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Bob Wright

This started me on the road.......................

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in the spring of 1946 my older brother returned from WW II, when I was about nine years old.  Among his souvenirs was this Mauser M-1910 .25 ACP pistol.  The caliber designation read "6,35 mm" and none of us knew what that meant.  My Dad took the gun to old J.G. Schmidt's in Memphis and learned it was .25 ACP.  He bought a box of cartridges  for it and we went down to an uncle's farm in Mississippi:

 

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We got some cans from the trash pile and set them on a fence post.  After we each tried our hand and the box was expended, the can still stood unscathed.  I kept one live round, the first of my cartridge collection, and determined then and there I would learn how to shoot a handgun, and to learn everything I could about them.

 

Still learnin'.

 

Bob Wright

 

P.S.  After my brother's death the pistol was passed on to his son.  Shortly before his death, my nephew gave the gun to me.

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Wow, what a story! That's a beautiful piece with a great history. Congrats on getting it and sorry how it came to be. Thanks for sharing and let us know when you replicate that first shoot and get it with the 1st shot. 

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Great memories [in perspective]

I am glad to see another here of your age......and one that can use a keyboard, navigate social media, etc...bwahahaha.

You, being here, makes me feel very young, because I AM younger than you.

 

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