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    Alan Harton rebuild..

    This was a beater 1900 I took in in trade some time back. It came to me unusable with Uberti internals, an un-shootable cylinder, a badly welded up hammer, and worst of all a heavily over buffed, nickel job.



    Gun lettered blue and case, shipped to Denver 1900. I liked the gun and thought it worthy of a rebuild. 1st photos are after I worked on it some and got it shooting again. The 2nd set of photos are after Alan Harton finished the project. Alan completely re-stamped the gun, welded up and recut the over buffed edges, re-contoured the cylinder to mimic a 1900 cylinder. I had rechambered and fit a 38 2nd Gen cylinder previous, that was cut to the correct .45 specs. Alan then sighted the gun in again before the new carbona blue and color case. I wasn't looking for a museum piece just a nice looking 1st Gen that wouldn't beat itself to death in my life time, would be safe to shoot and accurate. I got what I asked for. Only decision now is do I shoot with the pearl or the carved ivory










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    To each his own but I think Mr. Harton is the best...................Period. His welding and re-cutting is fascinating. You want to talk about a master at his work, it's Mr. Harton.
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    Sweet project - nicely done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scstrain View Post
    To each his own but I think Mr. Harton is the best...................Period.
    You Texas boys sure stick together...Harton and Persinger and SC Strain I get it, my Dad was born in Paris.
    I didn't even know this one was done when I sent him and Persinger both another gun on Saturday. So I am voting with my wallet
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    Two of my most unique customs were done by Alan simply because of his skill. The first was him totally rebuilding a Ruger 357 Maximum into a Freedom Arms top strap configuration for a 5 sot 414 Supermag so I could us a FA Lovell Scope mount and the second was when I sent him a box of parts and he turned it into an ivory stocked TLA Improved #5 in 41 magnum. He does amazing work and now that he is focusing on just Colt and Colt style guns he is enjoying life even more he says.
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    Alan has done two guns for me now; looking for another beater for him to rebuild. And he's a nice guy, too.
    Bob


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    As Bob already knows..his 38 is the reason my first gun went to Alan...and another one to rebuild since. And as Bob said, Alan is a really nice guy. He's been super easy to work with.
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    Looks Nice
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    Which grips? Any would look good on that gun.
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    What is the cost for redoing an old SAA that needs some welding and refinishing? I would think that would be quite expensive these days.
    I have a well worn long flute SAA that I would like to have 'made new.'
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