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    New to me, 2004 Nickel 45 SAA

    Just purchased a 2004 never been fired nickel SAA. Anyone here ever here have one, what has been your exeirenece with it? Im planning on using it in Cowboy fast draw once I have the grip and action changed. Its a beauty and am looking forward to using it on the line!

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    How long, prey tell, is the barrel on that smoke wagon that you’ll be skin in’ ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikenAZ View Post
    Just purchased a 2004 never been fired nickel SAA. Anyone here ever here have one, what has been your exeirenece with it? Im planning on using it in Cowboy fast draw once I have the grip and action changed. Its a beauty and am looking forward to using it on the line!
    Well that ought to scratch it up good and proper! Just out of curiosity, why would you need a pristeen gun when a used SAA would serve the same purpose and save several hundred dollars.
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    4.75 barrel and I am not a collector. Its made for shootin,not sitting in a safe to look pretty.
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    I’ve got mine. May not be shot in 45 Colt but 45 ACP yes. I have little experience shooting nickel SAAs but I’ve shot nickel Pythons over the years and have not experienced flaking of nickel. I’m talking hundreds of rounds and not thousands,so my experience is limited. When I see nickel flake on Colts or S&W handguns,it’s usually a result of improper nickel preparation and application. Also,the wrong cleaning actions can have the same result. Cleaning as soon as practicable after shooting results in a lot less effort and consequently helps preserve the finish. Pete





    Blue one in 45 ACP has a few down the tube,also.

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    My experience with nickle plated Colt SAAs is that eventually the finish will start flaking off. This usually occurs to the cylinder face first so keep an eye on it. Colt did experiment with hard chrome on a few SAAs and 1911s and that finish is way more durable, even their electroless (Coltguard) finish was a good finish.
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    I have a few I shoot. Not lost any nickel yet.

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    Congratulations!

    Nickle Colt SAA with the black eagle grips = best looking shooter in the universe imo!

    & Kudos for avoiding the "I'll squirrel this away until I go south- and then Julio can shoot it"- syndrome

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    Might lose a little finish in 120 years ,but damn I love nickel & black rubber grips
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    I have the same configuration in a 2002 model.
    Is it fun to shoot? Absolutely!
    Does it get dirty? Absolutely!
    Is it accurate? Absolutely! A heck of a lot more than me!


 
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