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Old 01-11-2012, 12:21 AM   #121
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Yeah, It's a yellowboy they were talking about, winchester stopped making those after a short while, and having an "American" gun was the appeal.
I was thinkin' that was right...
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:39 PM   #122
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I don't really know who made the original or for how long, but the gun AG made for the local cowboy was just the same as the one that you can buy from Henry today, or at least from what I could see on the television. Same look, same design and it's made in the USA. The MSRP is less than $900 for the Henry built gun and I've seen them going for less than $800. The fancy, highly engraved model is twice as much but that's still less than a third what the AG shop charged.

Also, they often seem to mislead their customers. They'll say they are the only people who can get you what you want and charge you a MAJOR premium for it when you can buy the same gun already made elsewhere for a MUCH more reasonable price. To me it's like telling someone you'll build them a "new" '69 Mustang because they don't make them anymore. AG then charges you the price you'd pay for a new Corvette when you can find a like new '69 mustang for sell at almost every classic car auction for 1/4 the price of the reproduction and often for much less! Still, I suppose if they can find someone willing to foot the bill, more power to them. Anyway, my original point was the AG guys seem to spend their time making already available guns they can charge outrageous prices for. No big deal if the buyer has the big bucks to spend. OTOH, at least the SOG folks seem to specialize in one of a kind (though frequently strange) weapons you don't usually find for sale, or they modify existing guns into something new, though often of questionable use.

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From what I remember the "Yellow Boy" they made for him was actually $18k-20K. Which my jaw hit the floor when I heard that!

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I don't really know who made the original, but the gun they made for local cowboy was just the same as the one that you can buy from Henry today. Same look, same design and it's made in the USA.
Respectfully...it's not the same.

Similar look, yes.

And I agree with the spirit of your post though, the price they charge for being able to say its the first made since....well, that's kinda crazy.
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I really tried to like the show, but it's just as poor as OCC, Pawn Stars, Swamp People, etc. They are all the same, with Americans looking stupid. I almost wonder if the Discovery channel has other motives to portray the Gun Shop as too dumb to warrant having the permits that they do.

Also, I know folks that have been building and shooting AKs in different calibers, modified to make shots out to damn near 1000 yds and they've been at for years!
Swamp people is a good show its a way of life they are showin u, thumbs up to the swampers
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Back to the original topic, if im not mistaken the romanians have been making "1200" yard ak's since the early 70s. The psl is just a giant ak47.

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back to the original topic, if im not mistaken the romanians have been making "1200" yard ak's since the early 70s. The psl is just a giant ak47.
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From what I remember the "Yellow Boy" they made for him was actually $18k-20K. Which my jaw hit the floor when I heard that!

The original Yellow Boy was a 1866 model Henry rifle and it got its name because the receiver was made of a bronze alloy material. it was chambered in 44 rimfire..

it was never made of gold since that would be way too soft for the pressures of a receiver
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The original Yellow Boy was a 1866 model Henry rifle and it got its name because the receiver was made of a bronze alloy material. it was chambered in 44 rimfire..

it was never made of gold since that would be way too soft for the pressures of a receiver
The original Henry rifle was manufactured between 1862 and 1866, the year production ended.

The 1866 "yellow boy" you speak of was in fact, a Winchester.
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The original Henry rifle was manufactured between 1862 and 1866, the year production ended.

The 1866 "yellow boy" you speak of was in fact, a Winchester.
Yes its a winchester not a henery
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