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Protectors Of The Pope -- Now and Then
Dec 5th, 2017 at 11:01am
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First link has several really nice pics, as well as brief overview.
Second link has pics inside Vatican's arms room. Google "guns of the Vatican" for additional linx.

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Reply #1 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 9:41pm
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here's one from the Pope's museum
  

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Reply #2 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 10:08pm
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oughtsix wrote on Dec 5th, 2017 at 9:41pm:
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here's one from the Pope's museum


Humm, any idea how that roller got there? Looks sorta well used.
  
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Reply #3 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 9:37am
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I think it should be noted that, loyal to their oath during the Sack of Rome (1527), 147 Swiss Guards ("Acriter et Fideliter," Fiercely and Faithfully) were killed fighting a rear guard action while defending Pope Clement VII, escorted by the remaining 22 guards.
  
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Reply #4 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 10:43am
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any idea how that roller got there


There was an order for rollers from the Vatican. Not very often, and at a price, you will see a Papal marked one for sale.
  
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Reply #5 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 5:53pm
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Fazer wrote on Dec 6th, 2017 at 10:43am:
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There was an order for rollers from the Vatican. Not very often, and at a price, you will see a Papal marked one for sale.


Were those "Papal" rollers purchased back when Remington-pattern rollers were very popular among many nations military?
  
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Reply #6 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 12:50am
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They were ordinary .50-70 rollers.  If you are a cartridge collector, a "must have" is a 12.7mm Papal Remington.
  
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Reply #7 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 7:35am
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Do Papal Rolling blocks have any special marks on them?   I wasn't supposed to be taking pictures so I snuck that one in.  I agree  a 12.7 Papal Remington would look good in my stable.
  

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Reply #8 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 3:14pm
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Do Papal Rolling blocks have any special marks on them


No books with me, but I seem to think they had the crossed keys or what ever that is, on them.
  
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