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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Harry Bennett's Colt .32

Harry Bennett was Henry Ford's right hand man, or as they say in Modern Times his 'yes man'. It's no secret that Bennett carried guns and he was a crack shot, even to the extent he could shoot the eraser off a pencil and in one case shot a cigar out of Michigan boxing commissioner Tom Bigger's mouth.

So what did he carry? He carried many types of guns, and was reported to have a Tommy Gun under the seat of his Franklin. As far as concealed carry pieces, he favored the .38 & .32 revolvers.

This surviving example posted at Sam Lisker's Colt Autos shows a Colt .32 and remnants of gold plating. Quite possibly this was a gift from Henry Ford, as Henry Ford gave Harry Bennett a few guns over the years.