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Ole Saddam's pistol

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Franco2shoot, Sep 30, 2010.

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  1. Franco2shoot

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    I was watching the History Channel the other day, and they had that tired old shot of Saddam walking into some Govern'mt chamber with a pistol on his hip. Unfortunately, the shot wasn't in tight enough for me to make out the make/model, but I'm sure we have GunGeeks out here that know what it is/was. Wonder where it is today? Not the NRA museum for sure.

    Will start the clock running at 1115 and see if I don't have an answer in the next 15 minutes.


    (slow day here what with all the rain)


    KKKKFL
     
  2. docnyt

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    Iraqi Hi Power?
     
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    9mm Glock 18C rather. LOL.
     
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    "Wonder where it is today?"

    Last I heard it was presented to President Bush. Hmmm ..., I wonder if it was on a silver platter?
     
  5. W L Johnson

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    I've got it, bought it at a gunshow along with Hitler's mauser.

    They have to be real, no one lies at a gunshow, do they?
     
  6. Jim Watson

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    I am sure a dictator can have whatever he likes, but I have seen pictures of him with an identifiable High Power.
     
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    That dictator at least got something he didn't like...in the end.

    The handgun I've seen pictures of him with was a Hi-Power.
     
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    I think some the the Hi Powers for Iraq were Hungarian PJK-9mm copies, made for the Iraqi government. There are archive photos/movies of Saddam firing a Hi Power in the air. He was allegedly captured with a Glock 18, which resides in the White House now on display (brought back for G.W. by the Army).
     
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    Supposedly, he was holding a Tariq when he was captured. That is the pistol that Bush had presented to him.
     
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    Supposedly, he was holding a Tariq when he was captured. That is the pistol that Bush had presented to him.
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    Same here. I read it was going to the collection for the Bush Library.
     
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    I also remember seeing him cap off rounds from what looked like an Iranian Mauser carbine. And didn't he have a gold-plated handgun or two?

    He barged in on that poor kid's birthday and is in the process of stealing his cake!
     
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    That was another one. The guy was a gun nut, whatever his faults.
     
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    Hmmm, I guess when you are a former president you can have post-86 MG's. Must be nice.
     
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    If I remember correctly, shortly after the fall of the Saddam government I saw some US soldiers in one of Saddam's palaces going through some of the goodies he had stashed in it. In addition to booze and such I remember seeing what were either NIB Colt
    Diamondbacks or Pythons.

    Sure would like to buy one of those!
     
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    One article I found in either the Army Times or the Stars and Stripes was about soldiers finding a cache of hundreds of Browning Hipowers NIB at one of the Iraqi Secret Police buildings. They were turned over to the Iraqi goverment supposedly to arm the Iraqi police, but later the Iraqi police were issued Glocks.
     
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    From the picture at this link http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/06/us/06gun.html?hp
    it appears that the Glock 18 is of recent production (Gen 3 features like rail and finger grooves). I thought that Glock only made a few 18's back in the 1980's. Are they still being made, and who buys them other than dictators?
     
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    I heard the iraqi police were issued Smith & Wesson Sigmas or M&Ps
     
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    Iraqi double stackie.....................for sure.
     
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    Last time I was at the Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, they had about 6 firearms that used to be effects of the Hussein family.

    Silver S&W Magnum revolver and a Hi-Power are the only ones I recall off the top of my head, but it was interesting to be able to see it. The first time I went to that museum I was a PV2 in BCT. The next time I went I was looking at displays about wars I was in. First time I truly felt old.
     
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    The Glock 18/18c are limited production models and were made in GEN1/2/3 configuration. Yes, they are still in production.

    The Iraqi military and police are the largest single users of the Glock pistol. They use the model 19. Afghanistan bought some Sigmas.
     
  25. JT-AR-MG42

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    PTK,
    Is that one yours?
    Either way, nice photo of a rare variation pistol. Thanks!

    Bet there would be a strong market for those here in the U.S.


    JT
     
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