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Link Posted: 5/5/2012 11:07:36 AM EST
[#1]
Originally Posted By aperdue:

Originally Posted By pukindog:
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
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc457/pukindog1/rangepics/R168.jpg

That was a custom job. I have actually seen a few of them done, usually by the owners themselves.
 


If I knew a little more about gun smithing I would be very tempted to try that.  I don't know why, but that really grabs my attention.
Link Posted: 5/5/2012 1:36:28 PM EST
[#2]
Originally Posted By Muskyjerk:
Family pic
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/muskyjerk/1334971603.jpg


I like the gips 2nd from the bottom.  Can you post some contact info where I can get a set similar to them?  

Thanks.

Link Posted: 5/5/2012 1:50:25 PM EST
[#3]
Originally Posted By pukindog:
Originally Posted By aperdue:

Originally Posted By pukindog:
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
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc457/pukindog1/rangepics/R168.jpg


Sometime in the past year or so, that exact same project was written about in detail.  You don't need any real gunsmithing experience to do a job like that.  If you aren't experienced, take your time, don't rush, get online and ASK QUESTIONS when you aren't sure about something and enjoy the project.  Even though it may not be perfect when you are done with it, it will be something you will take a lot of pride in because you did it yourself.


That was a custom job. I have actually seen a few of them done, usually by the owners themselves.
 


If I knew a little more about gun smithing I would be very tempted to try that.  I don't know why, but that really grabs my attention.


Link Posted: 5/21/2012 4:31:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: Muskyjerk] [#4]
Originally Posted By Hawgleg44:
Originally Posted By Muskyjerk:
Family pic
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/muskyjerk/1334971603.jpg


I like the gips 2nd from the bottom.  Can you post some contact info where I can get a set similar to them?  

Thanks.




linky

Spalted Maple. send him your frame for the best fit.
Link Posted: 6/6/2012 12:16:59 PM EST
[#5]
Originally Posted By MikeSearson:
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu274/mikesearson_album/004-8.jpg
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu274/mikesearson_album/006-6.jpg
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu274/mikesearson_album/005-6.jpg

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.


Wow!!!  I can't believe that started as a Rodeo!!!  That looks awesome!
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 6:52:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: Muskyjerk] [#6]


Another 45  

SBHH Bisley


update

Link Posted: 7/8/2012 12:57:32 AM EST
[#7]
Originally Posted By Muskyjerk:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/muskyjerk/45lc.jpg

Another 45  

SBHH Bisley


Man, I want one of those SO BAD!!!  Ruger made far too few of those SBHHBs in .45...  

If they brought it back and offered it in a dual cylinder convertible .45 Colt/acp format it would be impossible for me to get to the gun store to place an order fast enough.
Link Posted: 7/8/2012 9:14:12 AM EST
[#8]
Originally Posted By Muskyjerk:
Originally Posted By Hawgleg44:
Originally Posted By Muskyjerk:
Family pic
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/muskyjerk/1334971603.jpg


I like the gips 2nd from the bottom.  Can you post some contact info where I can get a set similar to them?  

Thanks.




linky

Spalted Maple. send him your frame for the best fit.


Damn. I finally got around to checking out his site to order some grips and found he doesn't make them for the Bisley! Does anyone else have a grip maker recommendation for a set of salted maple grips for a Bisley grip frame?
Link Posted: 7/9/2012 12:07:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: Muskyjerk] [#9]
Originally Posted By payne540:
Originally Posted By Muskyjerk:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/muskyjerk/45lc.jpg

Another 45  

SBHH Bisley


Man, I want one of those SO BAD!!!  Ruger made far too few of those SBHHBs in .45...  

If they brought it back and offered it in a dual cylinder convertible .45 Colt/acp format it would be impossible for me to get to the gun store to place an order fast enough.


(Edit sorry thought it was the Bisley)


http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=294224052

They just ran some more off http://www.lipseysguns.com/post/Ruger-Super-Blackhawk-Hunter-45-Colt.aspx

http://www.lipseysguns.com/post/Ruger-Super-Blackhawk-Hunter-Bisley-45-Colt.aspx

my paper work inside was feb 2012. the one good thing the saftey warning on the new ones are under the barrel. you are going to pay 850 to 1200 for one.



Link Posted: 7/12/2012 2:49:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: MikeSearson] [#10]
While not really a single action, it is related:

Picked her up yesterday, Colt M1877 Lightning in 38 LC, 3.5" bbl, no ejector rod (storekeeper's version), finish is about 85-90$, none missing but little black spots here and there. Remarkable shape for being made in 1891. Not as nice as her younger cousin (SAA made in 1903 in 100% condition)


Gun Counter Nazi ran the gamut from telling me I needed a 4473 w bg check,  to needing a C&R even though its an antique to pick it up.
Link Posted: 7/12/2012 3:38:56 PM EST
[#11]
Three Vaqueros and an OM Blackhawk converted by Gary Reeder:


Link Posted: 7/14/2012 1:05:15 PM EST
[#12]


What finish is on your Gary Reeder Blackhawk?  Looks a bit damascus-y!
Link Posted: 7/15/2012 12:22:08 AM EST
[#13]
Originally Posted By payne540:


What finish is on your Gary Reeder Blackhawk?  Looks a bit damascus-y!


Black Chromex, but the engraving might give it that look
Link Posted: 7/20/2012 10:18:03 PM EST
[#14]
Link Posted: 7/21/2012 8:18:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: Mick214] [#15]
I just picked up this stainless 5-1/2" Ruger Bisley Vaquero (Original Model) in .45 Colt:

Link Posted: 7/21/2012 9:35:15 AM EST
[#16]
Originally Posted By mic214:
I just picked up this stainless 5-1/2" Ruger Bisley Vaquero (Original Model) in .45 Colt:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/mic214/Firearms/BisleyVaquero1.jpg


The Bisley grip is the most comfortable grip for the Ruger single action, IMO. I've heard it manages recoil better than the standard grip, but I have only fired BP equivalent loads in mine so far.
Link Posted: 7/22/2012 4:53:45 PM EST
[#17]
Here is my Ruger New Vaquero 5.5 inch in .45 LC









The belt and holster is handmade by my neighbor. He has been working leather for 30+ years and did an amazing job for me.
Link Posted: 7/26/2012 12:55:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: Mick214] [#18]
I did a little more horse trading and swapped my 10-1/2" Ruger SBH for this stainless Ruger NV with a 7-1/2" barrel in .45 Colt:



Now I have a sweet pair of Ruger NV's for CAS:

Link Posted: 8/1/2012 10:30:09 PM EST
[#19]
Both my hunters have eyes now

Link Posted: 8/11/2012 9:55:38 AM EST
[#20]
My first revolver... I absolutely LOVE this gun.

Uberti Hombre in 357... gonna have to get one in 45 Colt here pretty soon...

Link Posted: 8/11/2012 11:54:32 AM EST
[#21]
Originally Posted By zachsmith526:
My first revolver... I absolutely LOVE this gun.

Uberti Hombre in 357... gonna have to get one in 45 Colt here pretty soon...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/zachsmith526/2012-08-06164136.jpg


I have the same gun in .45 Colt. The finish is more durable than my other replicas and the sights are wider and squared off. The only downside is the final finishing compared to my other Italian SAA's. The trigger needs some stoning to be as smooth as the others and the grips aren't finish fit. For the money, they are a huge deal, though. I love mine and shoot it mote than my others.

Link Posted: 8/11/2012 12:09:10 PM EST
[#22]
Originally Posted By Hawgleg44:
Originally Posted By zachsmith526:
My first revolver... I absolutely LOVE this gun.

Uberti Hombre in 357... gonna have to get one in 45 Colt here pretty soon...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/zachsmith526/2012-08-06164136.jpg


I have the same gun in .45 Colt. The finish is more durable than my other replicas and the sights are wider and squared off. The only downside is the final finishing compared to my other Italian SAA's. The trigger needs some stoning to be as smooth as the others and the grips aren't finish fit. For the money, they are a huge deal, though. I love mine and shoot it mote than my others.



Yeah I picked this up as a low-use range toy for $250... I can already tell I am going to shoot it A LOT more than I planned!

pic thread:
Link Posted: 8/11/2012 6:57:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: fireguy] [#23]


That Blackhawk is absolutely gorgeous.  
I have a Reeder .454 conversion done from a Blackhawk, I'll try and dig up some pics when I get home.

Edit: pics up.





Link Posted: 9/3/2012 3:42:06 PM EST
[#24]
My Magnum Research BFR 500 S&W with a 7 1/2" barrel. Fun to shoot 400 gr Sierras over 10 gr of Trail Boss.

Link Posted: 9/13/2012 2:17:06 PM EST
[#25]
Originally Posted By fireguy:


That Blackhawk is absolutely gorgeous.  
I have a Reeder .454 conversion done from a Blackhawk, I'll try and dig up some pics when I get home.

Edit: pics up.

http://i46.tinypic.com/2u750xz.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/v83fno.jpg



Nice Blackhawk!  What grips are those?  They are the first oversized grips I've seen that fit the standard shape grip frame (non-Bisley) and fill in the spot behind the triggerguard without messing up the visual balance of the gun.

Link Posted: 9/18/2012 3:43:13 PM EST
[#26]
Went shooting last weekend and took a few of my SA's with me.  My buddy and I had so much fun shooting them.  I often wonder why it took me so long to get into SA revolvers, but I'm glad I did

Here's my USFA Storekeeper in 45LC and my 2 USFA Rodeo II's that I "Flitz'd" in 38:
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 7:11:04 PM EST
[#27]
Originally Posted By payne540:
Originally Posted By fireguy:


That Blackhawk is absolutely gorgeous.  
I have a Reeder .454 conversion done from a Blackhawk, I'll try and dig up some pics when I get home.

Edit: pics up.

http://i46.tinypic.com/2u750xz.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/v83fno.jpg



Nice Blackhawk!  What grips are those?  They are the first oversized grips I've seen that fit the standard shape grip frame (non-Bisley) and fill in the spot behind the triggerguard without messing up the visual balance of the gun.



If I recall, they are from Badger Custom Grips.  They are well made and comfortable when shooting 45LC, but I usually switch to the rubber Hogues when shooting 454.

Link Posted: 9/19/2012 10:29:52 PM EST
[#28]
Originally Posted By fireguy:
Originally Posted By payne540:
Originally Posted By fireguy:


That Blackhawk is absolutely gorgeous.  
I have a Reeder .454 conversion done from a Blackhawk, I'll try and dig up some pics when I get home.

Edit: pics up.

http://i46.tinypic.com/2u750xz.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/v83fno.jpg



Nice Blackhawk!  What grips are those?  They are the first oversized grips I've seen that fit the standard shape grip frame (non-Bisley) and fill in the spot behind the triggerguard without messing up the visual balance of the gun.



If I recall, they are from Badger Custom Grips.  They are well made and comfortable when shooting 45LC, but I usually switch to the rubber Hogues when shooting 454.



Thanks for the tip.  Now I need all of Ruger's revolvers with matching Badger grips!
Link Posted: 10/2/2012 12:01:35 PM EST
[#29]
Picked up this Ruger Blackhawk a couple of weeks ago.  I bought it from a store knowing that it had a problem in the hammer, called Ruger and sent it back for repair.  Ruger's customer service was awesome, they paid shipping both ways and had it back to me in 1 week.  To top it off them also included a set of grips for it.

Link Posted: 10/23/2012 11:40:44 PM EST
[#30]
Not as nice as a Colt SAA, but still alot of fun to shoot.

Cimarron Model P, .45 Colt, 4.75"

Link Posted: 10/26/2012 9:25:00 PM EST
[#31]

Today I added a Uberti 45 Colt to my collection.  The 38/357 is on the left.  The 45 Colt is on the right.  

I like the antiqued finish.  

 

Link Posted: 11/27/2012 12:14:22 PM EST
[#32]
Didnt get to drop the hammer on the stand this year with her but she sure was purdy to look at.

Link Posted: 12/1/2012 7:03:31 AM EST
[#33]
My two. A Uberti Schofield and a Vaquero New Model, both in 45LC. The Vaquero came with an extra cylinder for .45ACP.
Looking for a good rig for them but haven't really found anything that I like.
I'm looking to get a 1858 Remington but haven't made up my mind on a Uberti or Pietta version.

Link Posted: 12/2/2012 9:20:21 AM EST
[#34]
I know I posted this already, but I thought I would join the SA thread...  

Single Ten and TALO Vaquero in .45 ACP

Link Posted: 12/15/2012 3:50:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: garretts1776] [#35]
Posted this in the Ruger forum, guess they belong here too!
Blackhawk 44mag and little brother, single six .22lr/.22mag

Link Posted: 12/15/2012 9:01:42 AM EST
[#36]
Originally Posted By garretts1776:
Posted this in the Ruger forum, guess they belong here too!
Blackhawk 44mag and little brother, single six .22lr/.22mag

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s616/garretts1836/rugerrevolvers_zps03a4f82d.jpg


For the longest time, your pair was the same SA revolvers I owned. I started with the SSS that I earned by painting houses all summer with my father when I was 10. I still shoot it every now and then, and it was the first gun my daughter ever fired.

Then, when I was younger, I felt "bigger is better" and picked up a Super Blackhawk. They are nice guns, but back then, I just couldn't understand shooting anything but max loads. Now, I've changed my attitude about that. In the past year, I doubt I've fired more than a box of magnum loads, but tens of thousands of .38 and .44 Specials have gone downrange.

If I got into the reduced loads for the .44, I might still own it today. It's long gone now, but others have taken its place.

Link Posted: 12/16/2012 10:14:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: Melendez402] [#37]
Posted in wrong thread. Saving space for future single action revolver....
Link Posted: 12/16/2012 11:49:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: kingston_fisher] [#38]
Originally Posted By Melendez402:
Got this baby a week ago and its my first revolver. The grips got to go http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk73/Melendez402/20121216_120415.jpghttp://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk73/Melendez402/20121216_120429.jpg


Looks nice, but this is a single action revolver thread.

ETA some three screw goodness.

Link Posted: 12/16/2012 8:55:38 PM EST
[#39]
Originally Posted By kingston_fisher:
Originally Posted By Melendez402:
Got this baby a week ago and its my first revolver. The grips got to go http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk73/Melendez402/20121216_120415.jpghttp://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk73/Melendez402/20121216_120429.jpg


Looks nice, but this is a single action revolver thread.

ETA some three screw goodness.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y239/kingston_fisher/Blackhawk005b.jpg


i like it! look 3 posts up
Link Posted: 12/18/2012 8:52:00 PM EST
[#40]
Originally Posted By kingston_fisher:
Originally Posted By Melendez402:
Got this baby a week ago and its my first revolver. The grips got to go http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk73/Melendez402/20121216_120415.jpghttp://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk73/Melendez402/20121216_120429.jpg


Looks nice, but this is a single action revolver thread.
ETA some three screw goodness.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y239/kingston_fisher/Blackhawk005b.jpg
Crap I just notice it I apologize.

Link Posted: 12/31/2012 6:50:56 PM EST
[#41]
Originally Posted By Muskyjerk:
Didnt get to drop the hammer on the stand this year with her but she sure was purdy to look at.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/muskyjerk/6F16FFBE-933C-48F5-9322-8B68CF1F60CF-343-000000203107E7F7.jpg


That is one pretty revolver....I just love unfluted cylinders! What caliber is it?  I just got a S&W PC 629 V-Comp with an unfluted cylinder, it looks great (not a SA but still).
Link Posted: 2/4/2013 2:36:16 AM EST
[#42]
Got the bug while growing up (here, in Italy) from you (the Americans).
It's your story (history).







Above, Colt Frontier Six Shooter, unknown caliber, unknown production year. Have no idea.

Below, Uberti 1873 Cattleman in .45LC, Charcoal Blue OM.






G93R2326 by SoloDallas, on Flickr




More Uberti stuff including a yellow boy.






G93R2323 by SoloDallas, on Flickr






Link Posted: 2/5/2013 9:51:20 PM EST
[#43]

That is a very rare gun. Nice.
Link Posted: 2/10/2013 7:49:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: Htown156] [#44]
Sorry for the potato camera





My Colt Frontier Scout with .22lr and .22wmr cylinders. Was my Grandfathers, 1966 manufacture.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 3:23:49 PM EST
[#45]
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 6:28:57 PM EST
[#46]
Lots of cool pistols in this thread.     I was wanting to tell SoloDallas that you will be able to date your pistol by the serial number.



Would a frontier have a different serial number range, or same as SAA?




Originally Posted By SoloDallas:


Got the bug while growing up (here, in Italy) from you (the Americans).
It's your story (history).







Above, Colt Frontier Six Shooter, unknown caliber, unknown production year. Have no idea.

Below, Uberti 1873 Cattleman in .45LC, Charcoal Blue OM.








More Uberti stuff including a yellow boy.
















 
Link Posted: 2/25/2013 11:35:32 AM EST
[#47]

Gotta keep this topic active.  

Here's my wife's new single action Cimarron .45 Colt Holy Smoker.  
This Cimarron’s action is smooth as glass.  She is a much better shot than I am.  The first time she shot the Holy Smoker she had one head shot and five shots in the 10 ring.  

 

Link Posted: 2/28/2013 11:39:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: Enforcer] [#48]
New Vaquero 45 Colt; 5.5" barrel





Vaquero Birds Head 45 colt; 3.75" barrel. I added a SBH hammer. I morphed it into my semi custom described below.





I call my semi custom Vaquero, the Boars Head. 45 Colt; un-fluted cylinder; 3.75" barrel; stock micarta Ruger grips w/ custom checkering. Still a work in progress; waiting on one more custom feature to be completed.














Last, NAA Mini SA; 22 LR; 1 1/8" barrel







Link Posted: 3/12/2013 1:25:44 PM EST
[#49]
I posted this is gd but haven't gotten any response.

I'm looking at getting my first single action revolver and need some advice.
I found a pair of uberti western arms .357 in polished stainless with walnut grips slightly used consecutive serial numbers 5.5 inch barrels. Bottom dollar is 920 shipped. Serial number starts with 742xx.

Can someone let me know if this is a decent deal? Need to decide today.
Link Posted: 3/16/2013 4:27:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: Solo_] [#50]







Originally Posted By ChopperBob:




Lots of cool pistols in this thread.     I was wanting to tell SoloDallas that you will be able to date your pistol by the serial number.
Would a frontier have a different serial number range, or same as SAA?
Originally Posted By SoloDallas:



Got the bug while growing up (here, in Italy) from you (the Americans).


It's your story (history).
View Quote







View Quote










Above, Colt Frontier Six Shooter, unknown caliber, unknown production year. Have no idea.



Below, Uberti 1873 Cattleman in .45LC, Charcoal Blue OM.




















More Uberti stuff including a yellow boy.

























 




Thanks Bob,

 


took your suggestion and went forward. It appears to be a 1892 original. Pretty cool.










Bought another Uberti Replica yesterday, I'm hooked with these things. It's the one above, in both .45 and .45LC (two cylinders) for convenience of use (bullets you find bullets you shoot). On this one I really wanted to have the brass finishes on backstrap and trigger guard. Exactly as I had been wanting one since I was a few years old.






















 
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