Quite a gift
Page 2 of 8 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 79
Like Tree75Likes

Thread: Quite a gift

  1. #11
    Junior Member

    Member #
    67115
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    70
    Liked
    71 times
    ^ If I can get some good pics of the bore you may then agree with my apprehension. Also I think every single nipple is clogged with rust/ grime and I don't really want to go attempting to remove any of them. We'll see. I want to preserve it as much as possible and not risk destroying it if the bore is compromised. I could always go buy a replica if I'm really tempted to get into shooting percussion. My only other black powder guns are a sxs Belgian damascus barreled 10 gauge shotgun and my deer hunting muzzleloader.

  2. #12
    Junior Member

    Member #
    2562
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    62
    Liked
    24 times
    "Oh right, so the s/n on the cylinder is 14353, where the rest of the gun is 14358."

    Those would be matching serial numbers where the 3 is an incompletely stamped 8. The odds of a 160 year old gun having a mismatched cylinder just a few digits off vs a 3/8 stamping variation are hugely in favor of the stamping variation.

  3. #13
    Junior Member

    Member #
    67115
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    70
    Liked
    71 times
    Quote Originally Posted by PotatoJudge View Post
    "Oh right, so the s/n on the cylinder is 14353, where the rest of the gun is 14358."

    Those would be matching serial numbers where the 3 is an incompletely stamped 8. The odds of a 160 year old gun having a mismatched cylinder just a few digits off vs a 3/8 stamping variation are hugely in favor of the stamping variation.
    That was my thinking as well but the "3" on the cylinder doesn't look like an incomplete "8" at all. I mean, I'd be thrilled for that to be the case but I think it really is a three. I'll try to get more close-up pics of it today.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    ColtForum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #14
    Senior Member

    Member #
    12473
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,596
    Liked
    815 times
    Quote Originally Posted by 45collector View Post
    That was my thinking as well but the "3" on the cylinder doesn't look like an incomplete "8" at all. I mean, I'd be thrilled for that to be the case but I think it really is a three. I'll try to get more close-up pics of it today.
    The "3" stamp Colt used had those little 'hooks' on the ends (serifs?). Looks like your cylinders last "3" does show that, while a tilted "8" stamp would not show them. Put it under a magnifier.
    45collector likes this.

  6. #15
    Supporting Member
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    50818
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    390
    Liked
    657 times
    Even if the last digit on the cylinder is a 3 and not an 8, I believe the cylinder is original to the gun. The patina and wear just matches too well. I would say the guy stamping it at colt made a mistake after all they were only human.
    45collector likes this.

  7. #16
    Senior Member

    Member #
    43665
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,020
    Liked
    576 times
    Nice genuine '60 Army warhorse. Don't worry about the buggered screws.
    45collector likes this.

  8. #17
    Junior Member

    Member #
    67115
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    70
    Liked
    71 times
    001.JPG002.JPG003.JPG004.JPG005.JPG
    I read somewhere to look at the screws in the gun, to determine whether they are original or not. No idea what I'm looking at but here's a few.

    I can barely make out something aft of that hole in the bottom of the backstrap but it's not legible enough to call it a matching part. I don't see anything on the inside of the grip.
    Last edited by 45collector; 03-19-2019 at 10:49 AM.
    usgi1911A1 likes this.

  9. #18
    Junior Member

    Member #
    67115
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    70
    Liked
    71 times
    006.JPG007.JPG008.JPG009.JPG010.JPG
    The barrel wedge is matching. There's a "7" on the back of the cylinder if that has any relevance. Arbor is matching.
    usgi1911A1 likes this.

  10. #19
    Senior Member

    Member #
    43665
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,020
    Liked
    576 times
    Can confirm the screws are original.
    45collector likes this.

  11. #20
    Junior Member

    Member #
    67115
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    70
    Liked
    71 times
    011.JPG012.JPG013.JPG014.JPG015.JPG
    The hand spring broke at some point but the cylinder still rotates with every cock. Check out all that old rust, and hey! Some case colors on the hammer!
    usgi1911A1 likes this.


 
Page 2 of 8 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Spiffed up quite nicely
    By randyhamrick in forum Colt Revolvers
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 02-08-2010, 03:44 AM
  2. Not quite sure it's a 6 inch barrel
    By GUNKWAZY in forum Colt Revolvers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-27-2007, 05:19 PM
  3. new gun safe / and quite surprised
    By btc624 in forum Colt Revolvers
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-10-2007, 10:24 AM
  4. Quite a Read - Jerry Kuhnhausen
    By custom79 in forum Colt Revolvers
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-21-2006, 12:51 PM
  5. I'm quite fond of my Colt Trooper Mark III(Pic's)!
    By Colt38 in forum Colt Revolvers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-30-2005, 07:17 AM
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
We are not associated with Colt's Manufacturing LLC. We are an enthusiast site comprised of Colt Fans.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3
Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.