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Offline ShotgunDave

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Belly Buster
« on: February 18, 2020, 11:35:17 PM »
Here's one I made a little while back. It started life as a Pietta .44 Navy. I cut the barrel down to 3" and re-contured the loading lever lug. It's also sporting an Army size grip. After all the cutting, grinding and filing, I re-blued the barrel and installed a brass bead front sight.

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Offline mazo kid

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Re: Belly Buster
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2020, 04:23:01 PM »
That is a great looking gun!

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Re: Belly Buster
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2020, 05:58:28 PM »
Thanks! It was a fun little gun. It belongs to someone else now. I sold it a while back.
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Re: Belly Buster
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2020, 11:57:59 AM »
Ya done a good job on it.  Hope you got top dollar for it
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Re: Belly Buster
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 05:14:19 PM »
I wish you guys would stop posting pictures of neat looking belly guns. I never thought I would like to own one but I have seen a bunch on here that are making me change my mind! :)

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Re: Belly Buster
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2020, 05:52:19 PM »
Navy Six, go for it! I've made a couple of them now, and they're really fun to shoot.
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Re: Belly Buster
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2020, 05:44:31 PM »
Shotgun Dave, I have to admit to putting a 12" barrel on a Pietta 44 Navy recently. The gun came with a 71/2" barrel originally. Since I already installed a Kirst 45 conversion cylinder, maybe I should go ahead an fit a snubbie barrel and have a "complete set". By the way, the gun shoots great with that long barrel. Sorry I can't post pictures.

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Re: Belly Buster
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2020, 09:28:41 PM »
That's a great idea Navy Six! Having a selection of barrels, for whatever job is at hand, is a great plan.
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