Author Topic: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"  (Read 55980 times)

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I have high jacked this thread and made it a sticky to showcase your BELLY GUNS .... with do respect to  Queasy Dillo

BTW "if you posted your photo, from Photo Bucket and they pimped your photo for ransom...and replaced with the big ugly
notice to pay for hosting your photo's ...KNOW this , I will delete PHOTO BUCKETS big gray blotch, nothing personal about your post or cool belly gun...I just dislike Photo bucket pimping and high jacking the photo's ......  



This is possibly my longest-running project in the time I've been at school.  No particular prototype, though it does follow the lines of surplus Colts cut down to belly guns in the waning years of the 19th Century.  

The base gun is a 1860 Army model with what may be the smoothest single-action I've yet to encounter on an Italian copy.  The barrel has been cut back about as far as I care to go, and because I need an excuse to buy more guns chamber in .45 Colt, I got one of the more convoluted (but cooler-looking, I think) R&D drop-in cylinders.  The frame comes from a Cimarron Thunderer and, though not as easy a fit as some other parts, went together with the frame well enough.  

I can't remember if I've posted pictures before, but I made the grips by hand from scrapwood out of the shop...the colors really don't show up as well as I'd hoped in these pictures.  Viewed up close the grain is magnificent.  

There is no front sight, nor will there likely ever be.  As I figure this one's probably limited in utility to shooting minute-of-cardsharp at ranges of barroom or less.  Presumably, it can also be used for generating large fireballs when shooting after dark.

I have plans to do similar to an 1851 at some point, though I'd like to try one of the Kirst gated cylinders on that project.  But - another gun, another time.  









Still not that great a picture, but...grips.



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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 08:09:45 pm »
Nice job on the grips!  I've used Thunderer grips on '51 conversions and like the look.

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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 08:34:02 pm »
Most people haven't been sure what to make of birdsheads at first brush.  They're either cool or ugly, depending, but once they pick up a gun so outfitted they tend to change opinions.   ;D

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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 07:14:08 am »
That is a really cool gun.  ;D
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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 06:40:16 pm »
Didn't Work.  Oh well.

I've built 6 "sets" of guns with 3" or 3 1/4" barrels.  With sights.  Shoot em in CAS Gunfighter.  Some with Cartridge Cylinders, some straight Cap Guns.  Super FUN!!

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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2016, 09:16:18 pm »
I'll  play  ;)
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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2016, 09:22:47 pm »
Gary Barnes  (Hoof Harted)  fine 1860 w/ an R&D
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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2016, 09:29:26 pm »
This one was the late James Coburn's gun in his roll as Porter Rockwell in  "The Avenging Angel"
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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2016, 09:38:25 pm »
May I beg your indulgence for one more of mine ?  

they are like 'tater chip's can't have just one ....
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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2016, 01:57:54 pm »
I need a holster.  Haven't decided between a shoulder rig and a huckleberry, though.

Decisions, decisions...
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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2016, 06:12:41 pm »
Nice Job Dillo!

There you go Mike .... here are 2 of your Beauties  :) M2

Ohhh Coffin - that is sooooooo cooooool leaving the little loading lever stubs on!!!!!!!!

Nice ones, Major2 - did you supply Coburn's for the movie?  \hey wait, deceased? when did that happen? I'm not getting my memos...

Qball & Dillo - Shoulder Rig. Definitely. Perhaps a skeleton clippy thingy.

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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2016, 06:56:03 pm »
Yes Sir ,  and Mr Coburn passed in 2002  :(

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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2016, 08:23:32 pm »
Yes Sir ,  and Mr Coburn passed in 2002  :(

Wowsers. I am outta the loop .

But hey I am rubbing electrons with famous people who knew/worked with/were yelled at by/  famous people!

and I love those snubbies.

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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2016, 09:12:50 pm »
Professor Marvelous,

I do thank you for the complement sir.  I do like it when there is appreciation of my work.

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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2016, 06:11:38 am »
Queasy Dillo

here was my version of a shoulder holster


And with your indulgence ( not wishing to hijack your thread )
and given credit to you and others where credit is do ... :)


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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2016, 06:17:33 am »
Here is a Remington by Bluesman
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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2016, 06:22:57 am »
And a Richard & Mason by Johnny McCrae   ( Length just under 4" )
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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2016, 06:30:43 am »
And this one was made by and belonged to 40Rod I believe ( it was stolen as I recall him saying  :(
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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2016, 10:37:16 am »
I'm liking the holster, Major.  Got that short-and-to-the-point look about it.   8)
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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2016, 01:48:20 pm »
I'm liking the holster, Major.  Got that short-and-to-the-point look about it.   8)

whats really comfortable about it is it slings over the off shoulder ....it does not butterfly back or constrain the your chest
It is adj. for a higher carry if you wish....

I've made several , that particular one is for a 3 1/2" store keeper
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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2016, 05:18:04 pm »
Those are all super , guess I'll have to start making one. Darn  ;D ;) :D

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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2016, 10:36:07 am »
Smokin .........

Got it done yet  ::)   ;D

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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2016, 11:09:42 am »
Y'all are having too much FUN! I have a Pietta 60 that is going to get CUT!

I have an extra 51 Navy grip frame and a Tru-Ivory grip kit that I will put on the piece.

Summer project here we come !!!!!

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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2016, 11:18:09 am »
Major: you got yourself a nice Centaure Civilian model belly gun.
The one with the stag grips is from Belgium originally ... before someone cut the barrel and fitted a Navy type grip frame.
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Here are the latest from the skillful talents of Coffin-maker
Note: the RD cylinders
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