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    First Colt Saa need a little advice

    Hey guys I'm new here from East Tennessee. I've really enjoyed the wealth of information here! I got my first Colt saa on Thursday it's a new 5.5 black powder frame. I'm really excited I've been after one for a long time. I bought it from a shop in Florida and had a smooth transaction but I did notice when I got it that it had a small scratch in the case color on the frame. They had a zip tie on it to keep the cyber from being turned and I would imagine that is when they scratched it. Anyway I liked the the overall fit and finish so I didn't make a fuss about it but thought I'd ask you all if there is any kind of fix for it? It's not a huge deal as I plan to shoot it. I will include some more pics of her below its only letting me load one at a time.
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    I think it's a great looking Colt!
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    A few more pics....sorry still learning how to post pics here.
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    Hello and welcome to the Colt Forum from West Virginia. Glad your here. Very nice looking gun you have there good catch. I will say I'm sure some of the experts here might give you advice on the fix to the case hardened frame scratch.
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    My suggestion - unless you are experienced, leave well enough alone. Nice piece
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    Get one of the Birchwood Casey bluing markers and touch up just the scratch if it bugs you. Nice SAA!
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    Nice looking gun...........You say this is your first SSA, so I want to caution you to only lower the hammer from the FULL cock position...........Lowering the hammer from the 1/2 cock position will create a drag line on the cylinder............

    I don't let many others shoot or handle my SAA's, because most people don't know how to handle them correctly...........

    Re: the Blemish........I'd probably leave that alone...........If you are going to shoot the gun, you'll pick up other "Character Marks" as well...............Although, if it really bothers you, you could probably mask it by applying Cold Blue solution "Gingerly" to the blemish only with a toothpick..............

    Welcome to the forum, I'm glad you are here with us.................

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    Don't worry about the scratch and go shooting. I've seen other Colt's with scratches from those zip ties in fact I have one.
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    Thanks yall! Yeah its kinda like that first scratch on a new paint job on a truck or car. It's really not a huge deal I'm going to enjoy it it's been a long time coming and I'm tickled to have one finally! Yes I am aware of not lowering from half cock..learned that here ( ;
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    Welcome to the forum!

    I'd think that little scratch could be touched up, but I'd get some holster wear on that sucker and not worry about it.
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