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Old 12-24-2001, 05:34 PM   #1
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Does anyone know anything about Jim Hoag as a pistolsmith.


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Old 12-24-2001, 06:03 PM   #2
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Jim is considered a master smith by anyone knowledgable. He has a short wait list last I heard and is a pleasure to talk to on the phone. One of my goals is owning one of his 5" guns.

If I am not mistaken he is the eldest recognised master smith still working.
Old 12-24-2001, 07:47 PM   #3
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there is a full house 70 series that can be found easily. I almost bought it but its baer coated, and i hate painted pistols :grin:
Old 12-24-2001, 10:56 PM   #4
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can some one e mail me his number please. thank you
Old 12-24-2001, 11:12 PM   #5
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Ya Matt, saw the gun with Novak's on it but it looked like a Novak, and while nothing iswrong with that, I want a "Hoag" that looks like a Hoag and I suspect that will take me sending him a gun, which I fully intend to do in the new year :grin:

No idea why I kept putting it off.
Old 12-25-2001, 03:01 AM   #6
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Jim runs a one-man shop in Canoga Park (San Fernando Valley), CA. I remember him and his work as far back as the late 60s. A true master and an icon in the industry.
Old 12-25-2001, 04:43 AM   #7
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Hello. Recognized one of his "longslides" in "Thief" with James Caan.

Old 12-25-2001, 08:45 AM   #8
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Wow...you must have a good eye to tell the difference, as fast as that show moved!!!
I always liked that one. So, did Mr Hoag do ALL the pistols or just the longslide? I remember lots of pyrotechnics and shootin'...Musta' been fun to make! I guess the longslides from Mr Hoag and Jim Clark were during the same time period...no? Do you know anything more about Mr Hoags current pistols? I'm sure they are no less wonderful than his earlier guns...just curious to know if there are some things he's dropped and added through the years...One of that mans' pistols would be keepin' a piece of history. I'd love to see an older and current side-by-side!

Thanks for the Info!
Old 12-25-2001, 11:44 AM   #9
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Click here for Thief sound bite (contains profanity)

One of my favorite James Caan or Michael Mann movies. Great flick. This was circa 1981 and was considered groundbreaking filmmaking by most critics. Definitely worth renting. They did give Jim Hoag a screen credit at the end of the movie. He built several guns for the movie. I always wanted one of those longslides.

Humm... I do know a certain noted midwestern smith who has an original Hoag Thief longslide in his safe. Maybe one of these days he will post a pic for us?? :smile: :smile:

Old 12-25-2001, 05:05 PM   #10
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Somehow it doesn't seem "profane" when Jimmy says it...just honest...

You're right about that movie...it was very different for those times!

Another from that time that I'll always remember was called "Sorceror"...Not as much gunplay...but fairly...intense. Probably the best on-screen "fit" by Roy Scheider...as he finds the giant tree across the "road" in the jungle....eerie scene as the lights make crazy arcs and dips through the night and fog as well...Those Hoag pistols wouln't have fit that environment though! Too classy...

...no matter where ya' go
...there ya' are......BanZai from the 8th

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