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Old 11-29-2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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Two weeks ago I stopped in a local pawn shop and found this beauty:



Its a Hy Hunter Western Six Shooter, made in Western Germany ca. 1960s or so, and imported by Hy Hunter. Its a .357 Magnum. Didn't like the plastic "stag" grips and alloy trigger guard and backstrap. I had a trigger guard from a Colt 1851 Navy, not sure the manufacturer, but tried it on my gun:



The backstrap shown is from a Colt SAA, trial fitted to my gun. The mainspring screw from the Hy Hunter didn't fit my trigger guard. So, I ordered a Uberti replacement screw and Hy Hunter brass backstrap from Numrich (Gun Parts, Inc.). When they arrived the Uberti screw didn't quite fit my trigger guard. I took the screw to my local hardware store and found it to be a 10-24 NC thread. I bought a 10-24 tap and tapped the hole in the trigger guard for that size.

Here, all parts fitted to the gun:



Obviously some fitting and polishing remain, as well as new grips. But all parts fit, and everything works.

Bob Wright



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thats pretty cool bob, be sure to share pics of the new grips and everything all done together



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thats pretty cool bob, be sure to share pics of the new grips and everything all done together
It never entered my mind not to!

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Nice looking revolver. Looking forward to updates.

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I own a western marshal chambered in 45 lc made by sauer and son I wonder if its the same company?

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I think it's pretty cool that you even labeled the "general work table".

That's a real nice pistol Bob! Looking forward to hearing more on it!

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That's a beauty. Let us know how she rides.

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how much do you want for the old plastic grips? mine are broken and I can't find replacements.

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I own a western marshal chambered in 45 lc made by sauer and son I wonder if its the same company?
It is the same, currently SIG SAUER. Hy Hunter became Hawes as importers.

J.P. Sauer & Sohn was an old time German gunmaker.

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A nice set of ivory grips or even scrimshawed grips would make that gun stand out.



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