Between you and Saxon Pig you two are more responsible for battering the 10th commandment than claw hammers are the 3rd.
I'll pray for you my son.;)
Peter M. Eick
July 15, 2012, 02:42 PM
Ok, I do shoot them at the range, well some of them...
50 shots, 15 yrs. I was trying to figure out where to grab this one so more scatter than normal.
50 shots, 15 yrds. This was my first HD and my first time at the range. Those ivory grips stank and were quickly replaced. The gun just swims n my nhand and it was hard to shoot.
Normal 50 shots at 15.
50 at 15, this is my "mcgivern target clone". Someone made it up in the day but it was originally a prewar HD.
50 at 15, my original 38/44 Outdoorsman. Still probably my favorite.
50 at 15, one of my prewar Outdoorsman shooters. Nice gun but the rear sight screws are buggered.
Peter M. Eick
July 15, 2012, 02:44 PM
It is funny how one nice gun (the 38/44 Outdoorsman shown above led to this). I just keep grabbing any nice 38/44 I saw and slowly over time it has become a mild obsession. They are fun guns to shoot and nice ones to own.
July 15, 2012, 02:49 PM
just keep grabbing any nice 38/44 I saw and slowly over time it has become a mild obsession
a- I have never seen that many
b- obsession...ya' think?
I thought I was bad with diamondbacks
July 15, 2012, 03:24 PM
I keep buying the wrong one! Always wanted a nice 4" HD and a 6½" Outdoorsman. Bought a really nice 6½" HD for a song, which I traded away. Then bought a totally ragged-out 4" that was gonna be a project but it turns out it would cost way more to fix than to buy a nice one. I couldn't even get $200 for it.
July 15, 2012, 03:28 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // Outstanding display, sure to create a few more wheelie lovers!
Don't give your purchases a second thought because some folks get passion confused with obsession.:D
Do you by chance have any .357s that need a new home? Just to help you buy more .38-44s, of course. I don't have a problem resisting .357s.:scrutiny:
July 15, 2012, 03:36 PM
craigc that was the first thing that came to my mind.
July 15, 2012, 03:48 PM
Mild obsession? Ha! That's a good one!
July 15, 2012, 04:17 PM
Your killing me! you #@%. Until I get my lower jaw back in my mouth, all I can do it type.
Peter M. Eick
July 15, 2012, 04:29 PM
Here are the 357 Magnums. I shot them yesterday also. I tend to buy 2 of everything so I get one really nice one and one shooter. Thus I have one of each in this case.
I have yet to find another nice pre-28 (top left) and I have not seen another Registered Magnum that I could afford (lower right).
Years ago, my S&W sponsor advised me to focus. Basically he said you can't buy them all so you need to focus to develop a decent collection. Thus I focused on 38/44's since they used to be "cheap" and I could afford them. There is no history or anything. I just liked shooting my 38/44 Outdoorsman and one thing lead to another. Thus I decided I would only collect 38/44s. My 357's are not something I will pursue much. If I saw another pre-28 in better shape I would probably buy it, but I won't go after a 5" or a 3.5" pre-27. My only numbered gun is a 610 shooter. I have no L frames although I considered it and no K's except for a k22 masterpiece (5 screw of course).
Thus 38/44's are it and now that I have a few, I am now in the mode that I try to only save nice ones. In fact I already agreed to buy another one tomorrow. Its a sickness!
July 15, 2012, 04:45 PM
Now to me that Registered Magnum is the prize. If I could find one I'm sure the price would be high.
Last month I jumped on the first 27-2 to come into my sights in two years, could not afford the last one I saw.
I would love to find a Pre 28, to me they are a part of History as well as being fun to shoot. I have a 4" 28-2 that will do till then.
Peter M. Eick
July 15, 2012, 04:51 PM
Funny you should say that. The Registered Magnum is a prize gun. It was the prize gun for the 1939 National Championship's in Camp Perry. I have all of the paperwork from when I researched the gun. It was one of the last Registered's made and was the prize gun for one of the events. Kind of neat history.
I bought that reasonably cheap. It was refinished during the war so it lacked a lot of collector value. Originally even it was listed as a "registered model" gun meaning it was after the registration period had closed so it was not a true "Registered Magnum". It was not until I got more research that we found out why it was not listed as a Registered Magnum. It was a true custom order and the winner of the event speced the gun out.
July 15, 2012, 05:02 PM
Incredible to have all that info.
1939 was a rough year for a lot of folks and definately one to remember.
I'll have to see who won at C.P. in 39.
I tracked a refinished R.M. last year on G.B. hoping to jump in but it quickly went over my budget. After I make my order to Lucky Gunner for a case of .38 and .357 another will probably show up and I'll be short again.:D
July 15, 2012, 06:35 PM
THose new pictures sure beat the old wheel. Thanks for sharing.
Peter M. Eick
July 15, 2012, 08:06 PM
Maurice LaLonde won the match originally. He was with the Detroit PD at the time.
July 15, 2012, 09:05 PM
it was the prize gun for the 1939 national championship's in camp perry
that is soooo cool!!!!
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