left turn or right turn ?

Question which way does your cylinder rotate ?? :yep: :joy:

  • Clockwise
  • Counter Clovkwise
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Mine don’t have cylinders, those are for cowboy wannabees and old folks. welp, maybe i be wrong. i do have some cylindrical shaped things




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:grin:

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My Colt’s and S&W’s rotate oposite from each other. The cylinders on the Gold Wings just go back and forth.

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Does those drums rotate right or left to feed those cases up ? Or does everything go straight up and down :joy: like a pistol??

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History of the Big Iron
The “Big Iron” that
U I -
inspired this song was
originally built by Andy
Anderson (a Hollywood
gun-maker and fast-draw
holster-maker favored
by Steve McQueen and
Clint Eastwood) in his
Gunfighter Shop, using
parts from severalmodels. The gun was
constructed with a Great
Western frame and a 12"
barrel made from an 1892
Winchester center-fire .44
rifle/carbine barrel. Since
Anderson was 6’4" with
large hands, he favored
Colt 1860 Army grips and
so fixed a grip frame from
an 1860 Army pistol andadded a Great Western
cylinder chambered for
.44 Magnum loads.
Marty Robbins was
in the shop on the day the
finished gun was sold.
The purchaser, also a very
large man, impressed
Marty by the speed of
his fast draw. One week
later, Anderson receivedin the mail a recording
of “Big Iron,” which Marty
had written immediately
after seeing the gun
demonstrated.
The song “Big Iron”
was first released to the
public on the Gunfighter
Ballads and Trail Songs
album in September
1959, then as a singlein February 1960
Today, the gun which so
inspired Robbins resides
in a private collection
(see Wikipedia sv Big
Iron, see also The Fast
Draw Resource Center
and cf Shooting Chef,
Waxahachie TX).

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The song is a legend has its own following and has made a resurgence and even made it into video games ? Even inspired a short film which won many awards.

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:joy: smith is counter clockwise and Colt Clockwise,
I cant remember which way my last taurus rotated. Or my rugers.
My BFR rotates clockwise

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I say its good to be a wannabe cowboy … and can’t do anything about being old :joy:

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for mine depends on the make…

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The Arizona Rangers were formed in 1901.
Which was the man with the big iron.
Darn sure black powder firearms were in scarce use.
The 1873 SAA was not replaced until 1945.
They turn clockwise.

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Don’t forget this one from Fostech.


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:yep: Now that’s a drum.

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Surprised there is not a Belt-Fed conversion for the Barrett…

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I bet that drum cost at least 50 bucks.lol

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How about $1,599…ouch…

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WOW, i was gonna say 5 to 6 hundred.

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There is it’s called a Ma Duce.

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