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It is also called a "Mares Leg". Steve McQueen used a similar "pistol" on some old western TV show. I cannot remember the name of the show.

It would be cool to have on your UTV for riding around on your ranch. You could solve a lot of problems with one. That is for sure.
 

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It is also called a "Mares Leg". Steve McQueen used a similar "pistol" on some old western TV show. I cannot remember the name of the show.

It would be cool to have on your UTV for riding around on your ranch. You could solve a lot of problems with one. That is for sure.
I believe the name of that show was "The Rifleman". Frontier Trading Post in Hatfield, AR has one in stock. 479-216-1994.
 

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I have handled one of these but not fired one. The appeal is the novelty factor. From the feel it would not be an effective shooter as either a handgun or a rifle. There's not much point in it, other than it's kind of cool because other guys don't have one. Now that I think about it, that's as good a reason as any to get a new gun. Let us know how it shoots.
 

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I actually youtubed it after my last post. Most videos, they're shooting it like a rifle except not with the butt against the shoulder. A few they're shooting it more like a pistol.
I wonder how accurately it could be shot? Since it's technically a handgun in a straight walled pistol cartridge, I guess it would be legal in zone 4 and 5?
I've got a big .44 revolver, and for my purposes it's just about as much of a novelty as this would be. Just had to have it that day at the gun shop though.
 

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Since it's technically a handgun in a straight walled pistol cartridge, I guess it would be legal in zone 4 and 5?
No, the barrel is too long to hunt in Z4/Z5:

In deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B, modern guns are restricted to:

muzzleloaders;
shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs; or
pistols having barrels 4 to 10 inches long, chambered for straight-wall centerfire cartridges and using lead, lead allowy, soft nose or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
The Ranch Hand has a barrel that's 12".
 
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