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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.
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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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If you need anything else just let me know.
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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



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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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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.




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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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