Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

88 Magnum!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gazpacho, Nov 13, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. gazpacho

    gazpacho Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,166
    Ever since I saw the movie Johnny Dangerously, I've wanted an 88 Magnum. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you really need to see this film.

    http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Johnny_Dangerously

    As the IMFDB states, the movie gun was a Colt New Service revolver in 45 Colt. Well, I didn't have a Colt to build on, but a few years back I did come across a Smith & Wesson Model 28-2 with lots of holster wear and a bad barrel. I bought it with the intention of building a custom revolver with the frame.

    Fast forward to the near present.

    Wild West Guns, maker of the fantastic Alaskan Guide Gun, openned up a full service sales and gunsmithing store in Las Vegas. After having them do some minor gunsmihing for me, I took the plunge and brought my project revolver to them. Working with Tim, one of their gunsmiths, we came up with this:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    (Yes, I know that isn't a completely accurate quote!)

    This is a range toy.

    How does it shoot? Well so far, I've only been able to test shoot it mid way though the build. At that time, it could hold a 2" group at 50 yards from a bench rest with 357 Magnum Blazer 158gr JHP. Recoil is insignificant. Range attention is high. Fun factor is high. It is surprisingly easy to hold it one handed while firing and 2 handed is a dream. The ammo in the picture is Buffalo Bore 180gr, which I hope to test soon.

    This revolver has prompted me to return to reloading.
     
  2. 7075-T7

    7075-T7 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Messages:
    98
    Location:
    TX
    Nice, But it needs a longer barrel :D
     
  3. gp911

    gp911 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,141
    Location:
    OH
    I like it! Definitely a unique build!
     
  4. dalesp

    dalesp Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    But can it shoot through schools?
     
  5. eldon519

    eldon519 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    2,449
    Location:
    Georgia
    Looks like you'll still need another foot or two of barrel length to down a Batwing:what:
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Zombiphobia

    Zombiphobia Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages:
    646
    My wife says my 1858 Remington 'Buffalo' reminds her of that exact image.

    With cartridge cylinder-
    [​IMG]

    gazpacho, that's a sweet revolver! How much did it cost for the custom work, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  7. gazpacho

    gazpacho Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,166
    I'd have to go back and total up the receipts, but I estimate about $1100 in custom work. It's a lot, but how often do you get to do something like this?

    Of coursenow, I have visions of a revolver based carbine in my head. I'm thinking of Ruger's Super Redhawk in 454
     
  8. skidder

    skidder Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,115
    Location:
    Montana
    I like it.
    Reminds me of the Joker's gun in the first Batman movie.:)
     
  9. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    45,639
    Location:
    Alabama
    Very cool. I like the inscription.
     
  10. slicksleeve

    slicksleeve Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Messages:
    402
    Location:
    Fort Payne, Alabama
    It may be somewhat beside the point, but I really like the grips. What are they, and who made them, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  11. Joe_m107

    Joe_m107 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    North Pole, AK
  12. rodinal220

    rodinal220 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,271
    Location:
    USA
    I like it!!:evil:
     
  13. TennJed

    TennJed Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    3,454
    You got too much sugar in your diet
     
  14. gazpacho

    gazpacho Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,166
    www.gungripsupply.com

    Silverblack Checkered

    To be honest, at first I was ho-hum about the grips, but when I finally got the revolver back with the black nitride finish, the two just clicked.

    On a side note, what you can see is that under the grips there is a lanyard loop at the bottom of the frame.
     
  15. slicksleeve

    slicksleeve Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Messages:
    402
    Location:
    Fort Payne, Alabama
    The grips and finish look great together.
     
  16. Rexster

    Rexster Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,913
    Location:
    SE Texas
    I like!

    As my eyes get older, I like longer-barreled handguns more and more; it gets the front sight out there whee I can see it better.
     
  17. hAkron

    hAkron Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,015
    Location:
    Akron, Ohio
    Can you do a quick run through of what you had done to it? Obviously the barrel, a refinish, and grips...what else do we have here?
     
  18. gazpacho

    gazpacho Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,166
    Barrel with the slab sides and engraving
    Slight trigger work (trigger was great to begin with)
    Timing and cylinder gap (the gap now is the tightest I have ever seen without binding)
    Jack Weigland front sight
    Grips
    Lanyard ring
    Black nitride finish

    The rear sight blade will be replaced when the part comes in.
     
  19. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Messages:
    3,371
    Sweet looking gun I bet she will shoot great
     
  20. rswartsell

    rswartsell Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,092
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Whatever floats your boat, impressive work. I'm really chiming in to share how much the school comments grate on me. Fingernails on a chalkboard grating. Are we really so tone deaf that we would think this in any way funny? Is there some inside joke I'm not privvy to? Even if there is you get a vote from me for boneheaded post of the month.:(
     
  21. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    45,639
    Location:
    Alabama
    The school thing comments were from Danny Vermin's line in the movie, played by Joe Piscapo, but yes, they were in very poor taste. Very poor. Nothing funny about it, not in the movie, nor here.
     
  22. skidder

    skidder Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,115
    Location:
    Montana
    Walkalong-- Thanks for clearing up the school thing. Makes me feel a little better that it wasn't totally random.
     
  23. TennJed

    TennJed Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    3,454
    I don't think anyone's intention was to be offensive. The movie was made before school shootings were national news. Since the thread title was directly related to the movie I can see why the post were made. It was a slap stick comedy where the gun was alleged to shoot through schools, armor, trees, ect but failed to go through a cigarette case

    http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/(Johnny_Dangerously)_-_.88_Magnum

     
  24. chicharrones
    • Contributing Member

    chicharrones needs more ammo

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    3,970
    Location:
    Galveston Bay is an Hour Away ©
    Very cool revolver indeed. What's the length on that barrel?
     
  25. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
    How many cows will have to die to make a holster for it?? :D

    rc
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page