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Old 09-05-2008, 08:47 PM
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Arrrrg!

Can anyone tell me which photo bucket link to use to get the photo to display in the thread?

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Old 09-06-2008, 06:14 AM
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Use the "Direct Link" when posting pictures to your message.
By the way very nice looking set-up.

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Old 09-06-2008, 09:31 AM
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Very nice setup.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:01 PM
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Thanks for the tech help fellas.

I tried using the pistol without the forend, but I didn't like it. I think it's still slim enough for a holster though.
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I figured you would like it better with the fore end.

Very nice pistol.

My original 8.75" octagon with the small original grips (I still have one) was very much like your gun but a 1.75" longer. Being an tapered octagon 45 Colt/410 barrel mine was probably a little lighter though. That octagon barrel in .45 Colt was pretty thin walled but still Plus + rated for heavy 45 Colt loads (I only used factory level handloads in it, that was plenty of power).

I killed so many jackrabbits with the 45 I know that could have easily kept my self in food if I had ever had to with that gun. At night I would screw on the choke and load a .410 in it to go next to the sleeping bag. Any single shot is a poor defense weapon but if you had to use it at arms length I think the .410 would be pretty nasty.

You have made a great little do all pistol. .357 is a great choice. A second 22 barrel would really finish it up very nicely
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:59 AM
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PO2, that pistol is awesome! I really like the grip and foreend - it does seem to be very friendly to the hand. I also agree the fore arm vs. no fore arm appears to be more appealing to the eye.

The chambering for this pistol - gosh, which one do you pick, there are so many different T/C chamberings? Maybe there is no one choice, its almost a shame to limit it to only one barrel, yes? A .22 / .357 Mag. / .44 Magnum should be able to do it all . . .
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:52 PM
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Thanks for the kind words fellas.

I tried to design it so that the 7" barrel and it's forend would look like the normal or standard length.

In fact this weekend I put a 10" .22WMR barrel, synthetic grip and forend on it for IHMSA field pistol. I could hardly bring myself to look at it, it was so ugly. Ten inch barrels now seem extreme.

.22lr is definatly next, although I was considering .22 short for a while. Eventually I hope to have 7" barrels in .32 H&R Mag and 9mm auto as well.

The .22WMR really needs 10 inches, so does .45 Colt/.410 bore, but I can see now I'll never own anything over 10 inches again.

Heck, I was even compelled to cut my 12" Encore .44 Rem Mag down to 9" just for balance!

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Old 09-28-2008, 04:32 AM
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I was measuring and comparing my tender with my other guns and think a 6" barrel would be just right with a grip that's rounded off at the butt. That would be slightly shorter than my Ruger NM Vaquero 4 5/8"
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Old 09-29-2008, 01:01 PM
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I was able to find a person who was selling their T/C 8 3/4" octagonal .44 Magnum

. . . barrel, and it looks like a pretty compact gun - thank you Vincent for suggesting this configuration. I was under the impression the .44 Mag / Hotshot barrels have a shorter throat rifling set up for centerfire use - it appears to be the case, as I'm not familiar with complete .44 Hotshot. The .45Colt / .410 definitely have rifling accomodating the longer .410, a bit of a reach for the .45 bullet to engage rifling.

Pistol looks like this (on frame).



The other octagonal barrels (.22 Magnum and .357 Magnum) are 10", as what length would be if choke was installed.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:33 PM
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That 44mag barrel is just like my 357Max barrel. It was a hotshots 357Mag barrel untill Bellm rechambered it. It's a very quick light barrel.
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