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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:05 pm 
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Aeroscout - Is there a chance that you could provide some of the details on your build, whether here on the thread or thru a PM - Greatly appreciate it, that pretty close to a dream build for me. Beautiful - Thanks for posting it! - Bill in MA


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 5:34 am 
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Hillary was defeated, and we've landed rovers on Mars!!!

Could this be the year for a .41 mid frame Vaquero?


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:13 pm 
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Groo here
I have 2...
Andy Horvath made them from a 357 Mondago and a 357 Bisley , both SS.
The cylinders are able to take any factory length bullet [ 1.60in]
and they shoot like a house a-fire........
The thing is,, why try to shoot super heavy bullets [260=295]
when normal [210 to 230] punch holes like a drillpress????
Also the lighter guns KicK some.


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:20 pm 
Blackhawk

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Location: Avery, Tx.
that montado sounds like it is cool do you have pics?

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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:56 pm 
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Dang, I have enough trouble hanging on to a OM .41 Mag on the old large frame. Would not begin to try on a medium frame :shock: .....but then I've reached the age where the only thing that heavy recoil does is make my hands sore :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:36 pm 
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Groo here\
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac12 ... G00002.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:02 pm 
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More Hamilton Bowen work:

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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:40 pm 
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I love it.

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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:13 pm 
Blackhawk

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Location: Los Angeles
Had mine back from Gallagher for about a month. He turned it around very quickly. I really love it and the work is top notch. The price was excellent and about half of what I was quoted by another smith mentioned here. This is before I made the grips for it.

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When I first bought the gun that I was going to rob the frame from, the local gun shop said he could do it. When I finally forced him to give me back the 44 Mag Vaquero frame that was the donor, this is what it looked like.

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You can see that John fixed that and his new roll mark looks factory. With case hardening by Turnbull

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Had him turn the barrel to remove the billboard and the cylinder to remove the roll mark.

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Shoots very, very well. That is 6 rounds of a 225 hardcast by me.

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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:14 am 
Buckeye

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Location: S Florida
I may have missed something, but ......
the very nice Vaquero above is built on a 44 Mag (and therefore Large) frame?

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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:57 pm 
Blackhawk

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Sugar River wrote:
I may have missed something, but ......
the very nice Vaquero above is built on a 44 Mag (and therefore Large) frame?

Well, I suppose you're right, even though I believe all Vaqueros are technically a medium frame, no?


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:29 am 
Buckeye

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No, the original Vaqueros were all large frame, like yours, with 2 digit s/n prefixes.
Then the New Vaqueros came out with the medium frame with 3 digit prefix.
Though I believe there are exceptions to the prefix rule.

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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:42 am 
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Location: SE Pennsylvania
I’ve been studying pictures and reading everything I could find in an effort to gain insight and knowledge before embarking on this journey. Of course, somewhere along the way I picked up copies of Single Action Sixguns, Big Bore Sixguns and Book of the 44. Next came “The Custom Revolver” by Hamilton Bowen. I studied, and I studied some more.

As I pondered the seemingly endless combinations from which to choose I always came back to the same thing, my very own Perfect Packin’ Pistol. Try as I might, the three 44 Specials in the safe are close, but not quite perfect. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade my S&W 696 for anything. And my Flat Top Bisley is a terrific companion in the Pennsylvania deer woods. But they’re not Perfect Packin’ Pistols. At least, not to me.

Some time ago I started to collect parts, sometimes based on a vision, sometimes on a whim. First came the Bisley grip frames, hammers and triggers. Then I happened upon an Anniversary .357 Blackhawk. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it but I knew I had to have it….just in case. Things really started to take shape when I acquired an S&W M57 barrel from a member here. Then came the delivery of my Rough Country sights.

Finally, I had all of the pieces, but what to do? No more excuses. It was time go. So I packed up the parts, pointed my Harley west and headed out for LaGrange Ohio and Andy Horvath.

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I decided that a Li’l Ruger in 41 Magnum was my Perfect Packin’ Pistol. I couldn’t be happier with the results.

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Because I was using a ribbed barrel, there was a certain amount of welding and contour work needed at the frame/barrel junction.

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I was a little concerned about whether the XR3-RED grip frame would mate well with my XXXL hands so I brought a set of Bisley parts with me just in case But they were not needed. The rounded aluminum plowhandle fits my hand perfectly and the reduced weight is a welcome benefit.

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For my eyes, the Bowen Rough Country sights are hard to beat. Very compact but with a superb sight picture.

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A Super Blackhawk hammer rounds out the package, lowering the hammer spur just enough to make for a comfortable reach.

The trigger pull is a work of art, clean, crisp break with none of the typical Ruger creep.

Overall, I couldn't be happier. Now I just need to find some gunleather.


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:27 am 
Buckeye

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Location: Vinita, OK
Very nice looking gun. No revolver person would turn that one down.


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:11 pm 
Blackhawk

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Location: Avery, Tx.
That Horvath is really something, congrats.

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