US Cavalry revolvers in Greece???


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Drizzt
March 18, 2005, 12:07 AM
Prison Guards on Strike Over Antique Guns

Thu Mar 17, 2005 09:27 AM ET

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek prison guards will go on strike next week demanding a change of their American-made weapons that date back to the U.S. wars in central America almost a century ago.

While antique shops would be eager to get their hands on them, prison guards just want to get rid of their obsolete 1911 U.S. Cavalry revolvers. The guns do not scare inmates any more as safety experts have advised guards not to fire them.

"We have more and more escape attempts and prisoners just say 'I'll try it because they won't shoot me with these guns anyway'," Exterior Prison Guards union president Giorgos Kostikas told Reuters Thursday.

The guards will go on strike and demand new weapons and more staff to secure the country's growing prison population.

"We need 2,800 guards but we currently have only 1,200 armed with completely inappropriate weapons to secure the perimeter of the prisons," Kostikas said.

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I'm not even sure what to say.... I know I shouldn't laugh, but...

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Preacherman
March 18, 2005, 12:24 AM
Anyone with Greek connections who can buy these antiques for THR members? :D

carebear
March 18, 2005, 12:31 AM
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek prison guards will go on strike next week demanding a change of their American-made weapons that date back to the U.S. wars in central America almost a century ago.

While antique shops would be eager to get their hands on them, prison guards just want to get rid of their obsolete 1911 U.S. Cavalry revolvers. The guns do not scare inmates any more as safety experts have advised guards not to fire them.

"We have more and more escape attempts and prisoners just say 'I'll try it because they won't shoot me with these guns anyway'," Exterior Prison Guards union president Giorgos Kostikas told Reuters Thursday.

The guards will go on strike and demand new weapons and more staff to secure the country's growing prison population.

"We need 2,800 guards but we currently have only 1,200 armed with completely inappropriate weapons to secure the perimeter of the prisons," Kostikas said.

What do ya think? The old "they're called "service revolver's"" ignorance again?

Oh, if they are offering them for sale...... ;)

natedog
March 18, 2005, 12:42 AM
I wonder what the problem is with them- simply worn out?

mbs357
March 18, 2005, 12:45 AM
I wish I had a 1911 Cavalry revolver...
Imagine how reliable a 1911 revolver would be!!
The mind boggles!

Justin
March 18, 2005, 12:57 AM
Duplicate threads merged.

carebear
March 18, 2005, 01:05 AM
Good pick on the title to stick with. Your choice shows discernment and a deep knowledge of human behaviour.

You're my most favoritest mod.

Excepting pax, she complimented a post onf mine once. ;)

pax
March 18, 2005, 03:10 AM
Only once?

I've been remiss...

pax

Old Fuff
March 18, 2005, 11:32 AM
I think these are World War Two period 1911-A1 .45 pistols - which I understand they have - and the reporter doesn't know the difference between a pistol and revolver. However the could possibly be Colt or S&W model 1917 revolvers - and again the reporter doesn't know the difference.

Some M-1 rifles have been coming back from Greese lately - maybe we can get their .45's too ... :scrutiny: :D :D

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