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.
Congrats! Nice gun…
I don’t think my Glock would have a chance in hell of winning against that stunning piece of functional art.
All I can say is “Wow!” and thank you very much. And special thanks to Hamilton Bowen and Paul Persinger, who do phenomenal work.
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!
Congratulations! Who made the holster btw?
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
A classic package all around!
Great leather. Looks like the old Lawrence 120, a favorite of Elmer Keith.
Congratulations Peter! Beautiful revolver and beautiful holster.
Can’t argue with that!
Can’t believe my cashpat Cobra didn’t win.
That’s a beautiful gun!
Mazel tov. Peter. That wheelgun is a real beaut. Has anyone mentioned that?
Congrats. Man, beauty is beauty. Good stuff.
Here’s hopin’ TTAG posts some of the Runners Up.
Yes, please; a best of the rest feature would be much appreciate.
Not only a beautiful wheel gun, but the composition layout is very nice.
I’m intrigued by the ten dollar bill.
Wasn’t a 10 dollar bill something gunslingers had rolled up in one cylinder to pay for their funeral?
Beautiful piece and holster. You have quite an eye for elegance, Peter.
I’ve always wondered how revolvers of that era can appear simultaneously futuristic and classic. I beautiful gun in a very well composed picture.
I hope you go full on period correct attire when you attend a cookout with that piece
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.
Is that $10 bill a Silver Certificate?
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.”
gorgeous gun too!
Lookin’ good. Congrats.
Very nice, worthy of a win.
Good pick. Well done. Congratz, Peter.
Wow. Love it. Congrats!