Just a tad under two years ago I posted my first YouTube video. That would be my demonstration on spin-cocking a Rossi Ranch Hand and a full-size clone of the Winchester Model 1892, also made by Rossi and converted for me by the late Mike DiMuzio. That video hasn’t exactly “gone viral”, but it hasn’t done badly, either. Today it surpassed 10,000 views. Here’s that video:
For information on the Rifleman’s Rifle and the television show that inspired this video, see:
And for a video on the history of spin-cocking in Hollywood, with scenes from the classic television series The Rifleman, see:
I just this afternoon passed a milestone of sorts. My popular YouTube video on how to spin-cock a full-size Model 1892 rifle as well as the Model 1892-based Rossi Ranch Hand just hit 1,000 views. Many thanks to all who viewed that video and helped me reach the 1,000-views mark. As you’ll recall, that video was produced for my blog post Firearms — Television Westerns from the 1950s.
Rifleman’s Rifle (made by Mike DiMuzio using a Rossi M92 rifle with 20″ barrel) and Rossi Ranch Hand Pistol
The Rossi Ranch Hand is stock straight from the box, but the Rifleman’s Rifle is a customized Rossi M92 specially modified by Mike DiMuzio of North Carolina.
Rossi Ranch Hand and Mike DiMuzio’s modified Rossi M92 “Rifleman’s Rifle”
I’m so please with what Mike‘s product that I’ll be sending to him another rifle for the same treatment — an earlier beautiful pre-safety Interarms/Rossi Model 92 chambered for the .45 Colt black powder cartridge. More on that rifle in a later blog post.
Specially Constructed Rifleman’s “Loop” Lever with Trigger-Tripping Set Screw
Thanks Mike. This rifle is just a blast, and I’ve yet to fire it. I practice spin-cocking this thing nearly every night just before retiring. It is indeed, as Mike calls it, great “Rifle Therapy.”
Close-up of Trigger Trip
My other video for my blog post on El Paso’s Chihuahuas Baseball Team and our new Southwestern University Ballpark, hasn’t been nearly as successful, having garnered only 31 hits since it’s posting nearly six weeks ago. Oh, well. That’s life at the ball game.