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    Got it home today

    Been a couple of weeks in layaway jail. Got it out today, pretty stoked to have it home. Already ordered the Colt Letter. As I noted before it's a 1902 production. It did have a newer mainspring under the grips. The bore is pitted but nothing a 117 year old barrel wouldn't pass bullets through. I'll order some cowboy loads later.

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    Uberti Open Top 1872 model in .45Colt with 7 1/2" barrel, Colt M1945A1, Winchester 1873 & 94.

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    Looks like it has been there and done that!
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    There is a slight gap at the trigger guard, but I tightened up the screws so the gap is GONE!

    Edited to add....The Pawn shop has complained they can't get new SAA shipped to them....so this one showed up instead and a century late.
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    Colt SAA and Colt 1st gen SAA,
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    Uberti Open Top 1872 model in .45Colt with 7 1/2" barrel, Colt M1945A1, Winchester 1873 & 94.

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    I certainly can't say I don't like a mint or near mint SAA, but there's just something extra special about early, well used Colts like yours. Yours is one that truly fires the imagination. Congrats.
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    I'd much rather have that gun than a new one. Congrats on a good find.

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    I am a big fan of first gen guns that are unmolested, finish or no finish. That is a nice one. It would not be a sin to replace the cylinder pin with a nicer old pin. The grips look original to the gun. That is a very plus in my opinion.
    This all started with one gun!
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    Nice find!
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    This one has a good clean and crisp hammer pull and cylinder lockup. I do not intend to replace anything on this for cosmetics and will let it remain in it's worn glory. I removed the grips and both havles exhibit the last 4 digits of the serial number scratched on the inside with a sharp pick or something. When I can get some ammo there will be some range time. The bore is pretty nasty, but I'm not target shooting, just going to put some lead in the general direction I hope! I'm excited to say I finally got a Colt SAA. The only thing I can do is make sure it's cleaned and oiled properly.
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    Uberti Open Top 1872 model in .45Colt with 7 1/2" barrel, Colt M1945A1, Winchester 1873 & 94.

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    Nice !!!! I too am in the group that likes these just the way they look. If they could only talk.. Thanks for sharing it here with the group.
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    I like it just the way it is!
    Hopefully the letter will indicate something just as special!!
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