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Old November 30, 2019, 11:36 AM   #1
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New here, thought I'd say 'Hi!'

This site kept coming up on my web searches, and answered a lot of questions so I thought I'd sign up.

Been into handguns pretty much my whole life, starting with cap-and-ball revolvers. Shot IPSC in the eighties, was a small-town police officer for a bit and eventually settled into being a full-time knife and sword maker. I like pretty much all handguns, but in recent years have tended to be more about revolvers.

A few years back I got into amateur gunsmithing as a hobby, and have made several single-shot handguns, a rifle and done a lot of modifying guns to suit me. I've also managed to acquire quite a collection of antique revolvers, mostly nothing fancy but fun. I shoot 'em all; to me that's what a gun is for. No offense if you are a dedicated collector who doesn't; that's just a different hobby than mine.

I've done a fair number of C&B cartridge conversions, done a couple wildcat cartridges, custom grips, modified guns- I've got a pretty decent workshop, so why not?

Of my different revolvers I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite, but if I did it might be this one- a custom S&W .38 Safety Hammerless with Desert Ironwood grips.
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Old November 30, 2019, 11:59 AM   #2
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WELCOME and that is a very nice piece! Did you make the grips yourself?
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Old November 30, 2019, 01:15 PM   #3
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WELCOME and that is a very nice piece! Did you make the grips yourself?
Yes. Did all of the work myself, actually.
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Old November 30, 2019, 01:44 PM   #4
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Nice revolver; pretty awesome grips!
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Old November 30, 2019, 02:04 PM   #5
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Hi Michael. I think you will find that 95% of the people posting here post on the High Road forum too so we know who you are already. I am surprised you haven't been posting here before now.
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Old November 30, 2019, 02:34 PM   #6
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Hi Michael. I think you will find that 95% of the people posting here post on the High Road forum too so we know who you are already. I am surprised you haven't been posting here before now.
I'm not surprised. Good to see you here!
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Old November 30, 2019, 09:03 PM   #7
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Howdy

Nice job.

What does that puppy look like from the rear?

Did you cut the grips so the grip safety is accessible?

Or maybe you removed the grip safety?
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Old November 30, 2019, 11:15 PM   #8
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Howdy

Nice job.

What does that puppy look like from the rear?

Did you cut the grips so the grip safety is accessible?

Or maybe you removed the grip safety?
I haven't got a photo from the rear, but the grip follows the rear contour of the frame and the grip safety is exposed. You can see it in this photo-
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Old December 1, 2019, 06:57 AM   #9
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Ya know some guns just have the look, and that is definitely one of them.
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Old December 1, 2019, 09:22 AM   #10
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I'm not surprised. Good to see you here!
I have been here a long time. Its a good forum with good folks on it. I am surprised you weren't here sooner. Better late than never.
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Old December 1, 2019, 10:57 AM   #11
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That is one AWESOME looking Lemon Squeezer!
Welcome to TFL. I'm sure you are going to add a lot of interesting, and useful information.
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Old December 1, 2019, 11:10 AM   #12
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That is one handsome revovler
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Old December 1, 2019, 12:24 PM   #13
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Thanks! It's a surprisingly good shooter as well.
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Old December 1, 2019, 09:54 PM   #14
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Welcome! Nice revolver you have there. .38 S&W? The little fat .38??
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Old December 1, 2019, 10:33 PM   #15
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Welcome! Nice revolver you have there. .38 S&W? The little fat .38??
Yep- .38 S&W.
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Old December 2, 2019, 07:12 AM   #16
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If you don't post over on THR...

This guy, this guy...

...has had some kind of insane (yet practical) project every couple days. Except, he makes it look good, and then it's not even really that wacky, probably more of a good idea really, and then you kind of want one too.

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Old December 2, 2019, 07:40 AM   #17
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Welcome. That's a sweet looking little revolver. Nice work.
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Old December 5, 2019, 02:14 AM   #18
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Tinker is also on THR, you will see quite a few THR members here as well.
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