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Old 03-16-2011, 05:35 PM
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Default Got a "Mare's Leg" in .45 LC

Something you don't see every day, should be a bit of fun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJMJi22zTGs

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Old 03-16-2011, 05:46 PM
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just saw one at a gun show for sale last weekend. I think they only wanted 350 or 450 for it
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:57 PM
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Sounds like a "Rossi". Did you catch the make/manufacturer by any chance?
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:30 PM
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Sounds like a "Rossi". Did you catch the make/manufacturer by any chance?
Nope. All I know is it was some special edition from a movie steve mcqueen was in. Can't even recall it but obviously it was a western. Kinda a cool lookin gun I just have no use for one.lol
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:09 AM
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Kind of a useless thing ain`t it.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:09 AM
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Nope. All I know is it was some special edition from a movie steve mcqueen was in. Can't even recall it but obviously it was a western. Kinda a cool lookin gun I just have no use for one.lol
it was a television series called " Wanted-Dead or Alive"
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1032&bih=492
I had one if those years ago, with the factory holster- 1962IIRC - of course mine was made of plastic and the holster was kinda like rubber - don't remember it being able to shoot, either!!

pretty cool little gun - the real one, that is....
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:41 AM
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:38 AM
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Where did you pick that up at? We've had them on order forever
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:56 AM
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it was a television series called " Wanted-Dead or Alive"
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1032&bih=492
I had one if those years ago, with the factory holster- 1962IIRC - of course mine was made of plastic and the holster was kinda like rubber - don't remember it being able to shoot, either!!

pretty cool little gun - the real one, that is....
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Josh Randal, iffn I recall. Steve Mcqueen, Coolest actor ever. Who can forget stuff like "The Great Escape" and "Bullet".

Anyway neat firearm. I want one plus the leather.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:58 AM
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Kind of a useless thing ain`t it.
Yip kinda like most of the posts on AO, but we still read em.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:34 AM
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Default Mare's Leg

Go to the Henry Repeating Firearms Website and they are making them. They look pretty neat.

Don't quote me but I think the calibers are 22 mag and 45.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:47 AM
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As I remember it, they are not getting the full potential out of it.

I believe it had a piece of metal on the front of the lever that could be pivoted ahead to contact the trigger just as the lever closed to lock up the action. So as the lever closed the gun fired. Steve MeQueen would hold the gun out front of him and crank the lever up and down firing multiple rounds just like a semi-auto.

In those old westerns a "six shooter" generally could shoot 12 or 15 rounds without reloading. This gun must have had a hollow stock filled with ammo as it never went dry.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:57 AM
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Kind of a useless thing ain`t it.
I don't really know yet, I'm thinking this will be my Elk/Bear gun this yr. I'll let you know how it works out
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:59 AM
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Where did you pick that up at? We've had them on order forever
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:12 AM
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could be a good gun for back country hiking etc.in 44 mag.
but i can't find out the over all length.

i am assuming it's not restricted?
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:26 AM
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could be a good gun for back country hiking etc.in 44 mag.
but i can't find out the over all length.

i am assuming it's not restricted?
You can get them in 44mag, but a 44 won't do anything a 45 won't. The 45 can also be rechambered to 454Casul if desired .

Overall length is 23", not restricted.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:31 AM
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I don't really know yet, I'm thinking this will be my Elk/Bear gun this yr. I'll let you know how it works out
Should work if you got one of those critters sitting on your lap.Try not to shoot yer knob off.Luck.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:08 AM
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Should work if you got one of those critters sitting on your lap.Try not to shoot yer knob off.Luck.
Oh,I don't know. I've taken enough animals with a bow, don't see any reason why this would have less range. Should be good out to 50 or 60 yards anyway. If you can't get within that, might be time to hang up the old hunting boots
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Kind of a useless thing ain`t it.
I'm actually looking at one for when I'm out horseback riding. It'd be way easier to get out fast enough than a normal rifle. 5 shots should be enough to protect me and my horse from a bear or cougar.
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They are great little rifles, lots of people using them for bush guns & fun.

I've been making holster for them for 6 months now & Lots of orders still coming in.

http://www.outdoorsmenforum.ca/showthread.php?t=144548

And yes ... they can be drawn from my holsters pretty fast...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMr3oDn7rno
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:23 AM
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They are great little rifles, lots of people using them for bush guns & fun.

I've been making holster for them for 6 months now & Lots of orders still coming in.

http://www.outdoorsmenforum.ca/showthread.php?t=144548

And yes ... they can be drawn from my holsters pretty fast...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMr3oDn7rno

my gawd man you do nice work !!!!!!!!!!!
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Are you shooting those cast factory 750 fps loads ?
I have some plated 230 gr Berrys loaded up to 1250 fps and jacketed Hornady 240 gr at apprx 1700 fps.
Shooting them out of my Win 94 Legacy lever action, also fun to shoot.

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Old 02-09-2013, 07:35 PM
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Cool coolest rifle ever (if some what limited in use)

Small usless tid bit . The mares leg can also be seen in the sci fi series fire fly and in the feature movie serenity. Mr McQueen wore it best .
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:55 PM
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Thanks Thunderheart Improving day by day, piece by piece.

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