Birdshead grip frame

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rock 22

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Do these have collectiable value? 45 colt &357 magnum.
 

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Birdsheads tend to be polarizing. Most either love them or hate them. Personally, I used to hate them until I realized I could use thicker (custom) grips to fill my palm, and now I love them as one of my all-time best handguns.
 

JPGLSG1234

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Not selling just getting things organized.
I think the Birdhead GF has a much higher value over all. And just how many 357 Birdheads have you seen on any Forums for sale? Is that a converted gun or did it leave the factory that way ?
 
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Armybrat

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Took me a while to warm up the the birdshead designs.
 

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contender

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All of the guns shown are VERY nice! Those customs shown by JPGLSG1234 are stunning.

I teach folks that a gun should fit the hands of the shooter, AND feel right when shooting them. The Birdshead grip frame design is one of those types that either they fit or they don't. Not many middle of the road hands that they fit.

I own a few of them,, but when shooting,, they just don't fit my hands,, so it's the one model I have the least of. But It doesn't mean I don't appreciate them and how fine they are!
 

G2

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My little Tribe of Birdsheads…
45/45acp flattop
45/45acp Vaquero
327 FM
22/22M
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A couple of basket cases that are in progress…
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Top gun was a 6.5" Bisley that was left in the holster with snow and degrated the last 2" of barrel. It's currently cut down to 3.6, The Bisley Grip Frame changed out to the Brass Birdshead and a 22 Magnum Cylinder fitted up.

Bottom gun was a rough 22 WMR marked gun that had a Broken Grip Frame, I had the OM Brass Birdshead kicking around and did a chop re-weld making a OM Bisley spurred Hammer.
 

noahmercy

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I used to shoot mondo black powder loads (40 grains of 3F under a 250 grain bullet) from a pair of the 45 Colt Sheriff Birdsheads in Cowboy Action matches. The amount of smoke and fire was awe-inspiring...and eye-watering and lung-burning. 😉 For my hand shape, the Ruger birdshead design is better for heavy-recoiling loads than the traditional "plow handle", and at least as good as the Bisley.
 
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