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    Senior Member Wyatt Burp is on a distinguished road

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    Still Have Your First Sixgun?

    In 1970 my dad bought me this Single Six Ruger. New. I was 13. We found a left handed rig at the flea market and he modified it to fit me and made a completely new metal line holster to screw onto the back flap. After watching The Culpepper Cattle Company where this guy had a 5 1/2" blue Colt with pearl grips, my dad and I drove into S.F. where he got me these fake pearls. They were $8. The latest, a 1971 reblued Colt .45. You still have your first one? If so, let's see 'em for old times sake.
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    My first revolver was a Ruger Single Six that my dad bought in 1968. I still have it. Originally it had a 5-1/2" barrel, but I had a so called "Gunsmith" shorten it to 4-5/8".....he did a very poor hack job of it and I regretted ever having it done...

    A couple of years ago, I found a 9-1/2" barrel and had that installed....It is still a great little shooter:


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    Talking

    My dad and I bought this Frontier Scout back in the 1950s. He paid half and I paid half. Full price was $49.95 and it took me 4 weeks to get the $25.00. I was 15 and sacking groceries at the Super Value for 35 cents an hour after school.
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    Senior Member Wyatt Burp is on a distinguished road

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    Quote Originally Posted by mic214 View Post
    My first revolver was a Ruger Single Six that my dad bought in 1968. I still have it. Originally it had a 5-1/2" barrel, but I had a so called "Gunsmith" shorten it to 4-5/8".....he did a very poor hack job of it and I regretted ever having it done...

    A couple of years ago, I found a 9-1/2" barrel and had that installed....It is still a great little shooter:

    I think your longer barrel is no distraction from the gun as you should look at it. It's still your first gun. And have you ever grown up? Really, I haven't, when it comes to this stuff.. And it makes that cliche about "men's toys.." completely true and nothing to have to explain about.

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    Yes, I still have my first six gun. A Colt Bisley, inherited when my grandfather died in 1955. 32 WCF, 7.5" with flap holster and cartridge belt holding 44 cartridges. Helluva gun for a 10 tear old. It led to my learning to cast and handload the next year. Remington(Rem-Umc) and Winchester(Super-X) 100 gr. JSP factory ammo was $5.30 a box at Ralph's Outfitters. Too much money for an 11 year old. A cowboy up the canyon gave me my first try at the Black Arts, still have it and still at it.

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    In 1982 when I was 16, my father bought me a New Model Single Six. I still have it. I recently installed some elk grips on it. I will probably send it to Ruger for a reblue and give it to my son when he is old enough.

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    My first revolver was a colt frontier scout (.22) my dad gave me when I was 16. It got stolen over 30 years ago ,so no I dont have it.
    The next revolver (my dad gave me) was a ruger security six 2 3/4 inch barrel. I still have it and it still shoots great.

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    First Revolver

    Still have my first revolver I got when I was an Army Brat in Germany. Armi-Jager SAA made in Italy in .357 Magnum with a 7 1/2 inch barrel. Fired many a special out of it.

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    I envy you guys that had a father that cared about you. I had an evil WWII Army Air Corps Warrant Officer Stepfather that did nothing but try to bring me down.

    So not to be off topic, this is the first handgun in my life, the first handgun I ever saw and it came from a father figure that cared about me.

    My Grandfather was my father figure, although I only saw him about once a year. A WWII Army Vet, he used to take me out shooting and patiently coach me. On his hip in a brown US flap holster was a "Forty Five". That's what he called it-not a 1911 etc. just "Forty Five", because to him, there was no other "Forty Five".

    Grampa used to say "I wouldn't give a nickle for every revolver ever made!"

    He passed on 8 years ago. I guess my ancient Grandma was finally ready to pass his things along this past Fall. Grampa had a lot of guns, but no revolvers, of course. When asked which guns of his I wanted, I said "Just his Forty Five."








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    Charles,

    Thanks for sharing.

    Tim


 
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