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Re: [Rollei] Re: OT 1911

At 03:58 PM 5/24/03 -0700, Richard Knoppow wrote:
>  My favorite is the gun Dashiell Hammet gave to Bridget
>O'Shaunesey to kill Sam Spade's partner with in the Maltese
>Falcon. Its mis-described in the movie. In the novel its a
>Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver, 38 caliber, eight shot.
>They don't make them anymore.

The Webley-Fosberry has long been a favorite of mine, though I've only
gotten to fire one a couple of times.  It is rather intimidating to have
all that metal fly up and over when you shoot!  

There is one at the US Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in
Maryland, incidentally.


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