My refurbished Coonan 357, continued

My refurbished Coonan 357, continued

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    My refurbished Coonan 357, continued

    I got the Coonan back from the man who refurbs them and was the primary builder of these pistols for Dan Coonan when they were in business.

    Here's a couple of shots of the Model B now in the safe. I'm told by the gunsmith who worked on this one that it's one of the finer examples he's seen, clean, taken care of and not shot a whole lot.

    Thought everyone might like to see some close-ups of the "back to factory original" 357 Coonan with the work performed by the armorer for Coonan back in the day [ he bought all the parts, etc that were available when they went under ]. She's got new springs in her [ recoil and firing pin springs ] and I've secured a spare of each spring as well as 4 extra factory original mags.

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    I added your photo into our gallery Brownie.
    Many younger and more recent shooters/gun-owners have never even heard of the COONAN.

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    Very nice bit of history there.

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    Thumbs up

    I could kick myself for not buying one of those back when a person could actually order one.

    And you have 4 Magazines?

    If you ever have a close encounter of the fourth kind and get abducted by aliens from another planet...can I have that?

    Thanks for posting the pics AZ.
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    Thanks Matt;

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    Yes sir, one with the gun which didn't work well [ got that fixed by the armorer ], and 3 more I found right after I bought it from another gentleman [ an exhaustive search to locate them took place ].

    Something about this gun that appeals to me, and having this one in the collection was worth the effort IMO. If I'm abducted by aliens, it's yours .

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    Man...it looks like it came right out of a NIB Box complete with that New Car Smell.
    Beautiful.
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    That looks great Brownie,

    Lets us know (and post pics) when you take it to the range
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I could kick myself for not buying one of those back when a person could actually order one.

    And you have 4 Magazines?

    If you ever have a close encounter of the fourth kind and get abducted by aliens from another planet...can I have that?

    Thanks for posting the pics AZ.
    What if YOU get abducted? Can I have them? Those darn things are getting hard to find. I know someone that's been trying to find another one for his for quite a while and is kicking himself in the rear regularly for not buying more when they were $7 new....then jumped to $12, then to $20, then to ...well you get the idea.
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    Man that some nice hardware.....
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    I'm amazed no one has started making a similar pistol again.

    The idea of .357 Magnum ballistics in a pistol with all of the inherent safety and "pointability" of the 1911 design.... seems like a winner to me.

    Nice pistol, sir.

    I don't know much about Coonan's. What's the capacity? Can it handle full-house .357 loads?

    One of these bobtailed could be approaching "the perfect carry gun"...

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    Nice pistol,I have an LAR Grizzly mk4 44 magnum,something about the 1911 platform shooting a magnum cartridge is just welllll sexxxxxxxxy
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    The magazines hold 8 rounds. The gun is made to fire full power 357 loads with no ill effect. The gun is entirely made up out of stainless steel, and will function flawlessly as long as it is properly
    lubricated.

    The guns specs are:

    Weight: 3.9 lbs (1.75 kg)
    Caliber: .357 Magnum
    Barrel: 5 inch (12.7 cm)
    Action: Single Action
    Payload: 8 + 1 but most mags available are the 7 rounders which I have.
    Made in: USA.

    Thanks for the thoughts folks. In 1992, this gun could be had used for about 750.00. I got this one for quite a bit more than that and it needed new grip panels and rear sight. Here's one for sale

    GunsAmerica - COONAN 357 MAGNUM - Coonan Arms Pistols

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