Steve McQueen's Mare's Leg

Steve McQueen's Mare's Leg

This is a discussion on Steve McQueen's Mare's Leg within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; A recent post was asking about lever guns. Several replies talked about Steve McQueen's "Mare's Leg" and posted pictures of it being used in other ...

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    Steve McQueen's Mare's Leg

    A recent post was asking about lever guns. Several replies talked about Steve McQueen's "Mare's Leg" and posted pictures of it being used in other movies. I think Rossi and Puma make a replica "pistol" of the Mare's Leg. For all practical reasons, it may be a worthless gun, but it looks like it would be fun and it certainly looks cool.

    Does anyone out there have one? What do you have to say about it?


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    It is a very stupid gun design, in my opinion. Just how are you supposed to even aim and shoot it? The gun makes no sense at all to me.





    Hardly a gun that can be carried concealed, either. It requires a very expensive custom holster:




    The only company that I know of that is making this handgun is Puma, a division of Legacy Sports.

    The street price for this handgun is $1,200 however! There are a lot of great handguns that you can buy for that much money.

    And actually have a gun that is practical and useful.

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    Rossi makes it too. They call it the Ranch Hand.



    I think it's supposed to start shipping in the Spring.

    From thefirearmblog.com

    The Rossi Ranch Hand has a 12" barrel chambered in either .38 Spl./.357 Mag., .44 Mag. or .45 Colt. It will retail for $536.

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    I looks like the capacity on this is six at least in 38/357, I can think of several revolvers I'd rather have.
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    The perfect low key OC handgun.
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    It's only a novelty item IMHO...if you want to spend the money to make your wall look cool, then go for it.
    There are SO MANY other pistol choices for less $$...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsee11789 View Post
    Rossi makes it too. They call it the Ranch Hand.

    I think it's supposed to start shipping in the Spring.

    It has been removed from the Rossi website, however.

    I don't know if we can really count on it coming to market next year for sure.

    I just don't see any market for this gun, other than fans of the old Steve McQueen TV series: Wanted Dead or Alive.

    But it ran for 3 seasons way back in 1958 - 1961. A person would have to be pretty old to remember it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    It has been removed from the Rossi website, however.

    I don't know if we can really count on it coming to market next year for sure.
    Depends on the outcome of the lawsuit, they're being sued over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    It has been removed from the Rossi website, however.

    I don't know if we can really count on it coming to market next year for sure.

    I just don't see any market for this gun, other than fans of the old Steve McQueen TV series: Wanted Dead or Alive.

    But it ran for 3 seasons way back in 1958 - 1961. A person would have to be pretty old to remember it.

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    Yea, I'm so old (66) that I can hardly get out of bed in the morning, LOL! I just purchased the entire collection of the series, "Wanted Dead or Alive", with Steve McQueen. I remember seeing all 82 half our episodes when the aired back then. I grew up in the Golden Age of TV Westerns in the late 50's and 60's and it was great! I agree that this gun is worthless and is only a high priced toy for those who can afford it. If I was not retired and living on my SS and Pensions, then I would buy one just to shoot and have fun with it as a toy but I think I will stick with my 4 Glocks, Walther PPS, S&W J Frame and a few mini .380's for my real Guns. I may be "Very Old" but I shure know how to defend myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    Jim (J.B. Custom Incorporated) Buchanan is the fella suing Taurus/Rossi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    It has been removed from the Rossi website, however.

    I don't know if we can really count on it coming to market next year for sure.

    I just don't see any market for this gun, other than fans of the old Steve McQueen TV series: Wanted Dead or Alive.

    But it ran for 3 seasons way back in 1958 - 1961. A person would have to be pretty old to remember it.

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    Hey - I wrote this post and my Dad and I would watch Wanted Dead or Alive every week for the whole three years that it ran on TV. I'M 61 AND I DON'T CONSIDER MYSELF AS "PRETTY OLD."
    Ok, maybe, I am getting there, but McQueen made that gun way cool and I remember it very well.

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    "A person would have to be pretty old to remember it."

    Hey....I resemble that remark!
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    I like the looks of the Rossi better, and would like to have one .... just for the heck of it.
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    I thought Steve was a Glock man.....;)


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