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    My 1st Bisley Model

    Born in 1901, she aint pretty but, she's all there and should be a fun project. 32-20 caliber. Some goofy, homemade base pin, timing is slow, but the hammer seems fine. Loose lock-up too. It'll need a cylinder bolt and hand for sure. The original grips are pretty good though. The bore is lightly frosted but strong grooves and lands. Stay tuned for updates!
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    Very nice. Never had a Bisley ever. One day
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    I have a 1903 made Bisley in 38wcf. The Bisley isn’t my favorite to shoot, but I still think it looks oddly cool. It’s that hammer spur. I do like that. Mine is super smooth and feels amazingly solid still.


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    Cliff my Bisley was shipped in 1906 to San Francisco. In 32-20. It is a joy to shoot and accurate too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwhite49 View Post
    Cliff my Bisley was shipped in 1906 to San Francisco. In 32-20. It is a joy to shoot and accurate too.
    The same year as the big earth quake,makes me wonder how it made it thru it & didn't get lost.
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    I did some clean up on it today and installed a new hand. Timing and carry-up is great now. It still needs a cylinder bolt because of some slight cylinder rotation but I had to order one. As ugly as she is, the bore and cylinder chambers are very good. I think it will be a fun shooter and I got it for a song because of the issues. If you squint, you can see the Bisley Model roll mark just to the left of the 32wcf on the barrel. It is really worn but its there. The grips are original and , but for a small chip on the bottom edge of the left grip, they are in nice condition. I dont think I will do any more cleaning on it. I like the way it looks. Here you go.......
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    I got this old girl finished yesterday and took her out this morning for a trial run. I am impressed! Shoots really good and to POA. I was concerned with the barrel to cylinder gap which measures .020" but, it didnt seem to affect the accuracy or function and I felt no spitting. The front sight could use a little build up but, since I was only shooting at 7 yards, I want to try some different ammo and distances before I make any front sight changes. This is the first Bisley I have shot and I really like the feel of it. I'll have to add a big bore Bisley to the collection next
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    It looks nice now.
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    Thanks Mike. I wasnt really shopping for a Bis but this one came along for $1000.00 and all I had to do to it was replace the hand , cylinder bolt, cylinder bolt screw, and base pin. Of course, some cleanup and ding removal. Another fun project.
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