Author Topic: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"  (Read 52175 times)

Offline Smokey Dave

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #75 on: September 02, 2019, 01:36:17 pm »
Thanks Coffinmaker, appreciate it!

I really like the snubbies. I've made a couple now.

Is it just me, or does everyone have to resist the urge to cut the barrels off these guns? Sometimes resistance is futile....
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #76 on: September 02, 2019, 08:38:51 pm »

 :D  Dave ......

Nah.  Not quite everybody.  Just us "Adventurous" types that can't leave anything the way "they" originally made it.  Ya know, some of us just never saw a barrel too short.  I personally never saw a CAS gun I thought wouldn't look a lot better ..... modified.  Changed to the way I like it   ::)

Then When folks like Myself and Tinker inspire "others" to pick up their tools and play ..... Wowzers.  I really enjoy seeing others emulate what I do.  Then there's Tinker's stuff ....... SHAZAMM    :o

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #77 on: September 03, 2019, 09:35:17 am »
Yessir Coffinmaker, you are correct. This ain't for everybody. Every time I shorten up a pistol, I take heat for it. But I just say, to each their own, and keep on going.


Here's a little Euroarms Navy I chopped off a while back. I took a lot of flack on this one. It was a pretty nice stock pistol when I started. It lives with someone else now.




Keep on choppin!!
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #78 on: September 03, 2019, 07:26:18 pm »
Don?t guess this truly qualifies but it certainly is a boot & belly gun and at some time in its existence it?s barrel was cut down and these Smiths do go back aways. And it sure is pretty.
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #79 on: September 10, 2019, 12:08:54 pm »
My entry to the lineup:  My 3" Avenging Angel in .45/Colt/Schofield.



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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2019, 12:58:43 pm »
I won one of these in .45 at the NE Regional in Thurmont years ago. The best grip design ever. They look sooo good too. Thought about getting a second but never did. Love your Avenging Angel conversion TL.
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #81 on: September 10, 2019, 02:36:05 pm »
Quite fond of my Cimarron Lightning in .38 Long Colt.
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #82 on: September 10, 2019, 06:53:24 pm »
Sweet!  Both of them.  I had a Cimarron Thunderer in .44 WCF for a bit.  I really liked it, but all my other pistols were .45!  If I had it in .45, I may have kept it!  I did a Cowboy Chronicle Article on it about three or four years ago.  One of the 3/4 frame sized Lightening in .38 would be gnarly also!
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #83 on: September 10, 2019, 09:12:05 pm »
One of the 3/4 frame sized Lightening in .38 would be gnarly also!

Sweetest shootin' little gun I own. I've been thinking about it as a carry gun, and trading in the .380.
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