RM Vivas Is The Man!! Unbelievable History of my NYPD Model 10. ***Pics***

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  1. Homerboy

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    I had a post on here a few weeks ago about my Pre Model 10. A factory letter confirmed it was an NYPD gun shipped in October 1946. I reached out to RM Vivas, who has an unbelievable database of NYPD gun history. He got back to me today. First, the gun again:


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    I get an email response today from Mr. Vivas. Here is his response:

    "Your gun #S846515 was sold on 16OCT46 to Probationary Patrolman Daniel C. Hynes, Shield #13855.



    It would appear that he got some good use from it.



    Best, RM Vivas"

    He also included 4 newspaper clippings on Officer Hynes. He used my gun in a shootout with 4 gang members at a local high school. A high school located in my old precinct! Hynes was awarded a medal for valor for his actions. He was a young cop and a veteran of World War II.

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    If you zoom in, you can read the shield number.

    Such a great story. Thank you, Mr. Vivas!!!
     
  2. DR505

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    Great information, thanks for sharing!
     
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  3. J-Bar

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    Wonderful details! What a terrific handful of history. Thank you.
     
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  4. ThomasT

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    First thats really neat. Great stories and finding the history on your gun is really special.

    In the news stories what is a Japanese automatic revolver? I know its just the press who know little about guns but it was funny. And second they put the officers home address in the paper not once but twice??? You would never see that today. You never even learn the name of the cops in a shootout anymore. Its a big secret.
     
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    It is very cool that you have this information on your model 10. It’s really neat to read those newspaper clippings to get some real history on a decorated police officer and the gun he used in carrying out his duties and it was nice of Mr. Vivas to help you with this. :thumbup:
     
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  6. Alte Schule

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    That’s a cool find and story! I have a pre model 10 but it doesn’t have a history like yours. It’s in excellent condition though.
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  7. Gladius

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    Love guns with a history. Oh, the stories they could tell...
     
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  8. bangswitch

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    That's better than a S&W letter by far! Officer Hynes looks like he could do plenty of damage without using his revolver, he's one serious looking dude. I don't think I've ever seen a set of factory stocks with so much of the checkering worn off. Talk about tales of the gun, if that one could only talk....
     
  9. EMC45

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    So FREAKING cool!!!!
     
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  10. wcwhitey

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    Awesome, great information. He just got home from 3 years in the Army during WW2. I am sure he was a badass. Not only that apparently we are 75 Alumni, was there 93-02
     
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  11. Homerboy

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    I did most of my time in the 77 but spent a few months in the 75 before I left the job. Small world!
     
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  12. Homerboy

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    So I’m thinking maybe send it in for a reblue and replace the worn out grips with a nice new set

    what do you guys think? :)
     
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  13. Tallball

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    That is super cool.

    I would leave it as is for sentimental reasons.
     
  14. Homerboy

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    i know. Just kidding. Would never alter it.
     
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    I would leave it just the way it is like it's frozen in time from when it was Patrolman Hyne's trusty sidearm.
     
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    ^^^^^

    My vote as well!

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  17. BigBlue 94

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    Congrats on the colorful, yet clean history and connection! Enjoy it!
     
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  18. Homerboy

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    For sure. Won’t touch a thing.
     
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  19. ArkieVol

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    Great story! Glad you found all that history on your gun, not many guns have a history that make them as special as yours.
     
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  20. Homerboy

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    Just reread the articles. Two separate incidents. The one with the kids outside the high school was written on April 10, 1951. Hynes broke up the fight the previous da and recovered the unloaded gun. No shots fired.

    The one that got him the medal was from his gunfight outside a tavern on December 11, 1950.

    Quite the active guy. Must have had a hell of a career.
     
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    Why does it seem like when we all carried M10s (precursors or parallel models)- the world was a better place ?
     
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  22. ontarget

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    I wonder if he has any family that would be interested in seeing a pictorial spread of the history you have uncovered? It's not often that we can connect that many dots.
     
  23. DT Guy

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    I can't imagine the database that could produce those results from a revolver SN...what a huge resource to not let that information slide into obscurity, and remember the folks who helped make the world we live in.

    Larry
     
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  24. 5whiskey

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    absolutely. It’s a shame at all the history of men like this that has faded from memory. OP if you are into genealogy at all his family could be connected with. Or he himself. He could still be among us.
     
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    Whew!
     
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