Hy Hunter Western Six Shooter....

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Bob Wright, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Bob Wright

    Bob Wright Active Member

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    Two weeks ago I stopped in a local pawn shop and found this beauty:

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    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:

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    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:

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

    Bob Wright
     
  2. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

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

  3. Bob Wright

    Bob Wright Active Member

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    It never entered my mind not to!

    Bob Wright
     
  4. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking revolver. Looking forward to updates.
     
  5. tiberius10721

    tiberius10721 New Member

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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?
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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

    That's a real nice pistol Bob! Looking forward to hearing more on it!
     
  7. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That's a beauty. Let us know how she rides.
     
  8. ryguy00

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

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    auer

    It is the same, currently SIG SAUER. Hy Hunter became Hawes as importers.

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

    Bob Wright
     
  10. rhyno13

    rhyno13 New Member

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

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    I'm not a big fan of scrimshaw work, and I can't afford ivory. Possibably stag or walnut.

    Bob Wright
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    very nice work! looking forward to seeing the finished job.
     
  13. rhyno13

    rhyno13 New Member

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    How about some exotic wood grips.
     
  14. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

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    there arre many great types of woods. or, perhaps elk antler, buffalo horn, or even boar tusk. as for woods, theres various figured maple, macasar [spelling] ebony would be distinct, coco bolo, but walnut is a classic for a reason, and a darn good one at that. if i get an saa clone i might go with elk antler, polished smppth, would be like ivory.
     
  15. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Very nicely done Bob. It looks much better.
     
  16. Bob Wright

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    There is a good explanation for that. I got some old wood 1 x 12s, that I think are western red cedar. I've made auxilliary tables for my drill press and work tables. For my drill press I made a larger drilling table and a couple of sanding tables. These are stored, when not in use, in a rack so I labeled them for quick ID when using them.

    Bob Wright
     
  17. LongBaller71

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    Looking great, Bob. I'm falling fast for the single actions.

    You really could get some great woods for that bad boy. Maybe a little maple burl.
     

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  18. phildenton

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    I just thought about holly, youd want to put a protective finish on it.