OT- Frank Hamer's engraved Model 8.

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OT- Frank Hamer's engraved Model 8.

#1 Post by rangerider7 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:44 am

Hamer's beautiful Remington model 8. I think the ID card is wrong about being used in the B & C shootout. :?

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Re: OT- Frank Hamer's engraved Model 8.

#2 Post by 2ndovc » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:14 am

I think you're right. I just finished a pretty good book about Bonnie and Clyde called "Go Down Together" and if my feeble memory is right he had a .35 Rem during that fight. I thought it was the one with the extended magazine.

That's a pretty rifle though.

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Re: OT- Frank Hamer's engraved Model 8.

#3 Post by C. Cash » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:43 am

If you count the holes in Bonnie's window, it had to be the extended mag rifle(the 20 shot mod. 8/81). There's too many holes there which could have only come from Hamer. Unless this one had been loaned to some other member of the Posse, which I've never heard of.
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Re: OT- Frank Hamer's engraved Model 8.

#4 Post by blackhawk44 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:58 pm

My recollection is in line with 2ndovc, an extended magazine .35 Remington, for the added bullet weight, that he ordered just after he was assigned this job. Supposedly, his favorite long gun during his Ranger tenure was a standard Model 8 in .25 Remington.

Most of the holes in that Ford were from across the road to the gangsters' side where the posse waited with BAR's and buckshot. If memory serves, Hamer was positioned to step out in front of the car.

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Re: OT- Frank Hamer's engraved Model 8.

#5 Post by C. Cash » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:24 am

blackhawk44 wrote:My recollection is in line with 2ndovc, an extended magazine .35 Remington, for the added bullet weight, that he ordered just after he was assigned this job. Supposedly, his favorite long gun during his Ranger tenure was a standard Model 8 in .25 Remington.

Most of the holes in that Ford were from across the road to the gangsters' side where the posse waited with BAR's and buckshot. If memory serves, Hamer was positioned to step out in front of the car.
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