Longhorn Arms Grover's Improved Number "Five,"
Never heard of such a thing, but I like it!
Cool. Takes two hands to load either way, but a southpaw might like that fine.
That's just cool
I like it! Is that the latch for the base pin on the front of the frame? Bob
Yes. A nice custom touch.
Two hands? Yes. One to hold onto the grip and the other to eject and load. The idea is for the right hand to maintain shooting grip, while the left shucks empties and reloads. You can do it by switching hands, just as a SAA requires if you like, but that's not how it's designed.
I remember reading the magazine article many years ago. Bill Grover either wrote the article or was quoted in it, and he stated that he believed Sam Colt was left-handed, and that the SAA was made for left-handed shooters. And if you think about it, he has a point.
I recall, years ago, seeing a revolver that had an offset hammer spur, to ease thumb cocking for a right-handed draw.
A Colt "Sheriff's" model.....I think......pretty rare. "Side-hammer" comes to mind.
Gonna have to look it up........if only to reaffirm my "claimed" lack of loss of long-term, or short-term, memory. 🤔
I believe the SAA was designed for military use. Figure saber / sword in your right hand and a pistol in your left hand.
I guess I am backwards, I find single actions easier to load than double actions that swing out to the left. And I can drop speedloaders pretty good too.🙄
You're not backwards. You're just accustomed to doing things the way you learned how, just as I am. I found handling the Grover's Number Five a little awkward at first, but I do see it as an improvement over the SAA after one becomes familiar with it.
I think you're right. For a Cavalry trooper, the sword was worn on the left side for a right hand draw, and the Colt revolver was carried on the right side, butt forward, for a left-hand cross draw.
I think as a left handed person, that would be great for loading !!
I thought that pretty much all guns were right handed except for the ones listed as left handed.
Looks like it is doing OK 😃
wowzer the BIN on first bid, guess he really wanted it! Good for you Mr. Nunn!
WTG Nunn. Congrats to buyer and seller
Wow. That went high. Very nice for you @nunn. Missed it was a .44mag 1st time around. (Still out of my price range.)
Got a nice 7.5" Ruger SBH to scratch that itch. (As well as a Ruger semi-auto Carbine and a Henry Steel Side Gate Carbine.) Both in .44mag.
That is a nice pistola. 👍
Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁
Holy smokes! I didn't even notice the price the 1st time I looked at it.
The Stock Market is down and gun prices are up!