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BruceHMX
November 01, 2017, 12:13
Never knew the Rhodesian's painted their revolvers too. Neat Enfield that was auctioned on GB last week. Has the correct stamps on the butt and even the number font is the same of another Enfield that was not painted. I have never seen one painted.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4510/37969834501_b8b9ce4b78_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZRgjWZ)pix405713917 (https://flic.kr/p/ZRgjWZ) by bigsargee7 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28097634@N07/), on Flickr

Retired Bum
November 01, 2017, 15:37
I have to wonder how many hits from those 650 fps 178 grain FMJ .38's it took to stop some African guerilla in his tracks.

Remember that the US Army was armed with the Colt M1892 chambered for the .38 Long Colt which had a 150 grain RNL at 750 fps and it proved to be a very poor man stopper when used during the 1902-05 Moro Insurrection.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

VALMET
November 01, 2017, 18:15
That's really cool, I wasnt aware of that either (assuming it's a true Rhodesian used piece). Did you end up with it OP?

BruceHMX
November 01, 2017, 19:34
No I collect the old girls but could not bring myself to bid due to it being mismatched. I know I am a fool:cry: The history behind it must be amazing and sorry now I did not bid but some lucky fello got it. Yes it is original after all the research I have done after the fact. I hope whom ever got it will post and yes he should be proud. IMHO it was carried and used as a side arm or like we all say a weapon of last resort. Still that is a cool bit of history.

lew
November 02, 2017, 12:20
I'll bet it was pulled out of storage and given to some civilian for personal defense, rather than being carried on duty during the Bush War. The Army and Air Force issued the Hi Power and Star Model B, while the BSAP was armed with the P38/P1.

BruceHMX
November 02, 2017, 12:51
Butt is marked SRG for South Rhodesian government and a rack number. No clue what the MWD stands for on side.

pl521
November 02, 2017, 13:05
I'll bet it was pulled out of storage and given to some civilian for personal defense, rather than being carried on duty during the Bush War. The Army and Air Force issued the Hi Power and Star Model B, while the BSAP was armed with the P38/P1.

Rhodesian Army also issued CZ75 pistols.

lew
November 02, 2017, 17:40
Rhodesian Army also issued CZ75 pistols.

Have you a source for that?

lew
November 02, 2017, 18:10
Butt is marked SRG for South Rhodesian government and a rack number. No clue what the MWD stands for on side.

The "Southern Rhodesian Government" stamp would be typical for a revolver issued during the Federation days: 1953-1963. I wouldn't expect an Enfield to be carried for much longer after that, as semi-auto pistols were became commonplace.

pl521
November 02, 2017, 18:13
Have you a source for that?

Very rare. Slides are marked with "RAXXXX" similar to the Rhodesian FALs.


http://www.newrhodesian.ca/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=4378

http://www.czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=29269.0

SPEEDGUNNER
November 02, 2017, 18:59
For your viewing pleasure


http://i66.tinypic.com/2dhs9iv.jpg

pl521
November 02, 2017, 19:08
That's a very rare CZ75! One, it is a rare shortrail or first model and second it is "RAXXX" marked Rhodesian issued pistol. Thanks for sharing.

pre1989
November 02, 2017, 23:14
Not really surprised a lot of weird stuff has turned up a lot of weird places ..

I have seen American 180 22lr sub gun with silencer in the hands of the selous scotes ..They liked them a lot ..Very quite massive firepower

Heck I have seen farmers in Malysia during the ciris issues Deleisde carbines


But that is a cool gun ..How much it went for ?

BruceHMX
November 03, 2017, 08:03
Not really surprised a lot of weird stuff has turned up a lot of weird places ..

I have seen American 180 22lr sub gun with silencer in the hands of the selous scotes ..They liked them a lot ..Very quite massive firepower

Heck I have seen farmers in Malysia during the ciris issues Deleisde carbines


But that is a cool gun ..How much it went for ?



http://www.gunbroker.com/item/709079681

SteelGreyML
November 03, 2017, 21:38
Cool. Learn something every day.

lew
November 06, 2017, 10:05
No kidding. That's really cool. I wonder how those wound up there. How willing was CZ of the period to deal with non-Combloc countries? I'd be really surprised to hear of guerrillas getting their hands on a new-production pistol when there were scads of surplus pistols sitting around.