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Re: A new project, the Indy gun
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2018, 06:10:38 am »
Please tell me it's not for a 5" N Frame...........whimper
It doesn't appear to be. It looks like a 6" I'll let you know for sure this weekend when I finally pick up the K-38
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Re: A new project, the Indy gun
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2018, 02:30:21 pm »
Back to the Indy Project Gun...

I have seen the barrel band on some of Elmer Kieth's pistols also

can anyone explain the "why" of the barrel band/front sight?

was /is it an expediant for easily mounting a front sight on a chopped barrel?

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Re: A new project, the Indy gun
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2018, 07:14:31 pm »
I can't speak for Elmer, but for me, I just like the looks of it.
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Re: A new project, the Indy gun
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2018, 01:23:38 am »
I see from the web photos that King's and others offered barrel band front sights on pistols, which apparently originated on
big game and military rifles rifles  ....

I can see they would be he77 for stought, and also offer some further canvas for artistic endevours:







I am currently fussing with a few of these I just picked up, turning them into lightweight shrouds for my Dan Wesson.
A band around the front sight might just be the ticket for a littel "issue" i have...



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Re: A new project, the Indy gun
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2018, 10:18:20 am »
Those are beautiful! I was really fortunate to discover that surplus Mauser rifle barrel bands are almost exactly [within a few thousandths] of the diameter I needed. So now, next week when i get home, I will start the process of lowering the squared portion cut down to accept a proper looking front sight. Please keep us posted on your progress with the DW!
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Re: A new project, the Indy gun
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Re: A new project, the Indy gun
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2018, 03:25:58 pm »
I finally got it home. If it weren't for the target grips, it would fit nicely in the presentation case.

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Re: A new project, the Indy gun
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2018, 07:28:38 pm »
Pit, it couldn't fit better! Congrats!
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