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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Green Dragoon, Oct 20, 2020.
Nice pistols OP I would love to see the GSP original
Thank you sir. Great pic you posted.
You make a good point about the pocket pistol.
He also carried a Colt 1903 .32
For my kids' fall break, our "safe" COVID trip was to Fort Knox, and we went to the Patton museum. Those guns (with ivory!) were there.
While the guns were amazing, the history of that man and other accomplishments were astonishing. If you find yourself in the Louisville area, a trip to Fort Knox and the Patton museum is worthwhile!
Certainly one of them...so much attention to detail and character they have.
that's a good tip....thanks. I actually will get to Kentucky in the next 6 months.
The Patton museum is on the Fort Knox military base, so be sure to bring a photo ID and check the rules. You check in at the main gate to enter, and they do have restrictions (firearms, etc.).
If you are into bourbon, make sure you plan ahead! Bourbon tours are currently highly restricted in numbers of people due to COVID, so pre-registering is your friend!
If you need a kidney, I'm down for a trade...
In addition to those that Berto listed, there's a picture out there when Patton was Colonel Patton and Commander of the Army Tank Corps of him on maneuvers with a Colt Woodsman holstered on his belt strong side. So he owned a few.
Patton called his RM his "Killing Gun", even though it's documented that he accounted for 4 men with his SAA in Mexico serving under Perishing while chasing Villa in 1916.
A lot don't know that Patton was one of the wealthiest officers in the Army during most of his career.
Sorry, have just finished 2 books on him in the last couple of months.
P. S. Very nice guns GD. Thanks for sharing them.
Great input ....yes the 357 was his killing gun. As you referenced though, he was an actual, stand-up gun fighter with the SAA in the Pancho Via days.
Quite a fellow. Competed in the Olympics (fencing, swimming, horse riding/jumping, running, and pistol shooting), designed the M1913 Cavalry Sword, fought Pancho Villa and in two World Wars... he led a pretty amazing life! And to have a low speed common car crash take his life after all that.
You should read "Killing Patton " by Bill O'Reilly.
Interesting theory about that crash.
Indeed. Thanks for the correct spelling of Via/Villa btw. .