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Old November 24th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #1
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Now THIS is interesting, not to mention novel.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 04:56 PM   #2
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.22 short? Certainly not a service revolver - more a personal trinket.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #3
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Hard to believe there, tel, as a .22 short is about as low as you can go, power-wise. Not what I would have carried on the hunt for JTR.

Most of those old British pistols of the era were large (.455) caliber or thereabouts, but they were quite underpowered. No wonder Sherlock Holmes had to empty his cylinder (and at point-blank range) into the Hound of the Baskervilles to bring it down.

You see that this pistol has been sold. Would a Brit have trouble buying this as a collectible or antique, given the firearms laws there? Here there would be no such problems, but I have no idea if such a purchase would be possible in Merrie Olde Englande today.

If so, I wonder who bought it - SPE again?
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Yep, underdone only by the .32 S&W short.

Dunno about the .455 being underpowered tho' - never did see a pig get up after taking a hit from the old Mk IV Webley.
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