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    Another project consideration

    I have a 1902 made .45 with 7 1/2” barrel. Got a good deal on the gun and I believe it has already been redone once. Has some polishing on some very minor pitting on the Frame. The barrel has obviously been off the gun from looking at the connection at the frame. Don’t think that’s holster wear. Also large screw has been replaced on the frame. It’s a different screw from the other two. See pics. Am considering another complete redo on the gun from top to bottom. I think it’s a good candidate. Any thoughts why it shouldn’t be redone again? Seems to be a sharp pistol, very tight lock up etc. Thanks for looking.

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    I think it looks too good to "redo top to bottom". I agree the barrel has been replaced. What I would do is find a 4 3/4" barrel for it and leave everything else alone. Or if you like the 7 1/2" have it set back one turn to get the correct fit to the frame for it and the housing. Redo barrel/cylinder gap and enjoy it from there. Just my preference.
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    That is not a bad looking SAA, 'as is.' I suspect it will lose value to most collectors if it gets 'redone.' That hammer screw is an easy fix.
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    Looks solid to me, I have all but a 7.5" so they are great looking to me. Shoot the snot out of it!

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    I think it looks good as it sits.
    Crank the barrel in one turn, fix the cylinder gap and head to the range.
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    Nice gun. Is the shiny hammer a 2nd generation? I'd just age or tarnish up the hammer, put it back in the gun and that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyatt Burp View Post
    Nice gun. Is the shiny hammer a 2nd generation? I'd just age or tarnish up the hammer, put it back in the gun and that's it.
    Good eye on the hammer. Enlarged it looks like the knurling has no border so it is a newer (than the gun) hammer. So yes, make it look old.

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    Yes, the hammer is incorrect, probably 2nd gen. Definitely later. I have an early hammer for it. Needs a trigger job and the hammer pull is heavy at the moment. That’s a great suggestion on the 4 3/4 barrel. I’ll start looking for one. I appreciate the feedback.


 

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