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#1 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 09:07 PM

Colonel Rex Applegate was a long time resident where I live here in Southern Oregon and I would see him set up at local gun shows many a time when I was much younger.  I never knew nor could I appreciate that he was a BIG deal at the time.  I'm talking when I was in my teens doing shows with my dad and I am a bit past my teens now.  I did talk with him on occasion but only chit chat.  Once we were talking about knife fighting and his words to me were, "The best knife fighting tools you have are your two feet...  Just haul ass as fast as you can because there are no winners in a knife fight!"  I never purchased any of his little trinkets he had or bought his books he would sell and I have always regretted it.  So at the last Oregon Arms Collectors show I had an opportunity to pick up this pistol that came from his estate.  I over paid for it but sometimes the heart overrules the head.     

 

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#2 copdoc

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 09:24 PM

Nice. That's a rare one and with all the goodies.

Edited by copdoc, 19 October 2016 - 09:26 PM.

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 09:30 PM

Thanks for sharing all the goodies with the gun.  Cool and great story to go along with it.

 

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 11:41 AM

I got ammo and carrier but never got the gun. I left it all sealed. I think I'll open the ammo carrier package and look at it.

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 12:56 AM

I would be very interested to see that.


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 02:37 AM

awesome.

 

 

 

one i have never heard of. 


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 09:46 AM

It seems that anything worth having these days comes with a heavy price tag.

Great purchase!

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#8 copdoc

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:19 PM

I was discussing this with another member.

A TG sales rep who had been in and around the business since 60s gave me some of his literature. He kept note books on competitors products as well as his own.

Selecter was sold under name of "Multi Strike" also. I have letters and price list also but none are dated.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:46 PM

Ran across this January 1974 edition of Gun World magazine that has a feature on this gun. 

http://www.ebay.com/...9UAAOSwB09YF6Av

 

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