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    Tony, the gun had the calibre imprinted on the right side of the slide, so all one has to do is read it. The curator was a gunsmith. This museum is about an hour west off Hamilton,ON.

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    It's the "gunsmith" part that's the key - I suspect that even in North America most people wouldn't have a clue about the significance of the .455 M1911.

    A story to illustrate the general level of knowledge here in the UK: during a firearms amnesty, a police officer was recording the details of the guns handed in. He picked up a P08, looked all over it for the name, and finally wrote down "one Gesichert revolver".

 

 
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