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I won this in the last Amoskeag auction. I really wanted this as I have a couple hundred USRA Medals and other memorabilia. There is another forum and SWCA member that has the 1951 USRA Trophy gun. We plan on displaying them together in the future.
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Don I'm trying (and failing) to imagine how the cylinder release works around those grips...A view from the top might explain......Ben
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Wow thats an incredible piece of history. Iím not sure whatís better the stocks or the gun itself!
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Fabulous!
Love the grips. I've never seen another pair signed by Gagne.
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Don.

You are killing me here.

Those stocks are out of this world, and undoubtedly one of the neatest sets of Ropers I've ever seen.

The gun isn't shabby either, but I think we all know where my heart is in this. If that gun just had normal grips on it I would think it was the coolest thing... the stocks just take it into the stratosphere.
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Don, I'd have bought that gun just for the grips!
Truly a unique pair, and a great gun.
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I don't have it yet. The description says it is in a fitted case. I take pictures of it when it arrives.
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Dr. Leslie was the first conductor of the Springfield (Mass( symphony orchestra and a world class pistol shot.
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Don I'm trying (and failing) to imagine how the cylinder release works around those grips...A view from the top might explain......Ben
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I have another pair of Ropers similar to these. There is a raised area above the cylinder release that allows operation of the release. I suspect this is done the same way. We'll see once I get it.
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I won this in the last Amoskeag auction.

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The trophy gun is cool, but as others noted above, the signed Gagne-carved grips are over-the-top way, way, way cool.

Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing them in person at some future Symposium.
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As the owner of the other trophy gun mentioned by Don above, I am reluctant to now post photos after seeing the stocks on his. Mine is wearing plain stocks and seems pale by comparison. Since we are under construction, my home is upside down but I will try to dig out my gun and snap some shots. (pun intended)

My gun does connect to the Springfield Revolver Club and was won by a Massachusetts resident so it holds a special connection for me.
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As the owner of the other trophy gun mentioned by Don above, I am reluctant to now post photos after seeing the stocks on his. Mine is wearing plain stocks and seems pale by comparison. Since we are under construction, my home is upside down but I will try to dig out my gun and snap some shots. (pun intended)

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I'd be more then happy to babysit your trophy gun while your house is upside down. I'll even drive out and bring it here. I have a cars seat for it.
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Don, it seems like it ended up where it need to be, congratulations ! The grips are certainly one of a kind with the owners name carved in relief but but in addition to that there are several rather rare features. I watched but didn't bid, only dreamed.
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I plan on bringing it to Concord for show & tell.
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Another one of those time when the like button seems so inadequate. There should be an "anybody want to buy a kidney?" button.

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