Today I’m busy chasing down a lead on a better job so here’s a picture of Chiappa’s 9″ barreled Mare’s Leg they displayed at the NRA Annual Meetings.
I like this version much better than the 12″ barreled models that are also available, because the 9″ barrel is most accurate to the iconic shortened Winchester 1892 that Steve McQueen carried in Wanted Dead or Alive. Chiappa chose to introduce theirs with the “D” shaped lever from the early episodes but the tear drop shaped lever is also available separately. Best of all, since it is manufactured as a pistol (not a shortened rifle), it can be transferred easily with no NFA paperwork. Impractical as all get out, but cool as hell.