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Vintage 1938 Photo: .38 Colt Revolver with Camera That Photographs When the Trigger is Pulled
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Posted on 07/06/2013 10:31:31 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Colt .38 Revolver with Camera

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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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 1938; banglist; camera; colt; colt38; guncontrol; gunsandammo; photography; revolver; saycheese; secondamendment
exploding head photo: Exploding Head Explosion_zpsec7de18e.gif Hmmmm ... I heard that soon after 1938, Disney experimented with this cartoon motion picture gun. Apparently this scene never made the final cut. (sarc)
1 posted on 07/06/2013 10:31:32 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER
Mine's in 1080p.


2 posted on 07/06/2013 10:37:12 PM PDT by South40
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


3 posted on 07/06/2013 10:38:38 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: DogByte6RER

I wish you hadn’t posted this. In a year this will be a required feature on all guns sold in California.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 10:39:27 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: South40

Kind of hard to holster that sucker, isn’t it?


5 posted on 07/06/2013 10:52:07 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Amazing little revolver. I’m surprised it hasn’t developed into a popular item.

LOL @ the keyword “say cheese”. Should be “say swiss cheese”.


6 posted on 07/06/2013 10:52:52 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Mastador1

lol! Hard to conceal also.


7 posted on 07/06/2013 10:56:17 PM PDT by South40
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To: Jeff Winston

If it was loaded, the shooter wasn’t worth spit, doesn’t look like he hit the guy in any of the six shots.


8 posted on 07/07/2013 12:09:38 AM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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To: JoeDetweiler

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.


9 posted on 07/07/2013 12:11:27 AM PDT by buffyt (Abortion is murder. It is not a choice, it is a CHILD!)
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To: DogByte6RER
CHARLES FRENCH
10 posted on 07/07/2013 1:45:35 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Not Guilty by reason of sanity.)
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To: buffyt

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.


11 posted on 07/07/2013 3:26:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: DogByte6RER

Smile, now wait for the flash.


12 posted on 07/07/2013 3:48:39 AM PDT by RC one
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To: DogByte6RER

13 posted on 07/07/2013 3:52:23 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: DogByte6RER

14 posted on 07/07/2013 4:12:27 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: buffyt
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 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.

15 posted on 07/07/2013 4:27:49 AM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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To: buffyt

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.


16 posted on 07/07/2013 4:41:22 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Be careful who you let in, they’ve ruined Florida.


17 posted on 07/07/2013 5:03:59 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: DogByte6RER

LOL


18 posted on 07/07/2013 5:07:22 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: DogByte6RER

This is truly sick and hilarious.


19 posted on 07/07/2013 5:12:58 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: DogByte6RER

How cool is that?

Imagine, blowing away someone and get to keep the expression on their face forever.


20 posted on 07/07/2013 5:13:53 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Gun cameras are not a new idea.


21 posted on 07/07/2013 5:20:13 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: RC one

22 posted on 07/07/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT by Popman
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To: JoeProBono

Damn...about fall off my chair laughing at your “additional” St. Skittles photoshop...


23 posted on 07/07/2013 5:30:40 AM PDT by Popman
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To: SilverMine

Shake his hand and tell him thank you from me. ;)


24 posted on 07/07/2013 5:46:55 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Yes, I understand.

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.

25 posted on 07/07/2013 6:02:20 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: JoeDetweiler

That was exactly my first thoughts!


26 posted on 07/07/2013 6:09:44 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


27 posted on 07/07/2013 6:17:48 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL!

Great photoshop!


28 posted on 07/07/2013 6:20:58 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SilverMine

Hilarious!


29 posted on 07/07/2013 6:28:35 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: DogByte6RER; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

I need to get one of these for when I go to concerts that don’t permit cameras...


30 posted on 07/07/2013 6:34:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Texas Fossil
I'm too old to do it now, should have seen what was coming and got out years ago.

I have come to hate liberals worse than roaches.

31 posted on 07/07/2013 6:44:50 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Gaffer

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.

Stay tuned...


32 posted on 07/07/2013 7:01:27 AM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: George Varnum

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.


33 posted on 07/07/2013 7:06:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


34 posted on 07/07/2013 7:14:02 AM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Jeff Winston

“... 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.”


35 posted on 07/07/2013 7:21:45 AM PDT by schurmann
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To: JoeProBono

36 posted on 07/07/2013 9:14:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (This is a sarcasm tag for the retards unable to recognize sarcasm.)
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To: schurmann

I appreciate the history lesson.


37 posted on 07/07/2013 9:21:20 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: JoeProBono

Say cheese, Trayvon.


38 posted on 07/07/2013 10:28:11 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: SilverMine

That’s a great story!


39 posted on 07/07/2013 10:30:43 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: IbJensen

40 posted on 07/07/2013 11:31:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Rodamala

You have to take care of and reward men who do a great job.


41 posted on 07/07/2013 1:59:12 PM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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To: piroque
Shake his hand and tell him thank you from me

I will do that Tuesday, during his next shift.

42 posted on 07/07/2013 2:01:49 PM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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