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    6 Days Ago  Apr 16, 2018, 5:03 PM - MAL gun reproduction with real gun inside, fires 38 Special. all steel made by hand #1

    I made this for a true fan. it was as close as a copy as I could do with the amount of time I had. I saw the production of the original and knew the gun has been made around a taurus 85. it was the rigth size as the side plates could be used to cover the smaller than normal 5 shot vs 6 shot cylinder. all federal rules applied. the gun can be fired..
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    6 Days Ago  Apr 16, 2018, 5:06 PM - Re: MAL gun reproduction with real gun inside, fires 38 Special. all steel made by ha #2

    That is awesome! How did you make the body?
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    6 Days Ago  Apr 16, 2018, 5:09 PM - Re: MAL gun reproduction with real gun inside, fires 38 Special. all steel made by ha #3

    The thing started out as a Tarus 85. I added steel to the frame to extend it. then more steel in plates on the sides, then more plates hollowed out on a milling machine,
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    5 Days Ago  Apr 16, 2018, 11:53 PM - Re: MAL gun reproduction with real gun inside, fires 38 Special. all steel made by ha #4

    Nice. Is the octagonal barrel functional or just for show?
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    5 Days Ago  Apr 17, 2018, 9:34 AM - Re: MAL gun reproduction with real gun inside, fires 38 Special. all steel made by ha #5

    The oct bbl was off a winchester rifle. I bored it out to accept the Taurus barrel I turned down to fit inside the Winchester BBl and silver soldered them together. The OCT bbl syill has 45 cal rifling but serves no other purpose but to look like the original and hold the front sight and some of the external cladding.
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    5 Days Ago  Apr 17, 2018, 11:41 AM - Re: MAL gun reproduction with real gun inside, fires 38 Special. all steel made by ha #6

    I like it. Obviously not as refined and pretty as the gun for the show and movies, but as a homemade version with a firing revolver inside that is some damn fine work. Thanks for sharing it with us!
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    5 Days Ago  Apr 17, 2018, 12:05 PM - Re: MAL gun reproduction with real gun inside, fires 38 Special. all steel made by ha #7

    I am both enthralled and horrified.
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    5 Days Ago  Apr 17, 2018, 12:05 PM - Re: MAL gun reproduction with real gun inside, fires 38 Special. all steel made by ha #8

    Pretty costs about double. It was cold blued as the buyer did not want to pay for hot blue.
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    5 Days Ago  Apr 17, 2018, 12:13 PM - Re: MAL gun reproduction with real gun inside, fires 38 Special. all steel made by ha #9

    Thank you
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    5 Days Ago  Apr 17, 2018, 4:50 PM - Re: MAL gun reproduction with real gun inside, fires 38 Special. all steel made by ha #10

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