Traditional Knife and Gun Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Pàdruig, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. seas165

    seas165 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2014
    20200715_182546_copy_1209x1612.jpg .32 S&W model 1 1/2 2nd issue (i think)

    JOELSM Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    Next week I’m heading into the Okanogan wilderness for a fly fishing trip. These will be my companions.

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  3. pa knifeguy

    pa knifeguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    Joel, who made the holster for your Ruger?
  4. rdave

    rdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    1949 Colt and an old EDC Case

  5. Markeologist


    Jul 21, 2018
    looks like the snap says “GALCO”

    JOELSM Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    Markeologist is correct, that is a GALCO holster.
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  7. pa knifeguy

    pa knifeguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    Thank you sir
  8. Markeologist


    Jul 21, 2018
    I use a Bianchi Lawman for my Super Blackhawk (pictured somewhere above) which is more like a Tom Threepersons-style holster with the trigger guard fully exposed. Its been a wonderful holster, carried a number of times in Alaska where the brush is thick and the bears are big.
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  9. sf fanatic

    sf fanatic Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    My pocket tools. :) 1ADD6BD7-E9E1-47A3-B02B-BFF5FD172759.jpeg
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  10. Zachary

    Zachary Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2017
    Wild hogs got into my garden, so I guess it’s time to restock the freezer. I have decided to use this custom Thompson encore and I think I will take a long this farmer Jack from GEC, I have found it to be extremely useful once an animal is down.

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    Here is the rest of my encore pistol set up, which fits nicely in this weatherproof guitar case, with all four barrels three receivers and three sets of pistol stocks.
    The barrels are 22-250,6.8SPC,270 and 410/45LC.
  11. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Very cool arsenal.
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  12. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Those TCs are a whole different ball of wax. I had a 14 inch in .357 Herrett back in the 1980s for silhouette.
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  13. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    I took this photo for my Counting Game giveaway, figured I might as well post it here, too. Bet you’ll never guess what number we were on. ;) :D

  14. Zachary

    Zachary Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2017
    DF2A271C-C8A1-4435-9F07-673D5F833F9A.jpeg I used the Ruger to shoot a snake in my pond earlier today, and I have had these two fantastic blades from GEC in my pocket all week.
  15. Zachary

    Zachary Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2017
    My grandfather was the first of three generations to be a master machinist and gunsmith in my family. This was an old Smith in Weston which he blew apart in the 60s testing some handloads. He rebuilt the gun by fixing the frame retooling the cylinder Pawl and stop making a new cylinder and sleeving the barrel. When he was done he had converted it to an 8 shot 22 LR.Unfortunately the gun is not very accurate so all I use it for his shooting 22 shot shells at wasps on my porch, for which it is excellent. While I have several guns that he worked on that old timer Stockman is the only knife I ever saw him with, I feel honored to have ended up with it. That knife has not been sharpened since his passing yet it is still the keenest edge I own.
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  16. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011



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  17. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Your Grandad sounds a lot like my Grandad, always fiddling with guns to make them work one way or another:thumbsup:
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  18. Zachary

    Zachary Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2017
    It is really a family tradition at this point.
    Here is an old Ruger security six that had a damaged barrel. My father made a new barrel and some brass and walnut hardware to convert it to a rifle. I am not sure that it is strictly “legal” but it sure is fun to shoot.
    The knife is a Chuck Garlits “Happy Jack” folder. My dad’s name was Jack so I had been giving him these knives as presents for several years before he passed, and that was his favorite.
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  19. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    Everything about this post is just cool! :cool: From the converted Security Six to the Happy Jack folder... interesting reading! :thumbsup::thumbsup: Thanks!
  20. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    I have one about the same vintage, same barrel length. But mine came as a Bisley. I never could warm up to that configuration. I think my hands are just too small. It was always whacking my fingers. So, I ordered all the parts from Brownells, and converted it to the standard Vaquero style. Only difference is now it has a stainless steel grip frame instead of blued. And the entire main frame is now blued. The case coloring started to rust, and I asked Ruger to blue it. So they did. I didn't try to do a carbon grip frame and blue it. I just didn't think I had THAT much in me.

    Unless there is some obscure state law, or the barrel is less than 16", that should be legal, if I'm not mistaken. You can't cut down a firearm that was originally built and sold as a rifle to make it a pistol, even if you whack off the butt stock. But you can go the other way.
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