Author Archives: Gabe the Shootist

About Gabe the Shootist

I am retired from public service, a trained gunsmith, pump mechanic, an old pipeliner, passable electrician, carpenter, truck driver, amateur blacksmith, proof reader, experienced hunter, shooter, reloader, avid canoeist, Renaissance man, jack of all trades, all around good guy (with the caveat: I won't be insulted, lied to or laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them.).

Ruger Old Army

This is an old model Ruger Old Army revolver with a 7 1/2″ barrel in .45 caliber. Included is a .45 Colt conversion cylinder. This gun is no longer made, nor is the conversion cylinder. I am asking $650 for … Continue reading

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1849 Colt Baby Dragoon

This .31 caliber handgun was one of the biggest sellers of all time for Colt. This one has been converted from percussion to .32 Smith & Wesson. It is a good shooter and works well. $550.00 + shipping. This is … Continue reading

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Armi Sport 1847 Springfield .69 caliber

I am offering my 1847 replica for sale. It is .69 caliber or 14-gauge smooth bore and can be loaded with round ball or shot. This gun is a replica of the gun used by the U.S. Army in Mexico … Continue reading

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Lyman Plains Pistol .54 caliber

This is a stock Lyman .54 caliber Plains Pistol. It is a very accurate pistol! $300 + shipping.

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Pedersoli AN IX Pistol .69 caliber

This is a replica of a French military pistol that was copied by Simeon North for use by the U.S. military. I have stamped U.S. on the side plate to represent this type. I converted it from its original flintlock … Continue reading

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Leman Indian Trade Rifle .54 caliber

I am offering the Leman trade rifle I built a few years ago. It has a 32″ straight taper barrel with round bottom rifling. The lock has no half cock notch as the originals did not have one. Length of … Continue reading

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J. Henry .54 caliber rifle for sale

I am offering for sale my J. Henry rifle built by the Rifle Shoppe. It has a .54 caliber Colerain swamped barrel 44″ long. Length of Pull = 13 1/2″. $1800.00 + shipping.

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Isaac Haines .40 caliber rifle for sale

I am offering my unfired Isaac Haines rifle for sale. It is in .40 caliber with a 38″ Colerain barrel. Length of Pull = 14 1/2″. Chambers lock. $1800.00 + shipping

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Swallows section of the Arkansas River

The last day of June 2020, Bruce Day, Bill & Lee Bailey, and myself set out upon the upper Arkansas river near the town of Florence, Colorado. We had Bruce’s Buffalo boat and Bill’s wooden pirogues. Bruce’s boat was constructed … Continue reading

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Edward Abbey

A while back, my friend and sponsor, Tom Karnuta, introduced me to Edward Abbey.  Although I was familiar with Kirk Douglas’ movie “Lonely are the Brave”, I didn’t realize it was based on Abbey’s story “The Brave Cowboy”.  So I … Continue reading

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