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  1. The grandson (I think he was the grandson) of the...

    The grandson (I think he was the grandson) of the soldier wrote the article for "The American Rifleman". The soldier had wrapped the revolver in an oily rag and hid it in the rafters of his barracks...
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    Could the "Rat" be someone who could see eye to...

    Could the "Rat" be someone who could see eye to eye with Sandy Duncan (if you get my drift)?
  3. I believe we're looking at a mirror image, this...

    I believe we're looking at a mirror image, this being a tintype and all, and therefore we are seeing the left side of the revolver. What looks like an overly long ejection rod tube is probably just...
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    Cool gun. Since it's in good working order,...

    Cool gun. Since it's in good working order, don't tinker with it at all. Any money you'd invest in it would just ruin its existing character. Enjoy as is.
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    Assembled (probably) by Christie. Intended for...

    Assembled (probably) by Christie. Intended for the non-discerning Colt aficionado.
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    Thanks to all for your help. I'll try removing...

    Thanks to all for your help. I'll try removing the escutcheon with one (or maybe two?) of the suggested methods. Replacing that part would of course be my first choice but I wasn't sure of how...
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    Fix for stripped grip escutcheon?

    Grips were free, so can't complain about that. But the right side panel threads have been stripped out and won't hold the grip screw at all. I'm guessing that the threaded escutcheon is there to...
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    My vote: Restore mechanically as best you can,...

    My vote: Restore mechanically as best you can, find some correct grips, replace the ejector housing if you can find one that's appropriate, but otherwise leave as is. On the other hand, if you...
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    Amen to that, Bullet Bob! Guns, motorcycles,...

    Amen to that, Bullet Bob! Guns, motorcycles, pick-up trucks, horses -- some are better than others, but I like them all. And yes, it's too late to change, but on the other hand, you've greatly...
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    Nice gun and holster combo.

    Nice gun and holster combo.
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    Job well done. A neat old Colt I'd love to own.

    Job well done. A neat old Colt I'd love to own.
  12. Thread: 1893 Colt

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    There is NOTHING wrong with that revolver! If...

    There is NOTHING wrong with that revolver! If you were to have it refinished, you would eventually end up regretting it, and not just because of the expense involved. Mark my words!
  13. Could this conversion have been done by Bill...

    Could this conversion have been done by Bill Grover?
  14. The gold is a fairly thin "wash" over nickel --...

    The gold is a fairly thin "wash" over nickel -- it didn't take much cleaning and handling on mine to wear (mostly) away. Still shows some gold here and there, like around the backstrap ears and...
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    As Ross Perot used to say, "Now that's just sad."...

    As Ross Perot used to say, "Now that's just sad." Classic Western theme poorly executed. Hope someone learned something during the process (or when contemplating the final result).
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    A few drops of Kroil at each end of the pin might...

    A few drops of Kroil at each end of the pin might dissolve any old, dried up grease that may be holding it. Let sit for a few minutes and give the pin another tug. Could also be a small...
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    I agree on the grips, they do appear to be...

    I agree on the grips, they do appear to be buffalo horn. Well whatever, that is a fine looking revolver. As Hondo said, send for a letter now -- no reason to wait. And by the way, you did good on...
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    Is the hammer in the first-click "safety"...

    Is the hammer in the first-click "safety" position?
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    Awesome! You did a fantastic job from start to...

    Awesome! You did a fantastic job from start to finish.
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    Gracias.

    Gracias.
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    Agree with Hondo -- should have been left "as...

    Agree with Hondo -- should have been left "as is", in its honest, natural, un-restored state. A classic example of trying to make a silk purse from the proverbial sow's ear.
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    You did OK for sure -- nothing wrong with it that...

    You did OK for sure -- nothing wrong with it that a few rounds downrange wouldn't cure. I'd be glad to own that one.
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    I'd say Mike is correct, they are for a .22.

    I'd say Mike is correct, they are for a .22.
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    Amazing "re-creation"

    You are an inspiration.
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    The gold is a very thin "wash", not a very...

    The gold is a very thin "wash", not a very durable plating; it will wear unevenly and get thin fairly fast, revealing the nickel plating underneath. And so what? Then it will have some character. ...
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