Looking for info on my modified 1887 saa
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    They are both really nice looking guns. Thanks for your replies.

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    Just for grins; at the MVACA show last month I saw a Lightning conversion to .22 with an extra long barrel. Probably 9-10" (I didn't measure it) tagged at $6XX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwjhfs View Post
    Just for grins; at the MVACA show last month I saw a Lightning conversion to .22 with an extra long barrel. Probably 9-10" (I didn't measure it) tagged at $6XX.
    Did it work in both DA and SA? I have seen a couple of 1877 Colts that were converted to .22 but they only worked in the SA mode!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyS View Post
    Yes it was a 4 3/4 barrel and it was shipped to J.B. Mitchell Company Corpus Christi Texas. It was a 45/c. Thank you for the help I just started to collect single action revolves.
    I sure wish someone had picked another Colt SAA to convert! That is a very unusual shipping destination.One 1889 newspaper indicates that the John B. Michell Co. was a real estate, loan, and insurance firm in Corpus. The 1870 and 1880 Census shows John B. Mitchell, born Connecticut 1832, to be a Hardware Merchant in Corpus.
    Last edited by victorio1sw; 08-16-2019 at 07:41 PM.

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    here's my Christy converted w/ a Christy barrel & sleeved cylinder. 147,xxx.


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    Quote Originally Posted by area51guy View Post
    Did it work in both DA and SA? I have seen a couple of 1877 Colts that were converted to .22 but they only worked in the SA mode!
    I had no interest in it so did not check it out.

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    A51guy. Beautiful work. I knew George pretty well when I lived a few blocks from his Downey shop in the 1970's. A true master gunsmith.


 
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