Users Currently Browsing This Topic:
0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Author Topic: Is the revolver a S&W?  (Read 1814 times)

Offline Walt Cakebread

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3974
Is the revolver a S&W?
« on: February 01, 2020, 05:02:52 PM »
This is a good copy of CE 133A.....   Dose the handle of the revolver on Lee's hip look like the handle of a police style Smith  & Wesson.... or does it look like a western style revolver.




Offline Jerry Organ

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 929
    • Plaza 3D
Re: Is the revolver a S&W?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2020, 05:48:10 PM »


The butt of the handle is oval.

Offline Walt Cakebread

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3974
Re: Is the revolver a S&W?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2020, 07:25:03 PM »


The butt of the handle is oval.

That's true.....  But the S&W handle is shaped different than a western style revolver....   The revolver on Lee's hip looks like the cowboy "six shooter"...It doesn't look like a police style Smith & Wesson.

Offline Charles Collins

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 921
Re: Is the revolver a S&W?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2020, 08:45:11 PM »
This is a good copy of CE 133A.....   Dose the handle of the revolver on Lee's hip look like the handle of a police style Smith  & Wesson.... or does it look like a western style revolver.





From "Smith & Wesson 1857-1945 (Revised Edition) A Handbook for Collectors" by Robert J. Neal and Roy G. Jinks:










The curved portion of the book page distorts the shape of the handles a little. And the angle of the photos are completely different than the angle of CE 133A. A better comparison could be made from a photo taken from a similar angle.

Offline Joffrey van de Wiel

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 40
Re: Is the revolver a S&W?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 09:06:31 PM »
The backyard photos have finally been accepted as genuine?

Offline Walt Cakebread

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3974
Re: Is the revolver a S&W?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2020, 11:09:21 PM »
The backyard photos have finally been accepted as genuine?

NOT PHOTOS.... (plural)   CE 133A is the photo that Marina took at Lee's request.

Offline Jerry Freeman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2123
Re: Is the revolver a S&W?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2020, 03:17:35 AM »
Picture an alleged fleeing suspect running up the street with a 4 inch pistol tucked in his crotch, side or backside. A bit long for a front pocket.
The presumed assailant ...wearing street fitting trousers [not Speedos] would have a pickle of a time keeping that much steel weighed down with cartridges--- from either sliding down his pants leg or flopping out onto the pavement.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2020, 03:31:49 AM by Jerry Freeman »

Offline Bill Chapman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2986
Re: Is the revolver a S&W?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2020, 08:09:34 AM »
No, stop screwing the pooch and picture what Ted Callaway saw.

Oswald had the gun in his hand as he fled the Tippit scene:

Mr. BALL. And how was he holding the gun?
Mr. CALLAWAY. We used to say in the Marine Corps in a raised pistol position.
Mr. BALL. That would be with the muzzle pointed upward, and with the arm bent at the elbow, is that right?
Mr. CALLAWAY. Yes, sir; just like this.

« Last Edit: February 02, 2020, 06:07:39 PM by Bill Chapman »

Offline Jerry Organ

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 929
    • Plaza 3D
Re: Is the revolver a S&W?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2020, 03:53:28 PM »
Picture an alleged fleeing suspect running up the street with a 4 inch pistol tucked in his crotch, side or backside. A bit long for a front pocket.
The presumed assailant ...wearing street fitting trousers [not Speedos] would have a pickle of a time keeping that much steel weighed down with cartridges--- from either sliding down his pants leg or flopping out onto the pavement.

If a 4" barrel is a impediment, then a snub-nose barrel would have helped to conceal the revolver.



Oswald's revolver

Offline Walt Cakebread

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3974
Re: Is the revolver a S&W?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2020, 04:41:12 PM »
If a 4" barrel is a impediment, then a snub-nose barrel would have helped to conceal the revolver.



Oswald's revolver

I'll ask again....Does the handle of the  revolver on Lee's hip in the photo ( CE 133A ) look like A WESTERN style "six shooter"?     

 

Mobile View