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    Quote Originally Posted by eagleeye View Post
    Attachment 651595Attachment 651595by the way BlackAgnes ( Tim ) told me he was going to post some pictures of his recent purchase , but just to wet your whistle here is mine Attachment 651581Attachment 651583Attachment 651583

    notice the colt 45 on right hand side of barrel and bevel cylinder.

    I cant wait until OP post his pics
    don't know why its double posting pics . sorry !
    Could the beveled cylinder be a left over from the Centennial series since it has a horse stamped on it? I say that assuming the 2nd generation Centennial HAD a rampant Colt on the cylinder which might not be the case. If not, what's the explanation for the bevels, which I think are a great touch by the way?
    EDIT: OOPS! Can't be a Centennial cylinder since I think they came out in '75, didn't they?

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    Those have to be the coolest parts guns I have ever seen or heard of!
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    Wilkerson states that they were in fact , the barrels , trigger guards, & backstraps are left over from the NRA commemorative from 1971 and the bevel cylinders in 45 caliber from the Peacemaker Centennials series of 1973
    Quote Originally Posted by Wyatt Burp View Post
    Could the beveled cylinder be a left over from the Centennial series since it has a horse stamped on it? I say that assuming the 2nd generation Centennial HAD a rampant Colt on the cylinder which might not be the case. If not, what's the explanation for the bevels, which I think are a great touch by the way?
    EDIT: OOPS! Can't be a Centennial cylinder since I think they came out in '75, didn't they?

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    Being a commemorative left over barrel would explain the Colt SAA marking on the right side of the barrel as the left would have had whatever on it.
    Amat Victoria Curam

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    A great find. Knowledge is king! I would never have purchased the gun since I did not have the knowledge that eagleeye had/has.
    Eagleeye, thanks for sharing with us!!
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    I hear you Saintclair. I have this aversion to the writing on the right side of the barrel. Can't stand it and would never purchase one. Or at least I wouldn't have before reading this.
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    Buying one of these 'assembled from parts' SAA's is only attractive as a way to make a profit by selling to a collector who wants to own every variety of 2nd gen SAA's.
    By that same logic, I am probably a person who would not have wanted one of those "upside down" airplane stamps when the Post Office sold them.

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    Tim

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    Well the caliber marking is on the correct side
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    Yeah-- My markings are on the left side.
    Tim


 
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