This is why I like Sour Mash, It's genetic!

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    This is why I like Sour Mash, It's genetic!

    My Wife and I just bought a printer/scanner and I was rummaging around in a box filled with old family photo's to scan them in for posterity when I came across this. This is my Great-Uncle (in the suit) and his main source of income.

    My guess this picture was taken in the late 20's near Westville, FL. Anyone have any idea about the make and model of the revolver that the guy on the left has? I think it is a S&W Triple-Lock.
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    Great old pic and slice of history - but can't make out what gun is being held.
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    i couldnt either but given the date, culture ect.. i would say a good possibity of a 1917 .45 autorim/acp

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    I would guess that it might be a Smith "New Century" or "Triple Lock".

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    Family History

    Come on FrontSight...We KNOW that you are STILL making the stuff.
    You taking orders?

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    Classic pic there

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    Naw QK, My Dad used to help Jack tend his stills back in the late '40's and he told me stories that made me avoid 'shine all together. Like the time he fished a polecat (skunk to y'all Yankees), 'possum, and owl out of a vat that was located under some trees.

    Or the time he and my Mother's cousin ran out of the woods, across a pasture, and onto the cousin's porch. They pulled out a deck of cards, opened a box of matches, and dealt and hand of Poker. Dad turned to my older brother and said, "Don't say a word, Boy!!". Soon after two "revenuers" came from the pasture asking "Did you boys see someone run by here?"
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    Careful additions of polecat ~ 'possum, and owl

    You just gave away the Family Secret Recipe!
    You're really gonna git a whuppin' now boy!

    Seriously Great Old Photograph!
    You should have it enlarged & get it framed.

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    Here is my Grandfather, Jack's brother, in Oregon during WWI. He was crosseyed and couldn't see well enough to fire a rifle, so he was assigned to a "woodcutter brigade" to harvest wood for the war effort. Wood was a war material then like metal alloys are now. Read the back of the photo, if you can't sight a rifle, then you need to learn to "chunk" a stone like his friend Albert, to put meat in the pot.
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    Neat old pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontSight
    My Wife and I just bought a printer/scanner and I was rummaging around in a box filled with old family photo's to scan them in for posterity when I came across this. This is my Great-Uncle (in the suit) and his main source of income.

    My guess this picture was taken in the late 20's near Westville, FL. Anyone have any idea about the make and model of the revolver that the guy on the left has? I think it is a S&W Triple-Lock.
    I looks like a S & W revolver. I have an heirloom revolver from the same time period and it looks a lot like that one.
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    Couldn't tell you about the revolver, but those pictures are great. My mother has been doing the same thing you are. Amazing what turns up in the family history when you start going through the old pics, no?
    eschew obfuscation

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    What classics - thanks for sharing them! Brings back a bit of history.

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    Cool pics...

    the revolver? Like others have said, maybe a S&W Triple-lock


    Possibly a Colt New-Service

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