Suppressed Revolver In Old Archie Comic

Badass suppressor… It’s white (porcelain?), on a revolver, has a “shoulder thing that goes up”, and causes sound to be reduced to a mild “TSHUNG”.

I want one.

P.S. Archie comics own. I read so many when I was young, even spanning years before I was born that I started noticing stories being repeated verbatim.  I remember thinking that it was bullshit that they thought kids were too dumb, or didn’t have the back issues to notice.  I think I recall MAD magazine doing the same thing.

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David Garrett February 10, 2011 at 10:19 am

But wait, you can’t suppress a revolver. At least, I don’t think that you can. Wouldn’t all the gases and such still escape from inbetween the barrel and cylinder?

Lol, “shoulder thing that goes up.” That reminds me of a Hilary Clinton quote where she said something along the lines of how “rifle stocks shouldn’t be able to hold more than five clips.”

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spudfiles February 10, 2011 at 10:28 am

There are suppressed revolvers, here’s how you go about it:

Option 1: encase the whole thing http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_S4vBC-4dYZs/Sdji3KU0buI/AAAAAAAACAA/u3XaEB_XExE/s400/psdr-3.jpg

Option 2: use a “captive piston” cartridge: http://world.guns.ru/handguns/double-action-revolvers/rus/ots-3-silent-e.html

Option 3: use a Nagant http://www.vincelewis.net/nagant.html

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kid charlemagne(nor) February 10, 2011 at 10:32 am

it is possible to put a supressor on a russian(or belgian) Nagant revolver. however, the revolver in the comic clearly isnt a nagant.

btw, the nagant has a high capacity clip and the “shoulder thing that goes up” is optional:P

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Trev February 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

Here’s a suppressed Nagant video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvF4yurWSc0

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Bob February 10, 2011 at 01:46 pm

What’s interesting is that it looks like he’s using it to avoid waking Veronica up. He’s just being polite while he smokes that snake.

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Perturbo February 10, 2011 at 01:53 pm

They used to use revolvers with cans on all the time on Get Smart.

Maybe that is why it was a comedy. :)

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Ozwald February 11, 2011 at 12:10 am

At first i was like “you read archie :/?” but then i was like meh. interesting.

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Admin (Mike) February 11, 2011 at 12:11 am

haha that was 20 something years ago. I’d probably buy one again sometime for old time sake, but they are likely $5 each now.

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John Fritz February 11, 2011 at 10:28 pm

I love the art line drawn between the revolver and the intended target, with the little flash at the suppressor and everything. He nailed that sucka!

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N. Anderson February 13, 2011 at 11:20 pm

I just finished watching the classic movie “The Sting” with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Coincidentally, near the end there are two revolvers with suppressors. It’s amusing how quiet a 3″ suppressor can make a .38 :)

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Critter February 14, 2011 at 08:47 am

comic book artists are forever getting things wrong, but, hey, they’re comic books. :)

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Jayson May 28, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I learned so much shit from Archie comics. I still have a stack of double digests that takes 3 rows on a standard ikea bookshelf. Vocabulary, spelling, life lessons, good stuff!! If I have kids, they will be pivotal. I wonder if they would still allow a silenced pistol in the current Archie comics office ?

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