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    Very interesting, very nice. If they were mine they would have already been in a shadow box and up on the wall! Great find.
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    Interesting. Looks like this particular individual was carrying with all 6 chambers loaded. Was the loading gate frozen open when it was found?
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    Did you use a Metal Detector or were you magnet hunting....???
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    Where's Mr Peabody and the Way-Back machine when we need them?
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    Found during a gold panning trip by and old friend. He had them mounted on a moth eaten velour covered board. Tossed that out pronto and am going to use a piece of barn wood to mount these along with my relic Sharps 45-70 rifle. Will make a great display. Sharps also from a Colorado creek and has the J.P. Lower stamping still visible. Lever is locked down, breech block missing, no wood, bent tangs. Just as rough as these characters. Now all I need is a 73 Winchester relic. BTW the gate was jimmied open by the last owner after he used break free on the pivot area. Probably a lot of internal grease in that area but it is surprising that it broke free. Perhaps the greasy fingers of the shooter preserved the surfaces enough to allow eventual movement too.

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    Coolest SAA relic ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortibus55 View Post
    Very interesting, very nice. If they were mine they would have already been in a shadow box and up on the wall! Great find.
    Yes I would have done the same thing ^^^^^^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by LonesomePigeon View Post
    Interesting. Looks like this particular individual was carrying with all 6 chambers loaded. Was the loading gate frozen open when it was found?
    Kinda shows that the old west guys used the Colts as a six gun, not a five gun for safety as thought of in today's world by the drug store cowboys.
    What a wonderful display together that will make, the knife makes it even more interesting.
    I would leave them both alone, bullets and all and put them in a shadow box made of old wood. Thanks for the pic's. what a great find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eagleeye View Post
    maybe he was kilt and fell in the creek
    He got 3 of 'em before they got him!
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    I love relic hunting, but have never found a gun. Lots of cartridge cases. A guy found a Colt cap and ball at a place I go sometimes, a ghost town.
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