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Posted 2 years ago

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Hardbrake
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This late 19 century French Bicyclists revolver received its name do to it targeted buyers (so to speak) The Bicyclists of France to use to ward off dogs who were chasing the bicyclist in their use of the French roads. Time were different and the shooting of a dog off hand was not illegal at the time. The manufactures of the inexpensive revolvers started shipping their product to the United Stated where their were used for a different purpose. Ofter called a belly or pocket pistol in the U.S. it found it way into the underworld used by gamblers, robbers, Ladies of the night and others who might need an inexpensive gun for anyone of a number of reasons. This Revolver has never been shot and is still has it barrel and cylinder packed in grease. While held very low on the gun collector list, these guns were very much a part of the American West. I have displayed it ability to be concealed in a purse of the same period. This model has a common folding trigger which made it easy to slip into ones pocket or purse. Thank God that shooting Dogs has stopped. Today a gun like this has the name of Saturday Night Special.

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  1. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    Neat gun in mint condition! For problem dogs I'm told a water pistol filled with vinegar works very well.
  2. spiritinthesky3 spiritinthesky3, 2 years ago
    Hot photo display on pic number one!
  3. Hardbrake Hardbrake, 2 years ago
    Thank You: I kinda of use this site to practice my passion Photography. I fell that just to take a picture like number 2 and 3 is just not what I want to do I have taken hundreds of identification photo in my time. Over 25 years in law enforcement and 8 years as an investigator. Thank god for Photoshop.
  4. spiritinthesky3 spiritinthesky3, 2 years ago
    I guess it just the Bonnie Parker in me!
    Love the Photoshop!
  5. Hardbrake Hardbrake, 2 years ago
    Could you be related to Bell Star?
  6. spiritinthesky3 spiritinthesky3, 2 years ago
    Do you mean Belle Starr??
  7. spiritinthesky3 spiritinthesky3, 2 years ago
    Amazingly enough... Judge Parker was the one who kept sentencing Belle to jail! but I see no relation other then conviction.
  8. Hardbrake Hardbrake, 2 years ago
    Yes that be her a Real Texan and a bit on the wild side.
  9. Hardbrake Hardbrake, 2 years ago
    I have always to go to Fort Smith Ar.Maybe someday I will get there.
  10. artislove artislove, 1 year ago
    amsterdam bike neccessity!!!
  11. Hardbrake Hardbrake, 1 year ago
    I spent over 2 month in Holland while stationed in Europe in the 60's and By Far I found it the best country in Europe, loved every minute of the stay (the people were outstanding)

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