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Adolph Vancinghand, SASS #28923

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About Adolph Vancinghand, SASS #28923

  • Birthday 05/06/1959

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    Coleman County, TX
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    Ranching, hunting, shooting, wildlife management

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  1. Old school cool, without a doubt. As far as whether to shoot it or not, I figure that art is for hanging on the wall. If something has rifling, it deserves to be shot! "Ad"
  2. I've owned (and shot) Pythons since the '70s, with as many as three in the stable at any one time. Like most things (and most of us), they have their good points and their bad. Take the bad first: The factory walnut stocks are a horror with heavy loads (and not much better with lighter stuff, IMO). Built on the old "O" frame, the action is, as Hamilton Bowen described it, "a Gordian knot of subtle complexity for the uninitiated" . That includes me and 99+% of other gun monkeys. Now, the good: I've never seen a Python that didn't shoot like a champ. Maybe the last ones off the line were different; my old ones were wickedly accurate. My "youngster" (the 8" that I recently sold) would wear out a 10" swinger at 100 yards so long as I did my part. My remaining Python was tuned by the late Fred Sadowski of 300 Gunsmith Service in Denver (who, with the late Reeves Jungkind of Texas were acknowledged Masters with the Python action). Stacking is almost NON-EXISTENT and the entire DA stroke is like butter. This wheelgun now wears a 5" slab-side bull barrel instead of its original 4" tube. Cremation may prevent it being buried with me... Enjoy your "Snake" for the fine wheelgun it likely is. "Ad"
  3. I’ve been asked about how well this little rig shoots…and that’s a fair question! This afternoon I carried her down to the barn for some documentation. Below is the result of squeezing off 15 rounds of .357 158 grains at 55 yards. The group measures 2 3/8” x 2” CTC. Moving out to 100 yards, the old gal rang my 8” swinger with monotonous regularity. Shooters without my grey hair, trifocals and muscle tremors can expect even better. This was a deer and hog whacker back in the ‘80s…and it doesn’t appear much has changed as far as she’s concerned. "Ad"
  4. 1980’s vintage 8” Colt Python blue with ‘70s vintage Leupold 2x in Leupold rings. Light turn ring on cylinder; minor blue wear at muzzle. Hogue grips. Colt Pachmayr grips included along with a Bianchi 111 Cyclone crossdraw holster. Revolver is 90+%; scope has several light ring marks as befits its age and service. Lenses are scratch free; the combo is just as accurate today as when I assembled it in the ‘80s. I’m beginning to reduce my inventory and it’s time that this stylish, accurate and FUN piece finds a new home with someone who’ll use it. $2300 plus actual S&I to your FFL. PM with questions.
  5. In the "auto" category, it's my Series 70 Gold Cup (rebuilt by Frank Glenn, CCH by Turnbull). Mammoth ivory grip panels. In the DA revolver category, it's my '70s vintage Smith 25 .45 Colt with Herret stocks. In the SA revolver category, it's my Ruger/Bowen Nimrod in .45 Colt. French walnut stocks by the great Roy Fishpaw himself. "Ad"
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