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Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:43:19 PM EST
[#1]
Originally Posted By Lost_River:
Originally Posted By Rabon:
Here is a late 50s 44 Blackhawk.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a245/ak_rabon/DSC_0035.jpg


Speaking of old .44 Flattops...

A 7.5" .44 Mag Flattop:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/Flattop44WildBoar10GrainsUniqueDec0.jpg


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/dec2006035.jpg


Bravo!  Elmer Keith would be proud.
fnh
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:40:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: GHILLIE] [#2]
Here is my Pietta made EMF Californian.  .357 mag, and a sweet shooter with 158gr. .38spl. The pictures don't do it justice.  







Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:30:58 AM EST
[#3]
Originally Posted By glock223:
Lost_River

What make is that holster?


Milt Sparks  is the maker. I cannot recall the particular model at the moment. It does a great job of protecting the gun when out in the field.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:36:22 AM EST
[#4]
Originally Posted By Warhawk:
Originally Posted By Lost_River:
Originally Posted By Rabon:
Here is a late 50s 44 Blackhawk.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a245/ak_rabon/DSC_0035.jpg


Speaking of old .44 Flattops...

A 7.5" .44 Mag Flattop:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/Flattop44WildBoar10GrainsUniqueDec0.jpg


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/dec2006035.jpg


Bravo!  Elmer Keith would be proud.


Thank you sir.

I actually stomp around the same country that Mr. Keith did.





He may have influenced me a little bit....



Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:25:34 AM EST
[#5]
Freedom Arms M83 454


Freedom Arms M97 44sp
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:53:16 AM EST
[#6]
My daughter last summer (8years old) shooting single action .45s in mounted cowboy action shooting. Kids shoot from the ground under supervision of adults.





unloading the empties





Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:55:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: Warhawk] [#7]
Originally Posted By Lost_River:
Originally Posted By Warhawk:
Originally Posted By Lost_River:
Originally Posted By Rabon:
Here is a late 50s 44 Blackhawk.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a245/ak_rabon/DSC_0035.jpg


Speaking of old .44 Flattops...

A 7.5" .44 Mag Flattop:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/Flattop44WildBoar10GrainsUniqueDec0.jpg


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/dec2006035.jpg


Bravo!  Elmer Keith would be proud.


Thank you sir.

I actually stomp around the same country that Mr. Keith did.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/LostRiverRangeOct08006.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/092.jpg

He may have influenced me a little bit....

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/Taffin44project030.jpg



I love it up there, I did a fly in/horseback elk hunt in the Frank Church in '93.  It was a hell of an experience.

I'm also a big John Taffin fan.

Originally Posted By Lost_River:
He may have influenced me a little bit....


My go to bolt gun is a .338 win mag, my all time favorite firearm is a 629 Mountain Gun, and I just picked up a 10 ga magnum double barrel.  Apparently Mr Keith had a little influence on me as well <G>.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 1:49:52 PM EST
[#8]
Originally Posted By Warhawk:
Originally Posted By Lost_River:
Originally Posted By Warhawk:
Originally Posted By Lost_River:
Originally Posted By Rabon:
Here is a late 50s 44 Blackhawk.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a245/ak_rabon/DSC_0035.jpg


Speaking of old .44 Flattops...

A 7.5" .44 Mag Flattop:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/Flattop44WildBoar10GrainsUniqueDec0.jpg


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/dec2006035.jpg


Bravo!  Elmer Keith would be proud.


Thank you sir.

I actually stomp around the same country that Mr. Keith did.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/LostRiverRangeOct08006.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/092.jpg

He may have influenced me a little bit....

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/Taffin44project030.jpg



I love it up there, I did a fly in/horseback elk hunt in the Frank Church in '93.  It was a hell of an experience.

I'm also a big John Taffin fan.

Originally Posted By Lost_River:
He may have influenced me a little bit....


My go to bolt gun is a .338 win mag, my all time favorite firearm is a 629 Mountain Gun, and I just picked up a 10 ga magnum double barrel.  Apparently Mr Keith had a little influence on me as well <G>.


A fine influence as far as I am concerned.

When I got out of the Army I worked on an outfitter and guide ranch in the Frank Church, off of the Middle Fork of the Salmon. The head wrangler was an old cowboy who had lived in Challis and knew Keith well. I packed a stainless 5.5" Super Blackhawk .44 back then. It was my only centerfire handgun.

Packing the old .44 and my only centerfire rifle, a Browning .270. Life was pretty simple. Now I open the safe and stare for 20 minutes trying to decide...


Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:25:14 PM EST
[#9]
I don't have a working camera, nor a decent shot of the Vaquero by itself, so...







 
Link Posted: 1/8/2012 4:14:12 PM EST
[#10]
Link Posted: 1/8/2012 4:17:51 PM EST
[#11]


Wow, I haven't seen one of those Poly Choke vent ribs in years and years.
Link Posted: 1/9/2012 11:52:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: Dieselman] [#12]
Hey Mods, can we get a sticky for this thread?  

ETA - Thanks Roadhawk!
Link Posted: 1/9/2012 3:10:10 PM EST
[#13]
Link Posted: 1/11/2012 5:36:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: Mick214] [#14]
My trio of Pietta 1858 New Army's:

Link Posted: 1/12/2012 8:36:56 PM EST
[#15]
One of my favorites.
Link Posted: 1/12/2012 9:33:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: Warhawk] [#16]
Originally Posted By mic214:
My trio of Pietta 1858 New Army's:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/mic214/Firearms/1958-17.jpg


Very nice!  There is a thread on leverguns that I'll bet you would like to see ...

http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=39482
Link Posted: 1/14/2012 12:25:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: Dieselman] [#17]
I just recently acquired this Pietta 1858 from a family member.  


Uploaded with ImageShack.us

I have a few questions about it

1st - It needs a front site. Any suggestions where to get one?

2nd - Do the cartridge conversions available for these guns allow the use of smokeless powder .45 Colt loads?  

3rd - And this one is really the one i am most curious about,  does all of Pietta's 1858's feel like the hammer spring is about in the 35 pound range???  This thing is so dang tough to cock, that my wife can't cock it with one finger.  
Link Posted: 1/14/2012 2:51:20 AM EST
[#18]
USFA:
Link Posted: 1/14/2012 7:06:27 AM EST
[#19]
Originally Posted By Dieselman:
I just recently acquired this Pietta 1858 from a family member.  
<a href="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/img0309sr.jpg/" target="_blank">http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9605/img0309sr.jpg</a>

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

I have a few questions about it

1st - It needs a front site. Any suggestions where to get one?

Try VTI Gun Parts:

Pietta parts

2nd - Do the cartridge conversions available for these guns allow the use of smokeless powder .45 Colt loads?  

Yes, they have to be the Cowboy Action loads only.....No +P ammo.

3rd - And this one is really the one i am most curious about,  does all of Pietta's 1858's feel like the hammer spring is about in the 35 pound range???  This thing is so dang tough to cock, that my wife can't cock it with one finger.  

It sounds like your may be dirty inside. Mine are fairly easy to cock.



Link Posted: 1/15/2012 2:05:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: Arisinwind] [#20]
45 New Model Blackhawk.  1st month production.  Old model recessed cylinder.

Link Posted: 1/15/2012 3:04:46 PM EST
[#21]
Ruger Blackhawk 45 LC.


5 shot Ruger Vaquero
 


Two of my favorites in 45
Link Posted: 1/17/2012 8:45:09 PM EST
[#22]
Link Posted: 1/23/2012 12:24:38 PM EST
[#23]
My prized .44 Special New Vaqueros with consecutive serial numbers. I use them for Cowboy Action Shooting.
Link Posted: 1/24/2012 1:00:22 PM EST
[#24]
Ruger New Vaquero .45
Link Posted: 1/25/2012 8:29:53 PM EST
[#25]
Just picked this up today.  It's a 1976 model and has "Made In The 200th Year of American Liberty" stamped on top of the barrel.

Any info on this "Liberty Model"?





Link Posted: 1/28/2012 1:19:04 PM EST
[#26]
45LC

Link Posted: 1/31/2012 12:46:50 PM EST
[#27]
Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Mag



Colt Peacemaker .22 lr

Link Posted: 1/31/2012 1:12:06 PM EST
[#28]
I just expanded my Single Action family today.  I put an order in for a Ruger Blackhawk in .30 Carbine.  I had one years ago and traded it away, so it's time to replace it now that I'm on a SA kick.

The Dillon 550B has been cranking out .30 Carbine for the past two nights prepping for it.  The one I had before was one of the most accurate handguns I've ever owned.  I hope this one lives up to that standard.  I have a few thousand cast bullets, both gas check and bevel base that I'm going to try with it.  My QH M1 Carbine likes the gas check Lyman bullets.

Pics to come.  I hope to have it on Friday.
Link Posted: 2/3/2012 11:02:07 PM EST
[#29]


Ruger New Vaquero, .45C, pvt schultz spalted walnut grips and a belt full of handloads.  
Link Posted: 2/4/2012 10:06:19 PM EST
[#30]
Wow... love those grips..

But I think your cast bullets have a little too much copper in them...
Link Posted: 2/4/2012 11:09:02 PM EST
[#31]
Originally Posted By glock223:
Just picked this up today.  It's a 1976 model and has "Made In The 200th Year of American Liberty" stamped on top of the barrel.

Any info on this "Liberty Model"?

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l316/glock_556/SBH.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l316/glock_556/SBH2.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l316/glock_556/SBH1.jpg


All of the Rugers made in 1976 have the "MADE IN THE 200TH YEAR OF AMERICAN LIBERTY" marking on them and are called "Liberty" models.  There are collectors for these, but I am not aware of any big bump in value because of it.

I have one just like yours.


Link Posted: 2/5/2012 8:45:50 PM EST
[#32]
Originally Posted By Muskyjerk:
Wow... love those grips..

But I think your cast bullets have a little too much copper in them...

Hmm...5%antimony, 5% lead, 90% copper?  Isn't  that the recipe?  Then dip the cases in the powder and jam boolit on top?  
Link Posted: 2/6/2012 9:07:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: easy610] [#33]
Finally got my first SAA...clone.

Uberti Cattleman Hombre
45LC, 4.75"

I absolutely love the finish.  Wanted a SAA that looked like a workingman's gun, not a show piece.  Will be buying another Hombre soon and planning on attending CAS this Spring.

Thanks for the inspiration.

I haven't been this excited about a handgun purchase since my first Glock in 1992!









SO glad I went 45.  Debated for quite some time...but having seen SAA in 38/357, that small barrel opening just didn't look right...
Link Posted: 2/6/2012 9:44:45 AM EST
[#34]
Originally Posted By easy610:
Finally got my first SAA...clone.

Uberti Cattleman Hombre
45LC, 4.75"

I absolutely love the finish.  Wanted a SAA that looked like a workingman's gun, not a show piece.  Will be buying another Hombre soon and planning on attending CAS this Spring.

Thanks for the inspiration.

I haven't been this excited about a handgun purchase since my first Glock in 1992!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/easy610/DCP_2938.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/easy610/DCP_2939.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/easy610/DCP_2940.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/easy610/DCP_2941.jpg

SO glad I went 45.  Debated for quite some time...but having seen SAA in 38/357, that small barrel opening just didn't look right...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/easy610/DCP_2942.jpg


My newest addition to my single action collection is an Uberti "Millenium".  I think they just renamed it to the "Hombre" now.  It has the same bead blasted matte blue finish, as cast gripframe and lack of final finishing.  The action definately needs some smoothing out to be what a standard Uberti is.  But, I like the more durable matte finish compared to the CCH finish that rusts easily and the wide rear sight notch with the squared front sight blade is a huge improvement over the more traditional and correct sights.

I'm going to spend what will probably be several hours polishing the gripframe and fitting the grips better than they are, and I will definately smooth out the action.  But for the price of these models, they are a steal.  The more I shoot it the more I like mine.

Link Posted: 2/6/2012 4:28:54 PM EST
[#35]
Lipsey's Ruger .45 Flattop Blackhawk
.45Colt/.45ACP. Built on a .357 frame.

This was shot with .230 grain .45 ACP Blazer Ball @ 20 yards (supported/ resting over my pack):



Note the base pin working its way out.

This is a brand new gun and it was doing that with regularity. I made a call to Ruger today and they are sending out a new heavier spring and latch. I have had that happen on heavy recoiling single actions, but not on light ones. I ended up hand fitting a Belt Mountain oversized base pin on my Bisley .44, but I would not haveexpected it on a light recoiling .45 acp gun. We will see what happens. The new little pea shooter seems like  an accurate one.
Link Posted: 2/9/2012 1:21:41 PM EST
[#36]

Link Posted: 2/26/2012 11:24:13 PM EST
[#37]
Link Posted: 3/8/2012 2:50:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: Mick214] [#38]
I just picked these up yesterday.....A stainless Ruger NV in .45 Colt with a 7-1/2" barrel:



This one is a stainless Uberti 1873 in .45 Colt with a 5-1/2" barrel:

Link Posted: 3/15/2012 8:52:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: Muskyjerk] [#39]
THANKS RSC

that cost me 90.00



pvt schultz spalted maple
Link Posted: 3/16/2012 8:38:38 PM EST
[#40]
Wow!  Georgous, just beautiful!  And glad I could help with the addiction, what are support groups for if they dont help...
:)
Link Posted: 3/16/2012 10:47:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: Hawgleg44] [#41]
Originally Posted By Hawgleg44:
Here are the SA's I currently own.  Hopefully there will be more on the way soon.

From top to Millenium .45 Colt, Uberti .44-40/.44spl, Uberti .45 Colt, Uberti Birdshead .45 Colt, Uberti 1872 Open Top .45 Colt, Cimmaron Arms 1860 Richards/Mason Conversion .38 Special, Pietta 1851 "Army" .44, with a pair of 1858's on the sides.

The 1858's won't look that way for long.  The Uberti will have a shortened barrel with the R&D .45 Colt conversion with the loading gate and ejector rod and an 1873 Winchester front sight dovetailed in and custom grips.  the other is an old CVA (Armi San Marcos) that my father bought for me when I was 15.  I went through a phase where I was shooting nothing but black powder for years and this was shot a lot, almost daily, and completely rebuild several times.  I'm shortening the barrel to 4-3/4", shortening the loading lever, Winchester 1873 dovetailed front sight and a set of custom grips.

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll204/Hawglegf44/SAs.jpg


OK, made an addition to the single action family.  An unfired (until I got it) 1979 Ruger Blackhawk in .30 Carbine.  I had one years ago that was probably the most accurate handgun I've ever fired, but I traded it to a friend.  I decided to start looking for another one and another friend of mine was cleaning out his safe.  It worked out for the both of us.  Here it is:



Link Posted: 3/25/2012 2:26:07 PM EST
[#42]




Started life as a USFA Rodeo.  Had the horrid matte finish removed, Gary Reeder dis the CCH, engravind, gold inlay and fire blued screws.
Joe Perkins of Outlaw Grips made the grips...same as used in 3:10 to Yuma.
Link Posted: 3/28/2012 4:35:26 PM EST
[#43]
My Colt SAA's:



Nickel and Pearl was made in 1903.  the Blue and Case Hardened version was made in 2003.
Link Posted: 4/9/2012 8:11:43 AM EST
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Link Posted: 4/9/2012 8:13:22 AM EST
[#45]
Link Posted: 4/9/2012 8:15:34 AM EST
[#46]
accidentally posted twice my bad
Link Posted: 4/21/2012 2:56:59 PM EST
[#47]


finally joined the club
.41 blackhawk that was sitting forlornly at a local store
can't wait to take it out for a spin....
Link Posted: 4/23/2012 10:07:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: Muskyjerk] [#48]
another set from Pvt Schultz curly walnut. Welcome to the club TLG



Family pic

Link Posted: 5/5/2012 8:52:06 AM EST
[#49]
Originally Posted By Dieselman:
<a href="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/96/img0368jl.jpg/" target="_blank">http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5241/img0368jl.jpg</a>


Wow. A Bird's Head Remington 1858 with a short barrel?   Is that a custom made gun, or is such a thing actually sold somewhere?

picture thread - my dad shooting my Pietta 1858

Link Posted: 5/5/2012 10:47:37 AM EST
[#50]
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