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Offline Hawg

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Twister
« on: January 27, 2016, 02:07:48 PM »
Back in the 70's I bought a Classic Arms Twister. At that time you could get it finished or as a kit. I got the finished version with blued barrels and a satin frame and white grips. On the first shot one of the grips cracked down the middle. I made a set out of a mouse trap, BTW my wood working skills have NOT improved. )L$ Anyway it was fun for awhile but finally ended up in moms attic along with some of my other unused junk. I went and reclaimed some of it several years ago but it had gotten pretty bad.



I finally came across another set of grips for it and got around to working on it some. I couldn't get all of the pits out of it and blued it with some many years old cold blue. It came out with a  kind of grayish aged look which suits me pretty well. I like it anyway.




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Re: Twister
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 03:26:06 PM »
Looks like a nice rescue job to me Hawg.   I've seen some pretty poor looking ones for sale on GunBroker.  Yours looks way better than most.

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Re: Twister
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 04:39:05 PM »
I like it! Looks much better with the white grips!
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"

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Re: Twister
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 08:29:30 PM »
Great job of bringing an old timer back to life.

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Re: Twister
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2016, 02:24:49 AM »
First time I ever see one of these. As much as I usually prefer wooden grips, I must admit the white grips suit it well. In fact, it looks just like a gambler's 5th ace... Good job, Sir !  ).L

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Re: Twister
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2016, 06:28:38 AM »
Thanks guys. It's not that great and I'm sure most of y'all could have done better but it's better than it was by a long shot.

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Re: Twister
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2016, 06:58:11 AM »
What caliber is it?

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Re: Twister
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2016, 09:54:17 AM »
What caliber is it?

.36 smooth bore. Takes a patched .350 ball.

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Re: Twister
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2016, 01:10:48 PM »
I always liked that modle the best out of the classic arms versions. Suprised at myself for never getting one.

Your refinish job looks good to me Hawg.

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Re: Twister
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2016, 03:12:02 PM »
Thanks Scoob.