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Old 07-12-2018, 01:20 PM
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I just added another (and I thought I already had too many) .22 Outdoorsman.



This one came with a number of questions. The front sight is an unaltered stainless bead. The rear blade is narrower than standard with rounded corners and a beveled notch. The grips are beautifully figured walnut; i have never before seen the brass bushings over the stock locating stud. Any ideas as to maker?




The hammer is a jeweled "double cockeyed" and the trigger has been widened. Quality work, but different from any King that I have seen. Again, any ideas?






Finally, it came with a very nice holster marked only with the letter"J"



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Old 07-12-2018, 01:34 PM
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The only other set of stocks that I have seen with a brass bushing are Herretts, which those clearly are not.

Beautiful Package!

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Old 07-12-2018, 01:45 PM
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That is a classic beauty in every way!
Thanks for sharing.
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Christy's or Pachmayr? Neat gun!! Does it have a short action conversion? Don't see anything on outside indicating that, but might be internal.
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What do you mean.............already too many....... You can never have too many K Outdoorsman's. That is a beautiful wheel gun.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:49 PM
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I like it a lot!

The grips are very nice. I would love to find a set.

Wonder who did the mods.
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VERY nice !
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:52 PM
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That's a beautiful and unique Outdoorsman.

I don't know who did the custom hammer and trigger but they're perfectly executed.

They are likely one-off or work products of a low production maker.

The hammer is not in the King 'cockeyed' or 'double cockeyed' style.

They have had the trigger pad and hammer top cut off. The trigger probably has a rifle pad or trigger shoe pad and a custom hammer checkered spur in the Colt Bisley style overlaid and soldered to them.

They are very reminiscent of the S&W .22 HE Model M Ladysmith and pre hand ejector top break triggers and hammers.
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IIRC, Kris (410bore) mentioned the straight lines in front of the hammer checkering were indicative of King. Maybe an early one??

Kris, where are you?
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Those lines on the hammer are common. Not necessarily a unique or "signature" King feature.
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The hammer spur is virtually identical to that on my "Roper Custom"---a Colt Officers Model 38 treated to grips/sights/action job by Walter and his lads. All I can tell you about the hammer itself is it is unlike any Colt product of the period (and is so light I swear it would float), and the prevailing wisdom (Hondo44's) is it was made by Colt to Roper's design. Whether or not Roper ever did any hammer modifications such as yours (remove/replace the spur) is unknown to me.

Let me know if you're going to be at the next Southeast Bunch gathering, and I'll bring it along. You bring yours, and we can sit and stare.

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IIRC, Kris (410bore) mentioned the straight lines in front of the hammer checkering were indicative of King. Maybe an early one??

Kris, where are you?


Charlie looks like I'm late to the party! I don't think that's King work. They cut their lines ahead of the hammer spur checkering much deeper than that. Kings are easy to spot, after you've looked at a few examples their metal work is easy to pinpoint




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