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    Most unusual Colt SAA clone - I've never seen one like this - in over 50 years

    Hello All

    Here's a question. Has anyone ever seen one of these? I've not, in over 50 years of collecting. Its a Uberti Hartforn model - But I don't think it came with this cylinder.

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    Although this was likely intended for blanks, when I loaded the cylinder with 22 shorts ... here's what it did .... 8 hits out of 18 shots at 50 feet. - -all key-holes - -
    The cylinder bore was about 1/8" longer than the case length of a 22 short, with the bullet unsupported into the 45 bore of the cylinder. A very impressive little muzzle flash. A fun addition to my toys.

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    Someone just sold a cylinder like that on here. Look in the WTS section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeverActionBill View Post
    Someone just sold a cylinder like that on here. Look in the WTS section.
    Hello LeverActionBill,

    Thanks for the reply.

    I searched the WTS forum back into Feb. but found nothing. Are you sure the cylinder looked like mine?
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    It's for shooting wax bullets. Yes a cylinder just like it sold on here not long ago. Use .22 blanks.
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    I believe it was made by Christy back in the 60s. I have one similiar to yours for their 22lr conversion(with barrel) As Starvation said. I believe your was made by them to use 22 blanks for shoot wax bullets. Nice score.

    Yes I agree made by or for Great Western. I got a little mixed up thinking about Christy. If you goggle search you will see their adds for gun parts even look the same.
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    It was made by or for Great Western. It is a sought after cylinder by Great Western collectors. Here is where it was discussed. The photos have been deleted, but it looked like yours with a serial number on the back.
    https://www.coltforum.com/forums/sin...estern-co.html

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    Hello hwjhfs

    Thanks for the reply.

    The cylinder I have looks like the Grest Western cylinder described in your reference post, except mine does not have a number, it has the "Colt's Pony" stamped on the back. This Colt symbol was used for replacement cylinders during Colt's SAA non-production years from the late 40's up to 1956. It was also stamped on the second generation cylinders when the SAA was re-introduced in 1956. I've never seen / heard of a original Colt marked cylinder like this.

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    I do not know what to make of the Trademarked cylinder you have. Unless Colt wanted to get in the competition with Great Western?

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