Those look great!
Looks really great! Will they be given a protective coating against rust and wear using a 2400 Series Gun Kote clear coat?
Colt SAA and Colt 1st gen SAA,
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Uberti Open Top 1872 model in .45Colt with 7 1/2" barrel, Colt M1945A1, Winchester 1873 & 94.
Those look amazing! Where do I send my gun? Take my money!
I would never put clear coat on these, the originals were not coated 100 years ago or today by the factory. The problem with a clear coat is
that if it flakes for some reason, it takes color with it. These have a light coat of sperm oil, just like th eoriginals wold have had. And, the surface
is hard, truly a case hardened, rather than just a case colored finish. Glad you all appreciate them. I wish I could advance Mr. Crashcup's services
to you all but he is very adamant about doing this only for yours truly.
Sperm oil was considered to be the finest lubricating oil on earth. It was made from the Sperm whale and has nothing to do with whale seamen. If you have some your lucky because I don't think you can get it anymore. But if you still feel a little puney go ahead and paint your guns with clear lacquer and get a tofu sandwich for lunch. If you own any original first or second generation Colts better put some gloves on. Just adding some humor. Dave you do good work.
I think those are perfect examples of what case color should look like.
once in the past. One in particular was still very hard during the resurfacing, but it turned out great. Yessir, Clyde knows what the heck he is doing, he's made a
study of it, and the results are as close to original as one can get. The only thing missing is water from the Connecticut river, and if you could find 50 gallons of that water from 1890, the process would be identical.