying and Mapping 0 Machine Shop Inspection 0 Carding and Spinning#0 Sales Management 0 Plumbing Drawing and 0 Machine Shoo Practice0 Cartooning0 Cotton, Rayon, Woolen Mfg.0 Stenographic-Secretarial EstimatingMechanical Engineering00 Finishing and DyeingCommercial Art 0 Traffic Management 0 Structural DraftingQuality Control00 Loom Fixi'g 0 Textile Des'ingFashion IllustratingELECTRICALReading Shop Blueprints0 Magazine Illustrating CHEMISTRY0 Textile Eng'r'g 0 Throwing0 Electrical EngineeringRefrigeration 0 Warping and Weaving0 Electrical MaintenanceSheet Metal WorkerMISCELLANEOUS0 Chem. Lab. Technician 0 Electrician 0 Contracting Tool Design 0 Toolmaking 0 Domestic RefrigerationAUTOMOTIVE n General Chemistry 0 LinemanRADIO, TELEVISION 0 Marine Engineering0 Auto Body Rebuilding Natural Gas Prod'& Trans. HIGH SCHOOLIndustrial Electronics 0 Ocean Navigation0 Auto Elec. Technician 0 Petroleum Engineering 0 Commercial 0 Good English Practical Radio TV Eng'r'ng 0 Professional EngineeringD Auto-Engine Tune Up 0 Plastics0 High School SubjectsRadio and TV Servicing 0 Short Story Writing0 Automobile 0 Pulp and Paper Making 0 Mathematics 0 Radio Operating " 0 TelephonyName Age-Home AddressCity Zone-State Working Hours A.M. to P.M.Canadian residents send coupon to International Correspondence Schools, Canadian, Ltd.,OccupationMontreal, Canada. . . . Special tuition rates to members of the U. S. Armed Forces.


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A real value insuperior design. sure protectionand your long-run savings.nionry-back fuarantrp. 30-(laytri:il. I'o-stp.'iid. Send clirck,310 . today. Sorry, no stiiinps,COD'S. please.scooes.for huntinnseason. sendHANDGUN $275SIZE--For handguns with barrels "PI Is a regin.Up to 9".tered trade markFREDERICK & LAURENCEDept. H, P. 0. Box 117, Detroit 31, Michigar IDavy Crockett GunIn reference to the story in your Mayissue, "The Legend of Davy Crockett," byAlfred Duckett, I would like to say I enjoyedreading once more the tall tales toldby and of the famous woodsman.One thing, however, I would like to clearup for you-the matter of "Betsey,"Crockett's rifle. First, Betsey and the presentationrifle were NOT the same gun!Betsey was most likely a typical Pennsylvania(Kentucky) rifle, such as generallyused on the frontier at that time. And shemet her end at the Alamo along with herillustrious master.But the presentation rifle is still around!In his book, "The Muzzle Loading RifleThen and Now." (Standard Publications,Huntington, W. Va. 19421, the late WalterM. Cline states, "The rifle presented, by theyoung Whigs of Philadelphia to the Hon.David Crockett, when he made a tour of theNorthern states after his election to Con-- 1 gress in 1834 . . . is now the property ofMiss Beth Crockett of Little Rock, Arkansas.who is the great-great-granddaughter of theillustrious Davv. The rifle itself is in theI !state Capitol Museum at Little Rock."There is inlaid on the barrel in goldletters, 'Presented by the Young Men ofI Philadelphia to the Hon. David Crockett ofTennessee,' and the words 'Go Ahead.'This rifle bears the name of its maker on asilver plate near the breech. Constable; hisshop was at 2nd and Walnut Streets inPhiladelphia."Dan A. AugensteinParkersburg, West Virginia,Paris GunReading Harvey Brandt's interesting articleon the Paris gun was a vivid reminderto me. Some 37 years ago I was in Parisen route, for the Aisne-Marne battles, tojoin my battery of Royal Field Artillery(later to become attached to and for coveringthe 27th and 20th New York divisionsin the Somme).Apart from the loss of life, it is true thatthe shells did not cause material damagewhich warranted an expenditure of some$5,000 a round. But speaking as one whowas at the receiving end of this weapon,there is no doubt the effect on the moraleof the citizens of Paris was, at first, verygreat. When it was established what wasthe cause of the explosions, tkeir tensioneased up. I did hear that sweepstakes werearranged-the winner being the one whoforecast in which arrondissement, or district.the next shell would fall!IGUNS is published monthly by Publisher'8 Development Con I., Ind. at 542 North Dearbornparkway, Chicago 10, Illinois. Applications far aKond class mailing privllegei pending atChine. Illlneis. Subaorlgtions $5 yearly In the USA.rYour article mentions a fixed elevation of54 degrees, but I was under the impressionthat this was fixed at 50 degrees. On a reexaminationof a copy of the official rangetables, I find this is so: the 50 degrees beingestablished as a result of laborious calculationscarried out by Prof. von Eberhardtand Dr. Rausenberger, who were the expertsresponsible for the ballistics of this famousgun.I am of the opinion that the design, development,and the actual result obtainedfrom this orthodox cannon is probably thefinest piece of engineering science everachieved in the history of artillery.William C. Dowel1North Wembley, Middlesex,EnglandWild Bill and CusterTo your "letters to the editor" department:For: nicely put-up magazine-nice paper-correct size-good variety of articles-excellentphotography.Against: articles like about "Wild Bill"which need explanation as to "this is justone version of the tale," or "this is the story(true or false) that Wild Bill Hickok isknown for". . . .I belong to those that say Wild Bill neverbeat anyone to the draw that was sober, andthat he was a below-average shot.Next, the picture of Custer. Here inMontana, in school, I was taught that Custerblundered and was up for a court martialupon his return. Custer is not to be considereda hero.Jack MattingbyDillon, MontanaHunting In The HeatI've been reading GUNS since it first appearedon the newsstand and being a "gunnut,"I consider it just about tops. So manyof the articles cover just those subjects inthe gun field on which information is ratherdifficult to unearth.William Curtis's "Hunting in the Heat"was somewhat welcome to read, since Tv. atpresent living in California and I've gottena little tired of reading articles on deerhunting in the cold and the snow. This isone of the few stories I've read of the huntingin this part of the country. However, Isincerely hope this isn't setting a precedentfor this type of article, which is the stockin-tradeof any number of outdoor magazines.In this type of article, the subject of gunsis secondary to the "story" of the huntingtrip, which, while quite interesting in itself,has no place in a semi-technical magazinesuch as GUNS.Robert W. ParkynBurhank, Calif.


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BECAUSE FIREARMS TRAINING IS SCANDALOUSLY INADEQUATE IN MANYBIG-CITY POLICE DEPARTMENTS, SOME OFFICERSPAY WITH LIVESBy STERLING WALKERHE ONE out of every 1,000 Americans who is a police-Tman handles guns more than any other segment of thepopulation. Yet it is a sorry fact that these men, whoselives as well as the lives of others often depend on theirskill with a pistol, are among the saddest marksmen amongU. S. gunners.Why are police such bad shots, generally speaking?Why do so few police ever turn up as crack marksmenon America's pistol teams at the Olympics?Why do robbers so often outshoot cops?~h; answer is simple: in too many cities police do notget a chance to shoot except in the line of duty. Gun trainingis scandalously inadequate in most police departments.I recently got an opportunity to see first hand how badthat training is and to see how terrible a policeman's aimcould get without practice. I was on a Chicago YMCAshooting range and watched as a policeman drew hisSmith & Wesson .38 and slowly took aim at a target.Slowlv he thumbed the hammer and took aim. Five timeshe fired and five times he completely missed the welllightedStandard American 20-yard target paper.Sympathetically, one of the club members gave him a.45 S&W loaded with wadcutter bullets, which punch nicevisible holes in the target. Then he Lrankedthe targetframe up to within five yards of the policeman. That gavethe officer more confidence and he was able to hit the target,if not the bullseye.But to see a policeman armed with one of the finest fitted.38 Smith and Wesson M & P's completely miss a targetunnerved me. Watching this exhibition of the world's-worst shooting, it dawned on me that this man was hiredby the city to protect me and other citizens. This wassorrv protection indeed. , nFor driving a car, walking down the street and maybeeven some light boxing, this officer was in good form.But with a revolver in his hands, he was a tragic specimen.He had little idea of how to use a gun. If he had gone from" "the range to the street that night and seen someone breakinginto a jewelry store, he probably would have startedshooting. But what or whom would he have hit?Looking further into police training, I discovered thatwith the finest guns and ammunition available for training,too many police officers do not know how to shoot . . .and some are dead CODS because of it. The sobering " factis that firearms training for police in many cities is not-what it should be. From city to city training methodsdiffer, ranging from the best in Detroit and Los Angelesto the worst-in New York City of all places.The police force of America's biggest city has for yearsbeen called "New York's Finest" but its shooting programis anything but that. It is a horrible example oftoo little firearms training. Inspector Michael Murphy andLt. Herman Hunter agree that recruit and annual "refresher"programs are inadequate. New York is stillS & W's 34/44 Heavy Duty is favorite ofmany state police who fire .38 Spl. HV.K-Masterpiece revolvers in .22 are good forpractice and S & W .38 Spl. is for service.Colt Trooper combines target accuracywith service-length barrel in new .38.


Practice with riot guns at silhouette targets simulates actual conditions of street fighting and properlytrains recruit Los Angeles officers in using weapons effectively and accurately in fight against crime.sending recruits into the ranks of "the Finest" after only120 shots of range firing and no combat shooting training.Other communities of all sizes are improving theirshooting instruction, but New York continues to get bywith what can charitably be described as a bare minimum.The city's program is so deficient that the men whosupervise it are very embarrassed when they are calledon to discuss it. Both Inspector Murphy, brilliant youngcommander of the Police Academy, and Lt. Hunter of thefirearms course are technically qualified men with finebackgrounds. They know what is needed for a gun trainingprogram second to none in the nation.Two basic reasons lie behind the New York department'straining deficiencies. The first is lack of money. In NewYork City, richest port in the world and financial centerof the U. S., the city fathers simply seem unable to findenough cash to set up an adequate program. In additionto the academic work, each Police Academy recruit makessilhouette target for all other firing. Weapons safety andnomenclature, cleaning and care of the revolver, .38 caliberballistics, the revolver manual, sighting, and dry firing arestressed throughout the 13-weeks course.The recruit's first exposure to the .38 caliber revolvercomes on his fifth appearance on the range, and it is notuntil his 11th appearance that he is introduced to lefthandshooting.Since all firing is done on indoor ranges, actual shootingconditions cannot be duplicated as they are, for example,on the Toledo, O., eight-acre combat course with its "runningman" targets. Such items as left-hand shooting whileoperating a vehicle and firing from behind barricades,as taught in the FBI combat course, are only simulatedon the indoor targets. Motion pictures and slides areamong visual aids used in the classroom to help in theteaching of gun sighting and cleaning, positions for combatshooting, and how to draw, present, load and unload13 four-hour appearances on the firing range. During his 52 and carry guns.hours on the range, the recruit fires a minimum of 120 A new part of the academy training within the past yearrounds40 on the .22 caliber gun and 40 on the .38 is instruction on the use of the Spooner heavy-armoredcaliber Colt or Smith & Wesson Special. All firing is done vest and the heavy shield, which will protect a policemanfrom the 20-yard firing line on indoor ranges, only two from both lead and jacketed .357 Magnum bullets.of which are owned by the police department. Bull's eye All guns and ammunition used by recruits are providedtargets are used for slow fire practice and the No. 2 Colt by the academy, but they must purchase their own re-


New York police academy instructorexplains tommy gun fundamentals beforetaking recruits onto range. Gun instructionis inadequate for police recruits, whoreceive far less hours on range than needed.Reising .45 submachine gun is fired byDetroit officer during refresher course, demonstratingwith tracers that machine gunfire can be accurate. Detroit has one of bestfirearms training programs for its police..volvers before they report for duty as probationers. AllNew York police officers, except members of the emergencyunit armed with special weapons, are restricted to theuse of lead bullets of standard velocity. Jacketed bulletsJ -are taboo because of the fancied danger of ricochets.uThe academy's staff of 28 instructors also supervisesthe department's cyclic firearms training program, whichrequires each police officer to make three appearancesannually at one of the 12 ranges. - Each man must fire atleast 10 rounds at each range visit, or as many rounds as heneeds to qualify. He must buy his own ammunition for hiscyclic training and he can purchase it through the academyat 5 cents a round.In the absence of a combat range, cyclic training inNew York calls only for qualification on a four-inch bull'seye target at 20 yards with a .38 Special Colt or Smith& Wesson.Since the work of a policeman requires that he maybe called on at any time to use his service revolver. itappears doubtful that a firearms training program providingfor such a low volume of shooting is adequate tomaintain handgun proficiency. The FBI believes that themost desirable basic training program for law enforcementofficers requires about 1,000 rounds of ammunition pershooter. (Continued on page 57)


AAMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS DETECTIVE IS QUITE AMAN WITH A GUN, DRAWING HIS SHOOTINGTECHNIQUES FROM REAL-LIFE POLICE WHO GIVECREATOR CHESTER GOULD RESEARCH MATERIALHOWGETS HIS MANBy WILLIAM B. EDWARDSSK AN ENGLISHMAN to name the most famous sleuth inA Britain and he would unhesitantingly reply: "Why,Sherlock Holmes, of course." But an American asked tochoose America's most noted detective would hesitate andthen have a difficult time thinking of anyone better thanWith a Colt "357" revolver before him, cartoonist Gouldchecks a Dick Tracy drawing for detail in new panel.Dick Tracy. Creation of cartoonist Chester Gould, thecomic strip cop is personification for most Americans ofthe uncorruptible, straight-shooting, patient and persistentchampion of law and order.He is the nation's No. 1 crime-stopper and the criminalswhose careers he has ended-characters with such namesas Pruneface, Flattop, Open Mind and Rughead-havebecome as well known as Dillinger and Capone. WhileDick Tracy has displayed a remarkable ability to ferretout killers by brilliant detective work, he is also quite aman with a gun.Since the cartoon cop began chasing crooks back in,1931, he has fired thousands of shots from a variety ofweapons in the performance of his duty. He has shot itout with criminals who used ice pellets fired from dry-icechilled blank pistols. He has shot down wildcats kept asdoor watchers to a crook's underground hideout. He hascarried a .38 wrapped up in his bandaged hand to eliminatea killer, who thought he was about ready to write "finis"to Tracy's career.Using advances in weapons to keep up with the crooks,Tracy has stopped a fugitive's automobile by cracking themotor block with th; impact of the powerful .357 Magnumrevolver cartridge. In tight corners, Tracy has bouncedricochet bullets around corners to nail crooks.Dick Tracy's guns are something of a problem to mildtemperedartist Chester Gould. He admittedly knows verylittle about firearms from a professional aspect. When heneeds research for his cartoon strip, he visits the policedepartment and gets assistance from officers who aid himin working actual criminal cases into Tracy's adventures.Gould does not like to show guns for the sake of showing


Plywood gravestones were once erected by Gould athis estate for villains "eliminated" by Dick Tracy.Wary of guns, Mrs. Gould handles loaded "Cobra".38 Special Colt gingerly while cleaning husband's desk.them sensationally. He tries to draw a moral into his storywhenever he does, knowing that guns must be in his stripbecause they are the tools of trade of a policeman.Because of the style which Gould has developed, detaileddrawing of firearms is seldom done. It takes lots of workto draw a revolver correctly and there is too little appreciationof this work in a daily comic strip. Most Dick Tracyreaders would not know the difference.Revolvers have a preference over automatics in policecircles, yet Dick has often used an automatic pistol.There is no special reason. Gould just happened to drawautomatics in the strip and has continued the practice.One gun easily recognized, which Tracy uses sometimes,is the old reliable Thompson submachine gun. He doesn'talways have one ready, but in special situations he drawsone from the police armory when needed.Tracy isn't an infallible marksman, but he does hitpretty often. The sort of shooting he does is drawn fromreal-life training techniques. No shooting from the hip ifhe can avoid it. Rather Tracy makes a clean draw and afull-arm aim before firing. One of the few times Tracydid not shoot a revolver in the most approved methodwas when he went after Rughead's friends in the recentseries. Then Tracy had to appear "harmless" to a hood,yet still have the "drop" on him. This was accomplishedby hiding a hammerless Smith & Wesson inside a phonybandage, and carrying his arm in a sling. Seeming to beonly a common workman in rough clothes, Tracy kept thecriminal covered with his concealed revolver, and eventuallyhad to shoot him.For holding the distinction of America's best knowndetective, Tracy has had a rather irregular background.Talking about guns with writer William B. Edwards,Gould holds Remington rifle he uses on crows occasionally.


First appearance of Dick Tracy in 1931 issue of New York Daily News was as visiting boy friend of Tess Trueheart.First cartoon character ever killed by gunfire was storekeeper Trueheart with Tracy as witness to the shooting.""-Dramatic vow of Dick Tracy leading to his appointment as policeman voiced Chester Gould's own hate for crime.His sudden appointment to the police force was back in1931. Then Tracy was just another young man, calling onhis girl friend. Tess Truehart was her name (after abouttwenty years of courtship, Tracy finally married her).At the beginning, Tracy appeared talking with Mr. Truehart,a storekeeper. Truehart had the bad habit of keepinghis money in the shop, not trusting banks. In 1931 he hadsome reason to be wary of banks, and Truehart was thecartoon representation of a hundred thousand small mer-chants who kept their funds at home and became prey topetty crooks and burglars. A few days after the beginningof the cartoon series, Truehart was killed by a burglar.Tess was abducted by the crooks to cover their getaway.Of course, Dick Tracy came to the scene, and then andthere swore to find the criminals, avenge the death ofTess' father and save her.Chief Brandon, who overheard Tracy's oath, swore youngDick into the force on the spot, and ever since Dick Tracy


has been on the job tracking down desperate outlaws.Dick had the distinction of being among the first cartooncharacters ever to fire a gm-the first being a robber inGould's story whom Tracy swore he would track down.Gould has been too busy to learn much about the historyor details of firearms, but he likes guns and has all themakings " of a fine shooter. His work schedule leaves himtoo little time to indulge more than casually in the sport.He has owned a variety of guns, including a "B" modelHigh Standard .22 pistol and several shotguns. At presenthiscollection contains a .22 Remington rifle, two antiquedouble-barreled shotguns of French and German make, aSpringfield Model 1873 45-70 rifle, and a US. Model 1842Aston holster pistol. But he owns two other guns whichdo not exactly rate as "collectors items," for they are bothkept loaded.One is a Colt Target Woodsman .22 automatic. Theother is one of the new Colt "Cobra" .38 Special hideawayrevolvers, such as Dick Tracy often carries. Living - in asecluded area of the country, he likes to keep a house gunhandy. Mrs. Gould is somewhat reluctant to handle thesetwo loaded guns. Yet every day she lightly dusts aroundthem, then picks them up and dusts beneath. Apparentlytimid, there was one night she was far from being scaredby guns.Gould raises cattle-his farm is partly his hobby now.One rainy night a cattle buyer arrived late at Gould'shome to pay for some stock he had bought earlier thatday. A large sum of money was involved, but ChesterGould unconcernedly walked out into the rain "for justPlinking at tin can, artist Gould aims High Standard"By' .22 automatic pistol with both eyes open.Tracy with hammerless .38 hidden in sling broughttrick of President McKinley's assassin to comics.a minute" to talk to the man in his car.One hour passed. Alone in the big house Mrs. Gouldpassed from worry to fright. Had someone jumped themfor the money? The Goulds laugh about it now, thinkingback. Then it was no laughing matter when Mrs. Gouldappeared at the barn door with a flashlight in one handand the loaded and cocked Colt in the other. Of course,Gould was perfectly safe; he and the buyer had gone intothe barn to look at some calves.Gould occasionally gets to use a gun when he is busy athis drawing board. On his 130-acre place northwest ofChicago, he finds plenty of crows to occupy his attention."They- hop - over the stone fence near the front door andmake a racket," says Gould. "I guess they're hunting forfield mice." Drafting his cartoon strips near the secondstory porch windows, Gould is never too busy to drop hispen and pick up his .22 Remington rifle. Cautiously openingthe porch door, he pokes the barrel of the rifle throughthe crack and takes aim. The distance is about 150 feet.At last report, the crows are still alive.Pen-and-ink guns in the hands of Dick Tracy have beenGould's own personal gun battle with crime. In the process,Gould has also risen to the status of one of America's topcomic strip artists. Now read by more than 100,000,000Americans in 500 newspapers, Dick Tracy was the expressionof Gould's own revulsion at the open crime ofthe 20's. "I didn't like the way things were run," he explained."The courts were fixed and redhanded killerswould be out on bail the next day. Their cases would bedismissed on technicalities within the week."Against such a background, young Gould worked as acommercial artist. Drawing shapeless ladies' garments ororiental rugs for "This Saturday Only" advertising wasGould's six-day life. And like (Continued on page 54)


SCIENCE OF FIREARMS


OVIE DETECTIVES spend their time looking for fingerprints on the outside^" of the gun. Real detectives spend their time checking the fingerprintsinside the gun-the telltale bullet markings.Of all the police methods which have been invented since Cain slew Abel,among the most modern is the science of firearms identification. Today thishis been lifted from long-haired obscurity to recognition as one of civilization'smost effective ways of combatting the gun-carrying criminal.This scientific method of identifying a "death" bullet with a particularfirearm basically lies in the character of a few little scratches. These arethe marks made on the surface of a bullet by the rifling as the bullet is -fired.One of the earliest cases in which fired cartridges identified the shooterswas a riot in Brownsville, Texas, in 1907. A number of soldiers from aninfantry regiment stationed there were involved. Thirty-nine empty rifleshells were recovered and sent to Frankford Arsenal for examination byammunition experts.Eleven of these were positively linked with one rifle, eight were fired ina second rifle, eleven in a third, and three more from another rifle. Theofficial report did not mention exactly how identification was made. Probablyit occurred as a result of the similarities in marks found on the case heads,where the soft brass under the pressure of firing took the print of the toolmarks on the front of the rifle bolts.Problems of gun identification baffled police experts for years. The factthat bullets might have individual marks on them was long suspected, buta system of proving it regularly was lacking. Some experts rolled bullets onsheets of wax or tinfoil, hoping to transfer an impression which could thenbe studied by a microscope. Others cut the metal jackets from some bulletspecimens "so that they might study the marks on the lead core underneath."During this period the late Calvin Goddard became actively interested infirearms identification work. A physician in the Army reserve corps, ColonelGoddard is justly credited with having "founded" the modern science offirearms identification.Test bullet from evidence Colt .45 is firedinto basket of cotton waste at Chicagocrime laboratory to get bullet undamaged.Microscopic examination of bullets is made by police officials at Northwestern University crime detection laboratory.Microscope is used either singly (below) or in comparison setup (opposite page) to test murder bullets.


Views of .38 caliber crime bullet and test bullet separately(left) and superimposed (above) show comparisons.Goddard was an intense young manwho liked nothing better for a weekendthan to take a box full of 20 or 30pistols and ammunition out into thecountry, shoot bullets into a bag ofcotton waste and then recover themundamaged. Later in his laboratoryhe would see if he could match up thebullets with the guns. He hoped toestablish some way of "fingerprinting"bullets.His research probed in the directionof finding some way of identifyingbullets fired from the same make ofSt. Valentine's Day massacre was reenacted by Chicago police and first gavewide publicity to firearms identification science as valuable police technique.gun. At that time he did not realizethat every individual gun, even of thesame make, has different markings.Without knowing it he had narrowedthe field of his research.In 1924 Goddard teamed up with"Judge" C. W. Waite, Philip 0. Gravelleand John H. Fisher to furtherhis investigation of firearms markings.Waite was a special investigator whohad been curio& about firearms identificationsince 1922. cravelle was aphotographer and microscopist. Fisherhad been an expert tool designer withthe bureau of standards.Waite was of little value except asa promoter. He managed to ~ersuadethe Saturday Evening Post that a storyon his gun lab would be a good story,and he also persuaded them to pa?him for the privilege of writing it-$2,000 which came in very useful inthose lean days! As a firearms expert.he couldn't tell the difference betweena Mauser .32 bullet (six grooves butright twist) and a .32 Colt bullet (sixgrooves but left twist). He did serveas a front man for his little laboratorygroup, and kept the three competenttechnical people working smoothly together.The problem which Gravelle, Fisherand Goddard attacked was brief to


Ball-socket bullet rods with four bullet chucks and detachable split spring cartridge holder for case head examinationare accessories of Bausch & Lomb comparison microscope (below) used in police firearms work.state but long to accomplish: the positiveidentification of a fired bullet witha particular gun. Once this could besettled, a conviction would usuallyfollow.To learn the facts, Gravelle suggestedusing the then-new comparisonmicroscope to study bullet samples.This was two separate complete microscopeswith a comparison bridge whichwould bring one half of the field ofeach microscope into a single field forthe viewer. Judge Waite obtained aspecial pair of bullet mounts built tohis order at Remington Arms Co. Eachbullet was rotated independently untilany similarity between the two showedup. Since the minute scratches andridges scraped into the surface of anyrifle barrel by the cutter duringmanufacture became impressed ontothe surface of the bullet. these markscould be easily seen in the microscope.In the view as seen through thecomparison bridge, part of the "murder"bullet would appear, and theremainder of the view be filled by the"test" bullet from a suspect gun. Ifthese marks did not line up, this wouldindicate that the two bullets were firedfrom different guns.This set-up was tested in 1925. Withtwo bullets fired from the same weapon,


the fact that both had passed through the same bore couldbe established in 100 per cent of the cases under idealconditions.The St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929 was one ofthe most spectacular cases in which the firearms identificationexpert featured. In this killing six gangsters anda friend were mowed down by a rival gang in Chicago.The crime was very sensational and received considerablepublicity. Colonel Goddard was invited to Chicago fromNew York to analyze the firearms evidence.This included 70 fired bullets of .45 automatic pistolcaliber, many of them whole, the rest more or less fragmented.These had been recovered from the bodies of thevictims.At the time there were five relatively common weaponschambered for this cartridge. They were the Colt .45automatic pistol, the Savage experimental .45 automatic,the Colt and Smith & Wesson M1917 .45 ACP revolvers,and the Thompson submachine gun.Each of these arms had its own individual riflingcharacteristics, except that the Colt MI911 pistols andM1917 revolvers were supposed to be rifled according tothe same specifications. However Colt revolver .45 bulletsdiffer from Colt automatic .45 bullets. Also the Coltguns are rifled with a left twist, while all the fired bulletsshowed marks with a right hand inclination. This eliminatedall Colt handguns.While the other three guns all had six groove rifling,right twist, the shape of the grooves, pitch and widthdiffered. The Savage automatic, being practically a uniquegun, was hardly considered. The S & W revolver was alsostruck out, as the bullets did not show the tell-tale markswhich indicate "fired from a revolver." Thus all thatCol. Calvin Goddard founded modem firearms identificationin 1930, here holds a Single Action Colt.Alnico permanent magnet is often used by police indragging streams to recover guns discarded by criminals.was left was the submachine gun. Confirmed by the arcshapedprint on the case rim, left by the Tommy Gun boltas it slams forward chambering the cartridge, two of theguns were believed to have been used. Magazines for thisgun came in 50-shot and 20-shot capacities. Fifty of theshells showed identical case marks, while the other 20showed different patterns of marks. Obviously guns usingthese two kinds of magazine had been employed. Theseguns have never been found.The detailed report Colonel Goddard submitted to theChicago police department got to the ears of the press.A feature story in the Chicago Tribune attracted widepublicity. This spectacular case was the turning point inthe struggle for recognition of the firearms identificationscience.Goddard established a school of police science at NorthwesternUniversity soon after. The publication of Major(now Major General) J. S. Hatcher's book on firearmsidentification and evidence in 1935 presented the firstpublic handbook for the police officer on this subject.Now revised by Jac Weller and Lt. Frank Jury of theNew Jersey state police, Hatcher's standard book isscheduled for publication in a new edition soon. AnEnglish authority, Major Sir Gerald Burrard, has alsopublished a firearms identification book which is availablethrough American stores.Figuring in all these books is the basic tool of themodern crime lab-the comparison miscroscope. This instrumentconsists of two microscope tubes with a comparisoneyepiece, built as a single unit for comparingobjects held on two completely (Continued on page 62)


By WILLIAM C. L. THOMPSONP ERHAPSNO chapter of the WildWest's history has been more dramatizedby Hollywood than the quickdraw. From the earliest cowboy moviesto the most recent cowtown epics,quick drawing by boots-and-saddleheroes has been a standard item. Everysodbuster, every sheep rancher, everyfence rider in cowboy stories becomesa Wild Bill Hickok when he straps onhis guns. Low-slung holsters trippingover his ankles, the hero slaps leatherin a five-seconds - gun duel with the localhard case.Under careful scrutiny the legend ofthe quick draw becomes more fictionthan fact. Modern-day holsters as wellas improvement in firearms designhave made the modern policeman betterset for quick draw than the Westernidols of yesteryear. Tests made toequal the fabulous feats of the pastshow that the modern shooter is farbetter off on the "quick draw" than hiscow puncher predecessor. Scores thatwould have turned a Western gunfighter green with envy were set up infractions of a second. at killing rangesof 15 to 18 feet.Alone with the modern double ac-"tion revolver has come the developmentof the holster.


Basket weave stamped revolver holster (left) is called the "Tom Threepersons" after Southwest Indian who popularizedit. Hip pocket holster (center) is still used by some. "Border Patrol" (right) is designed for mounted officers.Sam Colt's equalizer of the 1250'swas not designed for fast shooting anda quick-draw holster would have beenpointless in those days. During thisperiod the common belt holster or"scabbard" was used. Military types,a carryover from the flap saddle holsters,had a fold of leather completelycovering the handle of the gun and protectingit from rain and dust. Commercialholsters including those sold inthe gold fields were much the same.Open top holsters as a class camefrom south of the border and are evenlisted in old catalogs as "Mexican"styles. These holsters completely andsnugly covered the trigger guard of theold cap-and-ball guns, Navy or 1260Army Colts. Impossible to draw quickly,these guns were not suitable for fastwork for another reason-theirme-chanical design.The quickest way to get off shotsfrom the single action type of revolverwas by fanning. In this the heel of thepalm of the hand struck the spur ofthe hammer and flipped it back,cocking the gun and rotating the cylinder.Then the hammer fell firing theshot. Fast work was done this way,accurate at short distances, but old percussioncap guns were dangerous forthat sort of work. In fanning the forearmis held tightly against the body.This puts the revolver right under theshooter's nose . . . and eyes. Bits ofbrass from the busted caps fly aroundand a lucky shooter might make oneshot but never two. Blinded by brasschips, he would be out of action.Most of the fights in Wild West dayswere drunken brawling. A pistol stuck26into the piece of rope that held thepants was the most common carrierfor social occasions. The man who gothis gun smoking first had the edge.Muzzle blast could set his opponent'sclothes on fire. At worst, he could alwaysretreat behind the smoke screenif he didn't hit anything. But hipshooting and slapping leather when theguns were cap and ball was a quickway to the grave.Holsters worn by sensible, long-livedmen during that period reflect the factsof life. A cowboy carried a gun toshoot snakes and coyotes with, seldomto fight other men.Some oldtimers whose names arefamed today didn't use ordinary holsters.A sling of elastic tied to a revolverand allowing it to hang insidea loose sleeve was a common trick.When someone got the drop on a desperadoso armed, the bandit had onlyto snap to "hands up" briskly and therevolver would fly into his palm.Another rig avoided use of holstersat all. It was an eastern outfit whichwould have amused the dandified targetshooters at Walnut Hill but itserved such old timers as Ranger CaptainJames B. Gillett well. Maybe hebought it from one of those mail orderhouses, like Hartley & Graham of NewYork whose catalog in the 20's and90's listed it. The idea was simple:carry a gun on a swivel attached directlyto the belt. With the topstrapcartridge Colts it was practical. A Tslot in a plate riveted to the belt carrieda stud which was an extension ofthe Colt hammer screw. Just tippingthe pistol back and thumbing the hammerwas enough to get it going.To draw, all you had to do was pullit straight forward from the plate . . .fast as lightning. Gillett is said to havegot this idea after he had been presentedwith a calfskin vest holding twofancy Colts, like gun fighter JohnWesley Hardin used to use. Try as hemight, Gillett could never get thoseguns out without clashing them together.Rather than be buried in the vest,he got the T-slot belt.The swivel holster was like this suecia1belt, but held the gun completelyinside a leather holster. Holes nearthe cylinder front let the smoke out infiring, - and the hammer and triggerUUBerns-Martin "Lightningv shoulder were exposed. Guns could be shotholster offers quick cross draw accessto S. & W. Chief's Special.either attached to the belt, or pulledfree like the T-slot affair.


There were a few real auick drawartists in the old days, , . and only a few.Their names have come down to us:Wild Bill Hickok, Ben Thompson,Butch Cassidy, John Wesley Hardinfor example. Hardin killed men whowere mechanically his equals, menwhose speed on the draw was as amazingas his own. He killed them be--cause even if covered by the other fellow'sgun, he didn't panic. Instead ofthinking about being killed, he thoughtof killing the man who had the drop onhim. And he had one other advantage. . . he was always ready to shoot.The peace officer always has thatmoment of decision, whether shootingis justified or whether he should tryto take his man alive. The gunfighterwas always ready to go. Far more importantthan the gun rig was the gunfighter'spositive way of thinking andability to make a decision in the face ofheavy odds. But there were mighty fewgunfighters. and their one secret wasL .,practice constantly. They cut theirteeth on a "Colt" and lived and diedwith a gun in their hand. And even intheir day, "quick draw" was rare.One of the best tricks to speed up thedraw is the poker chip test. With apoker chip or a coin on the back ofyour hand, extend it straight out fromthe shoulder. Make sure that your gunis solidly in the holster, on a wide beltsecurely strapped so the holster willnot pull up with the gun, slowing thedraw. The gun handle should be soplaced that with your hand at yourside, the gun is convenient if you bendyour arm a little. All ready? Thenfill your hand!Follow through and trigger a shottowards the target, or dry fire, and seeif you can beat the drop of the coin toContrasts in holsters is seen in varying styles: (1) flap model for long barreled,single action revolver; (2) standard tuck-away with lambs' woollining; (3) hand-made model for U. S. New Service Colt .45; (4) Western-styleMexican skirted of type popular in early 1900's; (5) U. S.service model for Colt .38's around 1890 to 1917; (6) for automatic.the floor. It takes practice but it willwork.When you are tired from practice,it is a good time to check whether thegun belt you're wearing would havebeen practical 70 years ago. Imagineyou're sitting on a horse. What happensto the position of your guns?They ride up, the belt becomes loose,and if you didn't have the guns tied inthey would flop out while riding. In theHollywood production "Viva Zapata,"hero Marion Brando actually lost hisgun while wearing a "typical" westernoutfit. He leaped on his horse; and rodeoff and lost his gun in a swirl of dustas the loose holster flapped against hisleg, all plainly visible on the screen.Quick draw holsters were not practical.Probably the main reason for theopen holster was the Mexican love forbeauty. Most of the holsters are fancy,fiesta costume decorations. Ivory andpearl handled pistols were extremelypopular in Mexico since the 1850's.Mexican open (Continued on page 4.5)Cuff holster still being made for .41Remington double derringer by SamMyres Saddlery Co. of El Paso, Texas."Speed" holster and belt by Berns-Martin is of hand-carved leather.Gun is S. & W. 1950 .44 Special."Clam-Shell" holsters are made ofmetal halves that spring open whenbutton is touched by trigger finger.27


Right to "keep and bear arms" is written intoConstitution in 2nd Amendment, a vital part ofthe Bill of Rights, but police regularly seize firearms,picked up thousands of battle souvenirs fromservicemen on return to U.S. New York police departmenthas display of seized weapons (right).


Wit. Gun LawsBy POLICEMAN "X"'M A COP. My name isn't "Joe Friday." I can't tell myI real name in this article1 have a job to look out forand two kids and a wife to feed.Last month I was shot by a crook. Two boys ran out ofa currency exchange. I called to them to halt. One of themfired at me. I drew my Official Police .38 and stopped themboth. But the hip wound I received gave me time to thinkover things . . . like "Where did those fellows get theirguns?" Didn't we have laws which kept hoodlums frompossessing guns?When I looked into the laws about pistol permits, Ilearned a strange thing. The laws all seemed geared totake guns away from the ordinary public, from a personwho might need a gun to defend himself against a crook.And these same laws make it relatively easy for any twobithoodlum to get a gun anywhere, any time he wants one.Because I found this out, I'm afraid to sign my name tothis article. You see, the state senator in my district ispumping for an anti-gun law and he wouldn't exactly likea police officer from his ward to talk about the real factson anti-gun legislation.There's a lot of talk in these days of teen-age hoodlumisn~about New York's state pistol law, the Sullivan Law.People always compare newer laws with this one. "Likethe Sullivan Law," they say.The Sullivan Law was written 45 years ago. The meatof the law is in Section 1897 of the Penal Laws of NewYork. It states: "Any person . . . who shall have in hispossession in any city, village or town of this state, anypistol, revolver or other firearm of a size which may beconcealed upon the person, without a written license therefor. . . shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and if he hasbeen previously convicted of any crime he shall be guiltyof a felony." This also applies to the carrying of such aweapon, concealed and loaded or unloaded with ammunitionavailable on the person.By the terms of this law, you must get a permit in orderto buy or possess a pistol. Fingerprints and pictures of allapplicants are required to get a permit, except for a householderupon his application to have a pistol in his home.These permits are good only for a definite period, usuallyone year. They must be renewed, and there is a fee, about50 cents to $1.50 per license.This law has been the model for other laws since then.Seized weapons are assembled by New York police fordumping into ocean. Total of 13 tons were in this load.Confiscated pistols, rifles and shotguns are dumped intoLake Michigan by Chicago police as part of anti-gun drive.


The feature which brings con~plaints from many peopleis the license part. This, they claim, is contrary to the 2ndAmendment of the Federal Constitution which says: "Awell regulated militia being necessary to the security of afree state, the right of the people to keep and bear armsshall not be infringed." An almost identical clause is in thecivil rights law of the state of New York.But I learned that the Sullivan Law has been declaredconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court despite the 2ndAmendment. And as a result gun laws requiring ordinarycitizens to be fingerprinted and mugged like commoncriminals have been pushed in more and more states-ineludingmy own.But I'm not as worried about the "right" of a person tocarry a gun as I am interested in gun laws from the viewpointof the cop of the beat.Why should a cop argue for John Q. Public's right tocarry a gun without fingerprinting and mugging? Whyshould anyone want a gun in the first place?The answer is as simple as the question: it's written inthe reports from J. Edgar Hoover's Federal Bureau of Investigation,which show that there are more crimes committedin America than ever before in our history. Andthe facts are that the policemen of our country could usethe help of John Q. Public in stopping the hoods.ire as many Cow as you want and it won't stop the, Icrooks because it's physically impossible to cover all thebeats in a big city all the time. But give the average citizenthe right to carry a weapon in self-defense and you'll putthe muggers on the defensive. When the crooks don't know"Uwhether the man they're trying to heist has a gun or not,there won't be as many "stick-'em-up7' shouts.-Despite stringent gun laws, Dallas police collected 500"shootin' irons" from criminals in single year in Texas city.Typical of gun law sponsors is Chicago politician StateSen. William "Botchy" Connors, Democratic ward boss.One thing is sure-the Sullivan Law just doesn't workwhen it comes to stopping criminals.Officials claim that the law works okay in New York,but that weak laws in other states like New Jersey orConnecticut make it easy for crooks to get guns. But whatreally is the truth?Remember the bank robbery that was pulled in Queensa few months ago? Four men were in it. Three had pistols:they could have bought them outside of New York stateand smuggled them in. But the fourth man had a submachinegun, and possession of an unregistered submachinegun has been prohibited by Federal law in everystate since 1934!So the black market in guns already flourishes and thekind of laws we're working with now don't do a bit ofgood in stamping it out.At this point some people ask: "What do you want todo, give everybody a gun?" The answer of ceurse is "No"but that doesn't mean that there isn't any other workableplan.Certainly everyone in this nation is worried about crimeand how to stop it. Organized crime makes taxes higher,drains off business profits, burdens everyone with highercosts of living, is a threat to our security, and fills thelawbooks with all kinds of laws that curb our liberties. Yet


outlawing guns in the few places where these laws are ineffect has not helped the police officer at work.In the Peace Officer, the journal of the Michigan FraternalOrder of Police, editor Clifford Montague says:"Many authorities, experts in law enforcement, believe thatthe system of licensing to purchase and licensing to possesshave done more to aid the cause of organized crime thanany other feature of laws relating to firearms." They disarmthe law-abiding citizen and place him at the mercy ofthe crooks. Gun prohibition laws have been as ineffectiveas liquor prohibition was. But a constructive plan to teachinterested people the facts of safe gun handling wouldpay off.Our problem with crime begins with our youngsters,with the unorganized petty hoodlums. It starts with somebodytipping off that Mr. Doaks goes home from his storewith the day's receipts, and so he gets hit for his wallet.Sometimes he gets killed. Sometimes some young punkwho gets tired of working takes a gun in his hand andstarts in purse-snatching or with one or two pals startsup his own little gang. He's the kind that makes a cop'slife a tough one . . . they've got fancy names, "juveniledelinquents," and so all we do is put them away till theygrow up, learn all about crime from experts, and come out"rehabilitated" and ready for big league organized crime.These little guys are the fingers on the hand of organizedcrime. There is a way to combat them. It is fight firewith fire. Every storekeeper, every currency exchange clerkshould be required to own a gun such as a standard .38Special revolver, and know how to shoot it without putting -a hole in himself or somebody standing innocently by.Legitimate sporting goods stores find pistol laws curb gunsMost of the time the threat of a (Continued on page 55) sales to sportsmen, but do not hinder criminals at all.Gun club training of beginning shooters and control of target shooter's license is advocated by many. Club secretarywould certify skill of shooter and issue card like auto driver's license to assure safety. Training would begin in teens.


HERE USED TO BE MANYIFFERENT U. S.MAKESUT NOW AMERICANUTOMATICS CANNOTBE BOUGHTBy DON SIMMONS, JR.Colt .32 pistol designed by John M.Browning and Remington M51 (bottom)of J. D. Pedersen's were oncepopularautomatics which were widelysold, but are not now being made.[E AMERICAN-MADE pocket autonaticis about as extinct as theI bird. This is strange, considerthatpocket auto pistols generallyfrom the original designs ofrican-born John M. Browning.of the world still refers to aet automatic as a "browning."it after a good beginning at theturn of the century, and years ofstruggle through many designs to reach"adulthood," the final blow to thepocket automatic came with World War11. During that period several distinctiveforms of automatic pistols weremade or sold predominantly in theUnited States and they could be boughtunder many trade names in any gunstore. Although they filled a specialneed all their own, pocket automaticsin America have nevertheless entirelydisappeared from manufacturer's lines.The current brisk business in importedpocket automatic pistols shows that the


need and interest in these guns stillexists.Used American pocket automatics,when offered for sale, are always indemand. Yet many dealers and shooterstoday, because they became active inthe gun field after the "death" of thepocket automatics, know little aboutthese guns.Pocket automatics were small tomedium sized semi-automatic pistolskept for defense and protection. Withfixed sights, theyweighedbetween 15 and 25 ounces, with barrellengths of 3 to 4 inches. Magazinecapacity was 6 to 10 rounds, the averagebeing 7 or 8. The caliber wasusually -32 ACP or -380 ACP (AutomaticColt Pistol cartridges), which inEurope are called "7.65 mm Browning"or "9 mm Browning Short" respectively.Usually ~ocket automatics arestraight blowback in design, but alocked breech type (the Frommer) wasmade abroad and two delayed blowbackpocket automatics were made inthe U. S. These were the Savage andthe Remington pistols of the 1920's.A blow-forward pocket automatic, theSchwarzlose, was also made abroadand imported here, but was not commerciallysuccessful even in the heydayof pocket autos.Both hammer and hammerless typesof pistols were made, American manufacturersfavoring the latter design.These can be subdivided into concealedhammer designs, and true "hammerless''guns using a striker or springpushedfiring pin. Most of the Americanpocket automatics were of theconcealed bbhammerless" type, thoughthe Savage MI910 and 1917 pistols area sort of crossbreed. In these thereis an exposed thumbcocking piecewhich actually cocks the striker, insteadof a separate hammer.The first American pocket automaticwas Colt's model 1905, a Browningblowback patent. Savage was next withtheir models, followed by Smith & Wesson,Remington, and Harrington &Richardson. Mossberg once made a-22 pistol resembling an automatic.Actually it was a four-barreled gunwith the barrel group resembling anautomatic pistol slide.Three other companies sometimesheard of also sold pistols: the DavisWarner Arms Co., the Phoenix ArmsCo., and the Union Arms Co.Most of the business done by thesecompanies was just before and afterthe first World (Continued on page 60)Straight blow back type of action common to pocket automatics relies onbreechblock weight and spring to hold gun closed at moment of firing.This is the cheapest design to make and most pocket pistols are this kind.Delayed blowback mechanism sets up hesitation in the opening motion ofslide and is often used in larger caliber pistols or in sbbmachine guns. Springball prevents abrupt opening of breech, delays it bntil bullet leaves bore.Recoil operated pistols with locked breech had block and barrel solidlyheld together during firing, and used barrel inertia to throw open slide.Fixed frame bar contacts barrel stud and cams barrel lug down from slide.Blow forward is variant, freak design. Found on only two or three automatics,the barrel blows forward from a standing solid breech. Having theoreticaladvantages, this design produces heavy recoil and is not too practical.


Young Jesse James looked innocent but carriedas many as four revolvers riding with Quantrill.NOTORIOUS OUTLAW'S CAREER GAVETO THOUSANDS OF 'JESSE JAMES GUNSBy CARLHE AMERICAN Robin Hood7' they called him, but heTmight have been more correctly called "America'sNo. 1 Gun Collector.?? If all the guns now attributed toJesse James were tallied up, the total would probably runover 20,000. If their original retail values were tallied?Jesse's descendants would probably still be vavin~ forA d uthem. Jesse's whole burg1a;ious caieer would have beendevoted to buying guns. As it was7 America's most famouscutlaw made less than a fair living wage.There are pros and cons about every gun that camewithin sight of Jesse James? let alone the few which heactually had and used. Of them all-hundreds legitimateand thousands illegitimate-none has stirred more questionrecently than the one with which he was shot.Certainly the gun which shot Jesse James should rankas a highly important historic firearm. The LincolnDeringer in U. S. museum custody is priceless? but thegun that shot poor Jesse is in private hands. Two hands.to be exact, for two men on strong but conflcting evidenceclaim to own the gun.Andy Palmer of Dearborn> Michigan? claims to havethat gun. At his "Military Inn," his famous gun collectiondecorates the walls7 and among the important exhibitsis "the gun that killed Jesse James." It is a Colt.The second "gun that killed Jesse James" is owned. byHenry G. Lingenfelder of Baltimore, Md. For variety, this


RISE TO MYTHS AND LEGENDS ANDFOR COLLECTORS TO ARGUE ABOUTBREIHANJesse's young friend Bob Ford, with whom heplanned robbery, shot him when he turned his back.gun is a Smith & Wesson. Each owner claims his gunis the one with which "the dirty little coward shot Mr.Howard?" the phony name used for a time by Jesse James.A final answer to this claim would be worth much money,verifying that one gun is the historical gun.The ballad about the killing of Jesse James paints killerBob Ford as a pretty lowdown character. To millionsof Americans who read of his exploits, Jesse came torepresent the courage, boldness, ingenuity and manlinessassociated in the popular mind with the settlement of theMississippi valley and the West.Jesse really possessed these attributes, as well as a senseof humor and justice. But the famed bandit could also bemean and resentful, and in some ways treacherous. Hewould brood over fancied wrongs and never fully trustedanyone. Perhaps his moody nature was not unjustified.When he trusted a friend, he was killed.Jesse had come up the hard way, from the wild daysof the Civil War. He had spent about 15 years of his lifein armed robbery, with great success so far as escapingthe law was concerned.Born September 5, 1847 in Clay County, Missouri, JesseWoodson James was a lad when the Civil War began. Hisfather was pro-South and early in 1862 brother FrankJames joined William Clark Quantrill's guerillas, drawing. his whole family into the orbit of passionate feeling. Prior


Colt .45 with 19 notches in butt is said to be one with which Bob Ford killed Jesse James but claim is questioned. Gunis placed over old artist's version of shooting by Fords which shows Jesse on chair at right dusting picture frame.Jesse's home in Kearney, Mo., shows the window opposite pump through which Pinkertons threw bomb,killing half-brother and blowing off his mother's arm. Jesse returned to home in death, was buried in yard.


Display board with guns Jesse used includes Merwin & Hulbert revolver(top right) and Colt (center) Jesse wore day he was killed.to this, Frank had fought with regularMissouri Confederate troops, but thereis no record of his family beingmolested until after Frank joined Quantrill,that mixture of patriot and brigandwhom the Federals tried to destroy.Then the Union troopers called onthe James house to find Frank. Whipsbacked up their questions and Jesse'smother and sister Susan were put into afilthy jail where Susan almost died fromfever. Jesse escaped, and with Frankand Quantrill became accustomed to thesound of shots in the dark, ambushesalong forest-bordered roads in theMissouri country, and the sight ofviolent death. Jesse received an almostfatal lung wound in a skirmishat Flat Rock Ford in August of 1864,but was nursed back to health by afamily who lived nearby.After Lee's surrender Jesse led a"This particular model is redlyrare. Jesse James never did own it!"band of guerillas under a flag of truceto Lexington, Missouri, to surrenderto Union troops. There a soldier firedat him, wounding him through thesame lung so severely that he was givenup for dead. This time he was caredfor by a cousin, Zerelda Mimms, whomhe later married.It seemed as if they would not letJesse surrender. Under terms of theDrake Constitution of 1865 as adoptedby the state of Missouri, all Confederatesoldiers or sympathizers were strictlyforbidden to practice any professions oract as deacons of any church underheavy penalty. For ten years this situationexisted, during which Jesse couldnot have studied for any advanced kindof work, nor have become an activemember of the community in ordinaryfashion. By then, it was too late. JesseJames was (Continmed on page 49)


WHATPISTOLFORPOLICEU. S. OFFICERS PARTIAL TO REVOLVERSFOR THEIR RELIABILITY BUT EUROPEANSINSIST ON AUTOMATICS FOR THEIR SPEEDBy HARVEY BRANDTTHERE IS perhaps no single question of firearms so positivelysettled as what gun is the best for police-and theAtlantic Ocean seems to be the dividing line as far as theanswer. In Europe the answer is automatics; they are carriedby uniformed and plainclothes officers, by forestrangers and secret agents. But on this side of the water,Canadian and U. S. officers invariably carry revolvers.The crux of the argument - lies in the mechanical differencebetween automatics and revolvers.Revolvers carry five or six cartridges in the revolvingcylinder, corresponding to the clip magazine of an automatic.But in an automatic, where a platform is pushedup under the cartridges by a spring to feed the shots tothe barrel, the revolver cylinder has a never-failing mechanicallink direct to the trigger. When the trigger ispulled, the cylinder must rotate a fresh cartridge in linewith the barrel, whether it fires or not.In an automatic, sand or dirt can slow up the movementof the cartridge platform or "follower" and so cause ahesitation in loading, sometimes getting the cartridgecocked sideways and jamming the gun. To clear a jamthe slide must be nulled back with the other hand-somethingan officer cannot always do when handcuffed to acriminal or injured. A revolver even if a misfire occurs,need only be clicked again and the next cartridge willcome up.The substance of the American police argument againstautomatics boils down to one of "reliability." Automaticsare faster than revolvers in the hands of an unskilled orsemi-skilled police shooter. But their drawback is their"unreliability."Exponents of the revolver wage an almost constant verbalbattle with the auto pistol advocates. Yet which type ofweapon is carried seems to be decided not only by thecurrent function of the officer in society, but also by history.Modern American ~olice departments began about themiddle of the last century. The "watches" which walkedthe streets at night gradually were organized into city'armies" which retained their civilian character. Theofficers worked an ordinary day and then went home totheir families. Their guns were mainly civilian typeweapons.In Europe on the other hand police have a nationalcharacter. The gendarmes of France are typical. Administeredby the army, the French gendarmes serve ascombined state and military police, going anywhere in thecountry. They are on call of the national government.Living in barracks along military lines, the gendarmesare recruited from former soldiers whose peace-time compulsoryenlistments have expired. Because these nationalpolice serve as models for city police in most Europeancountries, the equipment of the city police has taken on amilitary character. Rifles are kept at most police barracks.while often police on routine duty before the city hall willcarry submachine guns, more for "show" than to actuallyuse.The European policeman is more a soldier, while theAmerican policeman is primarily a civilian. Through theyears this separation between European and Americanpolice departments has become more extreme.American police have used revolvers from the earliest


days. Reliability was more in~portant to an early policeofficer than the shocking power of the bullet fired. Thebiggest handgun was no use if it didn't shoot, and Americanpolice used the guns they found were most reliable forthe times-the Colt and Remington revolvers from pre-Civil War times. In the post-war boom, peace officers usedthe army revolvers once issued to them-.36 or .44 Colt,Starr, or Remington percussion revolvers.But in Europe, police preferred automatics and stilldo. The French, along with many other Continental departments,find the .32 automatic satisfactory for theirneeds. Partly this is because running gun battles betweencops and robbers along open country roads are particularlyunknown. Cheap automatics of the Browning-Spanish typesfrom southern France, the "RUBY" and others were is-sued. At the Manufrance arms factory of St. Etienne, theLLLe Francais" line of pistols is made. Smallest of these in.25 caliber is "Le Policeman." reflecting its vest-pocketuse by plainclothes officers.English police relied more on "police statism" than onactual combat with the criminal. The small areas andlarge police forces worked against the criminal more effectivelythan guns. England has nearly three times asmany policemen per capita as the United States. AfterWorld War I, Webley & Scott made a "Metropolitan Police"9 mm automatic pistol, but few were used. Firearmsare kept at the station houses and not issued except in greatemergency. This "tacit agreement" among crooks andpolice is almost legendary; the crooks don't carry guns,and neither do the police. The reason is simple. The criminal,once the seaports and borders areclosed, cannot get off the island. Geographyworksbetter than guns, andneither automatics nor revolvers everreached much perfection in design inEngland. -In Europe the rugged conditions ofthe "frontier" never existed. While anAmerican owner of a sidearm mightcarry it for months through rain andhail. dust and snow, and need it in asecond to save his life, the Europeanpistol man led a much more secludedlife and automatics saw relatively , easv ,service. Chemical advances in ammunitionmanufacture also helped keepEuropean automatics "reliable." Improvedprimers in German ammowere less likely to deteriorate thanolder American stuff.Revolvers have been made in Europe.From the English Deane-Adamsthrough a whole variety of "Bulldog"and "Ordnance" designs, revolversFor fifty years Smith & Wesson.38 Military & Police revolver hasbeen a police standard everywhere.-''Aluminum alloy frames of Colt "Commander"and other modern featuresare attracting police to use automatics.


Bull Dog revolvers of cheap construction and outmodeddesign are still being made in Europe for police use.Odd Nagant revolvers used by Czarist Russia are stillissued, but are tricky, not as reliable as U. S. types.Reliable Browning Model 1922 automatic pistol in .32caliber was designed by maker especially for police.have long had a place in the European gun scene. Yet witha very few exceptions, revolvers of European make arepoorly designed and some are dangerous by Americanstandards.The British service revolvers for example are hingedframeguns using a stirrup latch over the top strap to holdthe gun together. They were originally designed in the1880's almost immediately after Smith & Wesson introducedthe basic idea. These Webley revolvers are strongguns, but there they stop. Suitable for ordinary blackpowder or low-powered nitro loads, they would be entirelyunsuitable for firing modern American heavy-duty .38,.44 Special handloads, or .357 Magnum cartridges commonlyused in police work.Webley & Scott's persistence with this type of gun isdictated partly by the notion that if they changed over tothe much superior solid frame like an American gun, theywould be accused of "copying."Continental revolvers are no better. One of the finest- made --. --. is - a solid-frame French "Modele d'ordonnance" 1892gun, but being an obsolete military gun in a caliber aboutas powerful as the .38 Colt, it has never been accepted bypolice departments. There are no commercial Frenchrevolvers, except cheap hideaway guns of small caliberand poor workmanship.Germany had the Luger and after World War I the mainfield for development lay with the auto pistols. ThousandsDouble action Czech CZ .25 auto pistol is typical oftrend to revolver features in automatic designs.of Lugers were issued to German police. It is easy to understandwhy. In 1930 the price FOB Hamburg of a Smith& Wesson Regulation Police model .32 revolver was morethan twice the cost of a German-made police .32 automatic.German makers concentrated on improving auto pistols,and so in Germany the commercial double-action automaticwas born. This design seems to be the strongesthope to reconcile the reliability of the revolver with thegreater firepower, larger ammunition capacity, and flatconcealibility of the automatic.Walther in Zella-Mehlis was the first successful makerof double action pistols. The Walther company recognizedits potential market. The name of their most importantpistol was the "PP" or Police Pistol. "Zuiverlassiger kamerad"it was called-"everfaithful comrade," for sport, fortarget shooting, and for police work.For police work, Walther recognized a better reason fora double action feature-safety. With most automatics youeither have to thumb back the outside hammer, or carryit at full cock, ready for the job. When the Colt Super .38was first brought out in the 30's, the police of Frontenac,Mo., obtained some for use in their patrol cars. The highvelocity metal-jacketed slug was as close to metal piercingas any handgun ammo then available. But when they hadto cover a prisoner, accidents would happen. One officerrecounts:"They issued a few Super (Continued on page 64)


Centennial Commemorative Stampinteresting part of the ordnance department'sA !$ry at the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphiain 1876 was their cartridge production line. This lineconsisted of 19 arsenal machines and showed the visitorsthe various steps necessary to convert the raw materialsinto 45-70dSpringfield cartridges. The line was run byoperators from nearby Frankford Arsenal, and had thecapacity of 14,000 cartridges per day.There were to be 500,000 blank cartridges made at theexposition, and the line was slowed down to 5,000 roundsper day so that they could continue operating during theentire summer. Because of the danger involved in handlingBy STUART MILLERthe powder, the actual loading of the cartridges was notdone at the exposition, but at the arsenal instead. Loadingmachines at the exhibit were run upon application byvisitors, but mustard seed was used instead of gun powder.The cartridges were the standard copper-cased 45-70inside primed shells, but they bore a special "commemorative"head stamp. (see photo). There are two schools ofthought as to the meaning of the "C" in the headstamp.One says the "C" stands for "carbine," while the otherclaims that it stands for "centennial."The cases were shipped to Frankford Arsenal where theywere loaded, packed, and disposed of through regularmilitary channels. The blanks were loaded with 70 grainsof musket powder, pressed hard in the loading machines,and varnished at the mouth of the case. No wad was used.No doubt many of the empty cases and the mustardseed loaded ball cartridges were passed out as souvenirsto the taxpayers at the fair-just what else could the armydo with cartridges which had mustard seed for a propellingcharge? They are very seldom seen in cartridge collectionstoday.Krag AmmunitionWhile on the subject of military cartridges, I was mostinterested to learn that during the Spanish-American War,our army bought quite a quantity of Krag ammunitionfrom Kynoch, Ltd., of Birmingham, England. The armydid not have the 30-40 Krag Jorgensen rifle for too manyyears, and in the war emergency, needed far more ammunitionthan could be supplied by Frankford Arsenal.They contracted for cartridges from Winchester, UnionMetallic Cartridge Co., and from Kynoch to insure a, sufficient supply.This Kynoch ammunition was loaded with the traditionalamber-colored stick cordite powder, and wasequipped with a large-sized copper specially adapted foruse with cordite. The size of the copper primer and theheadstampeither "K C 98" or "K C 99"-were the onlyidentification of this unusual round. In all other featuresit resembles the usual arsenal-made Krag rounds. Theammunition was packed in U.S. army-style labeled boxes.The performance was the same as the U.S.-made rounds,the box I have stating the velocity was 1964 feet per secondat 53 feet.Unusual Sharps PacketI have seen a packet of skin cartridges from the Wingecollection that is unusual for several reasons. First off,it represents one of the very few instances when the SharpsRifle Manufacturing Co. of Hartford made cartridges thatwere not intended for use in their own weapons. Thecompany's best known cartridges were, of course, the .52Sharps linen cartridges for their breech-loading percussioncarbines and rifles of the Civil War. Later, after the companyhad reorganized as the Sharps Rifle Co., they made afew sizes of metallic cartridges such as the 50-90-2%'Sharps straight, but very few.Second, it is the only packet that I have ever seen thatgives the bullet weight in addition to the powder charge.This is the heavier powder charge, as most of the com-panies were content with a 15 grain load for the .36 navyrevolvers. This is but one grain lighter powder chargethan was employed in many of the .44 caliber armyrevolver cartridges of the time.Add to this the fact that it is one of the few packetsthat included percussion caps in with the cartridges, andyou will agree with me that it is a mighty desirable item.Hayes Patent Skin CartridgeFor a number of years I have liked the looks of thespecimen of the Hayes patent skin cartridge that I havein my collection. This was of the usual style with the skincartridge being enclosed in a paper envelope, leaving theround-nosed conical bullet exposed, and with a blacktape for tearing the envelope. This differed in that ithad a blue label reading: "Capt. M. Hayes, R.N. PatentSkin Cartridge, Manufactured by Broux & Moll, London."I had always wondered just how these skin cartridgeswere supposed to be used, so was happy when I got anoriginal can from this type cartridge-(unfortunately itwas empty) -giving the following directions."By Royal Letter of Patent. Capt. Montagu Hayes' R.N.Skin Cartridges. Warranted to (Continued on page 44)


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WilsonMERRIAMKANSAS,tand all climates for any length of time andlot leave any residue or to deteriorate thelarrel. Manufactured for G. H. Daw's Reolversby H. Gladstone & Co., London. In-.tructions for Use~First explode cap onbach nipple to clean them from oil or dust.Strip the white case off the cartridge by~olding the bullet end and tearing it downwith the tape. Place the cartridge in thenouth of the chamber of the cylinder, withhe pointed end of the bullet uppermost oneit a time, and turn them under the rammerarcing them down with the lever belowhe surface of the cylinder. Henry C. Gladtone& Co., 22 Lawrence Pountney Land,London W.C."The container was not dated, but greatamphasis was placed on the medal won athe Exposition in 1862. Hayes patents onhe skin cartridges were taken out in Sepemberof 1856, and included mention ofread reinforcing for the skin or gut usedor the cartridge case.Question Marks"A friend coming out of the army broughtme a package of '5 cartridges, GrenadeAuxiliary M7' made by Frankfort Arsenal.They seem to be some sort of blank, about15 caliber steel case, red top wad. Whilethere is a small hole in the center of thehead, there is no sign of primer, nor connectingflash hole. What kind of a primerdid these take, and how do they work?"M. A., Detroit.This is an odd one. First off. there isn'tany primer nor was there supposed to be.This is actually an auxiliary powder chargefor use in firing the rifle grenade from the30-06 or 30 Ml carbine. This cartridge isplaced in the front end of the grenadelaunching attachment, with the paper wadpointing toward the weapons chamber, theregular grenade launching blank slipped intothe chamber of the gun, and the grenadeplaced on the launcher. The flash from thefiring of the blank ignites the auxiliary cartridge,through the paper wad. Acting likea rocket, it gives the grenade a boost. Inthe 30-06, this would add up to 100 yards tothe range of the grenade."What are some other good. books oncartridges? I already have Logans 'Cartridges'and the two volumes by White Munhallon 'Cartridge Identification'."-M. H.,Tucson, Ariz.You already have the best on collectorscartridges. Others are Johnson & Haven's"Ammunition, Its History, Development andUse," published by William Morrow & Co.in 1943. This has quite a bit of good materialreprinted from books and catalogs. JohnAmber's "Ten Rare Old Gun Catalogs" putout by Greenberg in 1952 has 1875 and 1885Winchester catalogs. Dunlap's "OrdnanceWent Up Front" published by Samworth in1948 gives interesting coverage of WW 2cartridges. Simmon's "Wild Cat Cartridges"printed by Morrow in 1947 is good if you gofor that field. Phil Sharpe's "CompleteGuide To Hand Loading" gives much useablecollector data in addition to vast quantitiesof data for hand-loaders. All the above areeither in print, or should be easy to obtainthrough your gun hook dealer.@


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JESSE JAMES(Continued from page 37)well on his way to a life of crime.On St. Valentine's Day of 1866 JesseJames pulled his first bank robbery. It wasmarked by a take of nearly $75,000Ñanthe death of an innocent boy named Wymorekilled by the bandits as he walked to school.His family received a note expressing sympathyand regret, stating it was an accident.The note was signed with the namesof Jesse and Frank James.Half a year later, in October, four banditstook $2,000 from the Alexander Mitchell& Company office, in Lexington, Mo.On March 2, 1867, the private bank ofJudge William McLain of Savannah, Mo., wasinvaded by bandits. Judge McLain was severelywounded but recovered.Other holdups occurred throughout themiddle west done by the James gang andhis associates, the Youngers. But Jessefirst made history by robbing a train. OnJuly 21, 1954, the citizens of Adair, Iowa,commemorated this incident by erecting aplaque on the scene of the crime, bearingthese words:Site of the first Train Robberyin the west, committed by thenotorious Jesse James and hisgang of outlaws, July 21, 1873.Jesse had learned that the train was carrying$100,000 in gold. Too tempting to letgo by, the novelty of a train robbery excitedhis imagination. The site picked wason a slight grade of the Chicago, Rock Island& Pacific road a mile and a half westof Adair. The bandits loosened a rail andtied a rope to it. As the engine neared theloosened track, the robbers pulled the rope,spreading the rails. The engine toppledover, killing the engineer and injuring thefireman. The outlaws broke into the expresscar and learned that the train carrying thegold was not due until the next morning:Jesse had robbed the wrong train!While officials everywhere were rousedagainst them, ordinary citizens cared little.The James boys robbed banks and railroads,not people-who cared? Thus did Jessebegin to acquire the mantel of "Robin Hood,"although there is no evidence that he madeany practice of helping the poor. Bank robberiesand stage holdups varied by trainrobberies continued for years. The Pinkertonagency in Chicago sent several men after him.Rewards started at "for the arrestconviction of Jesse James." Pretty soon theywere $25,000, dead or alive. Jesse James waswanted by the law in a dozen states.By 1880, Jesse's adventures were punctuatedwith periods of quiet, while he livedunder an assumed name, moving from townto town when they began to suspect who hewas.In Kansas City, where he assumed thename "T. J. Jackson," Jesse became worriedthat his identity would be given awayby talkative Ed Miller. A one-time memberof his gang, Miller knew too much. But suddenlyMiller could talk no more. Killed inSaline county, it was rumored that JesseJames personally had acted as executioner.With Miller dead, another gang associatebecame a threat. This was Jim Cummins,who was never proved to have been a mem-Dealers OnlyWholesale Only'WSL do not, mmftsis. with. CJUA, (DsaJsAi."HARLES DALSHIPS PREPAIDSHOTGUNS and RIFLESPISTOLSSCOPESandRELOADSBEAR CUB 6X DOUBLE LIST - 79.50BEAR CUB 4X DOUBLE LIST - 59.50Send forAvailabilityListFamous One Stop Service for AllYour Customer's Shooting Requirements.BEAR CUB 2 3/4 LIST 45.00LARGEST STOCK OF STANDARD BRANDSSend for Availability ListDEALERS: We Trade - Write uswhat you want and what you have!DEALERS: We supply guns on affidavit for law enforcementagencies. Let us help you get this EXTRA business!WE PREPAY WE PREPAY WE PREPAYCHARLES DALY, INC.Dept. GI Lyric 2-7586Elmsford, New York1 SPORTSMEN.. - - ...... 1DELUXEPIGSKIN GUN CASEHere is a gun case that is hand tailoredto fit any gun. Constructed from genuinemported pigskin, processed in this countryand colored into Saddle Tan. Extremelytough leathsr double nylon stitched,well padded and lined with your choiceof Hunter Red or Forest Green treatedrod. compensator, scope, etc. With normaluse will last a lifetime. If you are asportsman who has an appreciation forthing beyond the commonplace, write forilltistrated CATALOG-G of many otheri t "ited to the needs of the discrimmnattngsportsman.WOOD-LANDSPORTING GOODSBOX 41 5 JOHNSTOWN, N. Y.


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Sent postpaid 01 a< e y backguarantee.0r.i-r$3.98with Beaver-Heighttail Cradle$4.75SEE THE KRUST BIPOD AT "YOUR DEALEROR WRITE DIRECTW. KRUST & CO. RD. 1, BOX G237, OSSINING, N. Yber of Jesse's select company, but knew a1 ot about its operations. When Jesse learnedt hat Jim was too noisy, he and Dick Liddil¥base Cummins into Arkansas, trying to,hoot him.Jim dodged back into Missouri, and hidbut at the home of Bill Ford, an uncle of3ob Ford. A wise hunch that Jesse might-ie catching up to him scared Cumminsiway. Just as he had ridden off, Jesse and.iddil rounded a bend leading to the Fordlome. Bill's wife. Artella (who was Cumnin'ssister), and her 15-year-old son wereit home alone. Jesse and Liddil took theioy into the woods and tortured him almosto death, trying to force some informationibout Cummins from him.Apparently the Fords' active hatred forFesse began at this time. On December 4,1881, Jesse's favorite cousin Wood Hite wastilled in argument over division of the takeUter the Blue Cut, Missouri, train robbery.1'his "accident" occurred at the home ofI. T. Ford, father of Bob Ford.After the unsuccessful chase of Jim Cummins,Jesse decided to move again-his finalmove-to St. Joseph. Mo. There he appearedis "Thomas Howard." who rented a houseat Lafayette and 21st Streets. Shortly afterhe moved to another rented house at 1381Lafayette.Jesse tried to live anonymously, but hispurpose was not to go straight. Rather, hewas biding his time and trying to recruita new gang. Not recognizing that the Fordbrothers hated him for his inhuman treatmentof Bill Ford's son, and, feared himbecause of the killing of Wood Hite, Jessetried to enlist them in his gang. Jesse andCharley Ford met at St. Joseph to plan arobbery in Platte City, Mo. And whileCharley Ford and Jesse were planning robbery,Bob Ford was in Kansas City planningmurder.Charley had been living in Jesse's homeas a "relative," along with Jesse's mother.Mrs. Samuel, and his wife Zerelda. Bob Fordwas added to the group, house guest of theman he was determined to murder.April 3, 1882 was a bright warm spring dayon the hill where Jesse lived with his familyand entertained his two friends. Jesse's wifewas not feeling well, so he pitched in andhelped to do the household chores. At aboutnine o'clock in the morning Jesse and Charleywent into the living room, where Bob wassitting.Alert, ever mindful of his enemies outsidesearching for him, Jesse wore his gunbelt.The day was growing warmer and Jesse tookoff his coat. Lest pedestrians on the streetlook into his window and see the innocuous"Mr. Howard'" walking around the housewearing pistols, he unstrapped his guns andlaid them on a bed.Jesse then took up a dusting brush andstepped on a chair to clean a picture andstraighten the frame. While the world's mostrenowned outlaw was engaged in this bit ofspring cleaning, Bob Ford drew his revolverand sent a slug crashing through Jesse'shead.Most accounts of the shooting say thatthe bullet entered the base of Jesse's skull atthe back of the bead and emerged over theleft eye. This is plain inference that Jessewas shot in the back, but this is not exactlytrue. Re-examination of the testimony given


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More to the point, he did not kill 19 menbetween 1876 when the gun was new andsix years later when he met his death.The Smith & Wesson revolver owned byBaltimorean Lingenfelder has a differenthistory.. . one which begins in the jail whereBob and Charley Ford were incarcerated bySt. Jo marshal Enos Craig. Warrants weresworn out by Zerelda James right after thekilling, and Craig acted on them. Whileawaiting trial, the Fords were often visitedin the St. Jo jail by the marshall's son,Corydon F. Craig. The Fords were foundguilty of murder, and were sentenced tobe hanged. But Governor Crittenden pardonedthem.While they were in jail, Corydon Craig hadbrought them cigarettes and things to eat,for they were a little different from theordinary run of St. Jo jailbirds. EventuallyBob gave young Craig the gun with whichhe had shot Jesse James. This was a Smith &Wesson No. 3 or "American" model, nickelplated, 6%" barrel, .44 caliber, serial numbr3766.Said Bob Ford at the inquest: "I saw thatall was done for with Jesse when I saw thatheavy Smith & Wesson slug hit him in thehead." Some might argue that Bob wastalking about a gun chambered for a Smith& Wesson cartridge. Charley Ford furnishedthe clincher: "Bob had a Smith & Wessonrevolver and it was easier for him to get itout of his pocket, so he got in the first shot."Substantially this is true, for the S&W"American" No. 3 is not a pocket revolver,but the low hammer spur and small gripwould make it easier to draw than otherstyles of gun.Some years later Corydon F. Craig wasin Baltimore. He knew James A. Gary, whowas postmaster general under President Mc-Kinley. In Gary's office Craig asked for asmall loan. Gary asked if he had anycollateral, and Craig said "Yes, I have therevolver that Bob Ford used to kill JesseJames."Mr. Gary . replied . "I wouldn't have it asa gift."E. Stanlev Garv shared his father's office.. ,- -and became interested in the gun. He boughtit from Craig and at that time learned itshistory. In Springfield, Mass., Gary took thegun to Smith & Wesson who obligingly engravedon it: "Bob Ford killed Jesse Jameswith this revolver at St. Joseph, Mo., 1882."The gun now is owned by Henry Lingenfelder.He has sworn affidavits from Cory-don Craig relating the gun's history.To-gether with the court records, this shouldsettle the "Jesse James death gun" question.But the question of the gun is almostunimportant beside the larger fact of JesseJames. His ghost will never be settled, forJesse James is kept alive by songs, murals,movies and the "20,000 guns" circulatingaround as firearms he once used. Old gunsof little value but scratched "JJ" are naturalsfor conversion to Jesse James guns by unscrupulousdealers. Without any documentation,it is difficult to prove that any belongedto Jesse . . . or didn't belong tohim. 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WHAT'S WRONG WITH GUN LAWS(Continued from page 31)gun on the premises would be enough toslow down the usual heist man.When the storekeeper does get a gun,things pop. That happened in a Chicagodelicatessen a while ago. After being heldup twice in a row, the owner got riled anddecided to wait up for the third time-witha .45 automatic! Sure enough, a third holdupattempt occurred as the store owner waswaiting in the back room. He got the holdupman in the arm with one shot and held himuntil the police arrived. On the South Side,another groceryman waited until the robberhad left his store, then ran to the street anddropped him in the middle of the road.Unfortunately the papers don't give muchspace to incidents like this, where honestcitizens use guns to protect themselves, butit happens every day. When law enforcementbreaks down, honest citizens are boundto take steps to defend themselves againstcriminals.For my money, that's the way it should be.As I do my duty, whether it be detectivework, or policing a beat, I'd like to have achance of finding help almost anywhere ifI need it. I'd like to know that there were~eople willing and able to fight crime alongwith the duly-appointed law-enforcementofficers.Actually, the anti-gun people and the proguncrowd, which includes the organizedsport shooters of the country, are workingtoward one common goal-thesuppressionof crime. It is pretty stupid to work apartthe way things are so far. The people behindthe anti-gun laws include many with goodintentions. There are police catpains I know,men who have worked themselves up fromthe ranks and really know the score. Butthey deal with crooks so long and so muchthat sometimes they lose sight of the factthat most of the people who own guns arenot crooks . . . not by a long shot. Theselawmen are pushed up against the wall bydo-good civic groups, "crime commissions,"and other types of active but misinformedassociations. These people only need to knowthe complete facts to make the wise choiceindependently. But there are some otherpeople behind anti-gun legislation that youcan't talk to.In California several years back a billwas put up in the legislature to requireregistration of all firearms. The man whostood up in the committee meeting andtalked about how good this law was andhow it would cut down crime was the localCommunist Party chairman!Some of the anti-gun people aren't evenas "honest" as the Communist backers. Theirattitude borders close on the crackpot andI'm sorry to say a few are policemen. I wason duty in City Hall when one of the sergeantsstopped by. We were talking when afellow came up and asked the way to thedetective bureau. The sergeant asked him"Why" and the fellow said he wanted to seeabout a permit to carry a gun. The sergeantreally blew his cork then. "What do youwant to carry a gun for, you got no rightto carry a gun, no right at all." Wisely, theman said nothing but went away while thesergeant turned to me and gave me a longlecture on the evils of guns. The point ofhis lecture was: "If there were no moreguns, there wouldn't be any more crooks."Reasonable?Yeah, I found out how reasonable it wasone night on plainclothes duty. I was ina tavern and went into the john. A fellowin an overcoat followed me in and openedhis coat. "Wanta buy a gun?" he asked.His coat was lined with ten or twelvepistols in little pockets, including a nearlynew .38 Smith & Wesson M&P revolver-areal nice one. I know-I sometimes carry italternate with my Colt.The judge tossed the rest of the guns intothe lake. That boy's still serving time andif I had my way he'd never get out!But what about the law? Well, we have theFederal law. He could be convicted on atleast two counts, dealing in firearms at retailwithout a $1 federal dealers license, andfailing to keep proper records. Since it is asure bet that his guns were stolen, and probablythat at least one was transported acrossa state line, there would be two more. Consecutivesentences would have run up intomany years. But what happened? All he gotwas six months to a year for selling a gunwithout a license. And I'm just a policeman.I don't make up the court charges or sentencethem, all I do is give evidence.There is a kind of law which would work.It is the kind of law which would put someaction into J. Edgar Hoover's remark aboutbank robbing: "By making the offense morehazardous to the criminal, we can reversethe trend of this vicious crime." But is bankrobbing any more vicious a crime thanslugging and robbing someone on a darkstreet? How much more then should Mr,Hoover's remark apply to the ordinary guyprotecting himself against attack or burglary?A whole lot more.This new law would satisfy the fellows whoare against gun licenses and registration, andit would also be a real law which wouldwork for the police instead of actual13against them like the Sullivan Laws today.This law would permit an ordinary citizerto own as many guns as he wanted-thertwould be no restriction at all, except submachine guns and machine guns would b(registered for a $1 fee. Some people willclaim this is really radical. Even the proguncrowd think this is too big a bite tochew.But what really happens? You can own anoperating machine gun today, if you registerit and the $200 transfer tax is paid on it.The idea in 1934 when the law was firstpassed was to discourage crooks from buyingthem because of the tax. But we all knowwhat happens today. Some ex-GI, not wantingto go through the investigation that thefederal boys will give him if he turns it in.simply dumps his German "souvenir" somewherefor fifteen or twenty bucks. We tracedone such gun through the hands of a bartender,who sold it for $175. The man wegot it from was simply a "businessman,'waiting around the corner from a count}bank in his car till just before closing timeHe wanted to get a profit on his investmentjust like the bank robber in Queens.There are a few people who work wit1machine guns legally. One is the man whaSomething New -3he.HIDE-AWAYHOLSTERThis is what thev see Here's a re-11~GOOD new thing--. . . the HIDEAWAY H O ISTER, for lawofficers, gun enthusiastsandeveryone whowants a reallspractical, convenientHIDEAWAYholster for a per.sonal gun.Handcrafted tcspecifically fit an]type hand gutyou request. Invisiblewhen yoiwant it to beDoesn't bulgekick your ribs 01wear out your letThis is what you k n o w-no ---.Dept. H.B&J LeatherGoods Go.P.O. 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The standard US. armycourse of fire could be used, except it couldhe with any revolver or pistol that the shooterhappened to own, instead of requiring it tohe a .45 automatic.In Chicago alone there are 60 shootingclubs, with at least fifteen junior clubs foryoung people. The chief range officer orother responsible person of each one ofthese clubs could be sworn in as a specialofficer like a notary public, and I bet hewould be glad to serve in this capacity withoutpay. He would have the authority toadminister these tests to the shooter, to de-termine if he can shoot a gun well enough tomake him a safe bet to handle a gun. Thislicense should then be a permanent cardheld by the licensee on a lifetime basis.Aside from making sure that people whohad guns could shoot them safely, withoutendangering others through carelessness and"horse play," this license card would serveto identify people who might legally buyand sell modern guns. All firearms dealersare licensed under the Federal Firearms Actof 1938. Their license is annual, with a $1fee. Each dealer must keep records of thename of the buyer, address, type of firearm,caliber, serial number, and so on. A licenseholder need only identify himself to thedealer and present his signature card, to buyover the counter at that time a pistol orrevolver and ammunition for it.Writing a good firearms law would beaccomplished when local gun dealers, shootingclub representatives, police and lawofficers, city recreation and education peoplegot together and coordinated their efforts to~roduce a workable firearms law that woulddo something positive.Automobiles annually kill or maim about35,000 people We do something constructiveabout that, with high school driving instruc.tion and licenses which say that a person haspassed tests and is skillful enough to drivea car without hurting somebody. We have asmany guns in America as there are carswecan't confiscate them all. What we cando is help people to realize the dangers ofgunplay wrongly directed, like a car runby a bad driver. Maybe then, with thehonest citizen armed and able to defendhimself, we of the police departments mayfind our jobs a little easier, because we havea million new "recruits" able to help on thejob.@


WHY COPS GET KILLED(Continued from page 15)The future for New York's finest looksconsiderably brighter than their present, ifhopes of both Inspector Murphy and Lt.Hunter materialize into plans. CommissionerFrancis Adams, a non-career appointee, haspromised that the minimum 120 rounds willbe doubled when the new four-months academycourse becomes effective. He also hasrecommended that the minimum of 10 qualifyingshots be increased to 20.The contrast of these hopeful plans withprograms existing for years in some othercities is a study in extremes. With the "improved"courses, six boxes of ammo per manper year will be fired for the probationer, butafter that officers will get all of 60 shotsrequired each year. If 60 x 100 is the scorerequired for qualifying, most of New York'sofficers will remain indifferent shooters, aboutas dangerous to a crook with combat trainingas a clay pigeon is to a shotgunner.In contrast to New York's short-sightedprogram is Detroit, which has long recog---- nixed -- the ~ value of effective marksmen on itsforce. Detroit's instructor, Lt. Harry Reeves.has been listed among the top shooters sincewell before World War 11.In Los Angeles the outdoor Elysium Hillspolice academy range is a showplace in thepolice world. More than 40 firing points appearin the lineup, with covered shooterarea and modern automatic target carriers.Brick and concrete barrier^ irotect studentsfrom accidents, where they learn andpractice combat firing, quick draw, shootingfrom the hip in the standard crouch, andother tricks. Minimum shots fired, contrastedwith New York's 300. is 2.000 perrecruit. These are mid-range reloads in .38Special. Either the Colt Officer's ModelSpecial, or Smith & Wesson K-38 or CombatMasterpiece are used by the men.Officers qualifying in shooting receivehigher pay. At 25 yards, the minimum slowfire is 70 x 100, 50 x 100 rapid fire, and60 x 100 on the silhouette. Nobody flunksthis test. Cadets receive instruction untilthey do pass. It is cheaper to pay an officerwages and get work out of him, than topension his widow.Marksmen (300 x 400) receive $2 extra,sharpshooters (340 x 400) get $4, experts(380 x 400) get $8, and distinguished experts(385 x 400) are paid $16 more eachmonth as long as they remain in these qualifications.There are nearly 2,000 marksmenand sharpshooters, and about 75 expertsand distinguished experts, drawingbonus pay. This is a pretty good proportionof shooters out of a department totalling4,200 men.Maybe it's the heritage of the wild west,but in Montana of all places there has beenone of the finest police training programsever established. 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19) When instructor fires blank cartridgefor signal, officer draws and fires oneshot DA at head-sized bull-eye on chestof Langrish target. Object of this isto develop speed on draw and firstshot. Try for sure hits and split-seconddraws.20) Draw gun five times and fire one shoteach time DA in response to variousunexpected or surprise signals. Usehead-sized Langrish chest bulls-eye, 20to 35 feet distance.This is the sort of training two officerscan work out, to aid each other. Even arange is not really necessary, for no distancesare required above 45 feet. Using the new"Rocket" .22 short cartridges, such shootingcan be done in relative safety. Thenew "Rockets" don't harm the barrel orchamber, are sufficiently accurate for thiswork, and have bullets which break up onimpact, avoiding ricochets. 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S. Patent Office-plus page after page of technically detailedThe Luger issued to U.S. Army troops! Afull and complete accounting of the U.S.Army Tests of 1901 and 1907 with a sepandminutely described commercial andmilitary models, ballistics, mechanical functioning,colorful highlights, etc.Printing is on the finest of glossy paper with beautiful full page photographs throughout; highgrade binding and dust jacket all executed by professional specialists. A book you will be proudto add to your personal library shelves.Send your check or money order right away (sorry, no C.0.D.k) to:FADCO, Dept. LB, Box 3183 Olympic Station, Beverly Hills, Calif."Your glasses did a lot for me9?No. 400: Newest wide vision;comfortable shell frame. Lightbut sturdy. Full coverage.Piano ......................With corrected lenses toyour own prescription:No. 100: Newestwide vision.Light weightgoggles Non-9 .OO"In winning the 1954 N. Y. 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At the end, of the article the authorsaid that actually he would rather have arevolver than an automatic pistol of any type.Undoubtedly he would also prefer a Stutz"Bearcat" to a Jaguar, but is he right?I don't think so. In the early days automaticpistol ammunition was not reliable or cleanto shoot. Jams were frequent, misfires common,and the guns got a bad name. Buttoday an automatic is just as reliable, accurateand quick as a revolver.The next thing to hit the pocket automaticswas a flood of cheap foreign gunsdumped on the U. S. market after WorldWar I. Spain lead the way as chief gravedigger for the American-made guns. Tonsof cheap, soft steel auto pistols were peddledby mail order, where the buyer couldn'tsee or test the gun he was buying untilit was too late. These guns sold for fiveto ten dollars, less than our own makes ofpistols but externally they looked prettysimilar and "just as good."Germany, forbidden to make large-calibermilitary pistols after World War I, turnedher shops to the production of pocket guns.Sauer, Mauser, Ortgie, and Walther pistolsamong many others were imported. Farbetter made than the Spanish junk, theywere produced in an inflation-ridden economy.Prices on these well-made guns wereoften ridiculously low. American guns couldnot take the price competition.The last reason for the pocket automatics'discontinuance among American guns wasthe wave of crime which swept the countryin the early days of the cheap automobile.In the 1920's, the fast car made the "getaway"possible, but legislation in counteractcrime was directed against pistols. Manystates and cities passed laws regulating thesale of firearms. Posterity will judge theeffectiveness of these laws in crime prevention,but the discontinuance of the pocketautomatics shows the effect they had onmanufacturer and public alike.In America there is no producer of apocket automatic. The target .22's and, themilitary .38's and .45's continue, largelythrough government sponsorship. After aspan of less than four decades, an originalAmerican idea is dead where it was born.The pocket automatic is now made onlyabroad-here it is relegated to an oddity orcollector's item, and shooters turn to foreignproducts for pocket automatics to use. @


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Corona Del Mar, Calif.--Thirty-Eights for use in the cars, but theboys found that they were too liable to gooff when you didn't want them to. Mostlythe officers left them in the cars and usedrevolvers."WHAT PISTOL FOR POLICE?(Continued from page 40)With the Walther .32 such an accidentcouldn't happen as the gun could be carriedwith the hammer down on a live cartridge,and a straight pull on the triggerwould fire it as easily as a double actionrevolver. But the design was strange toAmerica before the war, and revolvers werepreferred.In Austin, Texas, until recently the distinguishingfeature between motorcycle andcar patrolmen seemed to be their pistols.The cycle men carried Colt .45 or .38 automatics,usually nickel-plated with fancygrips, while prowl-car guys used .38 Specialrevolvers. In 1952 a uniform requirementwas set up, and all officers now carry revolvers.About automatics Chief of PoliceR. D. Thorp said:"All weapons are now issued by the departmentand are all standard .38 caliber,all being revolvers, no automatics being usedat all. It has been found by this departmentthat revolvers require less maintenance andare less apt to misfire or have jams. Ouruniform division is issued a .38 caliber on a-44 caliber frame. Plain clothes division isissued a .38 caliber on a .38 frame, militaryand police. We have found, too, that it isbeneficial to have all members of the departmentcarrying weapons using the samecaliber ammunition."Chief Thorpe's not-so-oblique reference toSmith & Wesson police-type revolvers in.38 Special caliber is reflected by Americandepartments elsewhere. Ever since TeddyRoosevelt as police commissioner of NewYork City introduced a Colt revolver intoservice, revolvers of both Smith & Wessonand Colt make have been standard. Yet inforeign cities-Paris, Vienna, Munich, Ham-burg, Berlin-automaticpistols were issued.BUY SURPLUS direct from Government,Boat, motor, truck jeep, hunting fishing Our domestic gun manufacturers do notcamping. sporting Equipment 1indi0 ~hoto- seem to share the fears about automaticsgraphic, Power tools, machinery & hundredsothers listed in our Bulletin "Surpliis Sales". which the police express. There are manyPrice $1.00. Box IOOUII. East Iltfd 8. Conn. problems in design to be overcome, but theEuropean double-action pistols point theway. High Standard in New Haven hasnever quite given up on the project of anautomatic pistol for police. They have a .38Special caliber automatic pistol which has100 LETTERHEADS 814 x 11, 100 Noteheads% x .ix and 100 envelopes p-inted$2.98. Rogal Press, Cpooksville, Ohio.POWUER MEASURE. Build one. Inexpensive.Full size drawings and instructions $1.00.L. Truitt, Walcott, Iowa.FULL SCALE blueprint of the Walker Colt.Showing detail measurements of each Part.$1.50. Pioneer Gun Shop, 2225 W. 7th St.,Texarkana, Texas.U. S. SURPLUS Jeep Gunrack, mailed 2.95fine for truck, den, camp, or car. 49" heavywaterproofed guncase, canvas, full lengthzipper takes most any gun with scope. Mailed2.93 e&. 1500 guns in stock, antique, modern.sample list .10. Your name on our mailinglist for 1 year. $1.00. Gunroom. Homer, NowYork.tried to solve one of the commercial objections,the need for different ammunition.Most automatics use special ammunition ofrimless design.An automatic firing the rimmed .38 Specialrevolver shell would have a foot in thedoor with police departments, especiallythose which have large shooting programsand reloading facilities. The .38 Special ismore accurate than most auto shells, and hasa reputation of effectiveness in police work.High Standard has had double action pistols"up in the air" since at least 1946, and atone time considered the American rights tothe Walther double action patents. HighStandard's hat has been in the army testring, too, with a double action automatic.Smith & Wesson's new 9mm pistol isdouble action, with a very smooth, crisp ~ull.While the army is considering the pistol,Smith & Wesson has been stockpiling them,planning on the army's needs for field testing.A price on this gun is not yet released,but whether the army agrees on the newSmith & Wesson or not, it will probably beon the market as soon as the project is nolonger classified. Then you will see a realnovelty, as Smith & Wesson revolver salesmenstart to push a 9mm police-type automatic.Up at Colt's they are not asleep, either.Some time ago I asked their sales managerwhy they didn't produce a .380 automaticlike the ones before the war, but dressed upfor plainclothes use. He smiled, "Well, itwould have to be a double action, don't youthink?" Colt's is also waiting for the armyto make a move, but many policemen whoare not issued guns carry the light-weight.38 Super, even though the Frontenac policecouldn't keep their itchy trigger fingers offtheir Supers. If Colt's would put a doubleaction on their lightweight automatics, theywould have a lot of police objections to autopistols licked. They know this but they arewaiting.Reliability is one thing the modem autopistol owner does not need to worry about.Ammunition is sealed, water and oil proof.Over-oiling can not harm the cartridges.The only possible danger is with the magazine,a failure to feed the fresh cartridgestraight. Damage to the clip feed lips isthe primary cause of this, together withdirt in the magazine. Oldtime designs offersome interesting solutions. The Steyr M1911pistol adopted by the Austrians in 1911 useda long clip like a Springfield rifle clip, tostrip the cartridges down into a permanentmagazine in the grip. No damaged magazineswere possible with that design.Whatever the future pistols may be, thetrend now is certain: revolvers may havea lead for firing extremely high intensityammunition, like the .357 Magnum, but automaticsare steadily closing in. With abackground of 50 years of police use behindthem in Europe, automatics are farfrom being "unreliable" or "unsafe." Changesare due to fit the needs of the Americanpatrolman, but with the Walther pocketpistols being imported, the police-automaticis already on the scene.@


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