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| September 28, 2020 | 16 Comments

S&W 500

APD Looking For Suspect After Incident In Aberdeen

Aberdeen Police are looking for a suspect after an incident today at the intersection on Simpson Ave. and Conger St.

Aberdeen Police tell KXRO that they received a report from a citizen of a man pointing a handgun at another man.
The armed man had gone to a residence that was supposed to be secured but had the door kicked in.

APD says when the armed man arrived another man came at him with a baseball bat.
The armed man drew his weapon and backed off and at that point Aberdeen Police arrived on scene.

Witnesses tell KXRO that the man with the bat escaped out the back of the residence.
According to Aberdeen Police, they are looking for the suspect, who is known to them, for assault and burglary.

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Another slow start to the work week, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes. So it goes.

“There are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by the gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation.” — James Madison

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  1. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

    Now THERE is a Hand Cannon. Just up your alley, Gun Bunny. But I note that the article was written in 2018.
    Sifting through the dusty memory banks, I remembered that there was/is this round called the .500 (Linebaugh) Maximum. I found an article dated 2017.
    So why is the author of the linked article claiming “most powerful handgun” for the S&W 500? In the same sentence it says “factory cartridges”. I don’t think the 500 Max is a factory cartridge – yet.
    So, hop to it, GB, jump right on out and pry loose some of that pocket change and buy one of them there big bore hand cannons, test fire it, and give us a written report.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Yeah let me just hop right on it, install some wheels, a pintle hitch, caisson, and add another coupla mules to the team. Maybe THEN we could transport that thing. Shake loose some pocket change? Nah, that bad boy would require putting a crowbar to the wallet and prying out some semi serious walking around money. Which, btw, I gots money, I don’t have a wife. IIRC MSRP (FTA) was north of 1400USD. Prolly more than that now…if you can find one. But then again, who really needs a crew served side arm. That kicks like that old proverbial Army Mule does to a certain horned cloven footed beast in a gridded out field in December.

      For my money, I’d just as soon have the Kimber Black Ice 1911 that came up in the next article. AW1Ed picked that sequence specifically to prove that he loves us and wants us to be happy. The early posting of the Monday Recipe is further proof of just that. gabn

      Oh, the FGS? Baseball bat to a gunfight? No wonder he ran. I have BTDT, me being the S&W Model 10 carrier and dumbass being the Hank Aaron wannabe. He left his bat and a nice trail for the po po to follow.

      • David says:

        TDRSBH- ‘factory’ normally means not only commercially produced, but having standard specs/pressures standardized by SAAMI. Don’t think any Linebaugh is there yet?
        5th/77th – you need to see the newest American Rifleman; lots of development/backstory on your favorite gun in the article on 1899 Brownings.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        OK, Gun Bunny Specialising in Gun Stuff: what is the difference between the pistola in the photo above, and the Buntline Special?

        And why was the barrel so long on the Buntline?

        Just askin’, because I may Need to Know some day.

        • Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

          From what I’ve read earlier, and am reading now, the original 12″ “Buntline” was most likely a work of fiction.
          BUT – after the story came out, it grew “legs” and any long barrelled colt SAA was called a “Buntline Special”.

          This is only one source, and a not-always reliable source at that. YMMV.

          • rgr1480 says:

            But they DID come in a 10″ barrel.


            Now, did Buntline actually gift some of these to Earp, Masterson, et alia?

            Probably not. But I think Wyatt did have a 10-incher (pistol!@!!)

            …Based on the description by butcher Apollinar Bauer of the gun Earp used to buffalo (hit over the head) Tom McLaury on the morning of the shootout, the gun was probably a 10-inch-barrel Colt Single Action.”…


            The short article states that John Clum had a 10″ S&W American model

            • 5th/77th FA says:

              Ex, ^what they said^. Have seen those same theories/explanations hither and yon thru-out the years. Read many a Buntline dime novel back yonder, some were original copies. Wish I still had them. I had a good friend that had the Navy Arms version with the should stock that I played with a time or twelve. Nice conversation piece/historical toy, but not really practical for everyday carry.

              “Buntline” kinda became a generic term like “xerox” or “Ms Thang” 😀 Could be a Proper Noun, verb, OR descriptive adjective.

            • rgr1480 says:

              Who was Ned Buntline?

              Born Edward Zane Carroll Judson at Harpersfield, N. Y., on March 20, 1821 [8], Ned Buntline (Judson’s most well-known nom-de-plume) began his literary career soon after receiving an acting midshipman’s appointment in 1838 [17 years old]. …

              Judson resigned from the navy in 1842 and two years later launched the ill-fated Ned Buntline’s Magazine at Pittsburgh …

              In November, 1845, ex-editor Buntline reportedly earned $600 by single-handedly capturing two men wanted for murder at Eddyville, Ky. On March 14, the following year, he shot and killed Robert Porterfield, the husband of one of his teenage admirers at Nashville. Buntline vainly protested his innocence by claiming, “No proof has ever been advanced that I ever touched her hand.” [11] This line of defense is deceiving as the trend of opinion suggested actions of a far more intimate nature. At the trial following this shooting Porterfield’s brother, along with a number of his friends, fired several shots at Ned, who wisely bolted from the defense table and fled the crowded courtroom through an open window.

              He darted across the street seeking refuge in the old City Hotel, but not before being shot in the chest by some unknown assailant and hit on the head with a rock thrown by a passing Negro. With a lynch mob at his heels Buntline jumped to an adjoining building but missed his grip. He reportedly fell some 50 feet and was crippled for life. That night the mob stormed the jail and hanged the amorous writer from a conveniently placed awning post. Through the timely intervention of a friend Buntline survived that night’s revelry and eventually returned to court with a successful plea of self-defense.

              …Ned had helped instigate the Astor Place Opera House riots in May, 1849,….With Buntline’s on-the-spot encouragement a riot erupted on the evening of May 10. New York’s militia commander, Maj. Gen. Charles W. Sandford, ordered his troops forward after it became clear the police would soon be overrun. ….Anticipating another assault, General Sandford ordered two six-pound brass cannon, each loaded with grapeshot, moved into position along with fresh troops. ….Buntline bad been seen leading the mob outside the theater and when so advised, Police Chief George Matsell “immediately ordered his arrest, which was promptly effected.” [13] Ned was soon released on payment of a $1,000 bond. But before his trial and sentencing, he suffered the further humiliation of a thorough beating at Guy’s Philadelphia House at the hands of Edward McGowan (later a prominent figure in both California and Arizona) whom Ned had violently attacked via the printed word. McGowan, however, preferred fists and he soon sent the vanquished “hero of a hundred duels” sprawling on the street outside the saloon.

              One source has characterized Ned as “cheap, boisterous, an incorrigible liar, and a general bad egg. His writing was all trash and he himself a rascal of the first order.” [15] Perhaps slightly overstated, this view does contain elements of truth. Yet Buntline’s many friends continually tried to list his name with the greatest in American literature. This honor would elude him, however, since quality always remained one of Ned’s numerous shortcomings.


            • rgr769 says:

              Only by a special order. A 10 inch barrel has never been a standard length for a Colt Single Action Army. The standard barrel lengths since the weapon was introduced in 1873 were 4.75 inches, 5.5 inches, and 7.5 inches.

        • rgr769 says:

          Having read the Wikepedia article, I won’t dispute that Ned Buntline did not give a Buntline Special to Wyatt Earp. But, the Buntline Special was and is a 12 inch barreled Colt Single Action Army revolver. Adding a skeleton buttstock to the pistol makes it much more accurate. Colt made a number of 16 inch barreled pistols with such detachable buttstocks. There is no evidence they were the idea of dime novelist Ned Buntline. These Colts were known a “buggy pistols,” because that is how they would likely be conveniently transported. Two such pistols with 16 inch barrels are depicted in one of my reference books on Colt Single Action pistols. These two were manufactured in 1907.

          The pistol depicted above is simply a long barreled double action revolver, probably designed for hunting. A Buntline Special can only be a Colt Single Action revolver with a 12 inch barrel, by definition. Such pistols are so unwieldy no lawman would want one without a butstock, so it could be used like a rifle.

          The Wiki article is inaccurate in that it claims these long barreled pistols were not made by Colt until 1956. My two examples of 16 inchers prove otherwise. Actually, Colt would sell one custom ordered pistols of barrels longer than their standard length long before 1956.

          • rgr1480 says:

            “…My two examples of 16 inchers prove otherwise. …”

            What year are yours? WoW! Just “WOW!!”

            10″, 12″, and 16″ Colt SAAs. I’ve got a 4-3/4″ SAA … but it’s a 3rd Gen.

            • rgr769 says:

              The examples I referenced are not owned by me; they are depicted and described in one of R.L. Wilson’s works on Colts. I have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation Colts in a variety of calibers. They all have standard 4-3/4″, 5-1/2, or 7-1/2 inch barrels. Anyone who wants a Buntline can likely find the reproduction ones on

          • 26Limabeans says:

            “Long may he live and long may his glory and long may his story be told”

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Crew-served handgun

  2. Sarge says:

    A gun that big should increase the quality of brass in one’s sack.

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