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S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 All 5-Screw & Vintage 4-Screw SWING-OUT Cylinder REVOLVERS, and the 35 Autos and 32 Autos


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Old 05-28-2010, 10:09 PM
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This 38 Special, isn't that special, they made thousands of them, yet the original owner would qualify as "special". His name was Don Frazier. In 1916, he went to work for the Forest Service as a forest guard at the Bull Run Oregon National Forest. In 1917, he entered military service, aviation section, US Army. In March 1918, he sailed to England, where he was stationed at the North Holt Aerodrome. Not long after, he was struck by an airplane propeller which he had been working on and was killed instantly. At 6'7", he was one of a few men, it was said, that could turn an airplane prop in order to start the engine by himself. Just a bit of history behind the gun that we don't often get. Serial # 2702XX 1915 or 1916.
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Nice photos and a great story. How did you obtain this information?
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I received the gun about a year ago from a friend who was a distant relative of the original owner, he had a book of forest service men who had served in the war, and the descriptions of their service.
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Did he use this in the Forest Service?
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yes, I believe he did.
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What a great, small, yet significant, piece of our country's lost soldiers history.
God bless Don Frazier, and count yourself blessed to have his little revolver.
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God bless 'em all.
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