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Scared me for a sec. Had visions of you chasing down a Cape Buffalo! 😆 😂
 

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HOW IS THAT GOPHER STILL IN ONE PIECE? I HAVE SHOT JACKS WITH MY .45LC AND IT PUNCHES A CLEAN HOLE THRU AND THRU. DID HE DO CIRQUE DU SOLEIL FLIPS WHEN HE GOT HIT?
 

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Nice looking Burgess. Those are extremely scarce in my area. The prices are also very steep when one is for sale.
Thanks for the pictures!
 

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You do know your single actions. There weren't many 7 1/2 inch colts in either configuration and i like those long barrels. I had it and the Burgess out again today for another run at gophers... View attachment 701885
I am like you with interest in the 7-1/2" barrels. Most of the early Colt SAA's that I saw had the barrels cut off. After moving to Dallas, I got my first 45 x 7-1/2" at A. D. Hodges gun shop, an 1883 Colt with 1-piece walnuts.

So there is your Colt Burgess. A round barrel rifle with nice wood. The Burgess seems to have a very smooth action on levering it. But I have never shot one.

Are you out near Lubbock, with all of those gophers?
 

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I am like you with interest in the 7-1/2" barrels. Most of the early Colt SAA's that I saw had the barrels cut off. After moving to Dallas, I got my first 45 x 7-1/2" at A. D. Hodges gun shop, an 1883 Colt with 1-piece walnuts.

So there is your Colt Burgess. A round barrel rifle with nice wood. The Burgess seems to have a very smooth action on levering it. But I have never shot one.

Are you out near Lubbock, with all of those gophers?
Lubbock is just around the corner from me, about 1250 miles to be exact. I am in Montana..
 

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I am quite sure Triumph is out of Montana.
I to am a fan of the 7 1/2 inch .38 W.C.F.
So far they have only been used on whitetail deer but I'll bring one along to Fort Benton to try on a charging bull prairie dog.
 
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