Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Your's Truly

Been listening to Your's Truly, Johnny Dollar.

The last one, he was working for Dick Porter on the Shepherd Matter.  Doctor Shepherd was buying up life insurance, suspiciously.   And was worried about a threat on his life.  When he first met Johnny he had a .32 Automatic on him.  Dollar recognized it immediately.  Later, he IDs it further.  Colt.

Could it be?  Yours and mines favorite pre-1960 detective drama pocket pistol?  The Pocket Hammerless?  Ha!  Love that model.

Johnny could ALSO see at a glance that the safety was off.  Sharp eyes, that. Maybe too sharp...  And when he enjoined the good doctor to re-engage the safety, it made an aubible click.  Well, you gotta show something on the radio, so to speak. It helps keep the listeners engaged and paying off that expense report.


Antibubba said...

To my mind, that is one of the most beautiful handguns ever made.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Oh that is an objective fact

Mike V said...

I got hooked on Johnny Dollar listening to the Radio Classics Channel on Sirius. Great show!

Windy Wilson said...

A friend has one of those, blued with black plastic grips. Early twenties manufacture. I think the last time I shot it, it had a safety (on the wrong side, since I'm left handed) I'll have to ask him.