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    Thanks for the kind words but I still think it...

    Thanks for the kind words but I still think it needs a bit more "aging". I have a reconstructed shoulder I'm nursing back to health (and strength) so it will be a while before I can tackle it again. ...
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    I used Cosmo's recommended lead removal cloth and...

    I used Cosmo's recommended lead removal cloth and elbow grease. Haven't tried posting pictures in a while but here goes.

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    I think I need to spend another day or two on this but at...
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    Your loss is our gain. Dave

    Your loss is our gain.

    Dave
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    Just pre-ordered it on Amazon. Thanks for the...

    Just pre-ordered it on Amazon. Thanks for the heads-up.

    Dave
  5. Thread: USFA Pictures

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    Sticky: WWYS, Those are outstanding...pun intended. ...

    WWYS,

    Those are outstanding...pun intended.

    Dave
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    My greatest regret related to guns was selling...

    My greatest regret related to guns was selling off my collection of shootable 1st Gen Colts SAAs and Winchester pre-1900 lever action rifles. Also sold a dandy DB 12ga with hammers, and an original...
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    I had no idea you could "special order" features...

    I had no idea you could "special order" features on Standard's SA revolvers. The guy who e-mailed me back implied I had to take what ever they offered, they way they offered it, otherwise they were...
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    When I was drinking my first cup of coffee and...

    When I was drinking my first cup of coffee and looked at the calendar, something in my old, forgetful brain knew October 26th was significant but I couldn't think of what it was.

    Thanks for the...
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    That's the same answer I got when I inquired...

    That's the same answer I got when I inquired about the BP frame models. I haven't placed an order because of the absence of a BE ejector.

    Dave
  10. Thread: USFA Pictures

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    Sticky: WWYS, First congratulations on a excellent...

    WWYS,

    First congratulations on a excellent acquisition. Second, your post and pictures just reminds me of what a sad thing is it that USFA closed their doors, and for what seems to be an...
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    Sticky: Where do send my deposit for a signed, first...

    Where do send my deposit for a signed, first edition! (smile)

    Dave
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    Sticky: Nice gun. Congratulations on the acquisition. ...

    Nice gun. Congratulations on the acquisition.

    Dave
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    Supporting Membership

    A while back I got a notice than my "Supporting Member" status was going to expire. I tried to renew it but the link only excepted PayPal payments. I got screwed over by PayPal a couple years ago and...
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    Sticky: The near lack of curvature in the hammer spur is...

    The near lack of curvature in the hammer spur is another indicator of Italian origin.

    Here's an all USA sourced 4-3/4" USFA 45 Colt for comparison:

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    Dave
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    Starting with the Glazer Safety Sugs back in the...

    Starting with the Glazer Safety Sugs back in the early 1970s (there was probably something before that) I learned a great truth. There are no magic bullets. And...

    The foot pounds of energy...
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    As stated by every post above, the name is "the...

    As stated by every post above, the name is "the 45 Colt". I've also heard that the "Long Colt" miss-naming was to distinguish the older cartridge from the Schofield or more correctly the 45 Smith &...
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    In early 1974 I had been a deputy sheriff since...

    In early 1974 I had been a deputy sheriff since the previous August. My M-28 was in need of serious repair as I had been practicing DA only, rapid fire, with full Magnum reloads. Timing, indexing,...
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    Kool, but I have to ask...does a SAA fit in...

    Kool, but I have to ask...does a SAA fit in there? (smile)

    Dave
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    Sticky: I'm curious. How many of you here on the USFA...

    I'm curious. How many of you here on the USFA Pictures forum shoot your USFA revolvers, or since they are no longer being made reserve them as safe queens and investments? I am the curse of...
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    Rick, I bought a Goodall guitar from a music shop...

    Rick, I bought a Goodall guitar from a music shop in up-state NY. The guy shipped it Priority Mail and was told, and told me, it would be to AZ in three days. The guitar (cased and boxed) went...
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    I much prefer the blue/grey with just some hints...

    I much prefer the blue/grey with just some hints of brown shown above to the more garish and gaudy color of the typical Turnbull guns I've seen. YMMV!

    Dave
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    PayPal stuck it to me for over $100 a couple...

    PayPal stuck it to me for over $100 a couple years ago. Never apologized or offered me my money back. Their attitude was pretty much "sucks to be you". You can keep your PayPal.

    Dave
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    Classy gun in a classy caliber. I've owned a...

    Classy gun in a classy caliber. I've owned a couple of them and shooting black powder they are just a delight. And, the performance will surprise you.

    Well done,
    Dave
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    A while back I bought a USFA "Pre-War", BP Frame...

    A while back I bought a USFA "Pre-War", BP Frame of USA sourced parts. I really like it's case colors as they are more brown and blue, with almost no little yellow or green showing. But...it was...
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    I'm old and broken so I keep it simple. I just...

    I'm old and broken so I keep it simple. I just use tap water with a little Simple Green (to make it wetter) in a bucket. Take the cylinder and it's bushing out, then scrub everything with a 1/2"...
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