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Old August 27, 2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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What Competition Rugers Look Like

In National comeptition at Friendship Ind, here is what a lot of the guys are
shooting. Most if not all are .36's.
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Old August 27, 2011, 04:41 PM   #2
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With ROA's no longer in production, that almost seems like a sacriledge, but a well done one.
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Old August 27, 2011, 05:12 PM   #3
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What are the reasons for the short cylinder? I can see the sight mod and maybe the nipple mods would help but it all seems like a whole lot of work! JMHO
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Old August 27, 2011, 05:14 PM   #4
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Old August 27, 2011, 10:19 PM   #5
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Hello, While it is true, shortining the cyl. would reduce weight..I wonder if it is because they are using very light loads..more accurate & less recoil, & shortining cyl. does away with the need for fillers to take up extra space?
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Old August 27, 2011, 11:23 PM   #6
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Wow....that is a shocking picture.

You would think cowboy action competitions would like to stick with revolvers that are as close as possible to the originals. This one looks like a Frankenstein revolver
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Old August 28, 2011, 12:46 AM   #7
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If you think that looks bad...The British were doing this with their big .455 Webleys..converting them to .22 rimfire!
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Old August 28, 2011, 02:11 AM   #8
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Ideal Tool is right about Webley Conversions. They also had a small run of dedicated 22 built on the big frame.
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Old August 28, 2011, 05:20 AM   #9
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Thanks for posting that picture. I liked that pic so much that I modified it to my own design. Some of you fellas think that first one was a Frankenstein revolver, wait til you see my photoshopped semi-auto concept of it. .



Don't want to hijack this thread so I explained it in detail at this other thread...

http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...94#post4718294

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Old August 28, 2011, 06:00 AM   #10
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You would think cowboy action competitions would like to stick with revolvers that are as close as possible to the originals. This one looks like a Frankenstein revolver
That wouldn't be CAS legal. Kinda makes me glad I don't shoot competition.
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Old August 28, 2011, 06:46 AM   #11
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And Phil wasn't talking about CAS. He's talking about the NMLRA National Championships at Friendship, IN, where accuracy is the goal, not speed. They don't shoot very light loads there, they tune their loads and guns to get the most accurate combination. They shoot 'duelist', so weight can be an issue.
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Old August 28, 2011, 07:35 AM   #12
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Thank you. That is correct. I'm having my Pietta done like that. Will be
talking to the guy in two weeks at Friendship about it. You going to be there
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Old August 28, 2011, 09:51 AM   #13
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Put up a NRA B-8 pistol target at 25 yards and shoot 10 shots at it one handed (duelist). If you can shoot scores in the mid to upper 90's, you are ready to for the NMLRA pistol matches in Friendship.

The NMLRA uses a different scoring convention than the NRA does in its bullseye pistol matches. By NRA rules, if the bullet hole touches a scoring ring, it counts as in the ring. By NMLRA rules, the center of the bullet hole must touch the scoring ring to count as being in.

We have a local guy who converts Piettas into 36 caliber target pistols using 9 mm barrels and sleeved down cylinders and a whole bunch of lock and trigger tuning.
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Old August 28, 2011, 09:59 AM   #14
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With ROA's no longer in production, that almost seems like a sacriledge, but a well done one.
It's not like the original barrel and cylinder were destroyed to make this gun. This gun could probably be converted back to stock by putting the original barrel and cylinder back on, though it would be hard to un-drill those lightening holes in the hammer.
I predict it will be a long time before these revolvers become valuable collector's items, even longer if every revolver ever built is preserved forever.
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Old August 28, 2011, 10:17 AM   #15
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BLE, Are you in Ohio? That wouldn't be Rob would it? He did my revolver.
By the way I won the 25 yd match at Friendship in June with a 98 XXXX
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BLE, Are you in Ohio? That wouldn't be Rob would it? He did my revolver.
By the way I won the 25 yd match at Friendship in June with a 98 XXXX
No, I live near Austin, TX and I compete mostly in TMLRA matches held three times a year in Brady TX. It's about a 110 mile drive for me. The fellow doing the Prietta conversions is Ed who lives near Fredericksburg, TX.
I would come to Friendship if it wasn't on the other end of the country and if the shoot dates didn't nearly stack on top of the TMLRA shoot dates.

My main thing is ML trap and the farthest match I travel to is the Red River Renegades annual shotgun soiree way up north in Electra, TX, almost on the Oklahoma border where I get to meet a lot of the Friendship crowd.
I only get a certain amount of vacation days a year and if I included the Friendship events, I would have to give up something else that I love to do, such as the week of skiing in New Mexico every winter.
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Old August 28, 2011, 11:56 AM   #17
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Bill,

Will your Frankengun have a selector switch for full-automatic fire?

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Old August 28, 2011, 03:27 PM   #18
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I know you're joking Gary . But seriously, it's mechanically possible but too short a burst time on only a six shooter. That one should probably remain a semi-auto.




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Old August 28, 2011, 04:53 PM   #19
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And here I was thinking that BP guns were a step back in time, to a simpler era.
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Old August 28, 2011, 05:27 PM   #20
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I can't wait to see Bill Akins' black powder automatic design, but at the same time, the anticipation is mixed with a little bit of dread about the monster of a gun that will come out of his workshop....kind of like the Frankenstein story I guess.
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Old August 28, 2011, 10:33 PM   #21
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Phil - alas I will probably miss this meeting also. We're having a bit of a financial crisis in the local sportsman's club and I've signed up to man the range those weekends. If I can press a replacement into duty I'll be there but I probably won't know that much in advance.

Finally got my paws on a flintlock pistol a couple weeks ago and was hoping to shoot the flintlock-percussion-revolver aggregate this time. Doesn't look good, though.

Next year in June for sure.
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Old August 29, 2011, 06:53 AM   #22
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like a crayon drawing over the Mona Lisa
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Old August 29, 2011, 10:31 AM   #23
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Just one word comes to mind: STEAMPUNK!
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