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Keltyke
November 14, 2008, 09:09 PM
What's it worth?

Solid brass, white grips, engraved, wooden box, .36 (I think). That's about all I can tell ya. Found one at a pawn shop - $199.

Can anyone tell me more about it?

Hawg Haggen
November 15, 2008, 02:09 AM
It was made by Classic Arms, most likely as a kit. Years ago they were sold completed but I don't think they are anymore. A used one is worth 35-50 bucks. You can get a new kit from DGW for 127.50
http://www.dixiegunworks.com/advanced_search_result.php?s=1&keywords=snake+eye

fastforty
November 15, 2008, 02:57 AM
Yep, $200 is pretty darn steep. As pictured on the box, range is basically across a card table. Might double the distance if you put sights on it. Fun to shoot though :) The trigger seems to be able to touch off one barrel at a time dry firing (catch the hammers & don't let them peen the nipples) but in live fire the minimal recoil makes both barrels go- only way to shoot one barrel at a time is to only cock one hammer. Again, fun to load & shoot, easy to clean. I have some chrony data around here somewhere, but I wouldn't use it to put a small injured dog down if I had a choice between it & a medium sized stick.

Keltyke
November 15, 2008, 09:57 AM
Thanks for the heads up, guys! If I get one, it'll be a NIB kit. The scroll work on this one is nice, but I'm not sure it's worth the extra money.

Hawg Haggen
November 15, 2008, 10:48 AM
It's not. You can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig.

DrLaw
December 5, 2008, 05:01 PM
Well, around here, we don't put lipstick on pigs, though we did have a guy get caught doing strange things to a pig and he also happened to be naked...:barf:

IIRC, the Snake Eyes was also an unrifled barrel gun. So it is a novelty, and a cheap one at that. I'd say to not get it even as a kit.

Save your money and get something useful or of good contruction as opposed to that gun (and some others from the same maker). Go for Uberti, Pietta, Lyman or Pedersoli for some good black powder handguns.

The Doc is out now. :cool:

Keltyke
December 5, 2008, 05:12 PM
IIRC, the Snake Eyes was also an unrifled barrel gun. So it is a novelty, and a cheap one at that. I'd say to not get it even as a kit.

Yea, I figured that. I wanted it for the name. You see, my wife and I are big reptile fans, especially snakes.

DrLaw
December 6, 2008, 12:11 AM
Ah, I see. Well, if that is the case, then don't let me put you off it.

The Doc is out now. :cool: