Vintage Ordnance FP-45 Liberator Pistol

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Vintage Ordnance are producing clones of the FP-45 Liberator pistol for just $599.50 + S&H.

I have long since wondered why nobody was producing replicas. Reading their website I now know why …

Though our reproduction is sold as a firearm and exceeds the mechanical strength of the original through the use of superior materials and vastly tighter chamber and headspace tolerances, WE STRONGLY ADVISE CUSTOMERS NOT TO FIRE THE PISTOL. During production in 1942, several examples were taken from the assembly line to test under repetitive fire. Reports indicated that after 50 rounds of service ball ammunition the testers felt the weapons were no longer safe to fire. They were simply never designed handle a steady diet of powerful .45 ACP. They were made to fire ten rounds. They are what they are.

That defiantly puts me off buying one.

[Hat Tip: AmmoLand]

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Mr.Adventurer Mr.Adventurer on Jun 10, 2012

    i dont sure if it is the ORIGINAL, but i think it is coz in philippine we dont have a maker that kind of junk.,

  • Doug Doug on Aug 19, 2014

    This pistol is awesome. You don't have to explain it to me. I already get it.

    Good job.