Brief look at Oscar Pistorius' gun collection
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In 2012, the year he made history as the first double-amputee Olympic runner, Oscar Pistorius bought six guns for what he planned to be a collection of U.S. and South African-manufactured firearms, according to the gun collectors' club he joined last April. Here is a brief look at the firearms South African police say he applied to have licensed:
Smith & Wesson 500: The Springfield, Massachusetts, manufacturer calls this "the most powerful production revolver in the world." It fires .500-caliber shells and holds five rounds. Smith & Wesson says it is "a hunting handgun for any game animal walking." The company makes various barrel lengths for the 500. Its suggested retail price is US$1,249 for the version with an 8.38-inch (21.3-centimeter) barrel.
Smith & Wesson .38-caliber: Another revolver. Holds either five or six rounds, depending on the model. Most .38-caliber models from Smith & Wesson have short barrels, just 1.875 inches (4.7 centimeters) long, giving them a snub-nose appearance.
Three shotguns: South African police says Pistorius applied for licenses for models from Mossberg, Maverick and Winchester, all American makes.
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