hammer fit to frame, back strap ears to frame, hammer arc? Photo esay
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    Sadly, some nice file work by Bubba on #2 with a 2nd gen hammer in a 1st Gen gun?
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    Every time I'm on this forum I learn something!
    Very interesting!
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    Here is another area that get collector's attention.

    The narrow (in blue) and pointed flutes on a 2nd and 3rd Gen guns. And the wide, (in red) rounded flutes on a 1st Gen and USA made USFA guns. All 3rd Gen Colts pictured here except for the pearl handled USA made, USFA gun.

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    1st and 2nd Gen cylinder flutes as a comparison.....3rd gen guns just get worse IMO and more pointed. When you start looking at the machining details one can't help but wonder if those 3rd Gen cylinders are coming from Uberti. The evidence shows that idea isn't so far fetched. Easy way to tell if it is an Italian cylinder on a USFA gun is the same detail, narrow pointed cylinder flutes. Imagine that?!.




    Highlighted..1st Gen is in red.

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    For the guys that want a pony on your gun for cosmetic appeal...any thing is possible.

    this is a hand cut "circle Colt" (typically 1896 to 1912) on a 3rd Gen Colt.



    This is a hand cut Unicorn on a gun better than a current production Colt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikebiker View Post
    Looking at these two photos of what appears to be the same gun, I'm guessing that the hammer has been replaced. Is that correct?

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    I know what you are noticing and probably not liking. Colt got very sloppy in polishing those ears on early Colt SAA 2nd Gen guns, so much so that I wouldn't buy one. The circular portion of the hammer should be level with the ears, not above or below. The ears should be perfectly semi-circular (and not rounded with a buffing wheel), so that the ears and matching hammer portion is in one semi-circular plane. Also the gaps (clearance) between the hammer and ears should be the same as above between hammer and frame. At least that was the original standard.
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    I spoke with Eddie Jancek(?) at Peacemaker Specialists several years ago. He mentioned that his most requested task was re-milling the flutes in 3rd gen Colt SAA's to make them look more like 1st gen.
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