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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:35 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:38 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:10 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:40 am 
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If that picture is actual size, I want to know -- where are the wheels?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:18 am 
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Like to hear some info on the work.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:46 am 
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I'm sorry, but I don't know the work. I've had trouble posting pics since photobucket went full retard. I bought the gun used off Gunbroker a couple of years ago. My understanding is that Andy Cannon did the work, but he is now passed...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:28 am 
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Can't see caliber....

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:47 am 
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BearBio wrote:
Can't see caliber....

The top photo shows the caliber as 454 Casull.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:27 am 
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Cannon passed in 2005. I gather he was in law enforcement and did pistolsmithing also. His work was written up by Massad Ayoob and he was noted for his action jobs and some customs he built on S&W's and Rugers. I think the .454 Redhawks were done before Ruger offered the caliber and recall a picture and perhaps an article on one in a magazine probably in the early 1990's. He was originally from New Hampshire I believe but located to Montana somewhere in or before the late 1980's.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:15 pm 
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I think you're supposed to hook the dorsal fin under the bottom of the extension on the barrel and then the bullet enters the brain of the shark/fish/creature from behind and blows it all out of the top of the compensator.

Either that, or it's just a 'gator gun'. 8)


At ANY rate, that's an unusual firearm by any maker or 'smith and should be treasured.
The cartridge it's made for is certainly made for treasure taking!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:06 am 
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That has to be one of the ugliest firearms I've ever seen.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:20 am 
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That is cool! Andy was the first guy who would convert .44 Mag Redhawks to .454 using the stock cylinder. Jack Huntington did some of these as well back in the day and they've held up. Say what you will about the aesthetics, but that there is a piece of history.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:29 am 
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Now there's a blast from the past! Also a testament to the Redhawk's strength.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:58 pm 
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Maybe not too much to look at, but it balances well, points nicely, and isn’t too brutal to shoot. It’s also got a really smooth double action, and light and crisp break in single action.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:14 pm 
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Thanks for posting about it. Real piece of history.

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