Here’s the Winner of our Barbecue Gun Contest

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We received pics of a lot of beautiful firearms. You can check them out for your self here and here. And while not everyone shared the same idea of what constitutes a barbecue gun, we would never presume to tell you what you should or shouldn’t tote to a cook-out. Anyway, after due consideration, the winner of our barbecue gun contest is Peter C. . . .

That lovely creature above is a 1950s-vintage S&W .38/44 Outdoorsman, converted to .45 Colt by Hamilton Bowen, with gold-inlaid cylinder, and monogramed ivory grips by Paul Persinger. And for shining above all others, Peter will receive a stealthy Minuteman Cabinets 21″ handgun cabinet. Congrats.


  1. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Congrats! Nice gun…

  2. avatar NineShooter says:

    I don’t think my Glock would have a chance in hell of winning against that stunning piece of functional art.

    Congrats, Peter!

  3. avatar Geoff PR says:

    Congrats, Peter.



  4. avatar Phil LA says:

    Here here!

  5. avatar PeterC says:

    All I can say is “Wow!” and thank you very much. And special thanks to Hamilton Bowen and Paul Persinger, who do phenomenal work.

    1. avatar Tom Of Toms says:

      Very nice! I have had the opportunity and privilege to handle a few Bowen-touched revolvers, and each of them looks great, SOUNDS great, and shoots great. Your conversion is in my favorite chambering, and it looks stellar. Thanks for sharing, and congrats!

    2. avatar Tom in Georgia says:

      Congratulations! Who made the holster btw?


      1. avatar PeterC says:

        The holster was made some years ago by Doug Myres, the last of the old S.D. Myres leatherbenders, who lives here in Green Valley, AZ

        1. avatar NineShooter says:

          A classic package all around!

        2. avatar Don Nelson says:

          Great leather. Looks like the old Lawrence 120, a favorite of Elmer Keith.

  6. avatar Julian says:

    Congratulations Peter! Beautiful revolver and beautiful holster.

  7. avatar Dave says:

    Can’t argue with that!

  8. avatar Billy-bob says:

    Can’t believe my cashpat Cobra didn’t win.

  9. avatar Desert Ranger Tycho says:

    That’s a beautiful gun!

  10. avatar Rokurota says:

    Mazel tov. Peter. That wheelgun is a real beaut. Has anyone mentioned that?

  11. avatar JR_in_NC says:

    Congrats. Man, beauty is beauty. Good stuff.

    Here’s hopin’ TTAG posts some of the Runners Up.

    1. avatar An English Person says:

      Yes, please; a best of the rest feature would be much appreciate.

  12. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Not only a beautiful wheel gun, but the composition layout is very nice.
    I’m intrigued by the ten dollar bill.

    Congrats Peter!

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Wasn’t a 10 dollar bill something gunslingers had rolled up in one cylinder to pay for their funeral?

  13. avatar Special K says:

    Beautiful piece and holster. You have quite an eye for elegance, Peter.

  14. avatar Southern Cross says:

    I’ve always wondered how revolvers of that era can appear simultaneously futuristic and classic. I beautiful gun in a very well composed picture.

  15. avatar vv ind says:

    I hope you go full on period correct attire when you attend a cookout with that piece

  16. avatar Josh Wood says:

    Beautiful gun. Thanks TTAG for making both of the links to the other submissions Facebook. I can’t see them without creating an account. No thanks.

  17. avatar Paul says:

    Is that $10 bill a Silver Certificate?

    1. avatar dwr says:

      Appears to be a “National Bank Note”.
      “From 1863 to 1935, National Bank Notes were issued by banks throughout the country and in U.S. territories.”

  18. avatar Paul says:

    gorgeous gun too!

  19. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    Lookin’ good. Congrats.

  20. avatar RockThisTown says:

    Very nice, worthy of a win.

  21. avatar BDub says:

    Good pick. Well done. Congratz, Peter.

  22. avatar scott says:

    Wow. Love it. Congrats!

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