Thursday, February 21, 2013

Assault Weapons, Old School.

Heh. Thanks to Stretch for sharing this with me:


Winchester 94 and a Ruger Vaquero, both in .45 LC. The Winchester holds 11 rounds of .45 Long Colt, the Ruger 6. Compared to a single-shot muzzle loading rifle and pistol, that's nearly 9 times the firepower in a package far more weatherproof than that which it succeeded. These arms would have been to the musket what a Star Trek phaser would be to a Glock - yet, strangely, no one saw the need to limit the rifle to only seven rounds.

Okay, gratuitous anti-gun control rant aside, I have to say this combination just spoke to me. If only the Ruger had a nice set of walnut stocks to match the Winchester this would be perfect. Okay, for me, I'd like to see the pair in .357 Magnum, but that's only because it's a caliber that I currently stock and therefore wouldn't have keep another caliber in the ammo locker...

Very nice, Stretch, thanks for sharing!

That is all.

12 comments:

Brad_in_MA said...

Thems awful purdy shootin' irons.

Angus McThag said...

If you wish to console yourself, the historical pairing would be in .44-40. Check prices on guns and ammo for those before you despair over adding .45 Colt (there is no long!) to the magazines.

Lupis42 said...

Not to make you buy new guns right now, but very nice walnut grips are available for the Vaquero (which can be had in .357) and Marlin makes a very nice 1894 line in .357...

Bob said...

Only change I'd make (and I'll be in the market for Vaquero later this year, hopefully) is I'd pick the Vaquero in stainless, and I'd also choose a Rossi 1892 clone in stainless, also.

Anonymous said...

Yup, I'll second the Marlin '94 or Taurus/Rossi 92 in .357 caliber. And the Vaquero is available in .357 as well. Soooooo... check that bank account and get some new toys. :) The Taurus and Vaquero are both available in stainless, not too sure about the Marlin- or if they're even still making it.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Uh, my Nephew the Navy EOD Tech is going to use that set-up for his Home Defense needs when he comes back from Afghanistan. For those who haven't heard this yet, when he comes back, he's going to HAVE to live in Southern California for a few years, and the way the Gun Laws are out there, going Old Skuul Cowboy Style is about all he can do. But he's settled on .357, and he is going to use a Modern Revolver, but the essence is the same.

Now, WHEN Massachusetts passes similar Laws, and Jay has to send all his Modern Stuff up to Wally's for Safe Keeping, well, maybe having a .357 Lever Gun or two to complement the Snubbie From Hell might not be a bad idea, Heck, get a lever .22LR while you're at it, and get the Kids to Practicing.

God help us, we made need them.

Stretch said...

The Winchester was a gift from the Smarter Half so I was locked into the .45 Colt. And anyone who says "You could exchange it for another caliber." is clearly NOT married.

When firing it at the NRA range Monday I had guys shooting an FN2000 to my left and an AR to my right. Both wanted to try my lever action.
Proof, were any needed, that all Americans are cowboys at heart. And that JMB designs are truly timeless.

Dave H said...

Stretch, sounds like you've got a keeper.

I'm contemplating a lever/wheelgun pairing myself in .44 Mag, but if my lady handed me something in .45 Colt I wouldn't turn it down.

instinct said...

Dad has both of those so walnut grips are a very good possibility

dehakal said...

Doing a decision tree at the moment. Rossi r92 .44M basically has 2 models available at the moment, 24" blue Octagonal barrel or 20" Stainless Round Barrel. Love the old school octagon barrel but not sure if I need the extra 4". Also on the list and waiting on availability is a 6" Taurus Raging Bull .44M in stainless.

Stretch said...

Thanks Dave. She is, indeed, a keeper. We have a nice arrangement. She gives me gifts measured in caliber and I give her gifts measured in carat.

larry44 said...

My Marlin 1894C is paired with a Ruger GP-100 - both in .357 Mag.

I also have my Beretta 92FS and Cx4 Carbine in 9mm.

Old school/new school.