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    Quote Originally Posted by 1slols1 View Post
    Serial number is 214655. From what I can tell, it should be safe to shoot modern loads in it.
    If it's been in a fire, I'd probably wouldn't shoot it. Is there a way to confirm if its been in a fire or not?

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    I’ll see if I can get more of the back story tomorrow. Not sure how to tell if it’s been in one or not. Either way I’ll have my gunsmith friend take another look at it.
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    Don't let some other buyer grab it while you think about it. You can sell it for a good profit to forum members if you decide you don't want to work on it.
    If it were mine, I have several extra cylinders and barrels that would be easy to use on such a project. That would just leave some hand work on the frame, BS and TG and maybe the e-rod housing if you don't have another one.

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    I agree with saintclair...buy it before someone else does.
    It is a great project gun to learn the details of a SAA. You have access to two of the three main parts that may need replaced and a gunsmith willing to help. This could turn into a nice, unique shooter that you can say you built.
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    Your Dremeled Colt 45 looks a lot like one that I rebuilt. I was able to save everything except the barrel, cylinder, and grips - which were all replaced. The gun was carefully polished out and rust blued. Tiny pits were mostly ignored, but largely hidden by this finish. My goal was to make this gun look like a normal used Colt SAA, without the abuse that it experienced. But the key to success is in polishing as the factory would do, and that won't be learned overnight. See the following thread:

    https://www.coltforum.com/forums/sin...trash-can.html
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    So please don't leave us hanging....
    Did u go and get it?
    Any pics?
    If u did not get it
    How come?
    Also I see u state thinking of parkerizing it....please don't do all this work and do that....rust blue is easier and much better and truly suits the gun better too
    God Bless,John

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    Well done! If I can get this one to look remotely close to that, I’ll be thrilled.

    In other news, I was checking out the 1st Gen Serial Number sticky at the top of the page. The serial on this gun is one away from a gun documented to be part of a huge shipment that was sent to Copper Queen Mining Co. in Arizona. Not sure yet if I’ll spring for a Colt letter for verification but I thought it was interesting nonetheless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jringo8769 View Post
    So please don't leave us hanging....
    Did u go and get it?
    Any pics?
    If u did not get it
    How come?
    Also I see u state thinking of parkerizing it....please don't do all this work and do that....rust blue is easier and much better and truly suits the gun better too
    God Bless,John

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    I’ll be getting it today. I’ll try to post some more pictures this evening. I was only considering parkerizing since I could get it done for free but I was never sold on the idea. After seeing a couple of you guys mention rust bluing and then seeing victorio1sw’s results, that’s the path I’m planning on now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1slols1 View Post
    Iíll be getting it today. Iíll try to post some more pictures this evening. I was only considering parkerizing since I could get it done for free but I was never sold on the idea. After seeing a couple of you guys mention rust bluing and then seeing victorio1swís results, thatís the path Iím planning on now.
    Well I am glad u are going to get it
    Can no to wait to see pics when it us home
    God Bless,John
    This place is a great enabler too

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1slols1 View Post
    Serial number is 214655. From what I can tell, it should be safe to shoot modern loads in it.
    Serial number wise, it should be OK with smokeless powder.
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