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Old 09-13-2017, 05:28 PM
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well this was one comes from when 22lr ammo cost almost 1 cent per round, I think I paid 20 bucks for this at a local hardware store, over 50 years ago, and I bought the holster at the same time, with money from a calf I sold

its saw a lot of ammo, and rode on my hip for many miles on a pony during my early teens, and the little German 22ssa clone, was always accurate for plinking,

so after finding this digging in old family storage Saturday, (I guess my mama had put it away long ago), I also had a set of walnut grips in my safe that I had replaced from a old heritage clone from the early 90's and put them on in place of the old cracked plastic buffalo head grips of long ago ,

I had wondered many times through the years that I had let this get away from me in a car trade, that it was under the seat of a 1964 gto that I had traded off long ago

anyway the grips are not a exact match but very close so the little Herbert Schmidt omega 900 is back in action, still shoots good, not worth much but brought back a lot of good memories

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Old 09-13-2017, 05:59 PM
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Not worth much, actually it's priceless.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:06 PM
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Like finding an old friend , that's awesome !
Time to go shooting and make a few more nice memories.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:08 PM
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What a joy it is to find something that you thought was long gone.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:38 PM
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Real nice story. I would agree with what everyone else has said.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:26 PM
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Great story. I'm glad your old friend is "back home".
Now, what's this about a '64 Goat?
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:52 PM
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64 gto? Memories. My buddy had a 64 gto convertible. He put a 400 engine in it. I installed the ram air cam in it. We won money with that sleeper.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:09 AM
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yep 64 Goat 389 4 speed, black with black interior, fast car, traded a 58 2 door HT impala in on the GOAT and traded it in on a 70 mach 1 mustang, I wish I had them all back
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:03 AM
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Looks like an awful lot of memories are wrapped up in that holster. Good find.

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Old 09-14-2017, 08:28 PM
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See the power of memories, I remember blowing the motor in my 71 Z-28, after the mechanic was finished with the install he wanted to trade it for a "64 goat ,gold with a gold interior. Looking back I should have traded the Z-28 for the GTO. Now see your old re-find is bringing back memories and putting a tear in my eye.
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I have one of those H Schmidt revolvers. I think mine says Hawes firearms California on one side of the barrel and H Schmidt West Germany on the other side. It's actually a pretty decent little pea-shooter.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:43 PM
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How does one lose a gun?
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:19 AM
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How does one lose a gun?
back in the 60's everybody around here carried guns, even to school in the cars and trucks, the last time I remembered having the pistol it was in the holster under the seat of the old GTO

now I realized that I probably carried it in and laid it down on mommas furniture, when in a lubricated state ( yes I was a teenager once) and she put the gun away to teach me a lesson

so I traded the goat in on a new mustang and my running buddy and I came to the wrong conclusion that I had left the gun in the GTO when I traded it off, of course that was 6 months after trading cars and the GTo was long gone by then
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:34 AM
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THAT REVOLVER IS A LITTLE JEWEL. UNLESS I'M MISSING SOMETHING, OR YOU CLEANED/OILED IT, THE FINISH LOOKS GREAT, FOR A GUN THAT HAS BEEN SITTING IN A HOLSTER, FOR ALL THOSE YEARS.......
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Pretty darn good story; and a fine revolver and holster to boot
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THAT REVOLVER IS A LITTLE JEWEL. UNLESS I'M MISSING SOMETHING, OR YOU CLEANED/OILED IT, THE FINISH LOOKS GREAT, FOR A GUN THAT HAS BEEN SITTING IN A HOLSTER, FOR ALL THOSE YEARS.......
I spent the better part of half a day loving on the old gun, digging for the walnut grips and getting it back up, my grandfathers always oiled there work boots back in the day I kept that holster well oiled back then and it is still soft as calf skin today

another story that involves this gun might be the reason mama put the gun away when she got the chance,

I have a first cousin who had his on SAA clone at the time we were about 15 and outside practicing our quick draw and shooting prowess.

he was quick drawing when he let the hammer slip on the rise and shot himself in the thigh, ( we were practicing with 22 shorts).

after much hopping around and saying things we would never repeat in Sunday school, we went into the house and asked granddaddy if we could borrow his knife ( it was always razor sharp)

and as granddaddy always told it we were white as ghost, so after we went around the corner he followed us and found that we were about to do field surgery to remove the bullet that felt like it was just under the skin.

he stopped the impromptu surgery and took my cousin to the clinic where they got the bullet out.

its a wonder that my cousin and I ever survived we are both carrying scars from when we were together growing up, and most of the things that caused those scars ended up with our backsides being heated up as well

glad to say we are both still alive and doing as good as men our age usually are
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Is that one a zinc like alloy with steel liners? I had the cheap copy, a Kimel Industries single action .22. Mine was a piece of stuff. Worst gun I owned.

The Hawes single actions were decent guns. Enjoy your .22 all over again.

I had a similar incident to your cousins. A friend had a '54 Plymouth and the brake drums required a puller and large hammer to remove. Another friend's daddy built one and we were using it to get the drums off. I was tightening the bolt on the puller and the second friend was swinging the hand maul. A sliver of metal sheared off and got me in the thigh. A couple of inches to the left and I wouldn't have been a daddy!

I was going to let it fester out, but my mom took me to the ER. It was buried in about an inch and a half. Closest I've ever been to being shot.
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Is that one a zinc like alloy with steel liners? I had the cheap copy, a Kimel Industries single action .22. Mine was a piece of stuff. Worst gun I owned.

The Hawes single actions were decent guns. Enjoy your .22 all over again.
actually this is a steel barreled gun with what I think is an aluminum alloy frame, I looked up the German proof marks and it has the nitro proof marks on the barrel and frame,(eagle over N) along with post 1952 ULM markings,

the Herbert Schmidt marking in on the side of the grip frame under the grips, and the omega model 900 marking are stamped on the bottom of the grip frame, the only other markings on the gun is the barrel marked with the word germeny, and 22LR
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Is that one a zinc like alloy with steel liners? I had the cheap copy, a Kimel Industries single action .22. Mine was a piece of stuff. Worst gun I owned.

The Hawes single actions were decent guns. Enjoy your .22 all over again.

I had a similar incident to your cousins. A friend had a '54 Plymouth and the brake drums required a puller and large hammer to remove. Another friend's daddy built one and we were using it to get the drums off. I was tightening the bolt on the puller and the second friend was swinging the hand maul. A sliver of metal sheared off and got me in the thigh. A couple of inches to the left and I wouldn't have been a daddy!

I was going to let it fester out, but my mom took me to the ER. It was buried in about an inch and a half. Closest I've ever been to being shot.
Looks to be the same as a FIE E15, zamac frame, steel barrel, and cylinder. I bought mine new 37 years ago for 30 bucks, still have it.
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Well, I'll take a stab at this.
First you got to own and carry more than one gun.

And if you pack a pistol on a farm or in a car/truck or on you as a woods gun, they sometimes get left behind. Most of the time you remember and go back to retrieve it.
My "lost gun" story (I have a few) goes like this.
I "lost" a Colt Jr once. That's a .25 acp that's a little bigger that 2 Zippo lighters, and could not for the life of me remember where it was.

Well summer turned to fall and fall to winter and I put on my ol' leather jacket and lo'& behold the little gun was in the inside breast pocket, right where I left it!

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Congrats on finding your "old" revolver .........I'm still looking for a Benchmade Mini-Griptillian knife I lost about 6 yrs ago .

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