Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Mr. Mosin, Jan 10, 2022.
All you have to do is look on gunbroker. There are several for sale. Most sell for $1500-$2000 and up for the pistol packs. That should be chump change for someone who can afford an USFA collectable revolver to butcher up into a fantasy gun that won't do single thing better than the original gun.
It would be a whole lot more practical to use a Ruger 3" Birdshead for your fantasy gun. You are halfway there new in the box.
Custom dreaming… I don’t know. The Bowen GP44 looks neat but I’ve never gotten into big bore magnums; I doubt my wrists would stand up to much .44 Magnum shooting. A medium frame six-shot .45 Auto Rim with a 3-inch barrel and fixed sights might make a nice carry revolver.
But ok, if we’re talking custom, give the Blackhawk some bevels and general appearance like the Vaquero so it looks like an old west gun (but with adjustable sights.)
I just wish S&W would bring back out a Classic K-32 with a price that mortals could afford. And if they wanted to up the game a little and make it in 32 mag that would be even better. But no 327s. Too much of a good thing.
I can definitely get behind this. .32 H&R seems like the sweet spot.
The Sweet Spot. I like that. And yes it is. I have several 32 longs and mags and really like the mag rounds. Even when just pushed to a midrange power level that are fun to shoot and a lot more punch than the 32 long. I like a 100gr lead bullet loaded to around 1000fps from my Ruger single six in 32 mag. What a nice trail gun and load that makes. And all you need is around 3grs of Bullseye to do it.
I know S&W will never make a new K-32 but if they did I hope they would make it like the old guns with the lighter weaght barrel without all the big ribs and so forth. More of a trail gun than a target gun. My life would be complete.
Back in the 70s it wasn't all that rare for people to send their Smiths to Colt for re-bluing. I knew one person personally who did that and I saw the result. Colt bluing (of that era, anyway) is just as remarkable on a Smith as on a Colt.
My only "revolver" has been the 1895 Nagant.
Today, however, I scored a S&W 686+ and I'm quite stoked to get to the range now!
Welcome to the fold.
Just be aware; they're like Lay's potato chips.
Ruger Blackhawk 4.6" barrel, dual cylinder .45 Colt and .45 ACP. Preferably a 3 screw and color case hardened frame.
Ruger Blackhawk 4.6" barrel, .32-20. .327 Fed cylinder would be a nice extra.
Ruger Single Six 5 1/2" .25-20
Ruger GP100 5" 8shot .327 Fed
Are you the same Old Grouch from surplusrifle forum?
ruger vaquero or similar gun that is double action. looks just like the vaquero/colt peacemaker, etc.... old, cowboy style single action guns that is double action. same size, same fit, etc...
but i want the transfer bar safety. if i'm carrying a sixgun, i want it to be a sixgun, not a fivegun.
Nope. Not me. I don't know for sure, but I suspect there may be more than one grouchy old goat around.
You are hoping for a Ruger version of the Colt 1877; commonly called the Lightning and Thunderer. (though neither "Lightning" nor "Thunderer" were Colt designations)
I'd buy one!
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