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Posted 2 years ago

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blunderbuss2
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I inherited this fine little piece from my best friend who went thru open-heard surgery in Martinique 1 1/2 wks before me. When I had recovered enough to drive to his house, I found out his funeral was going on right then & I didn't make it there.
It is a Browning .380 but had gotten caught in a cat. 5 hurricane in '95 & the salt got the slide a bit before we rescued it. There was too much else going on at the time. Inside is like new & works fine. The salt seemed to only pit the outside of the slide but the frame is alloy. This is now one of my most prized possessions & a shame that a gun is the center of my memories. Would gladly give it back if I could.
Well, with 13-14 rds available, if you can't defend yourself with that, you shouldn't have a gun!

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Nice pistol, a little new bluing, it would be good as new. But with the cat-5 history, the mar on the slide, give it character. Condolenses for the loss of your friend.
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Kerry, nobody re-blues on this rock. Actually, I like it the way it is as a reminder. He lost his roof in that one (Luis) & didn't find the pistol for days. I cleaned it every year for him. Actually the pitting is a reminder that we shouldn't forget mother nature either. More than 1,000 boats were lost in that one & more than 800 lives. Sometimes it good to keep a reminder & in this case, the memory of a friend. The gov't wouldn't release the true figures so it was way under-rated. have to protect the tourist trade! Official release was 1 killed on the dutch side & 1 on the Fr. side.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the condolences also. I work at the airport & he lived just across the street from the entrance. I get a reminder everytime I go to work.
  4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    I Like it with the "Mar" also, It adds character to the piece, It's survived a cat-5. I seen things that been in cat-3, that didn't survive at all. Thanks for sharing the "History" behind this piece.
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Hey, life goes on. We got another one 4-5 yrs later that just didn't want to go away. #-4 days that one wobbled over us & went thru the "eye wall" about 15 times. You don't want to go thru one!
  6. Hems303 Hems303, 2 years ago
    Hi Lucas. Thanks for the post. I empathise with you for your friend. Been there too. The good memories are always there, and for me always bring that person back in a positive way whenever thought on! A "keepsake" like yours is important in that process, and I'm glad you have it. Nice!
    Steve
  7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Merci Steve. Appreciate the comment.
  8. Alpha1 Alpha1, 2 years ago
    Impressive piece & thanks for yor support on my post.

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