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!"