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Vintage Revolver Suggestions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by deolexrex, Oct 23, 2007.

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  1. deolexrex

    deolexrex Member

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    I have a friend that is a role playing game designer. He needs a revolver for one of the story lines.

    - vintage revolver
    - open market value about $3,000
    - preferably distinctive visual appearance
    - preferably still fireable with modern munitions

    I pointed him at the LeMat, which he likes, but he's looking for other options.

    Anyone?
     
  2. Geronimo45

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    Webley-Fosbery semi-auto revolver?
     
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    Smith & Wesson Schofield/No 3 revolver?
     
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    Nickel plated Colt Peacemaker buntline special with shoulder stock
     
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    S&W registered magnum?
     
  6. deolexrex

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    These are great! Thanks!

    My friend is watching the thread so would it be possible for y'all to post links to pictures and info?
     
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    I'm not questioning your friend, but I've been running and playing RPG's for over twenty years now and I'm kind of at a loss at why the metagame aspects are so important?

    Back to topic, one of my characters once had twin nickel plated Colt Peacemakers with scrimshawed mother-of-pearl handgrips. One of those in original condition might very well fetch three grand as well as being fairly distinct.

    ETA: In other words, throw a pair of those handgrips on what Gustav said. :D
     
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    1877 Colt Lightning~! :scrutiny:;)
     
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    Mostly because I know enough folks who are serious about firearms, so I don't want to just "make it up" in this case. Plus, I'm recording the sessions to use in promoting my game, so I'd like to avoid looking completely stupid to someone who knows what's up.

    :cool:

    Seth Ben-Ezra
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    +1 on the LeMat. It was my first thought too.
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  11. Vern Humphrey

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    The LeMat, being a cap and ball revolver, doesn't meet the specification in bold.

    Not knowing the story line, I'd suggest the SAA in either .45 Colt or .44-40. The Smith & Wesson #3 would also be a good choice in either .44 Smith & Wesson or .45 S&W ("Short Colt.").
     
  12. deolexrex

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    Yeah, he didn't tell me about the modern ammo thing until after I had given him my recommendation. But if you'll notice from the photo above... that is one purty pop gun!
     
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    That underhanded so and so!
     
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    To my mind, vintage means 1899 to about 1950. It's something less old than antique, which in firearms has a very specific meaning as we all know. I'd suggest the Colt New Army, Official Police, Police Positive Special and the early Smith K frames as good examples of pre-war vintage handguns still able to fire commercially available ammo. The vintage DA's are not generally worth a mint, but some of the rare subtypes or ones in 100% condition can get upwards of a grand. The single action Colts can get over $3,000.
     
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    I like the idea of the Webley Fosbery, moon clipped.

    Or the top break S&W's for A close 2nd choice.
     
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    2n'd the Webley-Fosberry , and also the .44special S&W Triple Lock in the rare 4" version. Personally a Merwin and Hulbert 3rd model Army in 44-40 with quick change 3.5" and 6.5" barrels is pretty sweet too.
     
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    It ain't no 3000 dollar gun, more like 100, but the Russian Nagant is sorta weird lookin'. The trigger is aweful, but if it's just for a video game pattern, you won't have to shoot it, thankfully, LOL!

    Or, how about this Belgian revolver?

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    Not sure how you could moon-clip a .455 Webley?
    There is no groove on the rimmed case for a clip it fit in.

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    Anyone who mods a Fosbery for moon clips deserves to be shot with it. Other Webleys like the Mk VI are converted by machining down the back of the cylinder, and then use .45ACP rather than the original .455

    Not exactly vintage, but how about a Mateba?
     
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    Webley Fosberry, or just a break action Webley (distinctive, as seen in Indiana Jones and the last Crusade).
     
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    The Webley-Fosbery:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...osbery_1837.jpg/800px-Webley-Fosbery_1837.jpg

    Not sure what .38 ACP is... but the Webley in that caliber had an eight-round capacity instead of six.

    http://www.freewebtown.com/futru/downloads/Fosberry.htm
    Webley was featured shortly in the Maltese Falcon and more prominently in the... description-defying film known as 'Zardoz'.
     
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