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Six six-shooters

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Sergei Mosin, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Sergei Mosin

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  2. Armybrat

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    Excellent collection of quality wheel guns!
     
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  3. Pat Riot

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    Nice.

    At first I thought “Wow, I have never seen that Winchester ad before.”
    :cool:
     
  4. bannockburn

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    Sergei Mosin

    Sweet sextet of six shooters!
     
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  5. WheelGunMan

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    Very creative! Nice family of six-shooters.
     
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  6. Driftwood Johnson

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    Howdy

    Here is a photo of a couple of prototype revolvers that Winchester made up when they were persuading Colt to get out of the lever rifle business.

    winchesterpistolsresized02_zps5507a797.jpg
     
  7. Sergei Mosin

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    I never knew Winchester had experimented with revolvers. What's the story there?
     
  8. StrawHat

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    Colts had the Burgess lever action rifle and was marketing them as the next newest and greatest to go with their revolvers. Winchester wanted the lever action market for themselves so had their engineers design and build a couple of revolvers. Supposedly, a meeting was arranged and a gentleman's deal was stuck, “you pull yours off the market and we won’t introduce ours”.

    It makes a good tale.

    Kevin
     
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    Great family photo!!!

    Looks like you borrowed my 629 Classic for the picture:)
     
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  11. 460Shooter

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    Very nice lineup!
     
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  12. Sergei Mosin

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    Ben, that's a 686. I don't have a 629; maybe someday. Above it are a 67 and a 64; on the left are a GP100 and two Model 28s.
     
  13. Sergei Mosin

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    Thanks for the Winchester/Colt story. Fascinating footnote to the history of these companies.
     
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    I enjoy history, thanks for the lesson.
     
  15. StrawHat

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    Yes, the prototypes do exist. I have trouble accepting that a company with a successful product in the market would pull it from production based on a prototype.

    I wonder how successful the Burgess really was? It cost about 30% more than a Winchester so that did not help.

    Kevin
     
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    I heard a story once that wheel guns are fading into the sunset in favor of plastic auto's. After seeing these all I can say is, what the heck is the matter with people?
    Sweet Pistols.
     
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