A makeover for Bertha

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by mesinge2, May 4, 2011.

  1. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

    609
    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    Let me introduce you to Bertha. She is short, round, fat, loud, and always lets you know she around:

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    Now, Bertha has been one of my favorite wheelies for some time, but she has, or had, some flaws. Her bark with hot loads was a bear for the web of my hand and I thinking I was macho enough for her refused to abandon her wooden clogs. Well, I finally conceded and bought her some nice rubber sole shoes. She also had an adjustable sight and being just like a good woman, not wanting a man to tell her what to do, she would change where she was adjusted to of her own volition. I think it was payback for all the heavy recoiling loads I feed her. So, I bought her a new hat made by C&S; she wears it well :) :

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  2. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

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    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
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    With the new rear sight it groups low, so I had to compensate. Here is a group at 10 yards with 44 mag Fiocchi 240 grain XTP loads. You can see the shots before I compensated for the new rear sight

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  3. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    She's a beauty ! Wood always looks nicer, but I sure do like my Hogues; so much easier to handle. At 10yrds, that's not one girl I'd like to kiss though !! :p
     
  4. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    She's purdy....... :D
     
  5. NGIB

    NGIB Member

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    Apr 21, 2011
    Sumter SC
    Nice changes you made there. Yup, wood is real pretty for pictures but it's much nicer to shoot with rubber grips. Never really understood the need for adjustable sights on short barreled guns and I like your choice of replacements...
     
  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    She is a nice looking lady . . .
     
  7. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    very very nice
     
  8. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

    847
    Dec 6, 2008
    Lost in SW USA.
    Nice but I think she would be a handful for anyone.
     
  9. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

    609
    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    She can be :D

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  10. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

    847
    Dec 6, 2008
    Lost in SW USA.
    Wow what a muzzle flash. There is no hiding once that baby is fired.
     
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