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Re: My Mare's Leg

Postby Bronson BB » Thu May 28, 2009 4:47 pm

I wouldn't get the holster from anywhere else.
*cough*lefty*cough*

Badger wrote:Tell you what,

Add a rear sight on top, sand the back of the butt into a concave curve, add back plate, a little cold blueing.........You're in business


(ahem..holster..ahem) :lol:

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Re: My Mare's Leg

Postby Badger » Thu May 28, 2009 5:04 pm

A lefty? I can do that.
The spring clip will need to be made in reverse and the belt billets sewn on backwards. Bullet looping is the same both ways and I'd just need to flip the pattern for the shape. Easy.

Bigger problem might be that the saddle ring will be on the wrong side of the receiver. Still shouldn't be an issue.....


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Re: My Mare's Leg

Postby xardoz » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:25 am

Took me a while to get to this, but here's a couple of better shots:
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I need to blue / paint the interior of the muzzle and add a front blade sight still. Haven't decided how to do that yet.

And a shot of the saddle ring. Yep, need to blue that, too.

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One thing I hate about Denix is the softness of the metal. Makes dramatic cocking and dry firing something like this a losing proposition since the action wears so damn fast.
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Re: My Mare's Leg

Postby xardoz » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:28 am

Another of the saddle-ring side:

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Re: My Mare's Leg

Postby pennausamike » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:32 am

I don't know if it will help, but I have a number of shots of my mares legs in pieces at this thread:
http://fireflydvd.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3541

Good Luck with your project,
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Re: My Mare's Leg

Postby xardoz » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:43 am

Thanks, but I didn't really intend it to be a screen-accurate reproduction. I really did it so my Missus would have something substantial to wave in folks' faces at CSTS showings. However, a 200 lbs, 5'4" (I love my chubby, short wife, so shut yer ruttin' traps! :x ) white chick can't really pull off Zoe too well.

And I don't think it's that bad, considering it's my first prop replication attempt since I was 9 and made a "light saber" out of a gutted plastic flashlight with a light blue broomstick shoved in it. ;)
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Re: My Mare's Leg

Postby pennausamike » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:04 am

xardoz wrote:Thanks, but I didn't really intend it to be a screen-accurate reproduction.
SNIP


Mine aren't screen-accurate, either.
(Barrel length, some proportions, etc.)
But I thought maybe the shots of the barrel band with sight might help.

xardoz wrote:And I don't think it's that bad, considering it's my first prop replication attempt since I was 9 and made a "light saber" out of a gutted plastic flashlight with a light blue broomstick shoved in it. ;)


I agree, it looks great.
Any time you take a saw to a new purchase, I figure that takes guts!
Your wife should have fun being Zoe, even if just for a few hours.

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Re: My Mare's Leg

Postby Kurtyboy » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:39 am

Is this a pre 1870 design?
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Re: My Mare's Leg

Postby xardoz » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:46 am

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Re: My Mare's Leg

Postby Bronson BB » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:13 am

So I was up last night with my father and he had stumbled onto the Magnificent Seven TV series from the late 90s.
This one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0129695/
And as I'm hardly paying attention, I look up and see that one of the Seven (Vin Tanner, I think) is wearing a Mare's leg on Zoe's rig!
Looks to me like Zoe inherited it straight from Vin!

We didn't already know this, did we?
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