David Bradshaw Photos - Vol. XIII

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Lee Martin

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Factory one-of-a-kind Ruger 03 (2003), with reworked KS411N "Silver Hornpipe" silhouette SBH.



KS411N SBH .44 silhouette shortened from 10-1/2" to 5-3/4", SRH front sight, Bisley grip. TINMAN from 100 yards: Sierra 240 JHC; 23.4/H110; Fed 155 GM; Fed brass.



Shortened KS411N "Silver Hornpipe" with Bisley Hunter. Long ejector first used on prototype SRM .357 Maximums in 1981; was then made in stainless for KS411N silhouette model; more recently on SBH Hunter and Bisley Hunter.



KS411N 5-3/4" .44 with 5 shots from sandbag at somewhere between 50 and 100 yards. TINMAN target is 1/4" hot rolled





Factory Ruger 03 .45 and custom KS411N .44 sit down for breakfast. Pancakes with yogurt, Louisiana mulberries



 
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While we are all fortunate to see Mr. Bradshaw's photos and read/listen to his knowledge and firearm history, I think there is much more to the man. A little research and one finds he is an extremely accomplished artist, painter, musician and scholar with a very diverse and wide ranging list of talents and interests. It reminds me of learning more of Hamilton Bowens background in literature and law. Regardless, we are blessed to be able to share in his history.
 

Pete

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Great shooting and beautiful handguns BUT,you really got my wife's attention when she saw the mulberry's;she LOVES mulberry's!!!Gonna have to try that! :D :D
 

David Bradshaw

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Cellar701.... made the .44 grips from very old mahogany, or a wood with similar red hue and dead straight grain. Used original Ruger escutcheon bushing, screw, and nut. Most shaping done on bench belt sander with 50 grit----coarse----for tactile quality in any weather. Scales contoured thick for recoil absorption.

Pete.... would think you have good mulberry trees in Birmingham environ. If not, at least a bit south of there. The Atchafalaya Basin-to-New Orleans environ doesn't see much frost, which may be a factor. The syrup is Vermont maple.
David Bradshaw
 

Pete

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Oh yes we have a mulberry tree in the back yard .Our trouble is we just don't have any maple trees here to get maple syrup from :)
 
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