What Revolver Did Spector Use?


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Confederate
April 27, 2007, 11:55 PM
I've been following the murder trial of Phil Spector on Court TV and am more than a little peeved that critical information is being withheld by the media. For example, what was the revolver used? What caliber was it? What was the barrel length? Media reports also indicate the gun was not his, but it does not appear to be Clarkson's gun, either.

Another question concerns splatter and powder residue. I'm fairly convinced that Spector forced the gun into Clarkson's mouth and that she panicked and grabbed his hand with her own. At that point the gun went off and that's why more residue and DNA ended up on her hand than Spector's. No one has speculated regarding this, but what can one expect from the media?

The media also has reported that Spector has hired the best of the experts and I was curious to see if Massad Ayoob had been contacted or named by either the prosecutor or the defense.

It's been four long years since this murder took place and California gun registration cannot tell us just whose gun it was that took Miss Clarkson's life. Perhaps we need federal registration...NOT!

http://www.cbsnews.com/images/2006/03/23/imageLA10903230005.jpg

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Old Fuff
April 28, 2007, 12:03 AM
Don't know about his gun, and really don't care....

But his hair style's a winner.... :neener: :D

Cosmoline
April 28, 2007, 12:13 AM
It's a Wall of Hair.

And in answer to the query:

http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/celebrity/phil_spector/

The pic looks like an Agent (?)

blazer610
April 28, 2007, 12:42 AM
If you read the capation under the photo, it seems to be a file photo of a Colt 2.25" Revolver. Maybe it's an Agent, Detective Special, or Cobra. Maybe it's not a "D" frame at all. The info isn't specific to tell.


Larry

Old Fuff
April 28, 2007, 12:42 AM
The pictured revolver is a Colt Detective Special, 3rd Issue...

But I notice they say "similar." That could cover a lot of ground.:uhoh:

Beagle-zebub
April 28, 2007, 01:03 AM
ROFL, "Wall of Hair"....:evil:

I've really been wondering what ever became of the Phil Spector shooting. Four years ago sure seems like a long time.

1 old 0311
April 28, 2007, 06:27 AM
'If the hair don't fit...........You must acquit.':what:

Gary A
April 28, 2007, 11:42 AM
I guess I'm in the camp of being disinterested in what gun he used. I have not followed the case and whether it was murder or some other level of homicide, accidental or otherwise, what kind of idiot would "force a gun into someone's mouth" anyway and then claim an accidental shooting? The whole episode seems unsavory at the least and the instrument of his idiocy (or malevolence) is of no interest to me. It's the flip side of "it's the archer, not the bow".

logical
April 28, 2007, 11:46 AM
I would be fine with it if the media withheld any and all past, present and future information about this case....sadly, they will not.

tube_ee
April 28, 2007, 01:32 PM
in this thread, it seems to me that maybe we're losing sight of that whole "innocent until proven guilty" thing. Oh, well, it was quaint and old-fashioned anyway. And trials and lawyers and proof are just so long and drawn-out, let's just let "Entertainment Tonight" and the cops determine guilt or innocence.

The guy's trial has barely started, and we're discussing what gun he used to kill the victim. Folks, we don't yet know whether he killed her at all, let alone what gun he may or may not have used to do so. If, in fact, he did.

He gets the benefit of doubt. And that's how it should be, even if he's really famous and has really, really stupid-looking hair. White guys shouldn't have 'fros. For black dudes, it's kinda cool, but on an old white hippy? That's just wrong.

--Shannon

logical
April 29, 2007, 11:10 AM
Based on some of the posts

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in this thread, it seems to me that maybe we're losing sight of that whole "innocent until proven guilty" thing. Oh, well, it was quaint and old-fashioned anyway. And trials and lawyers and proof are just so long and drawn-out, let's just let "Entertainment Tonight" and the cops determine guilt or innocence.

The guy's trial has barely started, and we're discussing what gun he used to kill the victim. Folks, we don't yet know whether he killed her at all, let alone what gun he may or may not have used to do so. If, in fact, he did.

Good point...I mean I thought for sure OJ was guilty and then it turns out he was totally innocent.

Gary A
April 29, 2007, 11:44 AM
tube_ee, you make a good point. As I said, I have not and am not following this case. I should have said "if" he forced a gun into someone's mouth. At any rate, whatever happened, the incident is far more important than the weapon. In some way, either through negligent gun handling or criminal intent, a human being was killed; "wasted" as we used to say. "Wasted" may be the single most descriptive term ever devised for stupid, senseless loss of life, whether accidental or deliberate.

Ala Dan
April 29, 2007, 05:13 PM
the ex-wife and lead singer of the Ronettes 'bout old Phils temper~! :uhoh: :scrutiny:

TYY
April 30, 2007, 02:26 AM
Spector is known for lots of gun play. He's put a gun in the face of many people over the years, though they have all lived to tell about.

Love his recordings, he was great.

BTW, he lives just 1/2 mile down the street from me.

Stainz
April 30, 2007, 07:26 PM
Ask Ronnie?

"Oh Phil, you're so fine, you really, really, blow (a hole in) my mind, oh Phil... OH PHIL (Boom!)"

Wonder what happened to the rest of the Ronnettes?

To quote/paraphrase Simon & Garfunkel: "I've been Phil Spector-ed... resurrected!".

Good grief, Ala Dan, we are OLD!!

Stainz

Serpico
April 30, 2007, 08:14 PM
I saw Phil out a week after the shooting at mine (and I think his) favorite restaurant in LA, Dan Tana's...he was in a corner booth having a great time with 4 young attractive women...since he was paying the tab, I guess they couldn't care less if he shot clarkson or not..and like OJ, who after Nicole's death was spotted with a number of beauties, proves people are attracted to fame, even if it's infamous.

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