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Offline Smokey Dave

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Shortened 72' Open Top
« on: August 23, 2019, 02:12:19 pm »
Hey Fellas!

Just thought I'd share my latest project with ya's. It started life as a 7 1/2" Open Top in .45 Colt. I have two of these beauties, so I thought a little modifying on one was on order, just to make em' different. So I got out the hacksaw and did a little surgery.




I took 3" off, which put the length at 4 1/2", just past the ejector housing. It really perked this gun up! Much more lively in the hand now. All it needed was a new front sight. So I fabricated and installed one today. I think she's a winner now.

Thanks for looking. Hope you enjoy!

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Re: Shortened 72' Open Top
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 10:04:55 am »

Most Excellent there Dave   :D

Some Lustrum(s) ago I decided my Open Top(s) were simply too long.  The guns pointed well but were a mite slow out of the leather.  I did the same thing.  Whacked 'em off at the Ejector as you did.  Balance is much much better with the shorter barrels.  Way Cool Job!!

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Re: Shortened 72' Open Top
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 04:46:37 pm »
I've got one of the 5" ones in .44 Colt.  A lively and spinnable revolver.
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Shortened 72' Open Top
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 04:07:17 pm »
Thank you for the kindly comments fellas.

I have two of these pistols, and now I'm trying to decide of I want to shorten the other one too. I like the look and feel of the long barrel, but this little'n is just so lively now!
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Re: Shortened 72' Open Top
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2019, 08:33:18 pm »
I bought an extra barrel and shortened it to 3.5" Surprisingly accurate and have been known to carry it concealed.

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Re: Shortened 72' Open Top
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2019, 10:50:00 pm »
That's a nice one Zeke! Perfect little Pocket Howitzer!
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Re: Shortened 72' Open Top
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2019, 12:02:12 am »
Nice guns.  Concealed carry, eh?  Hmm.  Looking at it, I'm thinking someone needs to come up with a laser sight that could mount in the groove where the ejector was.  :D

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Re: Shortened 72' Open Top
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2019, 01:32:15 pm »

Smokey Dave   :D

If ya don't cut tother one to match ..... YER A DASEY  ::) ;D

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Re: Shortened 72' Open Top
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2019, 06:25:24 pm »
Smokey Dave   :D

If ya don't cut tother one to match ..... YER A DASEY  ::) ;D

I'll be gettin the hack saw out tomorrow Coffinmaker!  8)
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Re: Shortened 72' Open Top
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2019, 07:04:41 pm »
TOO KOOL    ;D

Edit: by request ...I added Mikes two guns for your review ..Major
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Re: Shortened 72' Open Top
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2019, 09:47:12 pm »
Hey Coffinmaker, what do ya do with all those little barrel nubs?  Seems like you could make 'em into some sort of sculpture or something?

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Re: Shortened 72' Open Top
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2019, 10:35:57 pm »
Yup, ya could call it "nubby" .  .  .  ::)


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Re: Shortened 72' Open Top
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2019, 10:46:46 am »
Yup, ya could call it "nubby" .  .  .  ::)


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