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Retired Deputy Sheriff from Arizona. Ran my own firearms training business, then retired again. All that time carried one model or other of Colt 1911 in 45 ACP. Got into CAS and shot Colt SAAs in 45 Colt. Got away from CAS when it went Hollywood but getting back into the old style guns. Looking for another Colt SAA.
Mesa, AZ
God, my wife, my guns, American history & photography.
Retired, twice!


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    Dave_T liked post by Culture On thread : What a ffl I use said about buying m17 surplus
    Nah, not a good offer, i have to buy something i don't want to get something i want...huh
    Liked On: 01-17-2020, 09:00 AM
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    Dave_T liked post by Mikebiker On thread : Questions about an early 1873 Winchedter 44 WCF
    On an early Winchester a Cody letter is a must for an 1873. You do not tell us much about the gun so it it is hard to give an opinion. I have an early one and I would never shoot it due to the...
    Liked On: 01-14-2020, 09:42 AM
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    Dave_T liked post by celse On thread : The “anti-Fitz” Detective Special
    Mikebiker is correct. The owner had big hands Consequently his knuckle hit the trigger guard every time you pull the trigger.
    Liked On: 01-13-2020, 10:18 AM
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    Dave_T liked post by dfariswheel On thread : The “anti-Fitz” Detective Special
    The butt serrations could be to increase holding power with the other hand cupped on the butt. Why the reverse cut trigger guard??? Whatever the reason, someone thought it was a good idea at the...
    Liked On: 01-13-2020, 10:14 AM
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    Dave_T liked post by CraigC On thread : .22LR vs .22WMR
    I love the .22Mag and most of the hate it receives is simply unfounded. Mostly because it's not a cheap plinker like the .22LR. What it is is a great small game and varmint cartridge that is a much...
    Liked On: 01-01-2020, 08:37 AM
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    Dave_T liked post by Mikebiker On thread : Love the Bowie Knife
    Third is a large 8 inch blade Wostenholm & Son Bowie with outstanding stag handles and a spearpoint blade. The pictures do not show how nice the original polish is on the blade. 670641 670643...
    Liked On: 12-26-2019, 09:37 AM
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    Dave_T liked post by skwcoltguy On thread : New Ruger "Carryhawk" Revolver
    Uh, Colt Sidewinder?
    Liked On: 12-21-2019, 09:08 AM
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    Dave_T liked post by Cozmo On thread : End of (another) era
    When I was a kid it was the hardware store, with a gun department stuck away and only manned if you needed to look at something. Mostly we bought fence supplies, feed or something for a on going...
    Liked On: 11-26-2019, 08:37 AM
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    Dave_T liked post by VoyPescado On thread : End of (another) era
    “It acted as a restorative among like-minded folks in a world where some things don't make a helluva lot of sense.” No doubt in my mind this post, the events that inspired it, and this particular...
    Liked On: 11-26-2019, 08:33 AM
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    Dave_T liked post by saintclair On thread : The engraved USFA guns....specifically the Rodeo.
    Here are pictures of a factory engraved Storekeeper: 663705 663707 663709
    Liked On: 11-15-2019, 10:31 AM
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    Dave_T liked post by VoyPescado On thread : USFA Frontier Six Shooter 44-40 Welcome to the rabbit hole...
    Liked On: 10-27-2019, 12:19 PM
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    Dave_T liked post by azshot On thread : OK Corral gunfight: 138 years ago today
    I live near Tombstone, and have ridden our mules into town. You used to be able to ride in armed, then check your gun at a local general store on Allen street. They'd give you a brass number tag,...
    Liked On: 10-27-2019, 12:17 PM
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    Dave_T liked post by VoyPescado On thread : Standard Manufacturing
    Man those are some good looking guns...the only thing turning me off on those “black powder” models is the absence of a bullseye ejector rod head!
    Liked On: 10-25-2019, 10:08 AM
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    Dave_T liked post by shooter214 On thread : Standard manufacturing single action
    I bought three Standard single actions, one in each barrel length. All three shoot dead to point of aim with 8.0grs of Unique and the 250gr RNFP. All three are perfectly timed and have...
    Liked On: 10-21-2019, 12:43 PM
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    Dave_T liked post by Cozmo On thread : Arizona Lawmen?- 1911's & SAA's 1920's?
    Well I'll be a shit hose mouse Dave! Of course Texas wants to claim all the cool chit :)
    Liked On: 10-11-2019, 09:01 AM
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