45 CAL LIBERATOR

45 CAL LIBERATOR

This is an original 45 CAL LIBERATOR, manufactured by Guide Lamp Division of GM and used by the OSS, dropped behind enemy lines in both Europe and the the Philippines for use by the resistance forces. These pistols were used by the freedom fighters to kill enemy soldiers and take their weapons.

U.S. Liberator, .45 acp single shot pistol. World War II vintage. During the "Big One" General Motors manufactured over one million of these stamped smoothbore pistols (each took about seven seconds to make) from blemished metals and air-dropped these down to the French Resistance and behind enemy lines. The object was simple: Load the crude little pistol with one of the cartridge stored in the butt (a cartoon-like instruction manual without text was provided to educate the resistance fighter), shove it into a Nazi's gut, pull the trigger and then get his much more efficient Luger and Mauser rifle! Most of these little Liberators were left behind when the allies pulled out of the European theatre or they were hove overboard, etc. This specimen is in good condition showing quite a bit of wear with a slight bit of patina forming in places.

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6 years 21 weeks ago, 1:37 PM

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On an auction starting at $2000.00 A real curio.

6 years 21 weeks ago, 2:00 PM

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WOW....Never

either saw or heard about this one. Hope the kids are not finding them in the fields, and shooting each other or other people.
It is somewhat of a monstrosity, but you can see how it might survive an air drop.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
6 years 21 weeks ago, 2:13 PM

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Me either til today

What a rarity. from our WWII Heritage.

6 years 21 weeks ago, 2:38 PM

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isnt the LIBERATOR some kind of sex couch haha i see them advertised in all kinds of magazines

any who poses a threat to me or my team must die!!!
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