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Short Barrel

Blackhawk
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Or should I say,new short barrel.I've seen pictures of these here before.I believe from Flatgate and always wanted one.I ran into this one at a tiny gun show today and it had to come home.Brand new condition with padded case.

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Scout943

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They are LOVELY just don't go through a scanner with it!!!!!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:
 

Short Barrel

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I thought they would be pretty tough to find.They quit making them in 1989 and I just don't remember seeing one.It has a stud on the other side that goes through a hole in the buckle and is pinched by the 2,straight spring wires.The silver button on the front of the buckle is the release button.The setup works really well.
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Those things are really cool, but surely no one would ever really wear one.

I mean I would have to keep looking down at it every five minutes to make sure the gun was still there. Still a very cool thing to have.
 

flatgate

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Aww, gee, Cary, of course I wear mine to special occasions!!!

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Mine's the rather scarce Blackpowder/Percussion design, a "non-gun" :D

Here's one more that I did an "assist" in finding the buckle for a super Super collector I know.... :D

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Nice grips, Short Barrel!!!

FWIW, F-A does have some grips and some parts in stock for the mini revolvers.

flatgate
 

protoolman

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I wore the one I had plenty back in the day. Unfortunately sold that one. BUt I recently replaced it with the Similiar North American Arms version.
 
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flatgate":2l0ncn8y said:
Aww, gee, Cary, of course I wear mine to special occasions!!!

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Mine's the rather scarce Blackpowder/Percussion design, a "non-gun" :D

flatgate

If you shoot someone with it, do they bleed "non-blood"? :wink:
 

ShortBBL

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Were those freedom arms any better quality than the NAA models or are they the same?

I always thought it would be fun to have one for sh*ts and giggles.
 

flatgate

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I've only "looked" at the NAA's but can attest to the usual Freedom Arms quality on their Mini-Revolvers...

It took me years to finally get one of the F-A Percussion "Boot Guns"....

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flatgate
 

SteveRuger

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Here's one more that I did an "assist" in finding the buckle for a super Super collector I know.... :D

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Nice grips, Short Barrel!!!

Correct me if I am wrong, flatgate was not this one a proto-type & out of his personal stash?
 

Short Barrel

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FWIW, F-A does have some grips and some parts in stock for the mini revolvers.

flatgate

Thanks Flatgate.I didn't know that.

I haven't handled the NA Arms guns but this one is precision made and even has a slick trigger pull.The FA guns have a frame mounted firing pin and a rear sight notch.The NAA guns have a hammer mounted firing pin which would block the view of a rear sight so most models don't have one.

I have read different accounts of the barrel length of these,everything from 1" to 1 3/4".This one measures 1 3/16".The weight empty is 4.4 oz and loaded is 5 oz.
 

Short Barrel

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Yes it is .22 LR.A few were also made in .22 Mag as well as black powder.The .22 LR's are 5 shot,the .22 Mags are 4 shot.
 

Kanook

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Just wondering how and I hate to say "rare" so I will say "uncommon" is the white gripped version. I don't do the picture thing (yes I do not really understand it so it is to complicated for me)
 

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