Friday, July 22, 2005

Serious Fitz!

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?????

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's it!!
You get to touch and play with too damn many neat toys!
Must have been much nicer to hold an old weapon with that much background and not stuck having to look at it behind glass.