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H&R Model 622 - Military Use?


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Saw this auction on Gunbroker and saw that the gun is marked with an Ordnance symbol.

 

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/799369354

 

Just curious if anyone knew much about these guns in military use? His description states that the owner carried this gun as an issued item.

 

I kind of wondered if instead, it was a gun for use in the Morale Welfare Recreation section on some base or range somewhere?

 

Anyone know? Not going to bid or buy, I just found it to be an interesting item.

 

 

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The sellers description of it:

 

I received this revolver from James Tebbe. HHC 3dBN 3D Inf. SSN 473-30-xxxx. This officer carried this little revolver all thought his time in the military, including Vietnam. This was purchased from his family as Officer Tebbe has passed away. There is a photo of him and an I.D. card for a protective mask with the rare issue revolver. The revolver is parkerized and stamped with the flaming bomb. It originally had a leather shoulder holster for it, but was solid mold and rot. I tossed it away. This is the only one of these survival guns I have ever seen. There is finish wear on the butt and cylinder. Locks up a tight as they usually do. Perfect bore. Rare Vietnam souvenir. Flaming Bomb on front trigger guard, right side and from frame on left. This gun is out of time or it needs a new paul or hand that turns the cylinder. The cylinder pin was lost in Vietnam and one was made, but not the right size. I have included a new cylinder pin along with the original that came with the revolver.

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By his uniform picture, he doesn't have a CIB or jump wings or anything, I wonder if he was perhaps an Ordnance guy, and somewhere along the line refinished his own gun and added the stamp and parked it? Seems like park-ing it would have been an odd thing for a guy to do otherwise.

 

Unless like you said, it's just all faked up from the start. Who knows.

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