The Mighty Tranter

While browsing at The Suburban Bushwacker I was introduced to a new blog With the unlikely name of Lone Star Parson. It seems SB and LSP were partners in a punk band years go before LSP became an Anglican priest and moved to Texas. Whether he was a gun nut in England or not, he has become one! The whole blog is a delight but what moved me to envy was this .50 caliber Tranter revolver. Is that not the perfect steampunk handgun? To hell with S & W’s 50–it’s so … modern. I want one of these.

There is a Wiki page on Tranters but it is machine- translated from German and, be warned, it includes sentences like this one:

“Especially, the double deduction Tranter revolvers, this was below the trigger guard a second vent at the margins of a rooster served.”

If any of my more capable colleagues could get me the pic of the one on the Parson’s site to post here I’d appreciate it!

2 thoughts on “The Mighty Tranter”

  1. If you want a black powder self defense weapon, get a LeMat. Nine rounds of .44 and a 20 gauge buckshot barrel. Available by mail from Cabelas.

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