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Retired in 2014 after 37+ years law enforcement in Washington State
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Georgetown, Central Texas
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Retired and trying to keep out of wifes way

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    Fortibus55 liked post by rbrbrb6 On thread : Bisley Conversion
    All my single actions. except for my TLA guns. wear bisley spurred hammers. USFA Ruger and even a Colt NF I used to own. Alan Harton grafted a bisley spur onto the NF hammer for me. He also did the...
    Liked On: 12-10-2019, 03:41 PM
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    Fortibus55 liked post by Pthfndr985 On thread : 44 - 40 WCF Colt SAA
    Are you looking for information on a particular gun? If so pictures are a neccessity in order for the people in the know to be able to comment on it. If general info, then the Colt SAA was firsr...
    Liked On: 12-10-2019, 03:41 PM
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    Fortibus55 liked post by Rick Bowles On thread : New shoes for wifes Officers Model .45
    WOW! Boy did we get our wires crossed! In your original post you said "Now all I have to decide is if I think she'll like them mounted with the black or the stainless screws shown". It sounded...
    Liked On: 12-09-2019, 05:25 PM
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    Fortibus55 liked post by Steve61 On thread : S.D. Myres holster
    Won this holster online tonight. Would this be pre 1920?
    Liked On: 12-08-2019, 11:03 PM
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    Fortibus55 liked post by rednichols On thread : S.D. Myres holster
    Easy question to answer: No, because Myres moved to El Paso in 1920 after Sweetwater burned down in 1919; and this holster is marked El Paso Tex so it is 1920 and later. And until what we THINK is...
    Liked On: 12-08-2019, 11:02 PM
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    Fortibus55 liked post by ColtsDad On thread : New shoes for wifes Officers Model .45
    I very much like the story of the gun, and the past and current usage . I would probably like the grips better if on a blued gun. Other than the tie in to her profession ( which is interesting and...
    Liked On: 12-08-2019, 10:46 PM
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    Fortibus55 liked post by boykin On thread : A Small Flap
    Here is my most recent acquisition. I think it is a pretty old Heiser Model 436 Flap Holster. It is made to fit a Colt Vest Pocket .25 Automatic Pistol. I have not seen very many Flap holsters for...
    Liked On: 12-08-2019, 12:08 AM
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    Fortibus55 liked post by thecoltguy On thread : Commodore Perry Owens Photo - Is He Carrying A 9" Barreled Colt SAA?
    I think that holster of Commodores would fit a 9" barrel revolver. Here is a Heiser that I own that fits a 9" New Service or? https://media.fotki.com/2v2uVEQgTxA5Rgm.jpg...
    Liked On: 12-06-2019, 09:08 AM
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    Fortibus55 liked post by celse On thread : Reunited after 72 years later
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    Fortibus55 liked post by celse On thread : Reunited after 72 years later
    Reunited after 72 years. I have always been enamored by the 1946 and 1947 Colt Government model. In particularly the 1947 P.T.F.A. addressed ones. they still held the polished radius's like the 1946....
    Liked On: 12-05-2019, 05:22 AM
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    Fortibus55 liked post by Billscases On thread : Is That A Real Colt Case?
    Sam Colt did not make his own cases. he contracted with others to make them just as he did with powder flasks. No one knows how many suppliers he had (some say three and others say as many as five...
    Liked On: 12-03-2019, 09:24 AM
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    Fortibus55 liked post by mrcvs On thread : Nickel Colt Frontier Six Shooter 4 3/4" barrel shipped 1883, acid etched panel
    This one is a "Bill Dascher special"; Saintclair and others might know what that means. I have not had this one out of the vault in years, and so I pulled it out today. An esteemed member purchased...
    Liked On: 11-29-2019, 06:21 PM
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    Fortibus55 liked post by Coltautos On thread : colt 1908 vest pocket
    The easiest way to know if a horse should be on the slide of a 1908 Colt Vest Pocket .25 is by counting the number of slide serrations. No horse on slides with 16 serrations, whereas a horse should...
    Liked On: 11-29-2019, 06:17 PM
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    Fortibus55 liked post by Wyatt Burp On thread : Happy early Thanksgiving
    As I posed for this picture with the turkey I just bagged this morning, I thought I'd wish you all a great and safe Thanksgiving tomorrow. https://i.ibb.co/f4QFRjt/New-Image26.jpg...
    Liked On: 11-27-2019, 10:45 PM
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    Fortibus55 liked post by Chaffee On thread : DUG .44 Caliber bullet mold
    I have a twin to yours (on the left). Notice the 'Colt's Patent' on the top and also the '44H' on the right side. Of interest is that these two molds have different size conical cavities and the one...
    Liked On: 11-25-2019, 09:38 PM
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