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#1 koldt

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 10:53 AM

Finally got to Regina, Saskatchewan, let me hear you Americans say that fast 3 times biggrin.gif . This has been the home of the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) since the 1870's. Pre 1920 they were known as the North West Mounted Police.
I got a few pics of the Colt serial #1674, museum and surrounding training base known as "Depot" to members of The Force.
The other remaining '21 owned by the Mounted Police is on 10 year loan to a museum in Yellowknife, North West Territories.
Unfortunetly I had a very limited time that our van load of guys had to stop and get the pics. The pics are taken with the '21 behind the glass and as such I have to apologize for the quality and reflection sad.gif .
If I have posted too many and are taking up valuable space please let me know.

Start with an overall picture of the enterance to the museum. To the right is the Force chapel. It used to be the Officer's mess hall, and is the location where Louis Riel was hung in 1885?. Riel was the leader of the uprising that became to be known as the North West Rebellion. He was found quilty of treason and strung up directly behind the chapel building.
The museum is outstanding, and you could count on anywhere from 2-4 hours.
In the foreground is the parade square.
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The museum goes chronologicaly and the Colt can be found in the 1920's era and the age of rum runners. The GRC found on the displays are for the french influence dry.gif Gendarme Royal Canadiennes.
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Close up of parts of the still and liquor body pack.
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Information card at the bottom of the display case.
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Here are some further shots of close up of the butt, barrel, drum and receiver.
As per a lot of pictures, they do not do the Colt any justice. This SMG is in basically unfired condition. The blueing is immaculate! The wood does not have a ding, chip or any other blemish.
The C drum does show a bit of a dent, but is more noticable in the pic than you can see.
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I will post the remainder on a 2nd post. I guess this one is too big, sorry. blink.gif







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Posted 29 June 2004 - 11:03 AM

Here are the rest.

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This is leaving out the front door looking onto the parade square with the chapel to your left.
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Here is a pic of the drill hall with the 7 pounder out front.
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Here is the memorial to the fallen Members of the RCMP since 1873
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Posted 29 June 2004 - 11:07 AM

And here's the mapquest to get you to Regina
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Posted 29 June 2004 - 11:09 AM

Koldt,

While you were there I hope you had the chance to say "Hello" to Sgt. Preston and pet Yukon King. I trust you also picked up some Saskatchewan seal skin.

But seriously, thanks for the pictures of a beautiful gun!
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Posted 29 June 2004 - 12:50 PM

Second, biggrin.gif

They do have a section on all the goofy movies made about the Mounted Police over the years. Some of the flicks I've seen show some wild stuff, like the snow capped mountains in the province of Saskatchewan. Yikes, blink.gif Saskatchewan is about as hilly as your computer desk top. We did the 13 hour drive from Calgary to Winnipeg on God's most boring highway. There are literally times when you can look around and not be able to see a tree.

I have to add, that if you do go anywhere near the City of Regina, pop. 150,000, about the only real thing to see is the MP museum. The city itself is not the most picturesque.

Oh ya, it is a long way from anywhere that may have a seal skin. Maybe a pelt from the nefarious four legged bull gopher, but I am trying my best to ensure that they do not charge and hurt an innocent person tongue.gif .
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Posted 29 June 2004 - 01:15 PM

outstanding pic's of area and gun..............and to think i traveled around and took 10% pics of what i saw........the stupid thought of youth..........anyway great gun,nice history..............they probably nailed some gangster with it in the 20's..........and figured this is some nice fire power.thank you mr.gangster!!

and the hundred round drum rounds it out.wink!!

thanks for sharing.........this is what makes this place.......and a few joke's from me...............ha ha

take care,ron
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#7 koldt

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 04:43 PM

Actually, page 408 of Hill's book shows this 21 being purchased by the RCMP. They have retained it ever since, and this is it. Wonder what this gun would go for at auction, under ideal circumstances, ie. able to be imported into the US etc.
Also on page 411 shows serial # 1925 being purchased by the Winnipeg PD. Winnipeg (Winterpeg) is also shown on the mapquest. That's where I spent the weekend. I was shooting with Winnipeg's armourer, and asked him about the 21. They have 3 Thompsons in stores, but all 3 are M1A1's. He was not aware of 1925 so I will be faxing him a photo copy of the pages of the book.



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Posted 29 June 2004 - 05:19 PM

koldt
nice
mind if I use a shot or two on my website?
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Posted 29 June 2004 - 05:34 PM

sure do find some big treasures in little places.

Nice photos
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#10 koldt

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:24 PM

Sig / Michael,

Of course. Most of the pics have been cropped and sized for this forum, if you tell me which pics you are interested in I could email the originals. I also have a couple of others that I didn't post.
Which web site?
My hotmail account is koldt@hotmail.com

I am hoping to get some pics of this #1674 outside of the display case this fall. Friend of mine is an armourer at Depot. If I can do it, I'll bring tripod and lighting.
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Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:46 PM

Very nice looking set up they have. If you get other pictures I sure would like to put some on the web site also.
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