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Interesting pistol

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by balline36m3, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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  2. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    isn't this the same make gun Bronson wielded in Death Wish 3?
     
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  3. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Think that was a 44 Automag Bronson used.
     
  4. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  5. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The website looks old and out of date
     
  6. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yep. When Bronson received the pistol in the mail, he introduced it as Mr. Wildey. And he did some pretty hellatious shooting with it.:)
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    WAYNO.
     
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  7. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    It's falling apart - busted links, missing image files, crappy UI design - it's the WWW equivalent of a clapped-out '73 pinto.
     
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  8. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I assume the date - 5/09 - on the one sentence at the top is probably the last time the site was updated - 2009 - or 5+ years ago.

    The copyright at the bottom of the page is 2005
     
  9. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    Seen 'em.

    Got one.
     
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  10. DeanMk

    DeanMk Poulsbo, Wa. Active Member

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    That was Charles Bronson's mysterious "friend" in Death Wish 3.
    People used to say Eastwood used that gun in the "make-my-day" installment of his Dirty Harry movies, but that was an Auto-Mag, of course.


    Dean
     
  11. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've seen them, if memory serves, they were very expensive.
     
  12. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Bronson - 454 Wildey semi auto, 6 in barrel, now back in production.
    Eastwood - S&W revolver Model 29? .44 mag, 6 or 8 in. barrel
     
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  13. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the result of a 1911 having a one night stand with a revolver without protection. :confused:
     
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  14. Mongo1

    Mongo1 Santiam Canyon Active Member

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    Bronson's Wildey was chambered in 475 Wildey Magnum.caliber. In the movie he describes it as being " a cut down elephant cartridge" l could have bought one years ago for $1200. I have one cartridge in 475 Wildey magnum.
     
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    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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  16. DeanMk

    DeanMk Poulsbo, Wa. Active Member

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    Except in the movie "Sudden Impact", where Callahan replaced his Model 29 with a .44 Auto-Mag.
    There was a whole scene in that movie where he introduced that handgun.

    ...check it...




    Dean
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Permanent hearing loss after only one magazine fired without protection?
     
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  18. Mongo1

    Mongo1 Santiam Canyon Active Member

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  19. DeanMk

    DeanMk Poulsbo, Wa. Active Member

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    No morphing Mongo.
    It appears Sabertooth was correcting a post I made earlier, but had apparently forgotten about the segment I included in my last post.
    I was just showing Saber that wasn't always the case.
    ...also just noticed he mentioned the Widley in the DW3 was chambered for .454 Widley.
    I thought Widley only chambered those guns in .475 cal in those days (other calibers would be added later).


    Dean
     
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  20. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Could very well be on the .475 didn't do much research, just looked up the Widley site when I found out they where being made again.
    Didn't see Sudden Impact. still haven't.
    My bad.