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Old 03-28-2020, 05:13 PM
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Hello everyone, I'm a new member and thought I would post a pic or two of my registered magnum. Thanks for looking and for letting me join
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:14 PM
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Welcome! That is one hell of a first post!
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:27 PM
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Welcome! That is one hell of a first post!
I'll say! Now when you open with that, how ya gonna top it?
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:30 PM
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I'll say! Now when you open with that, how ya gonna top it?
By saying he gave $300 at a pawn shop last week...
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:32 PM
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Welcome and great first post, would it be possible for you to post some photos that are a bit clearer of what appears to be a 3 1/2 inch registered magnum, I'm sure there are several members here salivating on their keyboards at this moment.
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:36 PM
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Also appears to be engraved. Better pictures are definitely in order!
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:38 PM
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Welcome to the forum. That is quite a gun you have there. If you haven't already, I suggest you send for a letter of authenticity and then a query to the Historical Foundation to see if they have any more info on it. A lot of those old RM's have some interesting history that goes with them. By chance, would you care to share the Reg number that is stamped inside the yoke? From that, we may be able to tell you some more of its history.

And......We all love more pictures, especially close-ups.
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:40 PM
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I will definitely post more pics as soon as I'm back home. Those were the only ones I have on my phone. The gun is engraved, and everything is original to the gun. All literature, cleaning tools, bill of sale are still with this gun
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:41 PM
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And......We all love more pictures, especially close-ups.
Ya, and especially focused too.
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:43 PM
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The history of this gun is no mystery to me. It was purchased new by a family member in 1936 and was his duty weapon while he was a Texas Ranger.
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:56 PM
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The history of this gun is no mystery to me. It was purchased new by a family member in 1936 and was his duty weapon while he was a Texas Ranger.

See people, this is how you top a first post showing an RM.

More to the story, please (and better pics).
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:57 PM
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I will definitely post more pics as soon as I'm back home. Those were the only ones I have on my phone. The gun is engraved, and everything is original to the gun. All literature, cleaning tools, bill of sale are still with this gun

Jv, do you know if the gun was factory engraved, or engraved after your family member purchased it?
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Old 03-28-2020, 06:03 PM
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Factory engraved 100%. And my apologies I have fat fingers the purchase date was 1939
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Holy Crow!!! If I rejoin the forum can I get one of those RM's also?

What a spectacular revolver. I can't wait to see more photos.
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Old 03-28-2020, 06:12 PM
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Factory engraved 100%. And my apologies I have fat fingers the purchase date was 1939
Your killin' us here you know that don't you? To have a gun like that in your possession is beyond what most here could ever hope for and to have the provenance of the family history of a Texas Ranger LEO owned and engraved to boot.
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Old 03-28-2020, 07:01 PM
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Found a couple more pics on my phone nothing great but you can see the engraving a little better
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Holey Moley! I thik I just broke my keyboard!
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Welcome!! Very nice RM. Looking forward to hearing the full story on the gun and the man!
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Wow! Nice gun. Great heirloom.
Please tell me the name is inked out only in the pic, and not on the certificate itself.
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Here are links to the letter of authenticity (you know to whom the gun was shipped):

http://www.swhistoricalfoundation.com/swhf_letter.pdf

And to the SWHF records search request; you need the letter above for this but there is no charge if nothing is found. Chances are very high there will be - the original order form, correspondence about the gun, etc.

http://www.swhistoricalfoundation.com/swhf_form.pdf

Great first post!
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By saying he gave $300 at a pawn shop last week...
Or showing better photos!!!
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I'll say! Now when you open with that, how ya gonna top it?
When I post more pics I'll take one of the back up gun that he carried. A 1901 DWM American Eagle test Luger which has a serial number that puts it on the Bannerman sales record as one of 1000 used by the army for field trials to select a new service weapon.
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When I post more pics I'll take one of the back up gun that he carried. A 1901 DWM American Eagle test Luger which has a serial number that puts it on the Bannerman sales record as one of 1000 used by the army for field trials to select a new service weapon.

He sounds like quite the character! Can’t wait to hear more about him.
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You've said three of my favorite words "engraved registered magnum". I am looking forward to some more photos of that special gun. Thanks for whetting our appetite for more...

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Welcome aboard from Texas. You have set a high bar for first time posters.
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When I post more pics I'll take one of the back up gun that he carried. A 1901 DWM American Eagle test Luger which has a serial number that puts it on the Bannerman sales record as one of 1000 used by the army for field trials to select a new service weapon.
Welcome to the Forum from PGH PA. This could be how to one-up the original post! Very beautiful gun.
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When I post more pics I'll take one of the back up gun that he carried. A 1901 DWM American Eagle test Luger which has a serial number that puts it on the Bannerman sales record as one of 1000 used by the army for field trials to select a new service weapon.
Would that Luger just happen to be of 45 caliber??
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Had to check the date to make sure it wasn't April Fools yet!
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Would that Luger just happen to be of 45 caliber??
And a 1943 copper Lincoln head penny too...
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Would that Luger just happen to be of 45 caliber??
I wish! Only 2 ever made, and only one known to still exist if my memory serves
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