What do you think is the most thematic sidearm for a late 1920s hard-bitten detective character?

What do you think is the most thematic sidearm for a late 1920s hard-bitten detective character, /k/? I'm flopping between the S&W 1917, the Colt Police Positive, and the M1911 because The Shadow is fricking cool.
Of course the obvious answer is the Colt Detective Special, but I'm not a fan of snubnoses.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Colt 1895 new navy or 1878/1901 from the US/Philippines war.

    War trophy Webley, french 1892, luger p08, etc from WWI

    Eibar (spanish basque country) 44-40 copy of a SAA or s&w da top break from the Mexican clashes.

    An old .32 iver Johnson lemon squeezer

    Expensive autoloader like savage automatic, colt 1908 .38acp...

    I know you're a noread, nohistorynofun making a slide thread while wanking on the idea of a book you'll never write and "muh noir detective novel" is baby's and ChatGPT first trope but come on...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      .44 special is conspicuously absent from your list.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Too impractical

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Might as well get an original Colt SAA or Smith and Wesson topbreak. The western craze is just getting started so they shouldn't be expensive. .44-40 might get hard to find in the 30's and 40's though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t know what a slide thread is. I’m just making conversation. You spend too much time on PrepHole, friendo.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That 1895 Navy revolver is dope. I didn’t know it existed until now. How useful practical would it have been as far as getting ammo and keeping it in working order?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have an 1894 New Army and it's a hunk of shit that doesn't work
        I still think it's really neat

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          In the 1920s it would be much easier to find one that's not totally clapped out like mine, and .38 long colt was much more available than it is now. It will also chamber and fire .38 special wadcutters if .38 long colt is completely unavailable

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Heritage Roscoe to larp Phillip Marlowe

    2 Tisa 1911s the larp the Shadow

    Bring it all in with ammo and leather shoulder straps under a G.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A snubnose of some description perhaps?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      (me)
      Nevermind. As it turns out, it's good to read until the end before posting

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What gun did Nick Carter use? I know he’s 1800s but he’s who I think of when I think pulp detectives.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Police Positive, Official Police, or S&W M&P. Snub noses were barely a thing back then and the Detective Special was brand new in 1927 (and unlikely to be owned by a noir character quite so soon), so if you want something more concealable, you'd probably want a top break lemon squeezer type revolver or maybe a Colt 1903 or Colt Vest Pocket if you want semi-auto.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The 4" Official Police has a real old-fashioned noire feel. Thanks, I think that will be my go-to.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pack em a thurdy ate smiff

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kek a noir detective movie but the detective is a fricking cornfed hick from Nebraska who gets all caught up on [corrupt criminal enterprise] in [major urban center] would be so fricking awesome.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That sounds like the plot of an Ernest movie.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It starts with a hot dame in his office, her pa took the herd down to auction. Never been seen or heard from since. All the clues lead to Chicago... I'll have to wear a shirt under my dungerees for this one.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I know Jim Varney is dead but Christ do I want this. Does he have any kids? Maybe they could reprise the character.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >police positive
    Homosexual gun

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You were the kind of gay that smoked Fatimas.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Model 10, 4 inch barrel
    Luger in 30 caliber
    Colt 1903
    Detective special in 32 long

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What's the most iconic...
    >that's not the most iconic...

    I hope you get ass cancer OP.

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