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Roy Bakers 1903 Hammerless

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Eaglestroker, Jul 1, 2013.

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  1. Eaglestroker

    Eaglestroker Member

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    I thought a few of you might enjoy this. I had the gun out for an order this weekend so I went a little snap happy. To some folks that name doesn't mean squat but to me it means a good bit, and the fact that my grandfather was friends with him and purchased a many rigs after he watched Roy make them is a neat connection for me. After my grandfather saw the growing interest in all things leather he told me, 'You know that 1903 I have? I bought if off Ray one day when he was on a drinking binge.' My grandad is a trader/wheeler/dealer who worked for the Arkansas Highway Patrol and traveled all over so this really didn't surprise me. It's pretty neat to know where this came from, though. As a side note Roy Baker is a little fella from Arkansas who invented, patented, and made a bit of money off the Pancake holster.

    In any case on to the photos. She isn't winning any beauty contests but she's awful pretty to me.

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  2. kBob

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    Neat old gun with history and family all over it!

    anyone know when a 26,XXX serial number would have been made?

    Those old style grips are neat even in that chewed up condition. I might have to replace them for shooting though if it were me to prevent further damage.

    Again neat gun and story and thanks for sharing.

    -kBob
     
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    anyone know when a 26,XXX serial number would have been made?

    .32 = 1905, .380 = 1915.
     
  4. Eaglestroker

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    She could use new grips for a shooter, but if I wanted a shooter I'd want a .380. This gun is one I keep because it really means something to me.
     
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