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Service/Speed Six in the Army

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Maybe some know, but at one time the Service and/or Speed Six was the replacement for the old S&W M&P .38 Spl revolvers, for Army aircrews.

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I stumbled on this photo in my archives, a photo of the Army repair manual

If you ain't Cav, you ain't spit!

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What timeframe for Army issue Rugers?

At the Aberdeen Proving Grounds Small Arms Repairman course in 1971, the only handguns we were trained to repair were the Colt 1911 and S&W .38 spl. The largest firearm covered in that course was a 20mm Hispano-Suiza cannon.
 
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What timeframe for Army issue Rugers?

At the Aberdeen Proving Grounds Small Arms Repairman course in 1971, the only handguns we were trained to repair were the Colt 1911 and S&W .38 spl. The largest firearm covered in that course was a 20mm Hispano-Suiza cannon.
I attended my first course at Aberdeen, Aircraft Armament, in 1972. And when I was in the Air Cav, the Smith .38 was the only aircrew survival weapon. But they were old and well worn. I went back in 1982 for the Small Arms Repair course, and that's when I was trained on the Service/Speed Six.

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