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Smith & Wesson’s Governor Part I Ten years down the road

09/26/2021 – I am well aware of when the S&W Governor was introduced. Yes, I did pass on examining shotshell accommodating revolvers because I could not see a practical application. The Governor is ten years old, I am ten years older. Perhaps, now that we have both had our space, we can be civil and…

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Ruger’s New Model Blackhawk Part 2 No, not Long Colt, Just Colt... 45 Colt

02/21/2021 The extra step of cocking a single action barrel is not so different than cycling a bolt action rifle or working the slide on a pump action rifle, or flicking a lever, etc., etc. All things in life are not automatic or even semi automatic. But is there a payday associated with the small…

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Ruger’s New Model Blackhawk Part 1 The tall cowboy - short horse dilemma

02/14/2021 Evolution is in our nature. Evolution is a part of nature and quite necessary. If not for evolution, as suggested by the illustration of modern horses (left) versus early horses (right), we would have tall cowboys and short horses, with boots dragging across the prairie. It is God’s way of adapting, adjusting and perfecting…

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Marlin’s 1894 Lever Action in 45 Colt Lever guns in modern times

02/08/2020 It is 11:30 AM and snow has not fallen for at least one hour. The forecast was for a snow storm that began at 3:30 AM to continue on until 5:00PM. History offers two outcomes. The first is that clearing snow now will result in the snow resuming at the conclusion of the effort…

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Model 1892 Deluxe Trapper Takedown Case Hardened And the tradition lives on...

The historical information presented within this article came from four credible reference books and Winchester. Americas’ Premier Gunmakers – Browning K.D. Kirkland The History of Winchester Firearms 1866-1992 Thomas Henshaw The History of Browning Firearms David Miller Winchester, And American Legend R.L. Wilson The respective authors spent months and years, sifting through original records and…

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