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12" Police Officer Nightstick, Billy club, Baton, Blackjack 1950s-60s ?

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Posted 4 years ago


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Just bought a couple old, police officer nightsticks to add to our collectibles. This one is 12" in over-all length, and has a leather strap. I'm guessing that it's about 1950s-1960s ? It's black paint on solid wood, it's original and not loaded(no lead fill). The officer added a nice soft rubber hand stopper that just slides over the club. The man I purchased it from, said it came from & was carried back in the day by a small-town, motorcycle police officer right here in PA.

I would like to see a category added for old Police & Law Enforcement items.


  1. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    Are any of these ever marked so as to id the department of issue?
  2. southcop southcop, 2 years ago
    they are not marked.
  3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    The rubber grommet was added so it didn't fall through your belt loop. If this is original put your thumb through the rawhide loop and wraps it around the back of your hand. It should fit one turn. I still have a couple as well as a black jack. The reason for one turn around the hand was if your opponent grabbed the stick, you could spin your hand and release yourself from his grip.
  4. southcop southcop, 2 years ago
    The handle on a police nightstick is located a few inches from the end of the nightstick, and is covered by a grip made of rubber or other materials, which is molded into the handle to ensure a firm grasp. The grips of the handle can come in various designs such as a the finger lock, flute, tough boy, billy club or grenade grip.The shaft is located in the middle of the nightstick, and is used to hit, jab, block or defend. Shafts are made of steel, metal, wood or nylon. The length of the shaft depends upon the nightstick, but ranges between 5 and 16 inches.The strap is located just below the nightstick handle and attached to the base. Most straps are made of leather or other materials that is easy on the skin.Straps come in handy to police offers to prevent it from falling during use, and is placed around the wrist for convenient access,Side grips are available on the side handle nightsticks, and are located to the right of the shaft, measuring around six inches. Similar to the grip on the handle, side grips can be made up of rubber or other materials that ensure a firm clutch.Dont handle a nightstick without the basics!!

  5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    You read to many pages. Did you ever walk the street with one? The rubber grommet came out around 1970. I walked the beat in Germany and in the USA and actually used these. Don't believe everything you read. That leather loop is a spin off. Clip on neck ties were sold right beside these. Think about someone grabbing your tied necktie. These items were thought out before they were sold. Your night stick will do one turn around the hand. It was made that way for a reason.
  6. southcop southcop, 2 years ago
    I am retired from the job, Army and street cop.I am not asking any Info on your experience.If you want to share its ok, but am not asking.One of the reasons that police officers tend to be so passionate in police-related discussion threads is because they have personalized their jobs.I have mine you have yours, also I dont read too many papers ok?

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