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Unread 04-30-2022, 03:44 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by MikeP View Post
Big reason I would never use one as a carry piece.
I usually only carry on occasion, but if I do,there is one up the spout.
Most modern pieces are designed to do this safely.
Someone who wants to depend on a relic from the past to save his life or others is not taking it seriously.
I have a sad story about a Marine who died with his hand on his operating rod.
All true, but any pistol that fires is better than no pistol, JMHO.
And dropping a weapon is already negligent.
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Please go ahead. I don't own any Navies!

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Unread 04-30-2022, 11:44 PM   #23
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I'll probably get sniped right at the end! we'll see, Thanks again Mike, best,'r...GT
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Hi to all, well, that didn't take long... I thought $100.00 was a stretch, but it when for a bit more. Oh well! I would probably get more excited if it were a 4" version. The first time I ever saw one was 30 + years ago when I was still in South Dakota working on boats! I had a small poster up saying I collected military stuff and one day a fellow walks in with a 1913 DWM in a 4" Audley holster, all in nice shape. As he related the story to me, his grandfather was a pilot on the side of the allies, and the holster was supposedly used because the pistol wouldn't fall out when upside down??? !!!! Made sense, although the gun was not for sale and the conversation faded, and I never heard or saw anything like it since... Now this Audley 6" NAVY holster pops up. I got to thinking, when your in a plane, and you're a decent pilot, when upside down, you just fly it back to right side up? Ok, that's easy enough, but in the NAVY, whether your on a ship or sub, upside down is REAL BAD!!!!! And the last thing on you mind, both figuratively and literally, is NOT your Luger! I can't help it, that's just the way my mind works.... best to all,'r....GT
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Unread 05-13-2022, 11:19 PM   #25
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Kinda doubt that anything military specific was involved in the design. I believe they would be rejected as too complicated or likely to fail.
Handguns spent 95% plus in holsters in general military use and all have some kind of flap,strap or other simple closure. The big enclosed box types thinned out towards the end of WW2 for simplified more accessible designs.
There is a family where I lived until recently that were aircraft orientated. The patriarch made a lot of money over some related manufacturing.
A couple sons grew up with old airplanes like many of us grew up with old cars.
There were some warbirds and other things they had.
I knew them slightly and they were good guys.
One of the boys, a young man, actually was flying to a show or display years ago.
He had an open canopy and inverted for some reason.
Was not strapped in, and not connected to a parachute harness. Out he went.
A really tragic and needless result.
Details are fuzzy now from time and no reason to mention names.
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Unread 05-14-2022, 03:40 PM   #26
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From what I understand Audley tried to sell them to the Army. They were not successful. However many were purchased by military members. I have owned two with the name and outfit. The 45 model was very secure and well covered. Bill
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