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    Default My Vaquero is a switch hitter now.

    Bawanna's recent quest for a barbecue gun inspired me to renew my search for a .45 ACP cylinder that would fit my Vaquero.
    I had looked all over for one without success before and finally just stopped searching. The Colonel must be magic as I found one the first place I looked this time. I thought it might require some fitting, but with both cylinders in hand, I measure them to be the same length and both fit perfectly in the gun
    My Vaquero in .45 Colt

    With the .45 ACP cylinder

    It's nice that the Vaquero is simply marked .45 CAL

    Thanks for the inspiration Bawanna
    Regards,
    Greg
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    Love the engraving on the 45 Colt cylinder and it is really cool that it only says 45 Cal. A true switch hitter, not in any mano mano way ya understand.
    Mine didn't get blessed in time, so tomorrow I'm off to the lake for a couple weeks without it, have to wait till I return to pick it up. Had hoped to give it a work out.
    I got 7 other unfired guns I need to spend quality time with so guess I shouldn't power whine so much but I'm so good at it.
    Our new legislation frankly ticks me off to no end and the shops aren't happy about it much either.

    Find myself wondering if I could work those grips over to fit a birdshead?????
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    My oh my!
    That is one handsome Ruger! Love those stags too. Patrick Grashorn?
    A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition
    -Rudyard Kipling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armybrat View Post
    My oh my!
    That is one handsome Ruger! Love those stags too. Patrick Grashorn?
    Thanks! The grips are from the old Ajax Grips company that used to import stag from India.
    Sadly they went out of business. The company using the name now seems to deal mostly in polymer and pearlite.
    Regards,
    Greg
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    Nice, Greg. It's great to have cartridge/caliber flexibility like that.
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    !!!! I got a set of them Ajax on my Super Blackhawk, when I get back I'll be looking at the possibility of reshaping those.
    I'm not nuts about the feel of them on the Blackhawk. Kind of tough on the hand.
    http://bawanna45.wix.com/bawannas-grip-emporium#!
    In Memory of Paul "Dietrich" Stines.
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    Dietrich: For a fat girl you sure don't sweat much.
    Cue sound of Head slap.

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    Timing dead on?
    "Never pet a burning dog"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 340pd View Post
    Timing dead on?
    I think so. I don't have a true .45 range rod, but using some round stock every thing seems in time and true.
    Regards,
    Greg
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    Cool Sweet Revolver

    Great looking wheel gun.
    I still want a birdshead grip model
    But sadly my CZ Scorpion Micro and inbound can have my bank account in critical condition - LOL!
    With my daughters wedding in August and Thanksgiving/Christmas on the way.
    I'm tapped out till 2020.
    Will have to live vicariously through you guys and girls the rest of the year...
    I'm OK with that though.
    It's been a good year

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    Ok, I'm taking up bets at 3 to 1 odds that before the end of October Barth will be posting a picture of a new birds head revolver......Any takers?
    " An armed society is a polite society".... Robert A. Heinlein

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