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 Post subject: New relic?!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:52 pm 
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I was all excited when I heard about someone recreating the OSS Liberator pistol. Vintage Ordnance http://www.vintageordnance.com/ has built a modern incarnation of the FP-45 with a rifled barrel. The only other deviations from the original are the ATF required markings. So far so good...

Then I looked closer at the website. $600.00! Are you high? Yes, I know that an original Liberator is worth four digits. The original cost $2.40 to produce which is about $35.00 in today's dollars. I could see maybe $200.00 if you are a history buff, but $600.00? And here's the kicker...

The pistol; as produced by Vintage, is incapable of being fired! The company does not bore the firing pin hole completly through, though it implies that anyone could. Then it states that they are not liable for any injury resulting from someone doing just that. A rifled barrel firearm that cannot be fired as sold. I'll buy swampland first!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:36 pm 
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Ummmm...a tiny bit of drilling and you got an operational firearm. However, it apparently may be a bit dangerous to shoot repeated rounds, etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:53 pm 
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You do know that they were dropped behind enemy line so that the resistance could use them to get a better gun, right?

Saw the article in American Riflemen but knew about them before that, at least about the originals. Not many actually ever got used for that purpose too.

Scary thing, even if properly built.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:24 am 
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Yeah, and most were destroyed. Like the Pedersen devices!

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 Post subject: Re: New relic?!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:22 pm 
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myopicvisionary wrote:
Yeah, and most were destroyed. Like the Pedersen devices!


And all the 'Peacekeepers' we donated to Great Britain.
:censored: Brits!!!
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