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  1. As a collector we have all been there. We have...

    As a collector we have all been there. We have also had valuable lessons learned. Maybe not all of us :cool:. Most of us quickly sell our missteps and move on. Out of sight out of mind. Kudos to...
  2. Nice couple of honest 44's. One of my grail guns...

    Nice couple of honest 44's. One of my grail guns is a 5 matching SNs, B&C 4 3/4" 44. A narrow time period when these were made.

    Here is my nickel 4 3/4" 44. No letter though, I can't remember...
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    Bow like gap is sometimes caused by too strong of...

    Bow like gap is sometimes caused by too strong of main spring. Especially on old iron (softer) parts.
  4. Not Colts but a pair of Smith and Wessons with...

    Not Colts but a pair of Smith and Wessons with WWI gear.
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    I feel your dilemma Chaffee. I'm in a similar...

    I feel your dilemma Chaffee. I'm in a similar situation. My problem is that other than my collectible furniture, paintings and vintage Porsche, the most valuable items of my firearms and other...
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    As stated above a competent smith trigger job is...

    As stated above a competent smith trigger job is the best way to go.

    If you insist on tinkering, as I have, I suggest you purchase a new main spring, replace the original, and test the trigger...
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    From the pictures and additional information I...

    From the pictures and additional information I canít comment on the condition or originality past what mrcvs said. Of the early SSAs (until approx. an 22000) only about 5200 were civilian guns,...
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    Here are a few of mine. A Model 55. ...

    Here are a few of mine.

    A Model 55.


    https://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee131/rushbgood/Handguns%20and%20Rifles/DSC_4747_zps91aa31a7.jpg


    A Model 53.
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    Many good comments on this gun. The front sight...

    Many good comments on this gun. The front sight repair appears good except for the un-dressed solder flow. Might have been left by someone who did not want to re-blue the barrel after the repair....
  10. While knowledgable in Colt maintenance, a Colt...

    While knowledgable in Colt maintenance, a Colt Armorer is not a gunsmith.
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    Nice job on the "restoration". If you don't mind...

    Nice job on the "restoration". If you don't mind the question, who did the work?
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    Here is my Model 62A and pre S&W Model 43 Kit Gun...

    Here is my Model 62A and pre S&W Model 43 Kit Gun and below my Model 62 and S&W Pre-War Outdoorsman.
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    Thanks for all your comments. All are well taken...

    Thanks for all your comments. All are well taken (especially the complements:o).

    The quality and high placement of the cartouches puzzled me too. As to the placement, SN 48132 shows the same...
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    Opinions on this Henry Nettleton

    Lets have your comments and opinions on this late Henry Nettleton.

    The metal is solid, fairly sharp. with no corrosion. No observable SN inside the stocks.

    I do not have a Kopec Letter..

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    Thanks for the comments. Chaffee you always post...

    Thanks for the comments. Chaffee you always post interesting stuff. Your collecting focus seems close to mine, all things post CW through the Old West.

    V1SW I'm also enjoying your posts -...
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    Burgess and competitors.

    The recent Burgess postings remind me how appealing those period (1870s to 1890) lever guns are. History, legend and looks. Whats not to like. The Model 73, Burgess and Various Whitneys lead the...
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    A51guy. Beautiful work. I knew George pretty...

    A51guy. Beautiful work. I knew George pretty well when I lived a few blocks from his Downey shop in the 1970's. A true master gunsmith.
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    Here are mine. The bottom 2 are WRF and the...

    Here are mine. The bottom 2 are WRF and the bottom 1 has a Cody letter. The other 3 are 22 Short, 22 Long and 22 LR, respectively.

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  19. I love this Bowie. A great fake. I wanted the...

    I love this Bowie. A great fake. I wanted the knife but could not afford an original.
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  20. A nice early - mid SAA. Not many available in...

    A nice early - mid SAA. Not many available in your gun's apparently unaltered condition. These need to be preserved and enjoyed. I'm not sure I would shoot it but its the owner's choice. To my eye...
  21. Some nice knives here. But don't forget period...

    Some nice knives here. But don't forget period folders.

    https://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee131/rushbgood/Colt%20Conversions%20and%20Open%20Tops/BJR_0444-2011-06-11at15-30-51_zps0d53dae9.jpg
  22. Thread: My first Bisley

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    Nothing like a Bisley for a change of pace. ...

    Nothing like a Bisley for a change of pace.

    A 32-20 from 1910 with original Rancher's rig.

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    The Military issued Black Powder ammo for use in...

    The Military issued Black Powder ammo for use in the Artillery revolvers. The last of this ammo was the 20 round Frankfort Arsenal boxes adopted in the early 1900's. As reserves of this ammo became...
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    Great pieces of history. I believe it’s C....

    Great pieces of history. I believe it’s C. (Carlos) Gove & Co.
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    Here are Rifle SN 3284 and Carbine SN 702. ...

    Here are Rifle SN 3284 and Carbine SN 702.

    https://oi228.photobucket.com/albums/ee131/rushbgood/Colt/DSC_48601_zps2de8da26.jpg
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