Consequently, it was only a matter of time before the Colt New Service came to the attention of the ever-growing ranks of the North West Mounted Police.
An initial order was placed by the North West Mounted Police for 700 blued New Service revolvers sporting 5 1/2-inch barrels and chambered for their .
Subsequent orders by the North West Mounted Police for New Service revolvers were also prompted by the fact that in 1905 a portion of the Northwest Territories became part of Alberta and Saskatchewan, thereby increasing the Mounties' range of jurisdiction.
An excerpt from the book The Wild Ride: A History of the North West Mounted Police
1873 - 1904 [C] 2010, by Charles Wilkins, published by Stanton, Atkins & Dosil Publishers.
The quarter on which the old North West Mounted Police post used to be on is literally crisscrossed with old wagon trails.
Bowlby currently owns the land where the old North West Mounted Police barracks appear to have been located.
French's 1874 annual report to the Minister of Justice after the march west of the North West Mounted Police (N.
Many people have aided me in my subsequent research, in addition to my being an inaugural Board member of the Boundary Commission North West Mounted Police Trail Association, and later its Treasurer.
All in all, despite the unintentional shortcomings which can be corrected in a second edition, Wallace provides a good read for Westerners and other Canadians interested in the formative first decade of the North West Mounted Police.
Recruitment of men was done amongst the ranks of the North West Mounted Police and cowboys from the ranches of western Canada, because they were thought to be sound horsemen who adapted well to harsh climates.
He is in every way a credit to the North West Mounted Police.
It was his own failing as an individual which made him expect rewards from the North West Mounted Police combined with the pressures from others which placed the burden on Richardson's shoulders.