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Colt Firearms / Re: Jumped into the 'Snake Pit' ....
« Last post by PJ Hardtack on Yesterday at 06:01:21 PM »
I believe they were also called "Smolts" and there were "Cougers", the latter being a Ruger with a Python barrel.

What they had going for them over a full Python or S&W I don't know, after custom gunsmithing, but they looked cool.
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Colt Firearms / Re: Jumped into the 'Snake Pit' ....
« Last post by ira scott on Yesterday at 04:30:46 PM »
I read during some Python research, that the hot ticket for revolver bullseye shooting back in the day, was a hybrid consisting of a S&W with a Python barrel screwed on-The Smython!  At least the S&W guys liked the Colt barrel.
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STORM / Re: 50 year old Museum display 51 Navy
« Last post by Pettifogger on Yesterday at 04:07:42 PM »
Why would an "Historic Museum" have an Italian reproduction on display?
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STORM / Re: A Coffinmaker inspired project
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on Yesterday at 04:05:48 PM »

Thanks Marshal.

Funny you should mention the 4130 rod. I was actually thinking that very thing.
If you ever put a conversion cylinder in it, you could use it to push out the spent cases, too.
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STORM / Re: A Coffinmaker inspired project
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 03:32:19 PM »
When I saw the subject title "A Coffinmaker inspired project"  I KNEW it was going to be a snubby!  ;D

Looks great.  I especially like the transition to the round barrel.
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STORM / Re: A Coffinmaker inspired project
« Last post by Smokey Dave on Yesterday at 03:09:20 PM »
A fine start, I must say. It looks cool. Nice work so far.

You could almost use a crescent wrench for a rammer extension handle.  ;D Seriously, though, is there enough material in that end to drill it to slip a piece of 3/16" 4130 rod in there to use as a handle? I say 4130 because that stuff is tough and doesn't bend easily.

I've also admired Coffinmaker's Dance snubbies. Those are a cool pair. This one will be fun to follow along that road.


Thanks Marshal.

Funny you should mention the 4130 rod. I was actually thinking that very thing.
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The Cutting Edge / Re: Homemade screw knives
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 01:55:34 PM »
nor could I see them
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STORM / Re: A Coffinmaker inspired project
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on Yesterday at 01:44:38 PM »
A fine start, I must say. It looks cool. Nice work so far.

You could almost use a crescent wrench for a rammer extension handle.  ;D Seriously, though, is there enough material in that end to drill it to slip a piece of 3/16" 4130 rod in there to use as a handle? I say 4130 because that stuff is tough and doesn't bend easily.

I've also admired Coffinmaker's Dance snubbies. Those are a cool pair. This one will be fun to follow along that road.
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STORM / A Coffinmaker inspired project
« Last post by Smokey Dave on Yesterday at 01:31:18 PM »
I know this type of gun isn't most people's cup o' tea. And that's okay. But for some reason I gravitate to the shorter barreled guns. Maybe it's because I know that my eyes are bad and getting worse, and the long distance pistol shot is out of the question. Maybe I just think they look sinister and cool. Maybe it makes it easier for my 16 year old daughter to wield. Maybe it's all of the above!

I've always admired the pistols created by our very own Coffinmaker. I share his penchant for the shorties. After seeing the engraved Dance pistols he did, I knew I had to create one of my own. This is the start of that project. Eventually I'll remove the recoil shields to make them actual Dance guns. But for now, the project is at least a functioning pistol.




It's not really a true "Snubby" or "Belly Gun". The barrel is a tad under 3 1/2" long. You'll notice I elected to leave the loading lever on too. You're probably thinking that it's absolutely useless at that length. But with a extension cheater bar on it, It works just fine. You'll also notice there's no latch. I took my inspiration for that directly from Coffinmakers guns.  I pinched the lug where the lever attaches, and it's not going anywhere.




I also put a little crown on the barrel, and put a brass blade sight on it.





So that's where the project is at right now. I will also be reworking the tail of the grip frame, to more closely look like the originals. As the project progresses, I'll post updates here.

Thanks to Coffinmaker for the inspiration on this one.
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The Cutting Edge / Re: Homemade screw knives
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 01:09:10 PM »
Howdy  Blkrvrbart,
Seems the two attachments have zero bytes, so no pictures to see (for me, anyway).  Try again?
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