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Old November 3, 2020, 11:04 AM   #1
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Dammit I've missed my single action.

Never thought I'd say it, but it's true. Last one was a SAA Colt that I sold several years ago.

Just got a Ruger New Blackhawk 45 convertible.

Hot DANG! My hands have missed the old hogleg!

I have zipteen other guns both revolvers and autos.

But NOW...... I got the COWBOY gun back.

WHEEEEE !!!!!!!
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Old November 3, 2020, 11:10 AM   #2
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Well, Lavan, don't hold back. Go ahead and tell us how you really feel.

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Old November 3, 2020, 11:40 AM   #3
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It passed. I'm okay now.
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Old November 3, 2020, 12:03 PM   #4
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Just 'member, don't squat on yer spurs, cowboy!
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Old November 3, 2020, 01:18 PM   #5
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Even us big kids need our toys. Pity they cost so much and government doesn't want us to have 'em.
"...SAA Colt..." Priced those lately?
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Old November 3, 2020, 02:42 PM   #6
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Some things are just necessary to satisfy the soul.

An old Iver Johnson Cattleman (1860 grip) 44 mag in an equally old Mexican rig.



Made me feel better too.
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Old November 3, 2020, 05:43 PM   #7
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Just 'member, don't squat on yer spurs, cowboy!
Or walk downstairs with them on. Don't ask me how I know.
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Old November 3, 2020, 05:52 PM   #8
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I'm with you Lavan.

I usually shoot target style semi-auto 22's,,,
I'll often be seen with a nice S&W DA revolver as well.

But every now and then I just gotta get my Cowboy on,,,
That's when I bring out "Lucille" and go all Lone Ranger on some tin cans.

BTW,,,
This is Lucille.



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Old November 3, 2020, 08:01 PM   #9
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Don't know what took you so long to get back to the 'real' deal. . Enjoy!
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Old November 3, 2020, 08:26 PM   #10
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Call me cowboy:



I've always maintained that "Cowboy" is a way of life, every day, all day long. It's not how you dress nor what gun you choose. It's the creed you embrace and live up to. It's sort of summed up in Ruger's famous creed, a quote from the past, Lord Byron I believe, "To ride well, shoot straight, and tell the truth at all times." But it even goes further than that.

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Old November 3, 2020, 09:22 PM   #11
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My .45 Blackhawk Convertible is my favorite handgun.
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Old November 3, 2020, 10:20 PM   #12
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I had a .45 conv but traded it many years ago. Now I have the same model 4 5/8" .45 Colt and really miss the .45acp cylinder. I always thought my .45acp was the more accurate cylinder which hardly seems possible.
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Old November 4, 2020, 10:43 AM   #13
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I had a .45 conv but traded it many years ago. Now I have the same model 4 5/8" .45 Colt and really miss the .45acp cylinder. I always thought my .45acp was the more accurate cylinder which hardly seems possible
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And why not? The ACP cylinder is chambered for the ACP cartridge, so the cylinder throat runs from the case mouth to the end of the cylinder, so the bullet is supported full length of travel in the cylinder. Pretty much the same rationale behind the .38-44 and .32-44 S&W cartridges, support the bullet full length of travel.

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And before the flak opens ups, I'm not referring to the .38-44 Special, but the older .38-44 S&W.
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Old November 4, 2020, 01:23 PM   #14
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When I sighted mine in, it seemed to make no difference which cylinder I was using.

Wish I'd taken pix of the group.

Both even seem to have same POI.
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Old November 4, 2020, 01:30 PM   #15
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If a bullet traveling thru a longer length chamber/cylinder before it hits the forcing cone and rifled barrel (free-bore) makes for an inherently inaccurate revolver , like firing .38 specials in a .357 magnum cylinder , or .45 ACP in a .45 Long Colt chamber , than S&W K-22s should be the most inaccurate revolvers in the world!
And the beat goes on.
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Old November 4, 2020, 03:17 PM   #16
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I think every guy (and gal) should occasionally channel their inner cowboy...it's good for the soul.
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Old November 4, 2020, 03:56 PM   #17
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I've owned several since the 1960s. Can you believe I was stupid enough to let every one of them get away? But I do have 4 Rugers, thank goodness.
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Old November 4, 2020, 05:17 PM   #18
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I fully understand, I sold a Ruger Vaquero birds head in 45C years ago and was not happy until I replaced it. Now its not going anywhere.
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Old November 4, 2020, 06:28 PM   #19
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There is just something about a single action revolver with a lever action rifle in matching caliber and a double barrel 12ga. Makes you want to put your boots on and swagger when you walk or so I heard.
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Old November 4, 2020, 06:47 PM   #20
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My single Seven Birdshead is my favorite handgun. And I don't care what anybody else thinks about it, I carry it concealed from time to time.
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Old November 4, 2020, 07:18 PM   #21
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I'm with you Lavan.
But every now and then I just gotta get my Cowboy on,,,
That's when I bring out "Lucille" and go all Lone Ranger on some tin cans.

BTW,,,
This is Lucille.
This gets me wondering. How many of us name our guns? I call my .45-70 single shot "Loudenboomer" but that's more of a title than a name...

Tony
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Old November 4, 2020, 08:49 PM   #22
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Naming a gun is like naming the legless dog ~ no matter what you call it, it won't come anyway.

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Old November 5, 2020, 09:43 AM   #23
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I'm with Grizzly2 regarding the .45acp cylinder in a .45 Colt convertible. I have a Pietta "Gunfighter" and that acp shoots every bit as accurate as the .45 Colt rounds. Impressed!
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Old November 5, 2020, 12:27 PM   #24
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Naming a gun is like naming the legless dog ~ no matter what you call it, it won't come anyway.

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Amen Bob. LMAO
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Old November 5, 2020, 02:59 PM   #25
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Ruger Hauer?




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