Skip to comments.Vintage 1938 Photo: .38 Colt Revolver with Camera That Photographs When the Trigger is Pulled
Posted on 07/06/2013 10:31:31 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Circa 1938: Revolver Camera
A Colt 38 carrying a small camera that automatically takes a picture when the trigger is pulled. At the left: six pictures taken by the camera. New York.
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I wonder whether it simultaneously fired a live round.
If so, it might have had some use in self-defense. Maybe. But if so, it could easily have tended toward a fatal accident when used as a camera by someone who “knew” the gun “wasn’t loaded.”
And if not... rather a dangerous way to take photos.
I wish you hadn’t posted this. In a year this will be a required feature on all guns sold in California.
Kind of hard to holster that sucker, isn’t it?
Amazing little revolver. I’m surprised it hasn’t developed into a popular item.
LOL @ the keyword “say cheese”. Should be “say swiss cheese”.
lol! Hard to conceal also.
If it was loaded, the shooter wasn’t worth spit, doesn’t look like he hit the guy in any of the six shots.
Oh man we are in Claremont Ca and moving back to Texas on July 31, and I cannot wait. People out here, the libs, are CrAzY! One of them is a teacher who saw my NRA sticker and questioned that. I said, I also have three pressure cookers and I would NEVER use them to harm anyone, I would never use a gun to harm anyone! Libs just don’t Get It.
Boy! your teacher ‘friend’ would have a cow if he/she saw my back window in my F-150....Ruger, Beretta, S&W and Glock decals in the rear window corners, a stick that says “Infidel” in English and Arabic, the “I” in “Infidel” is an AR-15 standing straight up....
Rear bumper has a black on white 1911 “country” decal on it.
Smile, now wait for the flash.
I have a security guard that works for me, he, while working in a parking lot, directed a woman into a handicap parking spot, she rolled down the window and screamed at him that she wasn't handicapped. He said, "sorry, I saw your obama 2012 bumper sticker and figured you were insane." She reported him, I gave him a hundred dollar bonus and dinner for him and his family at a very, very nice restaurant. He is also on the short list for a promotion and a raise at the very earliest time he qualifies.
After the Civil War, under a corrupt and abusive Fed Gov many people went GTT (Gone to Texas).
Some of the Bush Administration put notes on their door when they left DC with GTT written on it.
You are not the leading edge of the exodus but welcome neighbor. Am told there are 1200-1500 per day moving here.
Be careful who you let in, they’ve ruined Florida.
This is truly sick and hilarious.
How cool is that?
Imagine, blowing away someone and get to keep the expression on their face forever.
Gun cameras are not a new idea.
Damn...about fall off my chair laughing at your “additional” St. Skittles photoshop...
Shake his hand and tell him thank you from me. ;)
The cities are our vulnerability. We own the rural areas. The problem people would not live in the rural areas, too high a density of freedom for them to be happy.
That was exactly my first thoughts!
I’m GTT...but from Mississippi, a State that talks a good “conservative” game, but when it comes down to it is FAR more leftist than anyone realizes.
I need to get one of these for when I go to concerts that don’t permit cameras...
I have come to hate liberals worse than roaches.
A lot of people around here have been removing those bumper stickers; not only have the Somali “refugees” in our cities but the gest... err... “Police” have been hassling them, and the moonbats in MA will try to run you off the road for them... and don’t expect any sympathy from the jackboots if you use any force to defend yourself from these attacks.
I would expect much the same from Californica.
Display of a Gadsden flag here in New England lately is inviting attack from liberal thugs with or without badges.
I don’t see them around any more, and hardly ever see one flown in public view. I don’t fly mine any more.
Then again I don’t fly the Stars and Stripes, either.
My Country has been murdered, and Liberty is soon to be a fond memory to the generations which knew it.
And now the Russians are coming to help “protect” us.
I have long been warning that it won’t be US soldiers who will come to take our guns and round survivors up into the FEMA camps. It’s probably time for a lot of dissidents to go low profile - not that it will help much since they’ve been spying on us for years now.
Soon, I suspect, we will see how many of the macho “Moulon Labe” crowd will make good on their commitment to die on their feet rather than live on their knees, and how many will fold like a Wal Mart umbrella when the jackboots come to call.
Fortunately, I don’t get the same reaction here in North Georgia. Hell, there are some back roads up in the mountains here the Rebel South is in full swing.
I’ve had a CCW here nigh on 15 years and do carry in my car always. I follow the law, and I don’t get excited.
If anyone gets upset at my display, they can eff off, but I’m not gonna brandish a weapon unless they cause me to.
With today’s technology this could be revisited in a miniturazed form that could attach to the forward laser mount, possibly combining pistol cam with laser.
It’s the next step from the dash cam, and could provide valuable post incident data and evidence.
The DHS could mount them on their .40 Glocks to prove to their Ubermeisters that they had really executed everyone on their assigned list.
“... rather a dangerous way to take photos.”
The revolver in the image is not a Colt, but a Smith & Wesson. Likely a Military & Police Model of 1905, Fourth Change.
The hole in the front of the ejector rod locking plunger stud can be seen. S&W arms of the period (probably pre-1945) all sported a locking plunger at the forward tip of the ejector rod; No Colt’s revolver ever sported one.
If it were indeed a Colt, one could see the head of the rod.
The poster may have meant that the revolver chambered 38 Colt; many S&W revolvers were so chambered, as the cartridge was the US War Dept’s standard handgun cartridge from 1892 to 1911. It also did duty with the US Navy and was issued as a backup (”substitute standard”) into the 1920s.
Before the nation’s armed forces were unified in 1947, the Army (War Dept) & Navy were not required to use a common-design small arms cartridge (except by ad hoc occasional Congressional Statute, or periodic preference. The separate services maintained completely separate ordnance departments, developed completely different small arms and cartridges, and only occasionally used each other’s weaponry. The Navy often allowed the Army to take the lead (and allow the War Dept to absorb the cost & time & effort of development), then adopted an identical piece of hardware. That’s how it proceeded with the Model 1911 pistol: early ones were marked “Model of 1911 U.S. Army”, and only after some years of production did the Navy Ordnance Bureau buy pistols marked “Model of 1911 U.S. Navy.”
I appreciate the history lesson.
Say cheese, Trayvon.
That’s a great story!
You have to take care of and reward men who do a great job.
I will do that Tuesday, during his next shift.