Texas Eddie rides again! Colt OMT .32
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    I finally took Texas Eddie to my gunsmith this afternoon expecting the worst. It came to me non functioning. Every time I’d try to clean it or operate the action, it would develop a different problem. Way out of time, cylinder stopped turning, wouldn’t open, etc etc.In short, it had “gremlins”!

    My ‘smith tinkered with it for a few minutes....scratching his head. Then he saw a tiny piece of metal shaving floating loose inside the gun. He figured this debris got into the gun ...... who knows how?..... and wandered around causing various parts of the action to casatrophically fail at different times. It didn’t correspond to any of the gun’s Internal parts.

    It works perfectly now!!

    Here are some pics including one with a later blued OMT.32.

    Best,
    Charles
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    That is an interesting-looking Flattop revolver. Do you have a Colt letter? From the grips, it apparently dates 1924 or later. Has the barrel been cut, or the front target sight removed? The 32 Police Cartridge was also known as the 32 S&W Long, introduced in the mid-1890's and promoted by none other than Theodore Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt was the head of the New York City Police 1895-96.
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    I like Colts that have character. And boy howdy, does that revolver have CHARACTER...and history! Congrats on getting it functional and have fun with "Texas Eddie".
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    That is some great gun - congrats on having it!
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    I bought texas eddie out of an auction and dug up about as much information as I could find on him and passed him onto a friend here on the forum. Did anyone ever find out his real or full name and
    what came of him? That gun must have fired a bunch of blanks and perhaps shot cartridges from my memory of the bore!
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    Here are pictures of my OMT in 32. This is only the second one I have seen in this area over many years. They are scarce.
    I wish mine had come with grips like those on Texas Eddie.



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    Not surprising, there were several Texas Eddies. In 1928 there are a number of newspaper articles about one "Texas Eddie" that fits in with this Colt revolver, mentioning that he was a Rodeo, Sharpshooter, and Lariat Performer. Attached is a later one of them (from Binghamton, NY) dated Oct 18, 1933. I have not found his real last name.
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    That is the one and the same. I had a binder full of newspaper clippings printed off the internet that went with the revolver. Never could pin down a last name to see where he actually lived and who he was. Seemed to center most of his shows in the Ohio and northeast areas.
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    SaintClair that pistol is just beautiful. Fabulous!
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