Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Michael's New Blaster


From the great Hamilton Bowen, his take on the classic Texas Longhorn Arms Border Special. This gun is a Ruger Vaquero .44 Magnum, barrel trimmed to 4 inches, birdhead gripframe installed, Sheriff's Model basepin fitted, freewheel ratchet conversion, Super Blackhawk hammer fitted, rear sight channel groove and custom Colt-style front sight, black powder style chamfer on the cylinder, full action job, steel ejector rod housing, color-casehardened frame and hammer, remainder deep blued, finished with a set of rare "THE LAST COWBOY" custom grips from a sold-out limited edition Ruger back in 2005.

This picture doesn't do the gun justice, but we should have a FULL SLIDE SHOW of this and the other guns I'll be talking about on tomorrow's DOWN RANGE Radio podcast up and running shortly after the podcast goes up!!!

Thank you, Hamilton!

I designed this as my "perfect packin' pistol:" unfortunately, my Sweetie took one look at it and said, "You're not going to carry that gun, are you? It's a masterpiece!"

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great looking pistol. Pack it in good health!

You need a second one just like it. That would be a perfect set for shooting gunfighter!

Rob said...

She's right! Beautifully done. Can't wait for more pics.

Kansas Scout said...

Those birds head grips really feel right and that pistol sure looks good!

Joe said...

That is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! Who made the holster?

Anonymous said...

Michael, Your sweetie hit it on the head. It is a work of art from Hamilton Bowen. They will oohing and aweing at the cowboy shoots.
Beautiful job and leather too!
sgtyates

Bradley said...

where did you get that leather, and do you know if they ship to APO addresses?

Awtha said...

Nice!
Guns aint for showin' - guns are for shootin'! Carry that sucka!

Hazcat said...

Send it right over MB. I'll test it and take real good care of it for YA!

She's a BEAUT!!!!!!!

Michael Bane said...

The leather is one of my regular cowboy action rigs from Ted Blocker:

http://www.tedblockerholsters.com/product.cfm?pi=7657AD7E-EF53-C9D9-B8E7AA8462DAD5FE

It's the rig I used at Winter Range...

mb

Anonymous said...

Methinks the lady has excellent taste.
But this gun screams to be carried, not tucked away in the dark. 'Twould be a shame to not let other people see and appreciate such a masterpiece.

B Woodman
III-per

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