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Colonel Daddy

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Why does it have to happen like this?
Out taking care of some errands today and went by the music shop to pick up some necessities for the Martin D-28. Checked a few pawn shops for other left hand guitars and OM Ruger single actions. Promised my wife I wouldn't buy another gun or guitar until AFTER our vacation in October.
Almost never see OM's around here but found a no-rust 5 1/2" .357 early 70's for $355 otd that would be perfect for a conversion to .44spc. I have a nice old Flattop .44 bbl. that I bought 4 or 5 years ago just for this purpose.
Went on down to another music store and saw a drednaught left hand that had a decent sound and would be perfect for hauling back and forth if I decide I want to take a few lessons and can leave the D-28 at home and not bang it around and in and out of bad weather.
Knowing full well both of these finds will be gone when we get back 1st of November :cry:
If it weren't for bad luck...........well no, not really. I do have a very nice guitar and several very nice OM's AND we are going to East Tennessee for vacation!!! :lol: (I kinda wanted to go to West Virginia, but wife didn't)
edit: what was I thinking?correction made. Was not a NM cyl, however there was more of a gap behind the cyl than on my other OM .357's. Cyl was tight. Action smooth. No pits, would take a re-blue beautifully.

hmmmmmm......said no to buying guns before vacation....didn't say I wouldn't put one on lay-a-way! :twisted:
 

Wild Bill '67

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Colonel Daddy":2edw14b4 said:
hmmmmmm......said no to buying guns before vacation....didn't say I wouldn't put one on lay-a-way! :twisted:

It would be a far greater tragedy to pass up on that opportunity.
Lay-a-way sounds like a perfect solution in an imperfect world in this case!
 
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Col Daddy, all depends if YOU want to "sing to it or kill it...." :roll:

Would have to think about that one, when we are both up there" on the porch.....watching them BIG dogs run." 8)
 

deac45

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I feel your pain, CD! I have the hardest time getting the gun and the money to meet me at the shop at the same time.

deac45
 

Big Bubba

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Colonel Daddy, come on up to WV, we would love to have you and your wife! :)
 

Easy Ed

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Col Daddy. My lady and I are leaving Friday for Virginia. Then down the Blue Ridge to Gattlinburg. Then home. I'm really looking forward to it.

Ed
 

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found a no-rust 5 1/2" .357 early 70's . If it is in fact a 5 1/12" barrel the barrel has been cut as .357s were only made with 4 5/8" or 6 1/2" barrels.
 

flatgate

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Colonel Daddy":33l8zy4z said:
Was not a NM cyl, however there was more of a gap behind the cyl than on my other OM .357's.

The only NM cylinder that could possibly fit in a OM .357 would be from the 50th Anniv. .357 Blackhawk. The other NM cylinders are designed for the "large" cylinder frame. Maybe it was some "custom" job of some sort.....

:?:

flatgate
 
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