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Jack Maple pistol?

Post by Sandy741 on Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:50 am

I recently came into possession of a .38 spl wad gun on a Colt .45. Frame.The fellow was a Master BE shooter.

This is a great gun to shoot.  But how do I find if it is a Maple pistol.
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Re: Jack Maple pistol?

Post by DavidR on Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:00 am

post pictures, of the stippling on the front strap, that will either include him or exclude him as he used a style not used by many old armorers.

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Re: Jack Maple pistol?

Post by Skid on Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:36 pm

I had a Maples gun. Take the grips off and he would have stamped his initials underneath "JM".

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Post by Sandy741 on Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:43 pm

Thanks,will look tomorrow

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Post by swissyhawk on Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:16 am

I bought a hardball gun several years ago, and if I remember correctly, the seller told me it was a Jack Maples gun.  It didn't mean anything to me at the time and I had forgotten about the name until this thread reminded me of it.  I took the grips off and there aren't any initials; however, it does have unusual stippling.  Would this be a Jack Maple pistol?




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Post by Sandy741 on Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:23 am

DavidR wrote:post pictures, of the stippling on the front strap, that will either include him or exclude him as he used a style not used by many old armorers.
DavidR, I took some pics of the stippling and it is identical to those pictured in Swissyhawk's photos.
Any help? Are they both Maple guns? When I can figure how to post pics I'll send some.

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Re: Jack Maple pistol?

Post by Jon Eulette on Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:46 pm

Jack Maple passed away on July 2nd.

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Re: Jack Maple pistol?

Post by DavidR on Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:44 am

wow sorry to hear he passed, hard to say it looks a little different but then it also looks like what Travis Strahan did too.

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Re: Jack Maple pistol?

Post by oldguy on Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:30 pm

Sandy741, Hi I am new here and this is my first post, but If you like I can PM you with some ways to ID Jacks guns. At one time I had five 45's and three 22's that he made up for me. Also he did not always stamp JM under the grips. But he did have other ways to id his guns when they were made for the USAMU shooters. oldguy

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