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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19694330000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
19.1
Length
68.6
Width
7.6
Description
S.N.7036. MODEL M2. "LOT NO.NY-1603-61. TRIGGER OPERATED WITH SEPARATE OXYGEN AND ACETYLENE CONTROLS. PAINT IS OLIVE GREEN, AND IS CHIPPED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DATE UNKNOWN, BUT BELIEVED TO DATE TO 1950'S OR '60'S.
Catalogue Number
P19694330000
Acquisition Date
1969
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
STEN MARK II
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960087001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STEN MARK II
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
8
Height
18.5
Length
77.5
Width
9
Description
1. STEN MARK II SUBMACHINE GUN. CYLINDRICAL RECEIVER WITH OPEN FRAME STEEL STOCK. EJECTION PORT ON RIGHT SIDE AND MAGAZINE HOUSING ON LEFT SIDE. STAMPED INTO TOP OF MAGAZINE HOUSING IS "STEN MK II" AND "S13". STAMPED INTO BOTTOM OF MAGAZINE HOUSING IS SERIAL NUMBER "12635" AND MANUFACTURER "H.F. & C. LTD.". SUBMACHINE GUN USES 9MM LUGER AMMUNITION. 2. MAGAZINE. 24.4 CM (L) X 4.0 CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR STEEL MAGAZINE HAS SPRING LOADED INTERNAL PLATFORM AND PINCHED TOP. 3. MAGAZINE. 24.4 CM (L) X 4.0CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR STEEL MAGAZINE. HAS SPRING LOADED INTERNAL PLATFORM AND PINCHED TOP. 4. MAGAZINE. 24.4 CM (L) X 4.0 CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR STEEL MAGAZINE HAS SPRING LOADED INTERNAL PLATFORM AND PINCHED TOP. 5. MAGAZINE. 24.4 CM (L) X 4.0 CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR STEEL MAGAZINE HAS SPRING LOADED INTERNAL PLATFORM AND PINCHED TOP. 6. MAGAZINE. 24.4 CM (L) X 4.0 CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR STEEL MAGAZINE HAS SPRING LOADED INTERNAL PLATFORM AND PINCHED TOP. 7. MAGAZINE. 24.4 CM (L) X 4.0 CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR STEEL MAGAZINE HAS SPRING LOADED INTERNAL PLATFORM AND PINCHED TOP. 8. SPEED LOADER, STEN 10 CM (L) X 5 CM (W) X 2.5 CM (H) RECTANGULAR SHAPED, BLUED STEEL LOADER FEATURES HINGED BRASS DEVICE WITH FINGER HOLE TO PRESSURE LOAD AMMUNITION. UNMRKED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
SAFETY SERVICES
History
STEN WAS DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE WHO CONFISCATED THE GUN FROM AN UNKNOWN PERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANY NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC WEAPON, BUT DID FIND DETAILS ABOUT THE STEN MARK II MODEL OF SUBMACHINE GUN: "DURING THE EARLY DAYS OF WORLD WAR II, THE BRITISH ARMY PURCHASED LARGE NUMBERS OF THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUNS FROM THE UNITED STATES UNDER LEND-LEASE. AS AMERICAN FACTORIES WERE OPERATING AT PEACETIME LEVELS, THEY WERE UNABLE TO MEET THE BRITISH DEMAND FOR THE WEAPON. FOLLOWING THEIR DEFEAT ON THE CONTINENT AND THE DUNKIRK EVACUATION, THE BRITISH ARMY FOUND ITSELF SHORT ON WEAPONS WITH WHICH TO DEFEND BRITAIN. AS SUFFICIENT NUMBERS OF THOMPSONS WERE UNAVAILABLE, EFFORTS MOVED FORWARD TO DESIGN A NEW SUBMACHINE GUN THAT COULD BE BUILT SIMPLY AND CHEAPLY. THIS NEW PROJECT WAS LED BY MAJOR R. V. SHEPHERD, OBE OF THE ROYAL ARSENAL, WOOLWICH, AND HAROLD JOHN TURPIN OF THE DESIGN DEPARTMENT OF THE ROYAL SMALL ARMS FACTORY, ENFIELD. DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM THE ROYAL NAVY'S LANCHESTER SUBMACHINE GUN AND THE GERMAN MP40, THE TWO MEN CREATED THE STEN. THE WEAPON'S NAME WAS FORMED BY USING SHEPHERD AND TURPIN'S INITIALS AND COMBINING THEM WITH "EN" FOR ENFIELD. THE ACTION FOR THEIR NEW SUBMACHINE GUN WAS A BLOWBACK OPEN BOLT IN WHICH THE MOVEMENT OF THE BOLT LOADED AND FIRED THE ROUND AS WELL AS RE-COCKED THE WEAPON. DUE TO THE NEED TO QUICKLY MANUFACTURE THE STEN, CONSTRUCTION CONSISTED OF A VARIETY OF SIMPLE STAMPED PARTS AND MINIMAL WELDING. SOME VARIANTS OF THE STEN COULD BE PRODUCED IN AS FEW AS FIVE HOURS AND CONTAINED ONLY 47 PARTS. AN AUSTERE WEAPON, THE STEN CONSISTED OF A METAL BARREL WITH A METAL LOOP OR TUBE FOR A STOCK. AMMUNITION WAS CONTAINED IN A 32-ROUND MAGAZINE WHICH EXTENDED HORIZONTALLY FROM THE GUN. IN AN EFFORT FACILITATE USE OF CAPTURED 9 MM GERMAN AMMUNITION, THE STEN'S MAGAZINE WAS A DIRECT COPY OF ONE USED BY THE MP40. THE STEN MK I ENTERED SERVICE IN 1941 AND POSSESSED A FLASH HIDER, REFINED FINISH, AND WOODEN FOREGRIP AND STOCK. APPROXIMATELY 100,000 WERE PRODUCED BEFORE FACTORIES SWITCHED TO THE SIMPLER MK II. THIS TYPE SAW THE ELIMINATION OF THE FLASH HIDER AND HAND GRIP, WHILE POSSESSING A REMOVABLE BARREL AND SHORTER BARREL SLEEVE. A ROUGH WEAPON, OVER 2 MILLION STEN MK IIS WERE BUILT MAKING IT THE MOST NUMEROUS TYPE. AS THE THREAT OF INVASION EASED AND PRODUCTION PRESSURE RELAXED, THE STEN WAS UPGRADED AND BUILT TO A HIGHER QUALITY. WHILE THE MK III SAW MECHANICAL UPGRADES, THE MK V PROVED TO BE THE DEFINITIVE WARTIME MODEL. THE STEN PROVED AN EFFECTIVE WEAPON IN THE FIELD AS IT DRAMATICALLY INCREASED THE SHORT-RANGE FIREPOWER OF ANY INFANTRY UNIT. ITS SIMPLISTIC DESIGN ALSO ALLOWED IT TO FIRE WITHOUT LUBRICATION WHICH REDUCED MAINTENANCE AS WELL AS MADE IT IDEAL FOR CAMPAIGNS IN DESERT REGIONS WHERE OIL COULD ATTRACT SAND. USED EXTENSIVELY BY BRITISH COMMONWEALTH FORCES IN NORTHERN AFRICA AND NORTHWEST EUROPE, THE STEN BECAME ONE OF THE ICONIC BRITISH INFANTRY WEAPONS OF THE CONFLICT. BOTH LOVED AND HATED BY TROOPS IN THE FIELD, IT EARNED THE NICKNAMES "STENCH GUN" AND "PLUMBER'S NIGHTMARE." THE STEN'S BASIC CONSTRUCTION AND EASE OF REPAIR MADE IT IDEAL FOR USE WITH RESISTANCE FORCES IN EUROPE. THOUSANDS OF STENS WERE DROPPED TO RESISTANCE UNITS ACROSS OCCUPIED EUROPE. IN SOME NATIONS, SUCH AS NORWAY, DENMARK, AND POLAND, DOMESTIC PRODUCTION OF STENS BEGAN IN CLANDESTINE WORKSHOPS. IN THE FINAL DAYS OF WORLD WAR II, GERMANY ADAPTED A MODIFIED VERSION OF THE STEN, THE MP 3008, FOR USE WITH ITS VOLKSSTURM MILITIAS. FOLLOWING THE WAR, THE STEN WAS RETAINED BY THE BRITISH ARMY UNTIL THE 1960S WHEN IT WAS FULLY REPLACED BY THE STERLING SMG. PRODUCED IN LARGE NUMBERS, THE STEN SAW USE AROUND THE WORLD AFTER WORLD WAR II. THE TYPE WAS FIELDED BY BOTH SIDES OF THE 1948 ARAB-ISRAELI WAR. DUE TO ITS SIMPLE CONSTRUCTION, IT WAS ONE OF THE FEW WEAPONS THAT COULD BE PRODUCED DOMESTICALLY BY ISRAEL AT THAT TIME. THE STEN WAS ALSO FIELDED BY BOTH THE NATIONALISTS AND COMMUNISTS DURING THE CHINESE CIVIL WAR. ONE OF THE LAST LARGE-SCALE COMBAT USES OF THE STEN OCCURRED DURING THE 1971 INDO-PAKISTANI WAR. ON A MORE NOTORIOUS NOTE, A STEN WAS USED IN THE ASSASSINATION OF INDIAN PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI IN 1984." (SOURCE: HTTP://MILITARYHISTORY.ABOUT.COM/OD/SMALLARMS/P/WORLD-WAR-II-STEN.HTM - RETRIEVED AUGUST 7, 2014)
Catalogue Number
P19960087001
Acquisition Date
1996-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SINGLE SHOT 22 CAL.
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19930006001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SINGLE SHOT 22 CAL.
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
26.5
Width
2.8
Description
SINGLE ROUND .22 CALIBRE PISTOL, WOOD GRIPS. RIFLED BARREL POST IN NOTCH SIGHTS. LEVER ON SIDE OF CHAMBER OPENS CHAMBER FOR CARTRIDGE. DOUBLE ACTION HAMMER ACTS AS SAFETY CATCH. BUTT OF PISTOL SOMEWHAT MARRED, BLUEING WORN ON SIDES, EDGES & TRIGGER GUARD. "S/N 44047" "J.S. STEVENS A. & T. CO. CHICOPEE FALLS MASS. U.S.A."
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
FURTHER INFORMATION UNAVAILABLE.
Catalogue Number
P19930006001
Acquisition Date
1993-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19980064002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
12
Length
46.3
Width
3.4
Description
BOLT ACTION PISTOL WITH REMOLDED WOOD STOCK. WOOD STOCK HAS MEDIUM FINISH AND APPEARS TO BE A RIFLE STOCK CUT DOWN TO A PISTOL STYLE GRIP. STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF BARREL IS "5, 3 MM" AND GERMAN PROOF MARK OF CROWN OVER "G". SERIAL NUMBER "23" IS STAMPED ON EJECTOR INSIDE ACTION. BACK END OF PISTOL GRIP HAS LARGE OVAL WOOD PLUG.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
PISTOL WAS OWNED BY DONOR'S BROTHER, LIEUTENANT COLONEL MARK TENNANT. LT. COLMARK TENNANT WAS BORN IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, ON 27 JUNE 1913 TO ELIZA AND EDWARD VINCENT TENNANT. MARK ATTENDED SCHOOL AT ST. ROSE DU LAC, MANITOBA, COMPLETING HIS STUDIES AT LETHBRIDGE. HIS MILITARY CAREER STARTED AT AGE 13 WHEN HE JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADETS IN LETHBRIDGE. IN THE MID TO LATE 1920'S, LT. COL. TENNANT ENLISTED IN THE SOUTH ALBERTA REGIMENT. AT THE ONSET OF WORLD WAR TWO, HE RE-ENLISTED WITH THE 20TH BATTERY, ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY OF LETHBRIDGE, AS A PRIVATE ON 27 AUGUST 1939. ON THE 6TH OF SEMPTEMBER 1939 HE TRANSFERRED TO THE 1ST BATTALION OF THE CALGARY HIGHLANDERS. HE JOINED THE BATTALION IN ENGLAND IN DECEMBER OF 1940. HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CAPTAIN IN JUNE 1942 AND MAJOR IN AUGUST 1944. MARK TENNANT WAS WOUNDED THREE TIMES WHILE OVERSEAS. AFTER THE WAR HE CONTINUED WITH THE HIGHLANDERS AS A TRAINING OFFICER UNTIL 1948 WHEN HE WAS PROMOTED TO SECOND IN COMMAND OF THE REGIMENT. IN 1955 HE WAS PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL AND APPOINTED C.O. OF THE REGIMENT. HE RETIRED FROM THE MILITARY IN 1962. LT. COL. TENNANT WAS A HIGHLY DECORATED AND WELL RESPECTED OFFICER. FOLLOWING HIS MILITARY CAREER MARK TENNANT SERVED THE CITY OF CALGARY AS AN ALDERMAN AND ON MANY CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS AND MUNICIPAL BOARDS. IN 1977 HE WAS APPOINTED AN HONORARY LT. COL. OF THE CALGARY HIGHLANDERS AND RECEIVED AS A COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF CANADA IN 1981. IN MAY OF 1995 THE CITY OF DOETINCHEM, HOLLAND, NAMED A PARK "MARK TENNANT PLANTSOEN - A CANADIAN LIBERATOR" IN HIS HONOR. MARK TENNANT PASSED AWAY IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE ATTACHMENT ON CATALOGUE RECORD. THE DONOR, WILLIAM TENNANT (LT. COL. TENNANT'S BROTHER), RELATES THAT THE RE-MOLDED PISTOL WAS RECEIVED BY LT. COL. TENNANT FROM AN UNKNOWN MEMBER OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Catalogue Number
P19980064002
Acquisition Date
1998-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BOOT PISTOL
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, NICKEL, WOOD.
Catalogue Number
P19940050002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOOT PISTOL
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL, NICKEL, WOOD.
No. Pieces
1
Height
12
Length
33
Width
2.5
Description
LONG BARREL SINGLE SHOT 22. CAL. PISTOL. BARREL IS 25.3CM LONG WITH OCTAGONAL BOLSTER NEAR HAMMER. BARREL AND HANDLE ARE MOLDED AS SINGLE PIECE AND NICKEL PLATED. HANDLE HAS WOOD GRIPS WITH LIGHT TO MEDIUM FINISH. HAMMER AND LOADING MECHANISM ARE UNFINISHED STEEL AND HAVE SMALL AMOUNTS OF CORROSION. STAMPED ON RIGHT SIDE OF BARREL IS "6 M/M" WITH THREE CROWNS AND THE LETTERS "B", "G" AND "U" BENEATH EACH CROWN. HINGED CASE COVER IN FRONT OF HAMMER HAS "33/2" AND TWO CROWNS WITH "B" AND "U" STAMPED INTO IT. STAMPED ON REVERSE IS "50". STAMPED ON EJECTOR TAB IS "50" AND "3-2" AT MUZZLE OF BARREL IS BRASS POST SHAPED LIKE SMALL SPOOL. NICKEL PLATING IS WORN AROUND HAMMER AND TRIGGER.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19940050001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19940050002
Acquisition Date
1994-10
Collection
Museum
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PISTOL, SEMI-AUTOMATIC

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/artifact3555
Other Name
WALTHER P-38
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19940022002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WALTHER P-38
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE, LEATHER
No. Pieces
3
Description
1. PISTOL: 9MM. P-38 WALTHER SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL. PISTOL IS LUGGER STYLE WITH EXTENDED BARREL AND SQUARE RECEIVER SLIDE. SLIDE HAS RECTANGULAR OPENING FOR CARTRIDGE EJECTION. MUZZLE OF BARREL HAS SIGHT POST STAKED TO TOP AND AT BACK OF RECEIVER SLIDE IS OPEN V-SIGHT IN FRONT OF HAMMER. ON BACK LEFT SIDE OF SLIDE IS SAFETY SWITCH. ON BOTH SIDES OF BACK OF SLIDE IS RIDGED AREA FOR GRIP. HAMMER AND SAFETY SWITCH ALSO HAVE FLUTED RIDGES. HANDLE OF BUTT IS MADE UP OF TWO PIECES OF BROWN SPECKLED BAKELITE. HANDLE HAS HORIZONTAL FLUTED GROOVES. STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF RECEIVER SLIDE IS "P.38" WITH "BYF 43" AND "216" BESIDE A STYLIZED "F". JUST BELOW SLIDE RAILS ABOVE TRIGGER IS "216" WITH STYLIZED "F". TO ITS RIGHT IS STAMPED "135" BENEATH EAGLE STANDARD WITH SWASTIKA. ON RIGHT SIDE OF SLIDE IS "135" OVER EAGLE STANDARD STAMPED TWICE. BETWEEN THEM IS A SLIGHTLY LARGER STAMP OF EAGLE STANDARD OVER A SWASTIKA. METAL ON PISTOL IS HEAVILY OXIDIZED. 2. MAGAZINE: 12.5CM X 4.2CM X 1.7CM STEEL CLIP WITH SPRING LOADED FEEDER. MAGAZINE HAS WIDENED BASE WITH ONE ROUNDED END. ALSO HAS 7 HOLES ON EACH SIDE RUNNING VERTICALLY. METAL IS OXIDIZED AND HAS SLIGHT AMOUNT OF CORROSION, ESPECIALLY AROUND BASE. 3. MAGAZINE: IDENTICAL TO (2.) 4. HOLSTER: 25CM X 20CM X6.5CM LEATHER HOLSTER. WIDE AT TOP WHICH NARROWS TO BOTTOM WHERE BARREL FITS. CONSISTS OF THREE PIECES - A FLAT BACK, A MOLDED FRONT AND A MOLDED FLAP SEWN TO BACK. TOP LEFT OF FRONT PIECE HAS RECTANGULAR AREA CUT AWAY FOR EASY ACCESS TO PISTOL. SEWN TO RIGHT SIDE OF FRONT IS NARROW POCKET FOR EXTRA MAGAZINE. INSIDE IS NARROW STRIP OF LEATHER SEWN TO BACK AND INSIDE HOLSTER TO PREVENT PISTOL FROM SLIDING TOO DEEP. RIVETED TO OUTER FLAP AND ON FRONT ARE TWO OVAL STEEL PLATES. THE PLATE ON FRONT HAS STEEL LOOP MOUNTED ON IT. PLATE ON FLAP HAS MIDDLE AREA CUT AWAY TO FIT OVER LOOP ON FRONT. SEWN TO COVER FLAP IS LEATHER STRAP WHICH FITS THROUGH LOOP TO CLOSE HOLSTER. STAMPED INTO LEATHER ON BACK IN LARGE LETTERS IS "P 38". IN TOP LEFT OF BACK IN SMALL LETTERS "BDR 42" WITH EAGLE STANDARD OVER SWASTIKA. BENEATH STANDARD IS "WA A86". SEWN TO BACK ARE TWO LEATHER STRAPS TO FORM BELT LOOPS. LEATHER IS IN GOOD CONDITION BUT WORN SLIGHTLY ON FRONT AND ALONG EDGES. METAL PLATES HAVE BEEN PAINTED BLACK BUT PAINT IS CHIPPING AND METAL IS CORRODED SLIGHTLY.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
PISTOL BELONGED TO DONOR'S HUSBAND, JOSEPH ROBIN TOOGOOD. MR. TOOGOOD WISHED HIS GUNS TO BE DONATED TO THE MUSEUM. IT IS PRESUMED THAT THE P-38 WAS ACQUIRED BY MR. TOOGOOD AS ENEMY WAR BOOTY AS A RESULT OF HIS CANADIAN ANTI-TANK GUN SERVICE OVERSEAS DURING WORLD WAR TWO. FIREARMS OWNED BY LIEUTENANT J. ROBIN (BOB) TOOGOOD OF FORT MACLEOD, ALBERTA. TOOGOOD JOINED LETHBRIDGE’S 20TH FIELD BATTERY IN SEPTEMBER 1939, ONE OF FOUR BATTERIES THAT, BY YEAR’S END, WOULD BELONG TO THE 2ND ANTI-TANK (A/T) REGIMENT, RCA. HE SERVED OVERSEAS WITH THE 2ND A/T REGIMENT FOR A TIME, RECEIVING HIS COMMISSION IN AUGUST 1943. TOOGOOD WAS LATER TRANSFERRED TO THE 4TH A/T REGIMENT AND SERVED IN ITALY. IN DECEMBER 1944, LT. TOOGOOD WAS PART OF DESPERATE DEFENSE TO MAINTAIN A CANADIAN BRIDGEHEAD ACROSS THE NAVIGLIO CANAL. THE GERMANS LAUNCHED FOURTEEN COUNTERATTACKS WITH TANKS AGAINST THE CANADIANS IN AN EFFORT TO PUSH THEM BACK ACROSS THE CANAL. IN A WAR CORRESPONDENT’S COMMUNIQUÉ, TOOGOOD WAS PERSONALLY CREDITED AS HAVING A ROLE IN THE CANAL’S DEFENSE, LEADING HIS GUNNERS TO DESTROY A PANTHER TANK. TOOGOOD RETURNED HOME IN 1945 AND JOINED THE 93RD FIELD BATTERY, 18TH FIELD REGIMENT, RCA IN FORT MACLEOD. HE REMAINED WITH THE RESERVE BATTERY UNTIL THE EARLY 50S AND WAS AWARDED THE CANADIAN EFFICIENCY MEDAL FOR 12 YEARS OF MILITARY SERVICE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TOOGOOD, PLEASE SEE DONATION'S PERMANENT FILE, ARTIFACT P19960061001-GA (SERVICE RECORDS) AND ARCHIVAL PHOTO P19991039019-GP.
Catalogue Number
P19940022002
Acquisition Date
1994-08
Collection
Museum
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PISTOL, SEMI-AUTOMATIC

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/artifact1468
Other Name
9 MM P-08 LUGAR (PARABELLUM)
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19820016000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
9 MM P-08 LUGAR (PARABELLUM)
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
10.0 (BARREL)
Description
S/N 7212A. 8 SHOT MAGAZINE. 9MM LUGER, MODEL P-08. SEMI-AUTOMATIC, MAGAZINE-FED PISTOL STAMPED "5076" ON BARREL, "1442" AND "42" ON FRAME, "45" ON EXTRACTOR, "42" AND "LMCW" IN FLORAL SCRIPT ON BREECH BLOCK, "7229" INSIDE RIGHT GRIP, "5482" INSIDE LEFT GRIP. BLUEING IS WORN OVERALL, LEFT SIDE OF FRAME DENTED, GRIP SCREWS AND HOLES WORN. DETACHABLE MAGAZINE IS RECENT REPLACEMENT.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
PISTOL SEIZED FROM ONTARIO COLLECTOR, NEWLY RESIDING IN ALBERTA, DURING GAME OFFICER CHECK OF VEHICLE NEAR HANNA, 1981. DEFENDANT RONALD WESLEY COOK CLAIMED PISTOL ONCE OWNED BY FIELD MARSHALL ERWIN ROMMEL. PISTOL TURNED OVER TO MUSEUM AS PER ATTACHED COURT ORDER & CORRESPONDENCE. SEE PERMANENT RECORD FOR RECORDED ATTEMPTS BY GALT STAFF TO VERIFY CLAIM OF THE PISTOL'S CONNECTION TO ROMMEL. ALL RESEARCH RESULTS REFUTED THIS ASSERTION.
Catalogue Number
P19820016000
Acquisition Date
1982-05
Collection
Museum
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PISTOL, SEMI-AUTOMATIC

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/artifact7347
Other Name
MAUSER-WERKE 32 CAL.
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19940050001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAUSER-WERKE 32 CAL.
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, LEATHER
No. Pieces
3
Height
11
Length
16
Width
2.8
Description
1. PISTOL: DARK GREY STEEL PISTOL WITH WOOD HANDLE AND MOLDED TRIGGER GUARD. SLIDE HAS SLANTED FLUTE GRIP AT BACK ON BOTH SIDES AND EJECTION PORT ON RIGHT SIDE AT MIDDLE. HANDLE HAS MEDIUM FINISHED WOOD GRIP WITH CRISS-CROSS PATTERN ON IT. HAMMER IS MOUNTED LOW AT VERY BACK AND HAS SLANTED COVER. SQUARE BARREL IS MOLDED ALONG BOTTOM TO FORM TRIANGULAR MOUNT BETWEEN BARREL AND TRIGGER GUARD. STAMPED BEHIND TRIGGER ON RIGHT SIDE IS SPREAD EAGLE WITH "N" BELOW IT. STAMPED ON LEFT SIDE OF BARREL IS "MAUSER" LOGO AND "MAUSER-WERKE A.G.OBERNDORF A.N. MOD. HSC KAL. 7,65MM". BEHIND TRIGGER GUARD ON RIGHT SIDE IS SPREAD EAGLE WITH "135" BELOW IT. STAMPED AT FRONT BASE OF BUTT IS "780 008". STEEL AROUND TRIGGER GUARD AND BUTT HAS MINOR CORROSION. 2. MAGAZINE: 10.3 X 3.6 X 1.5 RECTANGULAR STEEL CLIP WITH TAPERED BOTTOM AND WIDER LIP BASE. SIDES OF MAGAZINE HAVE SEVEN HOLES. INSIDE IS SPRING LOADED PLATFORM AND TOP IS PINCHED. 3. HOLSTER: 20 X 13.5 X 5.5CM RED/BROWN LEATHER HOLSTER. TRIANGULAR IN SHAPE WITH FOLDED FLAP COVER. SEWN TO RIGHT EDGE OF HOLSTER IS RECTANGULAR POUCH TO HOLD EXTRA MAGAZINE. ON FRONT IS RECTANGULAR STEEL LOOP WITH TORN CLOSURE STRAP. TIP OF HOLSTER HAS TWO STEEL EYELET VENTS. RIVETED TO FLAP ARE TWO STRAPS THAT RUN OVER TOP TO BACK. RECTANGULAR LOOP SLIDES OVER STRAPS FOR BELT LOOP. LEATHER IS SLIGHTLY WORN. WRITING INSIDE OF FLAP READS, "NUR FÜR LANGE BROWNING - PISTOLE KAL. 7,65".
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
PISTOL BELONGED TO GOTTFRIED DEG. MR. DEG WAS BORN IN 1915 IN LEADER, SASK. AND SERVED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. HE AQUIRED THE PISTOL FROM ANOTHER SOLDIER FOR A CARTON OF CIGARETTES. MR. DEG MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE LATER AFTER THE WAR. HE WORKED AT SKYLARK R.V. FOR 17 YEARS. AFTER RETIRING HE OWNED AND OPERATED "THE BOOKCASE" FOR 12 YEARS. MR. DEG PASSED AWAY IN 1995 AND THE PISTOLS WERE DONATED BY HIS SON AND DAUGHTER IN LAW, ALLEN AND TANYA DEG. THE PISTOLS ARE DONATED IN GOTTFRIED DEG'S MEMORY. MARKINGS ON PISTOL INDICATE IT WAS MANUFACTURED IN THE THIRD REICH. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANY NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PISTOL. FOR A HARD COPY OF GOTTFRIED DEG'S LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19940050001
Acquisition Date
1994-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SMITH AND WESSON
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, NICKEL
Catalogue Number
P20190002001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SMITH AND WESSON
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, NICKEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
29
Width
3
Description
A. HOLSTER, 28.5CM L X 12CM W. DARK BROWN LEATHER HOLSTER WITH FLAP COVERING TOP OPENING; FLAP SECURES TO THE FRONT OF HOLSTER WITH BRASS STUD AND HOLE PUNCHED THROUGH THE FLAP. HOLSTER HAS LIGHTER BROWN LEATHER CASING AT BARREL END STITCHED WITH LIGHT THREAD. BACK HAS LOOP FASTENED WITH SILVER STUDS FOR CARRYING ON A BELT. LEATHER IS CRACKED AND WORN; FRONT FLAP HAS GREEN CORROSION STAINS AROUND FASTENING HOLE; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. B. REVOLVER, SMITH AND WESSON, 29CM LONG X 3CM WIDE X 0.6 BARREL DIAMETER. REVOLVER HAS DARK WOOD HANDLE AND LONG BLACK STEEL BARREL, CYLINDER AND FRAME. BARREL HAS SIGHT PIN AT END OF BARREL. HANDLE HAS CROSS-HATCHED PATTERN ENGRAVED IN WOOD WITH SILVER TRIM ALONG INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF HANDLE; HANDLE HAS ROUND SILVER PLATE WITH EMBOSSED “S&W” LOGO AT TOP OF HANDLE WOOD. REVOLVER HAS INSCRIPTION ON RIGHT SIDE BELOW CHAMBER “MADE IN U.S.A.”; REVOLVER TRIGGER HAS INSCRIPTION ON BOTTOM “REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.” LEFT SIDE BESIDE CHAMBER HAS “S&W”; BARREL HAS INSCRIPTION ON RIGHT SIDE “22 LONG RIFLE CTG” AND INSCRIPTION ON LEFT SIDE “SMITH & WESSON”. REVOLVER HAS STEEL CYLINDER RELEASE ON LEFT SIDE TO OPEN CHAMBER; REVOLVER HAS SIX CYLINDERS FOR CARTRIDGES. BASE OF HANDLE HAS METAL TRIM RUNNING ACROSS WITH INSCRIBED TEXT “638375” ON METAL. STEEL BARREL AND CYLINDER HAVE MINOR WEAR IN THE FINISH; HANDLE HAS MINOR WEAR AROUND BASE EDGES; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ON JANUARY 10, 2019, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED JEAN BUCHANAN REGARDING HER DONATION OF A REVOLVER AND FIREARM ACCESSORIES. THE FIREARM WAS USED BY BUCHANAN’S FATHER, EDWARD ETTERSHANK BUCHANAN, DURING HIS CAREER WITH THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE AND ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. ON THE REVOLVER, BUCHANAN RECALLED, “[MY DAD] USED [THE SMITH AND WESSON REVOLVER]…STARTING IN 1932, WITH THE RCMP, MAY BE WHEN HE GOT THAT GUN. HE HAD IT REGISTERED IN 1940, AND GETTING ANOTHER 5 YEARS REGISTRATION IT MUST HAVE BEEN 1935.” “THIS WAS HIS SIDEARM…HIS SERVICE WEAPON…HE HAD THAT ALL THE TIME…IT WOULD GO RIGHT ON HIS BELT THERE.” “[DAD KEPT THE GUN] IN [MY PARENTS’] BEDROOM. RIGHT ON THE BEDROOM CLOSET DOOR, RIGHT OPEN. I NEVER TOUCHED IT, BECAUSE HE HAD GIVEN ME MY TRAINING AND LET ME USE IT WHEN I WAS YOUNG. I HAD RESPECT FOR IT, AND I HAD NO SPECIAL CURIOSITY, WHICH IS A GOOD THING. [DAD KNEW I WAS] AN ADVENTUROUS PERSON, BUT I NEVER EVER TOUCHED IT, OUT OF COMPLETE RESPECT FOR DAD AND WHAT HE HAD THERE.” “ALL I CAN REMEMBER [IS HE HAD TWO HANDGUNS OR SIDEARMS]…HE DIDN’T GO OUT PRACTICING VERY MUCH; HE DIDN’T HAVE TO. HE COULD PASS HIS MARKSMANSHIP, AND THEN, EVERY TIME THERE WERE THINGS AT REGINA DEPOT TRAINING COURSES (UPGRADING, REFRESHER COURSES) THEY DID THEIR MARKSMANSHIP THERE, TOO. THEY WERE ALWAYS TESTED ON THEIR MARKSMANSHIP, AT REGINA DEPOT.” “I THINK [THE REVOLVER HAD] QUITE A BIT [OF MEANING TO MY DAD], BECAUSE HE HAD IT IN HIS HOUSE. IT WAS REALLY STRANGE BECAUSE I ASKED HIM WHERE IT WAS, WHEN HE SHOWED ME THE PAPERS, AND HE HAD IT IN A SHOE BOX IN HIS BEDROOM CLOSET. YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO HAVE GREAT [HIDING] PLACES FOR IT IN THOSE DAYS, BUT THAT’S WHERE HE KEPT IT. HE MADE SURE IT WAS THERE, AND HE KNEW WHERE IT WAS.” “[I HAVE NO] KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HIM HAVING TO FIRE THIS WEAPON…AT ANYONE. IF HE WOULD HAVE, HE WOULD HAVE FIRED TO MISS SOMEONE, JUST AS A WARNING SHOT. HE DEFINITELY WENT FOR WARNING SHOTS, BUT HE NEVER SHOT ANYBODY WITH IT. HOWEVER, HE’S VERY, VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD CITIZENS TO HAVE FIREARMS, BUT THE MAIN THING [WAS] TO PROTECT US FROM A FASCIST GOVERNMENT.” “[HE WOULD HAVE STOPPED CARRYING THE GUN] AT THE VERY END OF 1950, WHEN HE RETIRED FROM THE R.C.M.P.” “[I’VE HAD THE REVOLVER] SINCE 1998—THE PASSING OF MY FATHER, BECAUSE I WAS THE SOLE EXECUTRIX. IT WAS AUTOMATICALLY MY RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE ALL OF HIS FIREARMS, IN MY POSSESSION.” “I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR [THE CARE OF] IT, AND IT WAS A REAL KEEPSAKE. [THE GUN] WAS VERY PERSONAL, BECAUSE I’M SURE [MY DAD] OWNED THAT EVEN BACK IN 1935, [WHEN] HE WAS IN WESTLOCK, IN CHARGE OF THE DETACHMENT THERE FOR 10 YEARS. IT WAS OF SENTIMENTAL VALUE BECAUSE HE TOOK ME OUT (I’M PRETTY SURE I WAS 8 YEARS OLD, WHEN HE HAD ME IN THE BACKYARD)—WE HAD FARMLAND AND FOREST—AND HE HAD A TARGET PRACTICE OUT THERE. HE HAD ME USE THAT FIREARM. HE SHOWED ME HOW TO USE IT, HOW TO AIM, AND HOW TO HANDLE IT SAFELY. I ALWAYS RESPECTED THAT, AND THAT WAS GOOD. THAT’S THE ORIGINAL HOLSTER FOR THAT GUN, WHICH YOU CAN SEE IS LOOPED, TO PUT ON HIS BELT. HE ALSO CARRIED A .32 COLT SEMI-AUTOMATIC.” “I’VE ALWAYS APPRECIATED REVOLVERS, AND RIFLES. IT’S NEVER BEEN ANYTHING THAT I THOUGHT ANY DANGER OF. YOU LEARN THE SAFETY, AND YOU TAKE YOUR COURSE. I HAVE MY COURSE DONE, AND I PASSED IT WITH FLYING COLORS. I HAD MY PERMIT TO HAVE IT. I HAVE TAKEN IT OUT, ON MY OWN ACREAGE, AND FIRED IT A BIT, BUT IT ISN’T SOMETHING I WANT TO DO. IT’S A SENTIMENTAL THING THAT I CAN NOW FEEL I’D LIKE TO HAVE IT IN YOUR MUSEUM. I KNOW IT’S NOW IN A SAFE PLACE, SO I DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT EVER FALLING INTO THE WRONG HANDS. AND, IF I WANT TO COME AND VISIT IT, I CAN COME AND SEE IT.” ON JUNE 8, 2018, MACLEAN INTERVIEWED BUCHANAN REGARDING HER FATHER’S CAREER WITH THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE AND ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. BUCHANAN ELABORATED ON HER FATHER’S HISTORY, “[MY DAD WAS EDWARD BUCHANAN, WHO RETIRED AT THE RANK OF] SENIOR STAFF SERGEANT…HE RETIRED IN 1950 FROM THE [R.C.M.P].” “HE JOINED THE A.P.P. WHEN HE WAS TWENTY AND HE WAS STATIONED OUT NEAR ST. PAUL. IN ’21, HE MET MY MOTHER IN EDMONTON…BUT HE STAYED AT ST. PAUL AND THEN AFTER, HE GOT POSTED TO GRANDE PRAIRIE. HE WAS GOING TO GO TO GRANDE PRAIRIE BUT THEN IN ’22, THEY GOT MARRIED. A.P.P. HAD NO RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR MEMBERS GETTING MARRIED, LIKE THE R.C.M.P. HE DIDN’T HAVE TO WAIT TO GET MARRIED…THAT’S WHEN THEY WENT OUT TO BRAINARD.” “EVEN IN THE A.P.P., TO START WITH, HE HAD SOME SERVICE DOWN HERE AT THE LETHBRIDGE PRISON…BRINGING PRISONERS DOWN AND THEN MAYBE, AT THE VERY FIRST WINTER AS A ROOKIE, HE WAS ON JOB TO BE ON GUARD AT THE STATION. IT WASN’T LONG AND HE WAS SENT OUT TO ST. PAUL AND INTO MORE OF THE REAL POLICING.” “WHEN HE WAS IN THE A.P.P. [IN 1932] HE WAS THE TOP CLASS OF [THE] A.P.P. THAT AUTOMATICALLY WERE ACCEPTED INTO THE R.C.M.P. HE WAS PUT IN CHARGE, WHEN HE WAS IN THE A.P.P.—FIRST HE STARTED OUT IN CHARGE OF BRAINARD—HORSE LAKE—A LITTLE PLACE NEAR THE HORSE LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION. THEY CLOSED THAT DOWN AND TRANSFERRED HIM TO WEMBLEY, A LITTLE VILLAGE, AND HE WAS THE ONLY ONE IN CHARGE, THE ONLY OFFICER IN CHARGE OF WEMBLEY. THAT’S WHEN THAT 1932 [CHANGE] CAME ALONG AND HE JUST CHANGED THE SIGN UP THERE FROM A.P.P. TO R.C.M.P. AND WENT FROM THERE.” “IN ’32, IT WAS R.C.M.P. AND THAT STAYED R.C.M.P. UNTIL ’34. THEN HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE WESTLOCK DETACHMENT WHICH WAS A BIG AREA. [THERE] WAS NO DETACHMENT IN BARRHEAD. HE HAD A HUGE AREA THERE TO COVER.” “[A.P.P. MEMBERS] WERE NOT AUTOMATICALLY TAKEN INTO THE R.C.M.P. THEY HAD THREE CATEGORIES THERE, OF THE A.P.P. MEMBERS…[THERE WERE] ONES THAT WERE NOT ACCEPTABLE, THAT THEY HADN’T DONE A VERY GOOD JOB IN THE A.P.P.; THEY SHOWED UP, GOOFIN’ AROUND, DOING THINGS THEY SHOULDN’T BE DOING. THEY WERE NOT ACCEPTABLE. THEN THERE [WERE THE ONES THAT] COULD BE GIVEN A LITTLE TRIAL RUN. THEY COULD APPLY. THEN THERE [WERE] ONES THAT COULD GET IN FOR A FULL YEAR AND THEN RE-APPLY. THEY’D BE ACCEPTED FOR A YEAR. THEN THERE’S THE TOP GRADE AND [THEY] WERE AUTOMATICALLY ACCEPTABLE. DAD WAS RIGHT UP THERE IN THAT TOP GRADE.” “A.P.P. MEMBERS WERE TRAINED BY THE NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE, NOT SOME GOOFBALLS THAT DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING. THESE WERE TRAINED BY THE BEST-TRAINED POLICE OFFICERS.” “ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER HANCOCK KNEW DAD REALLY WELL...HE CALLED DAD INTO THE OFFICE AND HE SAID, “BUCK, [DAD WAS EDWARD ETTERSHANK BUCHANAN BUT THEY CALLED HIM ‘BUCK’, A LOT] I WAS GOING TO SEND YOU DOWN TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE RED DEER DETACHMENT BUT I’VE HAD SO MUCH PROBLEM GETTING SOMEBODY TO GO DOWN TO TAKE THE LETHBRIDGE DETACHMENT…YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE, I THINK, THAT CAN HANDLE THE SITUATION WE’VE GOT DOWN THERE. THERE’S A LOT OF PROBLEMS AND I’M SURE YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN HANDLE IT. WILL YOU GO?” “[WE CAME DOWN HERE IN] ’44…I NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEM [WITH THE MOVE]. I WAS ALWAYS ADVENTUROUS. I HAD LOTS OF FRIENDS BUT I WAS ALWAYS HAPPY TO GO.” “WE RENTED A HOUSE ON 538 – 7TH STREET. IT’S ALL TORN DOWN NOW. DAD HAD TO COME DOWN A MONTH OR SO AHEAD OF US AND THEN HE COULDN’T FIND A HOUSE READY, SO WE CAME DOWN AND STAYED IN A HOTEL FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS. I HAD TO START GRADE TEN; I WAS ONLY FOURTEEN, HERE. THAT WAS, TO ME, THE ONLY SAD PART OF MY LIFE, LEAVING THE WESTLOCK SCHOOL AND STARTING LCI. THE PERSONALIZATION WAS GONE WITH THE TEACHERS.” “[DAD] HAD TO OVERSEE THE POW CAMPS…HE TALKED ABOUT THE POW’S IN THIS RESPECT, THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF VERY GOOD GERMANS THAT WERE IN THERE. [THEY] WOULDN’T HAVE CHOSEN TO EVEN BE IN THE GERMAN ARMY…THEY WERE CONSCRIPTED OVER IN GERMANY, THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY CHOICE, AND THEY WERE VERY DECENT, GOOD GUYS. HE RESPECTED THEM FOR THAT AND HELPED THEM, [GAVE] THEM ADVICE, “YOU KNOW, YOU GOTTA GO BACK TO GERMANY AND THEN APPLY TO COME BACK.” THERE WAS A TRUST THERE TO LET SOME OF THEM OUT TO WORK…‘CAUSE THERE [WAS] A LABOUR SHORTAGE FOR THE FARMERS AND THEY NEEDED THAT HELP. SOME OF THOSE FARMERS WERE VERY PLEASED TO GET SOME OF THESE GERMANS, AND SOME OF THE FARMERS’ DAUGHTERS WERE VERY PLEASED TO GET THAT, TOO. THEN THERE’S SOME LATER MARRIAGES AFTER THAT. IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO CONDEMN ALL THOSE POW’S BECAUSE A LOT OF THEM WERE VERY DECENT, GOOD, MORAL FELLOWS THAT DIDN’T WANT TO BE INVOLVED WITH ANY KILLING.” “HE WAS A PLAIN STAFF SERGEANT, NCO, SECOND IN CHARGE OF THE SUBDIVISION.” “[THEN HE] WENT BACK TO EDMONTON [TO RETIRE IN 1950], HIS HOME CITY WHERE HIS PARENTS WERE AND A LOT OF FRIENDS. HE JOINED THE R.C.M. P. VETS BUT WITH HIS RECORD, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT WERE NOT GOING TO LET HIM LOOSE. THEY MADE IT A FIRST APPOINTMENT OF AN INSPECTOR OF JAILS FOR THE PRISONS OF ALBERTA WHICH, AT THAT TIME, THERE WERE ONLY TWO: LETHBRIDGE AND FORT SASKATCHEWAN. [THE] ONLY PLACE IN FORT SASKATCHEWAN WAS FOR WOMEN, SO [WOMEN] HAD TO GO ALL THE WAY TO FORT SASKATCHEWAN, EVEN IF [THEY] WAS FROM LETHBRIDGE. THAT WASN’T A VERY GOOD DEAL, SO DAD COULD SEE A REAL NEED [FOR WORK]. IT WAS A REAL MESS WHEN HE LOOKED AT THE PRISONS.” “HE REALIZED, BEING AN R.C.M.P., THAT MANY OF THE YOUNG CITY POLICE, TOWN SHERIFFS, SOME OF THESE MAGISTRATES, THEY MESSED THINGS UP. HE STARTED A TRAINING SCHOOL FOR THESE MUNICIPAL POLICE AND THAT JUST WENT TERRIFICALLY. THEY HAD [THE SCHOOLS] IN CALGARY AND IN EDMONTON TWICE A YEAR. THEY HAD A BIG GROUP FROM MEDICINE HAT COME UP AND [TAKE] THE SCHOOLING, LETHBRIDGE CAME UP, AND SOME OF THE PRISON GUARDS TOOK [THE TRAINING], TOO.” “[HE] WORKED ON THAT FOR FIFTEEN/SIXTEEN YEARS. AFTER TWELVE YEARS, HE WAS SO BUSY THAT THEY MADE HIM SUPERINTENDENT OF PRISONS BECAUSE…THE FIRST THING HE HAD TO DO WAS TO DEVELOP THE PRISONS FOR ALBERTA. TWO WAS NOT SUFFICIENT.” “[DAD’S] PERSONALITY WAS ALWAYS QUIET, FIRM, NO-NONSENSE, HUMOROUS, BUT HE WAS NEVER ARROGANT. I NEVER HEARD HIM SWEAR OR GET MAD AT ANYBODY, NOT EVEN PRISONERS. HE HANDLED THEM VERY QUIETLY, AND VERY FIRMLY. THE STAFF…ALL LOVED HIM. I [HAVE] LETTERS AND THEY CAME ALL THE WAY UP TO THEIR ANNIVERSARIES LATER IN EDMONTON…“YOU’RE THE BEST BOSS WE EVER HAD.” ALL HE HAD WAS A VISION OF WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE…HE COULD GO AND EXPLAIN THE NEED FOR THE JAILS, WHAT IT WOULD COST AND WHAT IT NEEDED TO FIX THE PROBLEM. HE NEVER HAD PROBLEM GETTING EXACTLY WHAT HE NEEDED FROM THEM.” ON THE DONATION OF THE REVOLVER, BUCHANAN NOTED, “MY DAD KNEW I WOULD LOOK AFTER [HIS BELONGINGS] AND WANTED TO GET IT TO A MUSEUM. [DAD KNEW] THAT I WASN’T ONE TO PUT IT IN MY BASEMENT TO HAVE GOODNESS-KNOWS-WHAT-HAPPEN TO IT. HE HAD LEFT ALL OF THAT IN CHARGE OF ME. I WAS THE SOLE EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE.” “I AM NOW AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 88; I’M NOT WORRIED ABOUT LIVING ANOTHER 10 YEARS. I DIDN’T WANT THE CHANCE OF ANYBODY STEALING IT, OR GETTING THEIR HANDS ON IT, SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU GOT IT. AND, I DON’T NEED IT, SO WHY KEEP IT? IF I GET LONESOME, AND WANT TO SEE IT, I’LL COME TO THE MUSEUM AND LOOK AT IT.” “I’LL FEEL HAPPY, TO KNOW IT’S GOT A GOOD HOME. I DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL TRANSCRIPTIONS FROM INTERVIEWS AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20190002001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20190002001
Acquisition Date
2019-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
32 CALIBRE COLT HANDGUN
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19900009006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
32 CALIBRE COLT HANDGUN
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.5
Length
16.4
Width
3.1
Description
6 CARTRIDGE 32 CAL. REVOLVER, STEEL, BLUED FINISH WITH CROSS-HATCHED BAKELITE HANDGRIP & "COLT" IN RELIEF. CARTRIDGE CHAMBER PIVOTS TO LEFT FOR LOADING. POST IN V SIGHT ON BARREL. "FOR 32 S&W CTG." ENGRAVED ON BARREL (LEFT) & POCKET POSTIVE ENGRAVED ON BARREL (RIGHT). COLT LOGO ENGRAVED ABOVE GRIP.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY THOMAS R. NICHOLLS, DONOR'S STEP FATHER & FORMER CITY OF LETHBRIDGE POLICE CHIEF. HE SERVED 28 YEARS IN THE NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE, ROYAL NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE, & ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE, RETIRING IN 1927 WITH RANK OF SERGANT-MAJOR IN LETHBRIDGE. IN 1928 HE BECAME LETHBRIDGE'S CHIEF CONSTABLE A POSITION HE RETAINED UNTIL 1943. PISTOL WAS HIS PERSONAL PROPERTY & NOT A SERVICE REVOLVER FOR EITHER POLICE FORCE. SEE ALSO THE BADGE AND THE BLOTTER BY J.H. CARPENTER FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY. SEE ALSO P19900009001 FOR DONOR HISTORY. S/N 36941 REGISTERED 1990.
Catalogue Number
P19900009006
Acquisition Date
1990-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
DUTCH SERVICE REVOLVER
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19950026000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DUTCH SERVICE REVOLVER
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.5
Length
19.5
Width
2.7
Description
44. CAL. STEEL REVOLVER WITH WOOD HANDLE. REVOLVER HAS 8 SIDED OUTER BARREL WITH SIGHT POST MOUNTED ON TOP OF MUZZLE. HAS EXTERNAL HAMMER AND CURVED HANDLE. CYLINDER HAS FIVE CARTRIDGE CHAMBERS AND IS SMOOTH ON OUTSIDE EXCEPT FOR VERTICAL GROOVES AROUND FRONT. REVOLVER HAS STEEL RING AND PLUG FASTENED TO END OF BUTT. HANDLE HAS DARK FINISHED WOOD ON BOTH SIDES HELD WITH SINGLE RIVET. STAMPED ON TOP OF BARREL IS "ACIER FONDU". STAMPED ON LEFT SLOPE OF BARREL IS "I-HAAG-AMSTERDAM-ARNHEM-". STAMPED ON RIGHT SLOPE OF BARREL IS "-NED.WAPENMAGAZIJN-HAARLEM". STAMPED ON RIGHT SIDE OF BARREL IS "R" AND "AD" WITH "*" ABOVE. STAMPED ON BOTTOM OF BARREL IS "44". STAMPED ON LEFT SIDE OF CYLINDER HOUSING IS "CAL" AND "4" AND "9". STAMPED ON RIGHT SIDE OF CYLINDER HOUSING IS "AD" WITH "*". STAMPED INTO SIDE OF SAFETY SWITCH IS "485". ON BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF CYLINDER HOUSING IS A TRIANGLE WITH "LAM" IN IT. ON SIDE OF CYLINDER IS "AD*" WITH A CROWN ABOVE AN "L" ALONG WITH A VERTICAL OVAL TOPPED WITH A CROWN WHICH HAS "ELG" INSIDE IT. ALSO STAMPED ON SIDE OF CYLINDER IS A "2" AND A "1" WITH AN ARROW IN BETWEEN THEM. STAMPED ON END OF CYLINDER IS "44". METAL ON REVOLVER IS HEAVILY OXIDIZED AND HAS SLIGHT AMOUNT OF CORROSION. FINISH ON HANDLE IS SLIGHTLY WORN AROUND WHERE HANDLE MEETS CYLINDER HOUSING.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
REVOLVER HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A SECOND WORLD WAR DUTCH SERVICE REVOLVER. THE GUN WAS CONFISCATED FROM A GERMAN PRISONER IN ITALY BY DONOR'S UNCLE, MR. IRVIN KROETSCH. IRVIN KROETSCH SERVED WITH THE 49TH EDMONTON REGIMENT DURING WORLD WAR II. THE REVOLVER WAS GIVEN TO DONOR'S FATHER, COREY KROETSCH, WHEN HE WAS A TEENAGER, WHO PASSED IT ON TO DONOR. CHANGES IN FIREARMS LEGISLATION PROMPTED DONOR TO DONATE THE REVOLVER RATHER THAN SEE IT DESTROYED. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, AND FOUND CORRESPONDANCE, FROM THE MID-1990S, FROM THE DONOR KEN KROETSCH THAT DETAILS HIS REMEMBRANCES OF THE REVOLVER, AS WELL AS A DOCUMENT WRITTEN BY HIS GREAT-UNCLE, IRVIN KROETSCH ABOUT HIS MILITARY SERVICE. KEN KROETSCH WROTE: "MY GREAT-UNCLE, IRVIN KROETSCH, WAS SERVING IN ITALY AT THE TIME HE CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE GUN. HE CONFISCATED THE HANDGUN FROM A GERMAN PRISONER. AT THE TIME HE WAS SERVING WITH THE LOYAL EDMONTON REGIMENT [ALSO CALLED THE 49TH EDMONTON REGIMENT OR THE LOYAL EDDIES]. THE GUN WAS BROUGHT INTO CANADA WHEN IRVIN RETURNED FROM THE WAR IN DECEMBER OF 1945. THE HANDGUN WAS GIVEN TO MY FATHER COREY KROETSCH WHEN HE WAS ABOUT THIRTEEN OF FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE. HE RELATED TO ME THAT WHEN HIS UNCLE GAVE HIM THE HANDGUN HE HAD ALSO GIVEN HIM A BOX OF SHELLS WITH IT. MY DAD RECOUNTS THAT AS A YOUNG MAN WE WOULD HUNT GOPHERS AND RABBITS WITH THE GUN UNTIL HE RAN OUT OF SHELLS FOR IT. WHEN I WAS STILL LIVING AT HOME I REMEMBER MANY TIMES MY FATHER TAKING THE GUN OUT OF A LOCKED BOX HE STORED IT IN TO LOOK OVER. THERE WERE TIMES HE WOULD GUN-BLUE THE METAL PARTS. HE WAS PROUD TO OWN SUCH A HANDGUN. HE WOULD RELATED TO HIS CHILDREN HOW HIS UNCLE HAD BROUGHT THE GUN BACK FROM THE WAR. YOU COULD TELL THERE WAS A LOT OF RESPECT AND LOVE EXPRESSED FOR HIS UNCLE IRVIN... IN 1984 MY FATHER PASSED AWAY AND THE HANDGUN CAME INTO MY POSSESSION. I TOOK THE HANDGUN TO THE RCMP TO HAVE IT REGISTERED. BY THIS TIME THE GUN LAWS HAD BECOME MORE LENIENT ALLOWING THE GUN TO REMAIN IN MY POSSESSION. THEY TOOK PICTURES OF THE GUN AND IDENTIFIED IT AS A DUTCH SERVICE REVOLVER. I WAS INFORMED RECENTLY BY THE RCMP THAT WITH THE NEW GUN LAW THIS GUN WOULD BE CONFISCATED AND DESTROYED. CONSULTING WITH MY FAMILY WE FELT IT WOULD BE BETTER OFF IN A MUSEUM SO A PIECE OF HISTORY CAN BE PRESERVED." IRVIN KROETSCH WROTE: "BACK IN THE DIRTY THIRTIES THE FUTURE FOR MANY FARMERS LOOKED GRIM. FOR THEIR SONS IT ALMOST SEEMED THERE WAS NO FUTURE. IN 1937 THERE WAS NO HARVEST, FOR THE ONLY THINGS THAT GREW WERE PIGWEEDS... WINTER CAME AND I GOT A JOB IN A SAWMILL WEST OF PIGEON LAKE AT ONE DOLLAR PER TWELVE-HOUR DAY. SPRING CAME AND IT WAS BACK TO FARM LABOUR, SAME HOURS, SAME PAY. DURING THE WINTER OF 1938 I WORKED IN THE COAL MINES WEST OF HEISLER. WHEN WAR WAS DECLARED IN 1939 YOUNG FARM BOYS FROM THIS AND OTHER DISTRICTS FLOCKED IN TO EDMONTON TO VOLUNTEER FOR MILITARY SERVICE. AFTER ALL, THE PAY WAS ONE DOLLAR AND FORTY CENTS PER DAY!... I LANDED IN THE INFANTRY - THE 49TH EDMONTON REGIMENT. AFTER SEVERAL ROUNDS OF TRAINING UP AND DOWN OUR WEST COAST, WE WERE POSTED OVERSEAS... TO THE NORTH COAST OF SCOTLAND FOR COMMANDO TRAINING WHERE ONLY THE FITTEST SURVIVED... THE TRAINING WAS SO TOUGH THAT WHEN WE WERE MARCHED ABOARD THE SHIP AND TOLD WE WERE GOING INTO BATTLE, WE WERE RELIEVED. I HAD LOST 40 POUNDS. ON THE TENTH DAY OF JULY, 1943, WE INVADED THE SHORES OF SICILY - AS WAS SAID, WE ENTERED EUROPE THROUGH THE BACK DOOR... AS THE GERMAN ARMY RETREATED NORTHWARD THROUGH ITALY, THEY LEFT FIELDS, ROADS AND BUILDINGS MINED. THE CAPTURED ITALIAN PEOPLE WERE FREED TO WANDER HOMELESS AND HUNGRY. THE CANADIAN AND U.S. ARMIES GATHERED THESE PEOPLE INTO HUGE SHELTERS WHERE THEY WERE WELL CARED FOR... WE WERE NOW PART OF THE LEGENDARY BRITISH EIGHTH ARMY... THE FIRST CANADIAN DIVISION SOON BECAME KNOWN AS THE RED PATCH DEVILS. LITTLE DID WE REALIZE THAT IN TIME WE WOULD WALK THE LENGTH AND BREADTH OF ITALY, FLUSHING OUT THE ENEMY FROM EVERY BITTERLY CONTESTED TOWN, RIVER AND HILL... WE RESTED IN THE RUINS... A REPORTER FOR THE EDMONTON JOURNAL INTERVIEWED THE MEN OF D COMPANY WHO HAD LANDED ON THE SHORES OF SICILY. OF THE ORIGINAL REGIMENT OF 720 MEN, THERE WERE SIX OF US LEFT... FOR THE ADVANCING INFANTRY IT WAS MARCHING DAY AND NIGHT, SOMETIMES DOING 48 MILES IN 24 HOURS, CARRYING PACK, RIFLE AND AMMUNITION. ON MAY 31ST, 1944, I WAS WOUNDED IN ACTION, BUT SOON RECOVERED AND RETURNED TO THE FRONT LINES... SPRING OF 1945 CAME AND WITH IT RUMOURS OF PEACE. THEN ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF MAY WE WERE OFFICIALLY INFORMED THAT WAR WAS OVER... IT MEANT BACK TO ENGLAND TO WAIT FOR AVAILABLE TROOPSHIPS TO TAKE US HOME. MY TURN CAME IN DECEMBER OF 1945 AND WE LANDED BACK IN HALIFAX ON THE FIFTEENTH." FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND FULL CORRESPONDANCE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950026000
Acquisition Date
1995-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
TEXAS SCOUT .22 CAL.
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19960109008
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TEXAS SCOUT .22 CAL.
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
12
Length
26
Width
3.5
Description
REVOLVER IS 22. CAL REPLICA OF OLD WEST FIREARM.REVOLVER HAS WHITE BAKELITE IMITATION DEER HORN GRIPS WITH MOLDED GROOVES AND BROWN PAINTED GROOVES. BOTTOM RIGHT SIDE HAS SPRING LOADED EJECTOR ROD AND REVOLVER IS SINGLE ACTION ONLY. STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF BARREL IS "CAL. .22 L.R." AND STAMPED INTO FRAME ON RIGHT SIDE BELOW CYLINDER IS SPREAD WINGED CREATURE WITH "N" BELOW, A ROUND BOTTOM SHIELD WITH CRISS-CROSS PATTERN AND A SECOND SHIELD WITH "67" IN IT. STAMPED ON BUTT OF REVOLVER IS "TEXAS SCOUT". STAMPED ON BOTTOM OF FRAME IN FRONT OF TRIGGER IS "241888" AND ALONG BOTTOM OF BARREL IS "GERMANY" AND "241888". LEFT SIDE OF BARREL AND CYLINDER ALSO ARE STAMPED WITH WINGED CREATURE AND "N" BELOW.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
FRANK JAMES BATHGATE WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE AND GREW UP IN THE PARK LAKE AREA. HE APPLIED TO THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE IN 1951 AND WAS APPOINTED CONSTABLE ON JANUARY 14, 1953. HE WAS THEN PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF ACTING SERGEANT IN 1960, AND IN 1967 PROMOTED TO DETECTIVE IN THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BRANCH, WHERE HE WAS APPOINTED HEAD OF NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUG SECTION OF THE LETHBRIDGE POLICE FORCE. IN 1971 FRANK WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF DETECTIVE SERGEANT AND WAS THE HEAD OF THE NEWLY CREATED CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT, IN ADDITION TO HIS DUTIES IN THE DRUG UNIT. ACCORDING TO ONE DOCUMENT (PERM RECORD), HE WAS AN INTEGRAL PART IN THE FORMATION OF THE CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE OF CANADA, WHICH DEALS WITH ORGANIZED CRIME AND OTHER AREAS OF NATIONAL INTEREST. IN JUNE OF 1978 HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF INSPECTOR, AND TOOK OVER COMMAND OF THE UNIFORMED PATROL DIVISION. IN AUGUST OF 1979 BATHGATE WAS PROMOTED TO SUPERINTENDENT AND FOURTEEN MONTHS LATER PROMOTED TO DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE. HE HELD THIS APPOINTMENT UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1988. FRANK BATHGATE PASSED AWAY IN 1996. REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE IN MR. BATHGATE'S NAME CAN BE FOUND IN PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19960109008
Acquisition Date
1996-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MODEL 929 .22 CAL
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19960087002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MODEL 929 .22 CAL
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
7
Height
10
Length
16.5
Width
9
Description
.22 CALIBRE REVOLVER KNOWN AS A "SIDEKICK". REVLOVER HAS 9 CHAMBERED CYLINDER AND BLACK BAKELITE GRIPS. STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF BARREL IS "MODEL 929 22LR" AND "MADE IN U.S.A.". RAISED AT TOP OF GRIPS ARE MANUFACTURER LOGO "H&R". S/N "AP137117" IS STAMPED INTO BUTT.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
REVOLVER WAS DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE WHO CONFISCATED THE GUN FROM AN UNKNOWN PERSON.
Catalogue Number
P19960087002
Acquisition Date
1996-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
38 200 MODEL BRITISH SERVICE (SMITH & WESSON)
Date Range From
1943
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980037001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
38 200 MODEL BRITISH SERVICE (SMITH & WESSON)
Date Range From
1943
Date Range To
1955
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
13
Length
27.7
Width
3.7
Description
BLUE STEEL .38 CALIBRE REVOLVER WITH CHECKED WOOD GRIPS. "SMITH & WESSON" IS STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF BARREL. "38 S. & W. CTG" IS STAMPED INTO RIGHT SIDE OF BARREL. SMITH & WESSON LOGO IS ETCHED INTO RIGHT SIDE OF FRAME AND ALSO RAISED ONTO MEDALLIONS AT TOPS OF GRIPS. SERIAL NUMBER "729050" IS STAMPED INTO BUTT FRAME AND END OF CYLINDER.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
REVOLVER WAS DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE. IT WAS USED IN A ROBBERY AT A SAFEWAY ON 21 FEBRUARY 1981.
Catalogue Number
P19980037001
Acquisition Date
1998-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
VICTORY MODEL 38 (SMITH & WESSON)
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19980037004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
VICTORY MODEL 38 (SMITH & WESSON)
Date Range From
1942
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
13
Length
27.7
Width
3.7
Description
STEEL .38 CALIBRE REVOLVER WITH SMOOTH WOOD GRIPS. "SMITH & WESSON" IS STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF BARREL. "38 S. & W. CTG" IS STAMPED INTO RIGHT SIDE OF BARREL. SMITH & WESSON LOGO IS ETCHED INTO RIGHT SIDE OF FRAME. "U.S. PROPERTY G.H.D." STAMPED ON TOP OF FRAME. SERIAL NUMBER "V506055" IS STAMPED INTO BUTT FRAME AND END OF CYLINDER.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
REVOLVER WAS DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE. IT WAS CONFISCATED FROM HARVEY DOB.
Catalogue Number
P19980037004
Acquisition Date
1998-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HAKIM 8MM MAUSER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1955
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD.
Catalogue Number
P19980034001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAKIM 8MM MAUSER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1955
Materials
STEEL, WOOD.
No. Pieces
2
Height
17
Length
121
Width
4.7
Description
1. HAKIM 8MM MAUSER RIFLE WITH HEAVY WOOD STOCK AND TRIANGULAR SLIDE RECEIVER. STAMPED INTO RIGHT SIDE OF RECEIVER IS "HAKIM 7.9MM" AND "MADE IN EGYPT". STAMPED INTO LEFT SIDE OF RECEIVER IS SERIAL NUMBER IN ARABIC. SCRATCHED BENEATH ARABIC NUMERALS ARE "500233". 2. MAGAZINE. BANANA STYLE SHORT CLIP 10CM IN LENGTH AND 8.5CM WIDE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
RETAIL TRADE
History
RIFLE WAS CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS OWNER OF THE HUNGRY HOUNDS SHOP. HISTORY UNKNOWN. THIS RIFLE IS AN EGYPTIAN VERSION OF THE SWISS MADE LJUNGMAN AG42 B RIFLE. THEY WERE MANUFACTURED FROM 1943 TO 1953.
Catalogue Number
P19980034001
Acquisition Date
1998-05
Collection
Museum
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SHOTGUN, DOUBLE-BARREL

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Other Name
BREECH LOADING 12 GAUGE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20000045001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BREECH LOADING 12 GAUGE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1940
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
20
Length
114
Width
5.5
Description
12 GAUGE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN FEATURES DAMASCUS TWIST STEEL BARRELS AND ENGRAVED METAL FITTINGS. ENGRAVING ON TRIGGER GUARD DISPLAYS FOWL WHILE ENGRAVING ON INLAY ASIDE SIDE BY SIDE HAMMERS SHOWS DOG AND HARE. BUTTPLATE DISPLAYS CORROSION AND SERIAL NO. "93034". OBVERSE CENTRE BETWEEN BARRELS ENGRAVED "GRETS IN MUNCHEN"(MUNICH). CARVED WALNUT STOCK.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
SHOTGUN DONATED TO TABER MUSEUM BY THEORA VIVYURKA. IT BELONGED TO HER BROTHER-IN-LAW NICHOLAS J. MYLES WHO, ON MILITARY SERVICE IN THE US ARMY DURING WWII, LOOTED THE GUN (OR KNEW THOSE WHO DID) FROM AN ABANDONED HOME IN GERMANY. ON RETURN, MYLES GAVE THE SHOTGUN TO HIS BROTHER JOHN VIVYURKA OF TABER. SHOTGUN WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 2000 AS A RESULT OF CHANGES TO FEDERAL FIREARM LEGISLATION.
Catalogue Number
P20000045001
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
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