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Old October 21, 2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Gaddafi's Every Day Carry

Seeing as its now one of the most famous Semi's on the web, any spectulation on what it is (model, calibre, etc.)? Also, is it probable that it could actually be used as a weapon or was purely ceremonial. Maybe it fires silver bullets...
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Old October 21, 2011, 11:14 AM   #2
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Gold plated HP

Not sure if it was his daily carry but the video of his capture, showed a gold plated HP. If you watch the video it will stand out or at least it did to me. ..

The one I have not found out about, was the one taken from Sadam by our walking heros


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Old October 21, 2011, 11:18 AM   #3
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Wasn't Saddams a glock 18?
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Old October 21, 2011, 11:29 AM   #4
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The golden gun is a Browning/FN Hi-Power Mark III. It's being discussed thoroughly over on a Hi-Power forum. Here's a post with a close-up of it:

http://forums.1911forum.com/showpost...1&postcount=11

And yes, Saddam Hussein did also have a Hi-Power.
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Old October 21, 2011, 11:30 AM   #5
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What a nice collection !!

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Wasn't Saddams a glock 18?
Sounds good to me and we can just add it to a collection, somewhere ??


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Old October 21, 2011, 11:31 AM   #6
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Wowsa, that is some detail!
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Old October 21, 2011, 11:37 AM   #7
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Please post the video to his capture/gun picture I cannot find it.
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Old October 21, 2011, 11:42 AM   #8
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Please post the video to his capture/gun picture I cannot find it.
See post #4 in this thread.
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Old October 21, 2011, 11:43 AM   #9
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Don't know bout a video but here's the pic.
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Old October 21, 2011, 12:36 PM   #10
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That is a COOL looking gun....
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Old October 21, 2011, 12:45 PM   #11
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Even the mag looks gold
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Old October 21, 2011, 12:47 PM   #12
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He may have been a terrorist and an oppressive dictator, but that is ONE NICE LOOKING GUN!
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Old October 21, 2011, 01:04 PM   #13
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Could anyone who reads Arabic tell me what the writing foreward of the trigger and beneath the barrel mean? "If found please return to..."?
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Old October 21, 2011, 01:19 PM   #14
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He may have been a terrorist and an oppressive dictator, but that is ONE NICE LOOKING GUN!
Oh yeah. I sooooo want one. Heck with a gold Deagle, that is some nice work
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Old October 21, 2011, 02:08 PM   #15
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That is a COOL looking gun....
For a pimp or a dictator maybe...
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Old October 21, 2011, 02:11 PM   #16
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I read that in Iraq, the Hipowers were a sign of status among Saddam's officers. If you were crappy - you got a Helwan 1951 or a Tokarev.

Didn't do him much good when push came to shove.

I recall them interviewing an Iraqi gun store owner before Gulf War II - surprising - they had gun stores. Folks were stocking up and he had a big poster for the 1951s.
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Old October 21, 2011, 02:27 PM   #17
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Could anyone who reads Arabic tell me what the writing foreward of the trigger and beneath the barrel mean? "If found please return to..."?
I'm pretty sure it says "Gadhafi's People's Republic."
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Old October 21, 2011, 02:28 PM   #18
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People with gold engraved guns are not long for this world.
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Old October 21, 2011, 02:46 PM   #19
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I have not seen pictures of his gun yet. Interesting. If you look closely, you'll see some arabic writting in black. The only word I could make out was the last one (right to left) which says "Gahdaffi". I suck at reading arabic but I'll ask my dad to translate on sunday and report back.

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Old October 21, 2011, 02:51 PM   #20
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At least he wont be sending any more guns here to kill people.
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Old October 21, 2011, 03:02 PM   #21
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I like the gun safety being demonstrated there.



Edit - just noticed the hammer was down. Still...
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Old October 21, 2011, 03:23 PM   #22
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funny thing...

In my personal experience in certain middle eastern countries, seemingly everyone has a rifle. They hardly garner any attention from the locals. However they do notice when someone displays a pistol. Pistols arent very common. That person usual gets some form of deference/ respect because in their eyes that person usually has some authority.
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Old October 21, 2011, 06:08 PM   #23
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I've seen this video about a dozen times, at the 04 and 12 second mark some Rebel has a big "Honking" silver revolver, can't make out the make though.

(Violent video content)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0UE4m0b4b0
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Old October 21, 2011, 06:34 PM   #24
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Cool, a $1,000,000. High Power, not because of the gold, but who the owner was. We should see it at auction within the next 6 months.

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