10-04-2011, 07:22 PM
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B&C 140 Class
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central Texas
| | Blackhawk
Originally Posted by lwb
My favorite would be my Model Winchester 67a that belonged to my great grandfather,bought new between 1936 & 1938 for seven dollars a lot of money at that time.I dont shoot it anymore cant see the sights and dont want to have it drilled & tapped. Favorite to shoot 50th ann. Ruger blackhawk 357.
Bought my first firearm back in the late '70's. It was a Ruger Blackhawk with a 6 1/2 inch barrel. It was my home protection for mama and the kids, since she took a liking to it right after we got married.
Ever since picking up a couple of auto pistols, the Blackhawk was kind of relegated to the back of the gun safe. Then last year I brought it out of hibernation and started shooting it again. Found out how much fun it was to shoot all over again. There's something to be said about having to go about things like they did back 100 or so years ago - cock then shoot, cock then shoot, etc.
Did put some Pachmyr (sp?) grips on it since the old wooden grips were too short and there was nothing left to wrap my pinkie finger around.
Would sure like to see some pics of your 50th anniv. edition. Hint! Hint! Hint!