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I really like this one from Dixie, but want the authenticity of the .36 - http://www.dixiegunworks.com/new-flyer.pdf

 

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I really like this one from Dixie, but want the authenticity of the .36 - http://www.dixiegunworks.com/new-flyer.pdf

 

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Shameless, are you trying to start some crap here or what??? :rolleyes:/> :lol:/>

 

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These cut-down guns with bird's head grip aren't very "authentic," BUT if you want a similar gun in the original .36 caliber, rather than Dixie's .44 caliber offering, you might post a "WTB" (want to buy) ad over in the Wire Classifieds forum. Someone may have one to sell at a good price. Can't hurt to try. I'd be careful of a used brass-frame gun, though, since those frames will stretch and the gun will get sloppy if it's been repeatedly fired with heavy bp loads, or (worse yet) duplex loads of bp/smokless.

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Those are very nice, even tho Colt never made one.

Saw one given as a prize at 2012 Winter range.

No 36 is being sold in the USA -- hasn't been for years.

Dixie has none in stock.

I tried to buy 2 of them yesterday.

--DAwg

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Just received their catalog the other day, had a couple of sales flyers inside as well, and this was the first thing I saw when I pulled the flyers out. C-uute! :wub: A pair o' them'd make some nice hide-outs, (if I was in funds :mellow:).

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Orrin Porter Rockwell allegedly made one, or had one made, from an 1860 Colt Army bobbed back to around two and a quarter inches. Because he was allegedly a member of the alleged "Avenging Angels"...aka"Danites"... of early Mormon legend, the gun became known as an "Avenging Angel". Could have been called a "Danny Boy" but wouldn't have sounded as fierce.

 

It has been alleged that a few more might have been made by or for some of his alleged companions and alleged friends, but there haven't been many actual verified examples turn up and I don't know of any on anything but the 1860 .44 Army revolver. I also know of only one example, allegedly owned by Bill Hickman, an alleged friend and compatriot of Rockwell (and a shirt-tale ancestor of mine...allegedly) that had a front sight added to the shortened barrel.

 

There was also one alleged to have been made earlier from a Colt's Dragoon revolver.

 

One of my multi-great grandfathers of the time had an English six shot pepperbox of .33 caliber with a spare barrel cluster. A Knurled center pin / screw held it together and It was carried in a double holster that consisted of two pouches for the barrel clusters and a flap to close it all up so nothing would fall out. It had an attached leather belt with double D rings to adjust the length.

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Ok maybe not with the bird head grip. I am still in dream mode, not even save up mode yet. And no I am not making trouble. Sheesh we all got enough o that.

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Feast yer eyes on this display of actual 19th century snubbies.

 

19th century snubbies

 

--Dawg

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Ok maybe not with the bird head grip. I am still in dream mode, not even save up mode yet. And no I am not making trouble. Sheesh we all got enough o that.

Just teasing you :) You said "authentic" and I thought you were pulling our collective leg, because the dixie gun is not authentic in a number of ways. Then I re-read your topic post and I see that you meant the authentic .36 caliber. :blush: I really like the 1851's too.

 

I'll iterate the warning though, regarding a used gun with a brass frame being susceptible to being stretched out due to repeated firing under heavy black powder or duplex loads. That kind of damage can't be fixed; the gun is ruined and it's usually difficult to know with just pictures.

Cheers,

Cat

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Feast yer eyes on this display of actual 19th century snubbies.

 

19th century snubbies

 

--Dawg

 

 

 

NICE!!!

 

 

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Just teasing you :)/> You said "authentic" and I thought you were pulling our collective leg, because the dixie gun is not authentic in a number of ways. Then I re-read your topic post and I see that you meant the authentic .36 caliber. :blush:/> I really like the 1851's too.

 

I'll iterate the warning though, regarding a used gun with a brass frame being susceptible to being stretched out due to repeated firing under heavy black powder or duplex loads. That kind of damage can't be fixed; the gun is ruined and it's usually difficult to know with just pictures.

Cheers,

Cat

 

My early Sass sensae warned me to stay away from brass frames when I first started. He used to reload for me cause I did not know how. Know I reload for him cause he don't have his reload man cave set up at his new abode.

 

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cool. Just unnerstan yer gonna trade velocity fer fire out the muzzle when ya chop a coal burner that short. I would want me a nice coin sight though.....

Might be impressive for a "night shoot" tho'!

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AJ, an old Spanish half real is getting a bit pricey now days!

 

I used half a "Dos Pesos" Mex. coin circa 1945 for my 1861 pocket Navy's front sight. I had bought the coin at auction for scrap value when gold was like $800 or less. I guess by today's prices I got about $70 worth of front sight, not counting labor or the brass dovetail base....

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I used a US Dime for a front sight on my pocket pistols (not a new one) cut it in half with a set of snips peen the edge a ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Two front sights fer a Dime an a little Time .... used a 1954 one.....

 

 

 

 

 

Jabez Cowboy

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AJ, an old Spanish half real is getting a bit pricey now days!

Dixie Gun Works sells a repro.

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