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H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619

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  1. I like this one.   

     

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    The safety is kinda silly, but it was my Dad's.  Plus, it looks more like a Remington than a lot of the currently made ones.

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  2. 15 minutes ago, Dogmeat Dad, SASS #48563L said:

    We thought about that, but there are issues.  Not all of the Cowboys are familiar with AR's and Glocks,

     

    Is that really an issue?  We are shootists after all.    I mean, I don't have a Glock, but I do have many other autoloading pistols, and I am sure I could handle one safely.  And I do have an AR.  I can't be the only Cowboy shooter who also has modern guns in his collection.

    That said, I can believe the cops not being firearms enthusiasts.  

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  3. 48 minutes ago, Badlands Bob #61228 said:

    In the States, the police duty rifle would commonly be an AR-15, which doesn't like lead bullets and punches holes in our steel targets.  A way around the AR-15 is to give them the option of shooting a Cowboy provided rifle/ammo or letting them substitute the rifle for a 10 round magazine for their pistol.  

     

    So make it "Old School" cops where they use DA revolvers, pump shotguns and...  Tommy Guns!

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  4. 1 hour ago, Assassin said:

    3-1/2 years and I'm done. I'll still keep my part time gig, Haven't shot in 3 months, which is a long time for me, I'm burned out on repetitious 10-10-4 drag race stages. Might break out my Frontiersman guns.

     

    I'll never be a top speed shooter.   I concentrate on trying for a clean match, and using different guns depending on my mood that particular weekend.   This week it's the Bisley's.  Next week it's the Mare's Legs (If allowed by local club)  Week after that, it's the regular Colts.   Then it's the Buntline paired with the Sheriff's model, or maybe 2 sheriffs.   Gotta take out the Big Iron at least once a year.   Or the Spencer.   Walker and Dragoon combo is always fun.  Maybe I won't use a Lightning one particular week and use one of my lever guns.  Gotta take the Parker out once in a blue moon instead of the trusty 97.   The 87 needs to be shot on occasion as well.   Maybe the Nagants deserve a turn.

    I just have fun playing with my toys.

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  5. 11 hours ago, Hendo said:

     

    Isn't that what they call a Pike category? 

    Nah, it's what they called "Wild Bunch" before SASS came up with the SASS rules for Wild Bunch.

     

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  6. 9 hours ago, Chuckwagon McTaggart said:

    I'd call it pointless.  IMHO, the main reason for not having the ejector is because the barrel is too short to mount it.  If you want the long barrel, why not have the ejector?

     

    No ejector with proper frame = Sheriff's model, regardless of barrel length.
    Sheriff's Model = C&R

    C&R = Exempt from stupid laws in Massachusetts that say, among other things, you can't buy a new SAA in this state cuz it's not a safe design.

    Conclusion:  It's just about the only way I can get a new "Buntline like" Colt in .45.

  7. As to why I "want" this, Sheriff's models, in .44 or .45, are all C&R.   The odds of me finding another Buntline, in .45, that I can purchase in Massachusetts, are remote.  But if I could find a .45 Sheriff, that I can buy.  I can then drive down to Hartford and say, "Please put a 12" barrel on this."  Maybe.   I dunno.  Used Sheriff's are getting more expensive every day, and ordering a new one from the Custom Shop is STUPID expensive.   And as much as I "want" one, I don't really need it.

     

    Much contemplation is in order going forward.

  8. Believe it or not, "Sheriff's Model" does not mean short barrel, it means no ejector.   The frame is slightly different from a "normal" SAA, and there's really no way you could put an ejector on it.

    Now, I have also see pictures of collections Sheriff's models, usually commemoratives of something that have pistols with a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 inch barrel.   Kinda cool looking, but out of my price range.

    That being said, if you could obtain, a Sheriff's model frame and put a 12" barrel on it, what you call it?   A Buntline Sheriff's Model, or a Sheriff's Buntline?  I am actually considering trying to figure out how to get such a beast without spending stupid amounts of cash.   :)

  9. 2 hours ago, Dark Horse Charlie said:

    Very nice. I saw that on the other thread and that's what got the wheels spinning. Now I just have to find one.

     

    I don't see them very often in the gunshops.   I found this one on Gunbroker a few years ago.   It's pretty easy to find conversion cylinders online of that interests you.   A quick check shows that Taylor's has them in stock, but they don't seem to carry the pistol itself.

     

    They are enjoyable guns to shoot.  They fit the hand well and even though it looks odd, the hammer is very easy to cock.

    Good luck!

     

  10. A very interesting gun.   Like the 58 Remington, you can quick change the cylinders if you want to.   And, they are rather easy to cartridge convert.

     

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    The hammer is "strange" in some ways.  To me, it almost feels like you are pulling the hammer straight back and not rotating it back and downwards.

    The conversion is .45 Colt.  I have fired it a few times, but I've never used it in a match, yet.

  11. 2 hours ago, High Spade Mikey Wilson said:

    This is my favorite time of year! The problem is that as soon as New Year's is over the reality sets in that I still have 3 months to be bored until CAS season starts around here. :(

     

    I have never understood why, as soon as the Christmas season is over, it takes the winter season with it.   Winter is just getting started, but all of the non Christmas winter decorations disappear with the Christmas ones.   It's silly.

    Personally, I consider the "holiday season" to be mid October to Mid January.   But I observe each of the holidays in their own time.

    My brother's birthday

    Columbus Day.

    My birthday

    Halloween

    Veteran's Day

    Thanksgiving

    (And only AFTER the above are all passed do I do anything Christmasy)

    Christmas

    New Years

    Martin Luther King Day.  (The holiday to recover from "The Holidays.)   It is by this day that the last of the Christmas decorations are put away, but I will allow a few winter things to stay out through the end of February if I am so inclined.

     

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  12. On 11/29/2022 at 1:45 PM, Trailrider #896 said:

    I have a Hollyweird prop Lemat I used to make a holster for a customer some years ago.

     

    Define what is weird about it.    Is it actually converted to fire cartridges somehow?   If so, do you wanna sell it?  Or is it weird in some other non historical way?

    Pics would be nice.

  13. 2 hours ago, Buckshot Bob said:

     

    I got a whole case of those for Christmas last year.   The boxes came in a nice wooden crate.   Now all I need to do is either...

     

    1.  Go deer hunting.

    2.  Find a shoot (any game) where I need buckshot loads to use them at before I reload 'em for SASS use.  

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