Saturday, August 25, 2012

Went To Gun Show, Purchased Guns

Two guns-- and wait'll you see them! One a bit David-Bowie. Sort of. The other? Born under a blue dome! Photos to follow, below.

ETA: Went to range. The Colt shoots wonderfully. The H&R Young America...shoots. Colibri. Very heavy trigger. And N.B. on the Colt: it sure is funny how, if you take the old guns and line the sights up with the original index marks or, lacking them, along the center of the barrel, 99 times out of a hundred, they shoot right to point of aim. H'mmm, may be a lesson there. (Also, I somehow bought yet another .22 revolver at the range. More about that, later.)

Here they are. The one on the top, something I'd seen examples of and regretted passing up. Yoday, the fellow with a pretty collection of very nice Colt revolvers said to me, "Tellya what, that one doesn't really fit in my case," being hardly pristine, and proceeded to make me a fair deal. The other one -- from a vendor who went to High School with my Mom! -- caught my eye while Turk Turon was buying something else from the same gentleman. It's an H&R, something of a "19th Century Saturday Night Special," and while Tam avers that back then, even the budget guns were made of real steel, I doubt it'll ever see more than colibri loads. (If that -- there's a chance it's the older version, designed for black powder cartridges.)

What's is called? Glad you asked! Yep, an H&R "Young America." And the Colt is, of course, a Police Positive with a nearly Ruger-sized paragraph on the barrel, though it is list of patents instead of a warning which end the bullet comes out. It dates from 1924.

The discerning reader will have noticed the rear sight had been installed backwards in the Colt. Fixed that, but I'm pretty sure that the Allen-head grubscrew is wrong, too. Should be slotted.

All in all, a good day at the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show! (Still open tomorrow -- and a BlogMeet at 3:00 p.m.)

1 comment:

armedlaughing said...

Looks like great finds. Good for you!

gfa