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cadjak
June 11, 2013, 20:55
It's amazing what you forget that you even own. Yesterday I was rooting around in my collection and found this beast. Not many made as snubbies. All I can find on it online is, that it was unique because the barrel and frame are a single piece. It is roughly similar in size to an N frame Smith and Wesson. I've never fired it and don't know that I would, until I learn a bit more about it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/cadjak/Misc%20Firearms/IMG_1930-2.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cadjak/media/Misc%20Firearms/IMG_1930-2.jpg.html)

Jeff in Pa
June 11, 2013, 21:28
Trying to find some info on it was interesting. Not really much out there. The one usefull post was this one http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=326912

Sounds like they were an investment casting with a rifled liner. The manufacturer was not known for high quality in other projects and may have been the kiss of death of what may have been a good concept.

Value?, no clue at this point.

ALL FAL
June 23, 2013, 22:41
Hmm, TDA integral frame wonder. No idea of worth.

SWOHFAL
June 24, 2013, 01:55
Well, all but one thread posted at various internet forums on these was started by you and no one except the Calguns guys had any real idea about it... guess you need to keep asking around.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k200/dadofsix/IMG_0350.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k200/dadofsix/IMG_0351-1.jpg

My thoughts are "throwdown piece."

nwobhm
June 24, 2013, 03:27
Interesting idea. Imagine a screw in liner and swappable cylinder too...multiple caliber wheel gun. Even cooler than the Dan Wessons.

Timber Wolf
June 24, 2013, 12:19
Interesting, I had never heard of such. Thanks for sharing, now I will see one in a pawn shop next week and know what it is.:rofl:

Jeff in Pa
June 24, 2013, 18:09
Interesting idea. Imagine a screw in liner and swappable cylinder too...multiple caliber wheel gun. Even cooler than the Dan Wessons.

The rifled liners could screw in like choke tubes on a shotgun. Cylinders would be an easy swap since bore centerline would be easy to hold too.

But "product liability" would kill it before before the drawings were finished. Some numb nuts would put a .44 mag cylinder in and try to shot it with a .38 caliber barrel.

Current legal enviroment is protect the idiots instead of cleansing the gene pool of the not too bright folks.

cadjak
June 24, 2013, 19:10
My favorite was someone who tried to freehand flute, an Israeli heavy barrel, with some sort of hand held cutter. He came to me to buy some additional parts to finish the rifle. I like money as much as the next guy, but the thought of selling him anything that would turn that into an actual shooting firearm gave me nightmares.

SWOHFAL
June 24, 2013, 21:08
The rifled liners could screw in like choke tubes on a shotgun. Cylinders would be an easy swap since bore centerline would be easy to hold too.

But "product liability" would kill it before before the drawings were finished. Some numb nuts would put a .44 mag cylinder in and try to shot it with a .38 caliber barrel.

Current legal enviroment is protect the idiots instead of cleansing the gene pool of the not too bright folks.

Problem is doing what you said would probably only remove his hand and then he'd be on permanent govt. assistance.

catmguy445
June 27, 2013, 12:02
The thing I got the biggest kick out of is that it was made in Santa Monica, CA, which is now one of the most anti-gun cities in the United States. Definitely an interesting gun, though.