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Odd duck,but cool
January 23, 2013
3:55 pm
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I am posting in the Winchester rifle section since there is no pistol catagory.. 🙂 This gun was given to a friends father some 40 years ago by a guy who had a matched pair of them in some kind of ornate boxed case...It obviously started life as a rifle and I am not suggesting it came from the Winchester factory...It is however of very skilled hands in its transformation to a pistol..I post this on the off hand chance that whoever did this may have produced others..So While I know its a long shot at best. maybe someone may have heard of others of its Ilk, or the co. or single gunsmith responsible for it...I know most collectors will consider an ab oration..but it is interesting and if someone could shed a ray of light on its origins then this post was worthwhile.....As a side note I have not seen the gun personally, but am assured the workmanship is superb...[Engraving not withstanding], which appears to have been added later.... also, He has shot the gun and said that it was a handfull but doable...A 45-70 is a lot of pistol! Brian 8408842489_7e62deeb31_c.jpgImage Enlarger 8409939576_765c633288.jpgImage Enlarger 8408843519_f3a6f7a2a4.jpgImage Enlarger

January 24, 2013
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Made from a 3rd Model of 1882 Hotchkiss rifle. Never seen one before but it does look neat.........

January 24, 2013
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That thing is the ultimate "Hand Cannon" and I want to shoot it! Just imagine what it would like with the 500-grain 45-70 load ❗ ❗ 😯

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January 24, 2013
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I wonder how many noggins that muzzle has made contact with during recoil! 😯

January 25, 2013
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Bert, Next time you venture across to gods side of the cascades i'm sure that could be arranged......Just choose your load...The owner said he first shot it with reduced loads before manning up for the real thing...He said due to its weight it was better than he expected but, you wanted your off hand FIRMLY attached to that forend!!! Failure to due so might result in win 38-55's observation becoming a reality.....

January 25, 2013
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It's definitely not a pistol for the limp-wristed! 🙂

January 25, 2013
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Where is "gods side of the cascades"? I thought I was already there 😯

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January 26, 2013
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No Bert, your living with the liberals over there...... 🙂

January 27, 2013
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briango said
No Bert, your living with the liberals over there...... 🙂

99% of them are living east of me on the east side of the Puget Sound... it gets better in a hurry once you cross the sound going west.

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January 28, 2013
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My sister had some property on Puget Sound at one time. She said the place really was beutiful.
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