Above all else, know this. Guns did not separate gangsters from lawmen. Both
sides chose the same guns for the same reason. What separated good guys from bad was
"...their choice in life, and character..." Meanwhile, you may wish to view all of the
above and some the other roads that I have traveled. You may do so on The History Channel.
Tune in on April 11 for Greystone Communication's opening episode of the new "Tales of
the Gun". We did not make it complicated. We just called it "Gangster Guns". Enjoy.
copyright, Rick Cartledge
Staff writer, Small Arms Review
(2500 words approx.)
Special thanks to Gordon Heringstad, author of Colt Thompson Serial Numbers, for his
assistance with this article. Kudos and plaudits to Bill Helmer, Rick Mattix, and Don
Thomas for same.
Lamar Cheatham of American Enthusiasts stands in front of B.A.R. author Jim Ballou in
"Gangster Guns" live fire sequence using two 1918 BARs -- Michael Mathews photo
Forbes Mathews holds 1921A Colt Thompson while Producer Tom Jennings of
Greystone Communications sets Rob Rainey's cameras -- Michael Mathews photo.
"THANKS FROM THE HIDEOUT"
Special thanks from the Hideout to Rick Cartledge, for sharing this wonderful insite,
into what looks to be a fascinating History Channel Presentation.
Also, to the photo contributors of this article (listed below)
Missouri State Highway Patrol (authentic Barrow scattergun)