I'm dead tired in my hotel room, but I had to tell you guys this story.
Remember I bought that Fitz Special last week? So we're filming with Mike Janich today, who collaborated with Colonel Rex Applegate on his last book, and Janich whips out a guncase. "Check this out," he says, handing me a really slick Fitz Special — a .45 Colt New Service cut to a 2-inch barrel, trigger guard cut in half, bobbed hammer, reshaped front sight, elephant ivory grips fitted with the proper Colt medallions.
That is, I say, a really nice Fitz!
Mike says, "Ready the engraving."
The sideplate is engraved "To Rex; From Fitz."
"Holy crap," I said. "Is this the gun J.H, Fitzgerald built for Rex Applegate before World War Two?"
Yep indeedy — it's not A Fitz Special, it's THE Fitz Special.
Is this an example of synchronicity?????