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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:16 pm 
Hawkeye

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Maximumbob54 wrote:
I love threads like these. Now I'm hoping someone goes nuts on something tiny like take a Bearcat and chamber it in .17 Hornet or something crazy like that. I can't figure why it took me so long to join up here.


Welcome to the forum!
There has been a Bearcat converted to .327 Fed Mag.
And here's a couple of dandys:
Top one still for sale on this forum here:
viewtopic.php?f=41&t=160419
Built by Dave Clements a 32-20 on a Single Six old model. These are expensive to build. $2950.
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This is a .357 5 shot single six:
viewtopic.php?f=41&t=159489
Sold on this forum for $1500 here with lots more photos:
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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:51 am 
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A Bearcat in .327??? That's what I'm talking about!!! That would be crazy for sure!!! Those are both amazing builds on Single Six frames. I never would have thought a five shot .357 cylinder would have fit.


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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:36 pm 
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41 Special can be built on an old model Single Six. I've seen a few posted on here.


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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:00 pm 
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I love all things 32-20 but I could buy a real Colt shooter that's 50 years older for less. Guess that's what makes us all different.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:13 am 
Single-Sixer

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Lee Martin wrote:
ChuckS1 wrote:
So Lee, after you get yours done, how much to do mine?


Thanks guys. Never considered doing it as a business. For one, I don't have an FFL. Secondly, there're a lot of great pistolsmiths already out there (Clements, Linebaugh, Bowen, Harton, Stroh, etc). It's hard to compete with established names.


Hi Lee, Yes there is a lot of great pistolsmiths out there. Even they had to start somewhere. I think you have the talent and the ability to compete quite nicely with them. I would love to have a pistol handcrafted by you and your dad.

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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:24 pm 
Hawkeye

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Maximumbob54 wrote:
A Bearcat in .327??? That's what I'm talking about!!! That would be crazy for sure!!! Those are both amazing builds on Single Six frames. I never would have thought a five shot .357 cylinder would have fit.


It's been done! There was one shown in Bart Skelton's column in Shooting Times in the past year by Bowen or Gallagher, etc., can't remember which.

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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:11 am 
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Someone say Bearcat in .327?? Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV3wr2ABoRg

Jeff Quinn giving it the once-over. kinda neat.

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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:16 pm 
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I came in late, sure enjoyed watching Lee rebuild that Ruger.
I'm one who likes the .44 Special too, it's a great ctg.
It wouldn't do for me to live next door to Lee, I'm afraid I'd wear out my welcome. :wink:
Lee, thanks for sharing, that's a beautiful Six-gun, with great pictures explaining the build to us.
Frank

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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:54 pm 
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Frank V wrote:
It wouldn't do for me to live next door to Lee, I'm afraid I'd wear out my welcome. :wink:
i think most of us feel that way. lol

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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:46 pm 
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Thx for sharing

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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:13 am 
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Have a Lipseys 4 5/8 stainless BH and it is my favorite. I always planned to do a Skeeter conversion but the money always went to other projects. It was a great day when I found out Ruger had produced some.


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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:12 pm 
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i had to revisit this thread... yep, it still gets me.

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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:48 pm 
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Outside turning to 1.72” (final cylinder diameter will be around 1.67”)
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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:50 am 
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Boy it's still as pretty as it was in 2013! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 44 Special Project
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:18 am 
Bearcat

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yup, just the home handyman type of project :P
wish I had that kind of shop...but the divorce would cost too much.
why not use a SS grip frame...I have one coming for my project single six and elk grips , I can strop the frame to the grips with steel.

I'll keep watching...good luck....Ken


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