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Hamilton Bowen custom .25 ACP S&W 36 on GunBroker

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MatthewVanitas, Nov 12, 2006.

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  1. MatthewVanitas

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    Why would anyone have a .25 cap revolver build? .22 LR is much better and much cheaper to shoot.

    $450 is too much for this.

    -Bill
     
  3. s&w 24

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    I think it's cool!
     
  4. Standing Wolf

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    Completely silly, but awfully cute, I'd say. That's more money than I'd be willing to spend on cuteness, but I've no doubt someone will snap it up.
     
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    Good question...but, I imagine the person that originally could afford to have that Bowen Conversion made didn't have an issue with the cost difference between .22's and .25's.

    Useless but kinda cute. Now, if it just had a lanyard ring and a gold bead front sight...:cool:
     
  6. whm1974

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    Some people have much money then sense. Yes there is a use for .25 auto, in a pocket pistol. For plinking or shooting .22 makes much more sense.

    I notices you can get reloading dies for .25 auto, does anyone shooting caliber enough to bother reloading it?

    -Bill
     
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    I love it. Don't know why. Just do.
     
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    I think you just answered your own question; the companies that make reloading dies aren't foolish.



    Oh, no doubt. If I'd been the 6-figure client who paid $2,000 for it in the first place, I'd have said "make it look exactly like a miniature 1917, I don't care what it costs."

    It's kind of like comissioning a painting: something interesting that will last for the ages, and cause people to say "oooh!" or "huh..." depending. Godgrant that someday I reach the financial point where I can order obscure pointless firearms just to have fun.

    -MV
     
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    I keep hoping someone will. I'd like to see some lead rounds with a +P loading. A Jetfire could handle that, but it'd likely kaboom a potmetal junker, so that'd be a liability issue. The only +P loads I've ever seen are the MagSafes, which are definitely more energetic, but have the ballistics of a spitball.
     
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    I reloaded some .25's about ten years ago just for the heck of it. My fat fingers had a hard time with the cases and bullets so I only did a few little batches, not even enough to get any performance data from. My limit now is .32acp which is really quite fun to reload even though I'm currently without a gun in that caliber. They will go through my .32Mag in a pinch though.

    Back to the subject at hand though, I'd buy that little .25 in a heartbeat if I had that level of disposable income and there was a way in hell of getting it into California. Novel things excite me for some reason.
     
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    A nice novelty item and probably more reliable that many semi-autos of the same caliber. If I had that kind of money to commission a revolver like that I'd have gotten it in ".25 Auto Rim". :)
     
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    Well, if you're looking at it from a certain perspective, absolutely. $0 is probably too much from that perspective.

    OTOH, if you like guns because they're fun, and the point is to hit rocks and tin cans and paper targets, and you appreciate "unusual" guns, and you enjoy Mr. Bowen's essentially perfect revolvers, then maybe $450 is a steal.
     
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    I think it's super cool, and for a one of a kind Bowen custom that's documented it's probably a great buy.

    However, there is a reserve on it so it's not like you can buy it for $450, that's just where the big is now.

    I agree that's it's not real useful, but I still like it:D
     
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    Still hasn't sold.

    The "Buy it Now" price was $1395.

    -MV
     
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