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Oldie But Goodie: John Wayne 4 Gun Matched Set

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by train222, May 19, 2010.

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  1. train222

    train222 Well-Known Member

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    I know this is an Off Topic thread for Ts.com, but I thought you might like to take a look at a different type of eye candy…

    FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE..

    THE JOHN WAYNE 100th ANNIVERSARY RUGER LIMITED EDDITION .45 LONG COLT REVOLVRERS…MATCHING SET OF FOUR GUNS..

    <img src=http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/3385873/aview/jw100-2a.jpg>
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    I just received the last items to Complete my four gun Ruger John Wayne, Limited Edition, .45 Long Colt Vaqueros Set.

    I have been told that this is the only four gun set in existence, with all matching serial numbers.

    There where 3500 High Polished Blue Guns Produced and Only 1000 of the Stainless Steel

    THE CASES:

    I had a custom case made for each pair of the guns. They are constructed of walnut frame with burl wood top. The interior is all French Fitted and has the cutouts for the accessories. You have to see these cases in person, they are really magnificent.

    Each set has two boxes of the Winchester John Wayne .45 Long Colt Commemorative Ammunition.

    The blue set sports a custom set of 24KT Gold Plated Dummy Rounds and the Stainless Set sports a custom set of Silver Plated Dummy Rounds. (By the way, I made the dummy rounds).

    <img src=http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/3385873/aview/rugercase5.jpg>
    <img src=http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/3385873/aview/rugercase5a.jpg>

    THE HIGH POLISH BLUE SET:

    <img src=http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/3385873/aview/RugerJWCV_thm.jpg>
    <img src=http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/3385873/aview/1235198458715_case-8a.jpg>
    <img src=http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/3385873/aview/case-7a.jpg>

    THE STAINLESS STEEL SET:

    <img src=http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/3385873/aview/jwstainless.JPG>
    <img src=http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/3385873/aview/rugerss-5.jpg>
    <img src=http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/3385873/aview/rugerss-5a.jpg>

    THE HOLSTERS:

    To finish off the set I purchase a consecutive numbered pair of the DeSantis John Wayne Limited Edition Holster Rigs. This was a special run of 3500 holster sets to match the number of Blue Vaqueros that where made. I tried to get the matching serial numbers to the gun, but they where already promised to another gun manufacturing company. So I was able to get an extremely low numbered consecutive pair.

    <img src=http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/3385873/aview/jwholster.jpg>

    Thanks for looking….

    Stu Gabriel (MrGun)
     
  2. wproct

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    Very nice! Makes me ashamed as I only have one in the stainless version.
     
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  4. train222

    train222 Well-Known Member

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    wproct

    No shame there...you own a piece of firearm history...Shoot it or not...Enjoy it...

    Thanks for looking,

    Stu Gabriel (MrGun)
     
  5. wproct

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    Train 222,
    Thanks. I did remove the plastic hammer retainer zip tie and have cycled the action on mine, probably a mistake, but have not fired it yet. I didn't buy mine as an investment, but more as a nice revolver commemerating the memory of one of my favorite actors and American icons.
    On the other hand, a collection like yours is so unique and special, I'm sure that you are probably preserving yours in as new condition. It is really cool and I enjoyed the pictures.

    Bill
     
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    Mr Gabriel, You have excellent taste! I always look forward to any pics you post of your collection. You have an awesome collection of firearms.

    Vic
     
  7. RunGunIPSC

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    Thank you for posting. Always nice to see unique firearms.
     
  8. train222

    train222 Well-Known Member

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    Bill,

    I really don't look at my collection as an investment, but rather as a total collection. I have brought and sold hundreds of firearms over the past 40 years.

    I have been able to aquire a very nice collection, by turning over firearms to get one in better condition than the one I all ready have. I have also been very lucky to aquire several canidates for restorations at some very good prices.

    I have no intentions of selling my collection. I plan to hand it down to my brand new Grandson when he is of age...

    Thanks,

    Stu Gabriel (MrGun)
     
  9. Chango2

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    Thanks again...more, more, more!!! If there can be more. BTW, there is a gret Colt collection at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles; best I've seen re. any one make..
     
  10. clutey

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    Great looking guns Stu. That's what I love about your great country, your gun laws. Could never hope to own something like that over here in Northern Ireland, I can only drool, thanks for sharing and health to enjoy.

    Tommy.....
     
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