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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #50 on: September 11, 2017, 02:15:35 pm »
Here is my 1860 Pietta with it's 3 1/2" barrel:
Tornado...where is the barrel wedge??
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #51 on: January 13, 2018, 02:37:56 pm »
Originally posted by Tinker Pearce ( his handy work )

This started life as an unfinished kit-gun that was missing the locking-bolt. It's an 1849 replica, probably an ASM, but it had no marks, no proofs, nothing. I decided it needed to be a .22. I cut the barrel and reshaped it to resemble the 'Avenging Angel' style of gun- though this one is more of an 'Irritable Cherub...'  I sleeved the barrel with rifled barrel-liner and cut a forcing-cone, then turned down the back of the cylinder, bored it through and sleeved the chambers.

I had to modify a locking bolt from an Uberti, but eventually it worked out. The breech-plate is half-hard 5160 spring steel with a loading port cut in one side. I want to mount a rebounding firing pin, but there's not a lot of room...

I'd set this one aside for a few months, but now I really want to get it done.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 02:40:40 pm by Major 2 »
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2018, 02:47:16 pm »
While I'm here I'll post my new toy....

Began as a 31 Caliber cap & ball
Steel Liner and Chambered in 22 CB Short

Grips are Faux Ivory ( both sides cut and shaped from a spare single SAA panel )

Grips were replaced with American Holly
« Last Edit: May 08, 2019, 01:37:34 pm by Major 2 »
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #53 on: January 13, 2018, 03:32:08 pm »
Nice popper !,,,DT

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #54 on: January 13, 2018, 09:02:50 pm »
While I'm here I'll post my new toy....

Began as a 31 Caliber cap & ball
Steel Liner and Chambered in 22 CB Short

Grips are Faux Ivory ( both sides cut and shaped from a spare single SAA panel )  



Neat!

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #55 on: January 13, 2018, 09:29:50 pm »
This was the first gun I made from scratch in my shop. Made from mild steel and 5160 spring-steel with a rifled barrel-liner. In .45 ACP/.45 Cowboy Special. I originally intended to round the gun off considerably, but after test-firing I decided I really shouldn't take any more weight off the gun. At 22 ounces it's, uh, 'exciting' to shoot with full-power .45 ACP.  I've put a few hundred rounds through it, and still shoot it occasionally.



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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #56 on: January 13, 2018, 10:43:27 pm »
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 ... :)




Major,

I just found this and wanted to know if you could make another to fit my pistol.  I've had three other "leather smiths" botch up holsters for me and all I want is something simple like yours.

You can message me or answer on this topic.

Thanks.

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2018, 05:56:02 am »
4T ..I am honored you like my design and would wish one ....

 Sadly arthritis in my hand precluded hand sewing much anymore.... I don't have a machine.
Here what we can do... I have the pattern for my Shopkeeper SAA
I can send that and perhaps someone local would sew it for you   :-\

BTW it is  cross strap design , no buckles or constraining 2nd chest strap
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 04:06:19 am by Major 2 »
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #58 on: January 14, 2018, 11:25:06 am »
4T ..I am honored you like my design and would wish one ....

 Sadly arthritis in my hand precluded hand sewing much anymore.... I don't have machine.
Here what we came do... I have the pattern for my Shopkeeper SAA
I can send that and perhaps someone local would sew it for you   :-\

BTW it is  cross strap design , no buckles or constraining 2nd chest strap




I'll take it.  Thanks.  Just a simple pouch with a minimum of leather and no buckles is exactly what I'm looking for.

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #59 on: January 14, 2018, 05:57:40 pm »
Here is my little shooter, NAA 22 C&B revolver.

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #60 on: January 14, 2018, 07:44:55 pm »
Major2 posted this in-progress, but I finished it this afternoon so I thought I'd share- Here's the gun as I first saw it-


- and here's the finished .22 Conversion. It's a true five-shooter as you can rest the firing pin safely between case heads.



This isn't the final blueing; I did 90% of the prep then cold-blued so I can test it on the range. If everything works out I'll do a proper finish.

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #61 on: January 15, 2018, 04:14:57 am »
Tinker both your guns are fine additions to this thread....
thanks for sharing....

The handmade 45 derringer is Menacingly cool !  :)
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #62 on: January 15, 2018, 08:54:30 pm »
Major 2,  If you could spare a second copy of the pattern I would like to have a copy. Would be willing to compensate you for your trouble.  I have an Uberti OT in .44 SpL with a barrel cut down to 3 3/8 inches that sure would look good in a shoulder rig like that.
Thank you for the consideration.

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2018, 04:18:28 am »
BR...I could, but there's no address

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2018, 09:20:19 pm »
M2,  Sorry about that. In my old age a lot of things slip my mind (what's left of it) these days. I do appreciate your efforts.

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #65 on: March 17, 2018, 06:42:37 pm »
New Avenging Angel- this one lined and chambered for .38 S&W (I already load it for other guns.)


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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2018, 07:26:13 pm »
Very nice Tinker , you are talented and dedicated ! ,,,DT

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Coffin Maker has produced another pair of COOL snubbies....
This time from Pietta's Dance Brothers 44's  

More photo's and a review may be seen in the GUN REVIEW BB   http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/board,32.0.html



« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 12:56:06 am by Major 2 »
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #68 on: August 12, 2018, 11:35:12 pm »
Coffin Maker has produced another pair of COOL snubbies....
This time from Pietta's Dance Brothers 44's  

More photo's and a review may be seen in the GUN REVIEW BB   http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/board,32.0.html

Beautiful!


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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #69 on: January 23, 2019, 01:52:26 pm »
Just finished this one- a long-cylinder conversion in .38 S&W.  It's a mish-mash of features from Confederate Colt knock-offs, with a custom grip-frame loosely inspired by European revolvers that found their way into the hands of the Confederacy. Curly Maple grips. The barrel is copied from a surviving 'Avenging Angel,' which of course has nothing to do with the South or the Confederacy.)

I thought about calling it the 'Confederate Angel' but that just wasn't working for me. Then as I was finishing it the name 'Southern Comfort' occurred to me, and it stuck.

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #70 on: January 23, 2019, 06:58:53 pm »
Did you machine the backstrap ? ...it is really unique ...I like it
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #71 on: January 23, 2019, 08:44:37 pm »
Did you machine the backstrap ? ...it is really unique ...I like it

Thank you! Yes, I made that. It was made in two pieces, the part that attaches to the frame by the mamer, and a separate piece that forms the backstrap. These two pieces were silver-soldered together, then a screw was run in and cut off, further securing the two pieces. Now I am thinking about how to do a trigger-guard/frontstrap replacement with a spur-trigger.

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #72 on: January 25, 2019, 04:00:29 pm »
My Dear Tinker,

I am absolutely enamoured with the back strap. Can you possibly post photos without the grip?
I am struggling with “how to “ create the top part that screws into the frame...

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #73 on: September 01, 2019, 06:10:33 pm »
Hey Fellas. Thought I'd join in the fun with a picture of my newest Belly Gun. It started life as a .44 caliber Navy with a 7 1/2" barrel. I robbed some parts from it to finish one of my other projects, so I decided to make this one into a shorty. I crowned the muzzle, installed a new front sight and sculpted the loading lever attachment area. I may still re-shape the butt on it.




I haven't fired it yet, but it should be a good shooter. It has a really nice trigger pull and I installed a cap rake. Hopefully I'll get to burn some powder in it soon.
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #74 on: September 02, 2019, 12:39:33 pm »

That latest from Tinker is just TOO KEWEL FER SKULE!!  Making the frame a "flat side" like the Dance & Bros. is a real compliment to the Grip Frame/Back Strap.  Absolutely Outstanding.

SMOKEY DAVE is putting up a really nice Navy Pattern Snubbie also.  Really Nice.

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