American Airlines Flight Attendants, 1967.
Against a white backdrop, a pair of American Airlines air stewardesses help each other into their uniforms, September 1967. The photo was taken as part of a billboard ad campaign for the airline. Photo by Susan Wood
Designed as the Second model Hand Ejector, upgraded c.1917 to supply the US expeditionary force with standardized .45ACP guns during WW1. .45ACP six-round cylinder, reloaded using two half-moon three-round clips, swing out double action. Seen here with a neat ammo pouch and a cartridge box. Not a Colt M1917, always second guess what you read on the internet.
Manufactured by Smith and Wesson c.1989-today. .44 Magnum six-round swing-out cylinder, double action. Made to be “carried often and shot little”, because hopefully you won’t get attacked by bear people too often.
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Manufactured c.1861-1863 for the American civil war - serial number 82. .32RF 7-round cylinder, single action, swing-out cylinder with loading gate. The Moore revolver, one of the finest handguns of its days, made use of a small tab to get the cylinder to swing out of its axis, just enough for the small loading port to line up with the chambers. This was a pretty damn good design, but unfortunately it made the grave mistake of infringing on Rollin White’s famed patent on progress bored-through cylinder and thus had to be discontinued.