Handed down

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by huntinfool87, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. huntinfool87

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    My mom's husband just passed away and he left me all of his guns. He was friends with a man named Don mihaljevick. Don was good friends with the late Elmer Keith. All 3 of them did a lot of shooting and testing and modifications to guns going all the way back to the 1960s in salmon idaho. This is a Ruger vaquero that belonged to Don and was then given to my moms husband in trade and has now been handed down to me. It's in 45 Long Colt and just a beautiful gun.
     

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  2. rperyam

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    Beautiful gun. I grew up reading Elmer Keith stories. Sorry for your loss.
     
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    Wow, now thats an heirloom! :thumbup:
     
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  4. Bazoo

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    That's neat, thanks for sharing.
     
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    I like the "Dragoon grip frame" with the short barrel. that heavier frame and wider base gives the gun a good balance point.

    Nice inheritance. I hope it stays in your family a long time.
     
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  6. Bazoo

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    You gonna shoot it? Reckon those are rams horn grips?
     
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  7. wcwhitey

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    That’s very nice, thanks for sharing
     
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  8. JTHunter

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    Incredible gun. It would be a shame to make it a "safe queen" but I could understand your doing so to protect its beauty. :thumbup:
     
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  9. huntinfool87

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    Yes they are Rams horn. As for shooting it it im undecided
     
  10. Shooterbob

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    Well that revolver has a turn line so I’m inclined to believe that you’re mothers husband shot the revolver. If it’s been shot have at it! Its a ruger if you shoot lite loads it will last for several generations. Shoot it and enjoy. I honestly can’t fathom owning a gun and not shooting it that just doesn’t compute . Anyway enjoy whatever you choose. Bob
     
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  11. bannockburn

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    Mighty fine looking Vaquero that you have recently received! Definitely of heirloom status if there ever was one. I would think that it has been used on quite a few different occasions and that it would make for a great companion anytime you're in the great outdoors there in Nebraska.
     
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    Memories!
    How's your mom doing?
     
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  13. huntinfool87

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    As good as to be expected. She has moved to Nebraska with me so she isn't alone. Thanks for asking.
     
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    That's an interesting story and a very cool gun! I'd say shoot a few rounds just so you can say you did.
     
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    That is a very good looking sixgun. I do believe it would be a shame to not put a few rounds through it every once in a while. ;)
    The man that owned it was a shooter. I am sure he would approve. :cool:
     
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    Nice looking revolver! Sorry for your loss, hope your Mom is doing ok.
     
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  17. johnjohn

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    I would never "not shoot" a gun like that.
     
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