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#1 Hawkeye_Joe


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Posted 04 October 2005 - 12:04 PM

Our favorite Govt. Agency in action.. laugh.gif

For all practical purposes, the Mare's Leg wasn't really a rifle, nor was it a pistol. But the US Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division didn't have any problem with the nomenclature. Not only was the Mare's Leg impractical, it was illegal. Shortly after the first episode of Wanted: Dead Or Alive aired, producer Robinson was contacted by the Treasury Department and informed that his creation was classified as a federally restricted short-barreled rifle. Josh Randall's Mare's Leg would have to be registered or confiscated. Eleven hundred dollars later, the cameras were rolling again, making the Mare's Leg, at that time, the most expensive TV western gun in history.

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 12:10 PM


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Posted 04 October 2005 - 12:32 PM

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