Ppistol used by Shri Chandra Shekhar Azad

The last time I visited the Allahabad museum i was relieved to  see the Colt pistol and all doubts silenced.
It is a Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless semi-auto pistol in .32 ACP caliber. It is a single-action blowback pistol with a 8-round detachable box magazine. Effective range would be 25-30 yards or so.

The pistol used by Shri Chandra Shekhar Azad when he last time spotted in the "company garden"or alfred park called at that time renamed Chandrashekhar Azad Park now (27,Feb, 1931), he shot many bullets by this pistols and Seeing a policeman pointing out his finger towards him, Azad immediately dragged out his Colt pistol from pocket and fired at Nott-Bower, hitting him in the right wrist. Seeing his senior officer soaked in blood, Bisheshwar Singh abused Azad. Azad immediately shot Bisheshwar Singh in his mouth, breaking his jaw. Within a few minutes, the police surrounded Alfred Park. During the initial encounter, Azad suffered a severe bullet wound in his right thigh, making it difficult for him to escape. But even then he made it possible for Sukhdev Raj to escape by providing him a cover fire. After Sukhdev Raj escaped,is it .32 bore pistol ? as he shot some britisher's quite a long distance , so kindly share your valuable views and also which ammo was available at that time
 this is the pic of the Pistol http://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%A4%9A%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%A4%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%B0:Pistol_of_Azad_2703.JPEG

Comments

Prashant Rathor said…
Chander Shekhar Azad is my real HERO and all our freedom fighters are my real HERO. I always remember them.

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