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I know what you are saying Steve, I for one couldnt make it with just my hands and I suppose it served a purpose once, but I dont think anyone here is being malicious, regards, Mike

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Gents ,forget the hyperbole and the snide comments and actually look at the gun. For all that is wrong look at what is essentially right . The shape of the hammers and "lever" are good ,the triggers although crude are correctly shaped and canted .The way it has been made shows thought and skill in so much that it is put together neatly and with well fitted and evenly shaped parts. Someone has put a lot of time and effort into this .We should not write it off as a piece of junk .I would assume that it is home made ,by a very capable man of some considerable metal working ability, who has made it for himself possibly taking his design from pictures in a mail order catalogue . Rough as it may be and I certainly would not want to stand to close to it being shot, I for one, take my hat off to the "inventor".

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I think it is an awesome bit of history. If I saw this for $200AU I would be buying it.


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I'm going through a tight money period or I'd bid on it. However, it's probably just as well, knowing me and my apparent "death wish" I'd load it up with a couple of Winchester AA Low recoil/low noise shells and shoot the thing eek.
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Why wouldnt you shoot it? Its probably been shot many times.


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Looks hell for strong, short on beauty....

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I don't think it looks all that strong. The standing breech is thin, the action bar is narrow(there is wood between the bar and lock plates)and the tang appears to be a separate piece. Then there are the screws into the barrels and the little catch to lock the barrels. Metallurgy and heat treating are questionable. I wonder if he made the barrels or if they were from another gun?

All that said to bad we don't know the story behind it and it's maker. The guy that made it I'm sure was an interesting character with no small amount of blacksmithing talent.

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None of the screw slots line up and it's obviously been refinished. That's just gonna kill the value.


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No original casecolors. Oxides from a refinish would be obviously inferior to original oxides. That's a proven fact. Original is original. Better to leave well earned patina.

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That's a must have. Easy winner at the Annual Flatwater Open Ugliest Gun Contest. laugh

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