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H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619

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  1. Thanks, Cholla. I'll be sending off the letter request come Tuesday. Now this of course, creates a conundrum. I have some full size model 3's Now I have this miniature pocket pistol version of one. Does this mean I have to find and obtain one of those pistols that is smaller than the 3, but larger than this pocket model, but still has basic same design? Variations on a theme can be fun.
  2. I have always thought that the Marlin was a handsome gun, and it seems to me that they, for the most part, have a reputation for being well made guns. The main reason why I have not had any in my collection is that I (mostly) shoot my shoulder guns left handed. Although, this past season, I did have occasion to borrow a modern made Cowboy 94 in .44 Magnum at a shoot, and the side eject did not bother me, nor did I get any hot gasses on my right wrist like I do with a Henry Big Boy. That has made me wonder if I'd like to get some someday. I have of course, long been aware of the early Marlin's being top breaks, but they are so rare, and usually so expensive, that I thought they were out of reach. Then I found this. So now... Well, maybe I'll have to find an 1881 to go with it. And a 39A. But... If I get the .22, that may lead me to to get a 94 and 36 for a true "matched set" of rifles. Oh, isn't collecting irksome!
  3. I found a very nice S&W pocket pistol today. I purchased it from a local gunsmith who said it's in almost like new condition from a mechanical standpoint. It looks like a scaled down version of the Model 3 DA, and is chambered in .32 S&W. (It's a 5 shot.) I believe it's a "Fourth Model" pocket pistol, and the serial number is in the 216xxx range. I plan to letter it, I know that will give me the best information, but I figured that maybe one or two of the pards here who know more about S&W's than I do can at least confirm what the model is before I send in a vague letter request. Here's a pic... The smith I got it from said he got it from someone who inherited it from his grandfather who didn't want it, or even know what it was. He doesn't think it's been fired in decades, and probably not much at all in general. It apparently has been sitting in a drawer for a very long time. Is my guess at it being a Fourth Model close to the mark? FWIW, the gunsmith has done a lot of work for me over the years. Most recently he converted a .32RF Rolling Block to centerfire, for example. If you are looking for a gunsmith here in New England who can do good work on old guns like we shoot, I recommend him. https://www.rustbluing.com/ Is his website.
  4. Okay. It's got a 20" barrel, but letters as a 24" and the rear sight has been filed away, just the dovetail is there. It does look like it might have had a tang sight at one time, but I don't know. Bore is okay, but not pristine. (Comparable to my original 73 in fact.) Function is flawless. I think it was well worth the price. This more or less "completes" my SASS .32-20 collection, and gives me my first Marlin.
  5. I'd always thought that if I ever found a Marlin 1888, the top eject Marlin, for a reasonable price, I'd grab it. Happy to say I found one in excellent condition, chambered in .32-20, which is probably why the price was so reasonable. The action is butter smooth, although that nub in the tigger guard will take some getting used to. I have to say, profile wise, it looks pretty much the same as the side eject Marlins. I wonder what inspired them to make the change in the first place. Scopes weren't yet a thing, especially in pistol caliber rifles. Oh well, I'm glad to add this to the collection.
  6. In all seriousness, I have wondered about how this could be done. Let's think about it for a moment. If you get "style points" for using a Henry, you should also get them for using a Spencer. Or perhaps for anything other than a 73, 66, 92 or Marlin. That is to say, any gun that is more unusual or not so practical for the game? What about pistols? Anything other than an SAA or a Ruger? But what if you use a Buntline or a Sheriff's model. Or one of each? What if your otherwise standard SAA is gold plated? That's pretty stylin', no matter how you slice it? A hammered double or an 87 has more style points than any other type of shotgun. But does a hammerless double have more than style points than a 97? Does a Parker have more style points than generic modern made SxS? And that's just guns... In other words, style points can be a very subjective thing that would be extremely difficult to quantify. Are the examples of things I mentioned even style pointy to begin with? I think when all is said and done, if a particular shooter can say, "Hey, isn't my stuff wicked cool today?" then he's got style points, whatever that means.
  7. When a place will let you use them (They are not actually SASS Legal) you can't get more style points than with these. But unlike in the picture, it's impossible to shoot them gunfighter style. (Pic from about a year and a half ago, just after I finished Chemo.
  8. Hey, if you want STYLE points, shoot a Genuine GI Spencer! I take mine out about once a year. I get a lot of oohs and aahs, and finish dead last. But it's funner than anything!
  9. Spacer stick eliminates the need for a hop. I grab mine right under where the stick will be after the 10th round is fired. Eh, mine's a .44-40. No blowback. Although I do usually shoot smokeless. Granted, I am a bottom third shooter, but I don't find the Henry any slower than my 66 or my 73.
  10. This has been a common idea on this thread. Can someone explain why this is so? It has the same action as the 66 and 73, so I'd assume for the speed is everything crowd it could be short stroked/slicked up in the same way. What am I missing here?
  11. Yeah, that does make sense. A desirable caliber would command a higher price. That's only logical. I'm just surprised at how MUCH it seems to have with regard to .32-20 stuff. Hey, I guess that just means those who like the caliber are lucky.
  12. Another "interesting" aspect of .32-20 is how "vintage" guns chambered for this caliber, be they Winchesters, Colts, or Marlins seem to cost a lot less money that comparable ones in the larger calibers. I got a pair of Bisleys in pretty good shape for less that what I've seen people asking for 1 in .44-40 or .45 Colt. Go figure.
  13. Yeah.. I've seen that. Much more "accurate" than my modified Henry idea, but every time this gun comes up, I find myself thinking it shoulda been in .38 S&W. Or maybe .41 Short Colt. Or even .44 Russian
  14. Those remind me of an SA only version of the 1877 Lightning. I kinda like 'em.
  15. I don't know why people think you can't shoot smokeless in the Magtechs with no modifications. I've been doing it for years with no problems.
  16. I'd love to have one with a 12" barrel, short as possible short stroke, really slick action, the lever loop shortened to a single finger sized circular ring, and a pistol grip. I'd call it my Henry Volcanic Pistol.
  17. I do shoot it a couple of times a year, and am thinking I'd like to do so more, cuz some of my guns are really cool in the caliber. Winchester 73 Winchester 92 Colt Lightning Colt SAA 1st Gen antique that letters as a .44-40. No idea when it was changed. Colt SAA 3rd Gen Pair of Colt Bisleys, one nickel, one blue. I figure if I have more guns to rotate through, I'll shoot the caliber more often,
  18. Nice info! Thank you everyone. It occurs to me that I should have mentioned that, other than a Ruger, I can't buy a new revolver in this caliber. I live in Massachusetts and the SAA, and it's copies, are not legal for sale here. They are deemed to be an unsafe design. For real Colts, I'm limited to 1st or 2nd Generation ones, which are C&R.
  19. I don't have one made by Henry Repeating Arms, just an Uberti, so I can only offer generic comments. Shooting one is not all that different from a 66 or a 73. If you've got the spacer stick, no need to hop, and then no difference at all. (Well, except maybe for where you hold your forehand.) Fun guns all around. Generically, I have read that HRA guns are well made, and for the price, their original Henry pretty much has to be! If you have a line on one, I'd say go for it,
  20. Okay, here's what I have been able to determine so far, limiting to SASS Legal guns... Revolvers made in .32-20 Colt SAA Colt Bisley Ruger Vaquero Ruger Blackhawk. Revolvers NOT made in .32-20 S&W Model 3 Remington 1875/1890 Colt New Frontier Uberti/Pieta replicas of anything. Revolver supposedly made in .32-20 Replica of Remington 1858 "converted" to this caliber. Taylors advertised it years ago. I've never seen one, nor do I know anyone who has, so it is conjectural. Rifles made in .32-20 Winchester 73 Winchester 92 Marlin 1888 Marlin 1894 Colt Lightning Rifles NOT made in .32-20 Colt Burgess Rifles that I just don't know about... Anybody else who made rifles back in the day. Any replicas currently made. Okay, I ask this because I like the cartridge, and I am considering expanding my collection of things in the caliber. So anyway, I thought I'd ask, is my information about who did and did not make things in the caliber correct? Also, are their any replicas on the market that I am unaware of? I've never been a Marlin guy, but that's the first place I am considering to go for expansion. For revolvers, at least SASS Legal ones, there doesn't seem to be anything beyond the Colt and Ruger. There is also the Marlin 27 pump, but since it's only got a 7 round magazine, I probably won't go that way. Any info anyone has would be appreciated.
  21. Just out of curiosity, has anyone any experience with the Uberti made 94's? How is the quality? How do they compare to a real Winchester?
  22. Maybe, that's not an answer. Can you enlighten those of us who are unaware of the distinction?
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