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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2017, 03:43:05 pm »
I wish we has 'Like' buttons on this forum... so many cool guns in this thread! I've done a few snubbies strictly as a hobby. Started when a Buddy said, "I've got a couple Remingtons and would love to have one turned into a snubby..."

"As it happens," I said, "You know someone that can do that..." We jawed it over for awhile and he sent two 1858s, one for him and one for my by way of payment. This was the result, which I call Pug:


I had previously done over my Richards-Mason .38 Special from Cimarron- bobbed and re-crwned the barrel, cut the frame and brazed on new brass to form the birds-head. Maybe my favorite revolver- the Shopkeeper:


Someone on the internet saw some of my work and sent me an old 1851/.44 Pietta they had lying around 'just to see what I'd do with it.' I did this- modified barrel to reflect the style of original Avenging Angels but left it at 3-1/2", changed the profile of the grip to be closer to an 1848 Pocket and added a gated Kirst Konverter in .45 Colt. It's a sweet shooter I call The Outlaw-


Several other projects in the works, which I have been requested to keep y'all up to date on, so expect to see some more examples of my poor impulse control soon...  ;D

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2017, 03:51:02 pm »
Sweet!  I want one....no...two...
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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2017, 09:01:16 pm »

SUPER NICE WORK TINKER!!  Snubbies RULE!!

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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2017, 11:51:12 pm »
May I beg your indulgence for one more of mine ?  

they are like 'tater chip's can't have just one ....

Tinker  
I really like your 3-1/2" , I too reworked the Grip tail on this Pietta pictured .... your version's barrel profile is very cool.
Sadly mine , the one below, now fills another's holster.... unknown to me.
It was a gift to my late friend Texas Law Dog, where it might be now  :'(  I can't say

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Re: 1860 hideout/boot saloon gun
« Reply #44 on: September 06, 2017, 07:53:12 am »
Tinker  
I really like your 3-1/2" , I too reworked the Grip tail on this Pietta pictured .... your version's barrel profile is very cool.
Sadly mine , the one below, now fills another's holster.... unknown to me.
It was a gift to my late friend Texas Law Dog, where it might be now  :'(



Nice looking gun, Major! Yeah, they are kinda' like kids, aren't they?  You just let 'em go out into the world and hope for the best.

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #45 on: September 06, 2017, 11:32:05 pm »
I now know what I am going to do with my brass framed revolvers.... make snubbies!!!

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2017, 08:01:19 am »
Here is my 1860 Pietta with it's 3 1/2" barrel:

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #47 on: September 07, 2017, 11:31:35 am »
TORNADO

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #48 on: September 10, 2017, 05:53:38 am »
where can one pick up a birdshead grip frame for 51?

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Re: Show your Boot & Belly GUNS -- Formally "1860 hideout/boot saloon gun"
« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2017, 11:59:04 am »
Lord MacKenzie,

Depends (no .... not the diapers).  If your looking for Birds Head or Thunderer (there is some GREAT confusion) for Uberti 51s, you can often get pre-fitted (metal and wood) "sets" from VTI GUNPARTS and perhaps Cimarron.   If your looking for Pietta, you will probably have to trade for them.  I have not seen complete sets on offer.

When you try to buy, insure you ask for the correct item.  A "Birds Head" Gripset has a constant Radius to the Back Strap with no "hump."  A Thunderer Gripset begins at the top with a very prominent protrusion ala the original Colt Thunderer that provides a tasty rest for the web of the thumb.  There has been a great and very annoying tendency for folks to call the "Thunderer" a Birds Head.  They are quite different.  Where was I ......... oh yes ..... I rememberer ....... For the most part, Thunderer pattern grips for Pietta are on someone else's gun.  Trade and Barter.

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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.
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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
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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
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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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