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I have a question. I inherited a forend, somewhat smaller than that of a Stevens Favorite. It is plastic, maroon and a dark sort of brown. It has a S&W intertwined emblem in the middle. My dad was a collector of old Smith tip up pistols, but I never saw one of his with a forend, or even a barrel long enough for a forend. Any ideas?
 

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Perhaps it's a forend for a .320 Revolving Rifle.... the colorful material you refer to could be "Gutta Percha"....
 

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Thanks, I'll investigate that. I'm sure Dad didn't have a revolving rifle, at least in my lifetime. Makes me wonder where it came from.
 

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usgsmapper said:
I'm sure Dad didn't have a revolving rifle, at least in my lifetime. Makes me wonder where it came from.
I'll second the idea of the revolving rifle. As to the quote I carried to this answer, I asked that about a lot of stuff I found when going through my Pop's stuff. It is how I got an 1866 barreled action for a trapdoor. Never knew Pop had it.

Stuff like that makes for nice surprises.
 

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Perhaps it's a forend for a .320 Revolving Rifle.... the colorful material you refer to could be "Gutta Percha"....
Drew I'm willing to bet that you have one hell of a library.
;)
 

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who else would know something like that???
That's why we keep him around! :mrgreen: kfjdrfirii
 

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CP, Yes I do.... I am a Disciplined Student as well as a Collector.

I started Collecting and Learning long before there was any Internet and research meant alot of reading.....

I think that to be balanced and well informed, one should spend more money on books than on guns in the beginning....

I have no humor for shallow, 'instant Internet experts' who skim and then proclaim themselves to be knowledgeable.
 

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Drew one of the most knowledgeable collectors I've ever met lived in La grand Oregon. He had the most extensive collections of Colts and Winchesters that I have ever witnessed, and his assortment of Le mats was unbelievable. One other thing he had was the most existence library I've seen. When Grant died Mel tormay bought his whole collection from his wife.
 

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CP,

It's a funny thing, but folks know when they talk to you when you understand the subject matter....

Reading about it first and then going out and finding the guns or doing the shooting makes the lesson so much more rewarding and meaningful.

When my boys come to visit, it's pretty common that they will go to the Library first and then sit for hours reading in the gunroom.

That makes me smile....

Drew
 

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Forend? I had one o' them. Doc cut if off. Left me scarred and traumatized until this very day. The gals say it looks Jewish. Wouldn't know about that, but that's what they say.
 

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That's a ForeHand QC...... Geeeeeez get it right will ya? If you forget just ask Polly Palm.
 

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Nah, that's a trouser snake. Bet you ain't never seen one this big. I don't wanna walk too fast, might squash that banana.

I'm baaaaack! Ran outta booze! My whole life flashed before my eyes. That really sucked! I really gotta do better from here on out. Jeez, talk about piss poor prior planning. I'm leavin' in the morning after I load up on Jose Cuervo. :lol: So much for getting an early start on quail blasting.

Shame on us, Drew. We hijacked this thread. I know...I'm gonna have a shot of tequila as penance. Maybe two 'cause we was really bad.

Nah, three. This is a three shot hijack.
 
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