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BABY FACED NELSON'S .38

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Sgt Nambu, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sitting here watching the Military Channel and they are showing Baby Face Nelson's 1911A1, .38 Super Machine Pistol! The barrel looks to be extended about three inches. There are compensator slots milled across the top about every 3/8 to 1/2" from the barrel bushing to the muzzle. It has a Thompson SMG vertical front grip attached to the frame and an extended magazine. All they said was 20+ rounds. From what you can see it looks like very professional work!
    This baby is just super cool (NPI)! They fired a replica and it looked like the buisness end of a flamethrower! I want one! Anyone familiar?
     
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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    .38 Super was and is a great round
     
  4. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    love the 38 Super Auto

    Here’s mine, Model V made in the 30’s….its a Llama and I know people don’t like them but this one has never even hiccupped
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  5. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I think it's the later era Llamas that people complain about
     
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  6. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    when did 38 Super replace 38 ACP?
     
  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wikipedia gives it as 1929.
     
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yea, cars back then had a whole lot more steel thickness. You didn't want something just bouncing off.
    I had a Llama 9mm in like '80 and that thing was a single shot, even with ball.
     
  10. Blitzkrieg

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    Sheet steel had a different meaning back then. The FBI agents liked the 38 Super for that reason
     
  11. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    Cool, thanks for posting this.
     
  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I had a co-worker back then with a .45. Pretty reliable and reasonably accurate.
     
  13. richardlpalmer

    richardlpalmer Kirkland, WA Active Member

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    Wow! This is like the predecessor to the Glock 18! :)
     
  14. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    The sheet metal was heavy and the windows were thick as well, plus there were many shops that would fit steel plate on order in any Hot Auto and beef the suspension!
     
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  15. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I used to ventilate an old round bodied International Harvester pickup.. or not. lol.
    It was surprising what would bounce off, even square on to a flat surface.
     
  16. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I used an old abandoned 1960s Plymouth at our Cali shooting spot for pistol and sub gun ammo testing
     
  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Good times. I'm third gen OR and spent some time down in the badlands also..