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Old February 17, 2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Allright, I just got through watching Casino Royale and never mind that 007 wasn't a revolver man, what might he be tempted to carry suitable for tuxedo concealment?

Here's my candidate, a Diamondback snub:

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Old February 17, 2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Nice. What is the grip material?
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Old February 17, 2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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Looks like Elk stag. I have a very similar pair on a 1965 Colt Cobra.
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Old February 17, 2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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I wear a tux pretty often on gigs and my carry gun is a P3AT concealed under my cummerbund. No reason a J-frame wouldn’t work, too. I carry the gun in an IWB holster clipped inside my pants at 1:00. I also carry a stun gun in my left front pocket.

If you don’t have to worry about taking your jacket off (we frequently take off our jackets because the stage lights get so hot), you’d be able to wear just about anything if it wasn’t for the fact that tuxes don’t have belts.

A good tux is usually light weight and suspenders show through the jacket. A shoulder holster might be kinda obvious to anyone looking for guns.
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Old February 17, 2013, 09:19 PM   #5
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"Bank-Note" S&W .45acp DA revolver....

In the mid-1990s, I recall reading a cool magazine ad for a limited ed Smith and Wesson custom 625 .45acp revolver. It was decorated with highly skilled "bank note" style engraving. I'm not much for firearms engraving per se, but the S&W snub revolver was impressive. I also do not recall the firearm price but it would have a lot of resale-collector value. It could be a carry gun but I'd make it a safe queen.

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Old February 17, 2013, 10:26 PM   #6
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I believe it was originally intended for James Bond to carry a Smith & Weson Centenial Model. Probably with nickle plating and ivories.

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Old February 17, 2013, 10:43 PM   #7
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When I have worn a tux in the past, my choice was my old faithful '73 vintage nic plated Colt Cobra.
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Old February 18, 2013, 05:42 AM   #8
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Yes, elk stags with no bark from Patrick Grashorn /aka/ The Executioner.
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Old February 18, 2013, 08:46 AM   #9
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Kcub, that, my friend, is one elegant Colt. I'd be proud of to wear that to any BBQ in our neck of the woods. A unique find..congrats....but just curious, and pardon my asking, but...wuddja pay for that beauty? Rod
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Old February 18, 2013, 09:50 AM   #10
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I'd be proud of to wear that to any BBQ in our neck of the woods.
You do not want a blued revolver with white grips to wear to a BBQ place. BBQ sauce is too hard to remove from ivory, bone, or stag. And it take blueing from a gun's surface in a flash!

After eating BBQ always wash your hands with a good hand cleaner before handling any firearms.

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Old February 18, 2013, 02:27 PM   #11
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Yep, the vinegar in BBQ sauce will eat bluing.
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Old February 19, 2013, 07:10 AM   #12
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Yes, elk stags with no bark from Patrick Grashorn /aka/ The Executioner
They look great without the bark. Very nice.
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Old February 19, 2013, 09:22 AM   #13
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Seems to me that a nickel gun has just the right amount of fanciness for a tux.



Of course, if you want something a bit smaller you can't go wrong with a classic Colt D-Frame or S&W J-Frame.



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Old February 19, 2013, 09:42 AM   #14
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Kudos for the lead hollow points!

Out of respect to the seller I will not disclose what I paid. However I looked at completed sales on gunbroker and this was the cheapest dback snub I found that actually sold; note that it does not have correct grips.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=320568984

Nickel is more, .22 caliber is more, etc.
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Old February 19, 2013, 01:47 PM   #15
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This would go nice with a tux. S&W Model 60 357
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Old February 19, 2013, 05:21 PM   #16
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In the books, James Bond revolvers appeared frequently; after 1960, less so.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._Bond_firearms
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