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Old 03-16-2014, 10:34 PM   #21
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Spent a lot of time today tweaking. Finally settled on what I want.....readin over my thread I'd mentioned a single action carry, specially in the woods. Played with 4.5" barrel and 4" too. Even spent time moding the ejector housing and rod for 4" of barrel.

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Ultimately I settled on sheriff style....3.5" of barrel (to stay out of the roll mark) and when I put it back together and looked it over....its right, specially with the new grip. Just gotta put a sight on it and I can go shootin again to make sure everything it right before moving on.

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Old 03-16-2014, 11:04 PM   #22
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Never been a huge fan of the sheriff style myself. But if you use thah maple, I'll forgive you!

I am curious though, why this is considered the sheriff's style. Seems to me that a sheriff of the day would use a full length gun with an attached ejector rod, instead of something that I'd personally consider more suitable for a "belly gun".

Any ideas?
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:13 PM   #23
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Maybe cause its a backup? Seen em referred to as belly guns, barkeep gun, counter or storekeeps gun.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:51 PM   #24
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Maybe cause its a backup? Seen em referred to as belly guns, barkeep gun, counter or storekeeps gun.
So it wasn't necessarily considered a sheriff's primary firearm? That's where I've always been confused.
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:14 PM   #25
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I think the ejector boss is gonna take a hike!
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with the bird's head grip design, the 3.5" barrel looks right.

looks great so far.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:38 PM   #27
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Thx, I think so too and I already got one with the long tom barrel for huntin.

I'm struggling with that hump up to the rear sight though....flat tops are so much better looking....but one thing at a time.....gotta put on the front sight dovetail next, then remove the ejector boss and contour. I looked over the checkered grips and don't really like them....the maple or some nice straight grain walnut from a broken 1948 marlin lever action is lookin better each day.

It'll give me time to ponder that humpbacked topstrap.
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Have you considered going sightless altogether?
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Be kinda hard to aim past arms length. I'm planning to leave the sights fully functional....a short barreld revo can shoot great to suprizing distances....besides, might need to pop a deer or hog from time to time, sights'll be handy.
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:39 PM   #30
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If I can finger out howta make this....I can put an ejector system on that short barrel. Gonna be a long sit on the milk crate!

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