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  1. The Lounge
    Hope this is the correct forum, I'm thinking primarily SAA but applies to all. I had always assumed roll marks and such were applied before case hardening. What makes sense to me is to machine the frame, cut threads and holes, etc., fit BS & TG, fit and polish, and then disassemble, stamp SN...
  2. Single Action Army
    I got this 1889 Colt SAA in a lucky trade recently. It is chambered in 38-40, and it's my first SAA. The positive qualities: it is still functional with original parts, and it can be fired. Also, there is minimal pitting, which I would imagine is great for a 132 year old gun. The negative...
  3. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    The hunt is just as fun as the find...but I have been on the hunt for a while (talking to many of you on here, calling online sellers, looking at gun shows/auctions/online) and I FINALLY found an original Colt M1900 nickel magazine "Pat'd Sept 9 1884". I recently purchased an early 3 digit SN...
  4. Colt Long Guns
    Here's my new CAR-15 Fiberlite reproduction synthetic buttstock from Brownells (trying it on my son's Colt LE6920 M4 carbine), it looks exactly like the Colt Fiberlite stock that I had on my Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II carbine way back in 1985 when I bought it new. These stocks are mil-spec size...
  5. Colt Revolvers
    I just bought this gun and can’t seem to find a value or record of it. Anyone out there help me with this ?
  6. Colt Revolvers
    HI, im new here but i really need some help. Ive got a 1974 colt peacemaker 22 w/4.4" barrel.I got it with just the 22 magnum cylinder. I really need the factory box because its a birthday gift for my wife and Im trying to make it as complete as possible. Ive already got all the original...
  7. Colt Revolvers
    Hi, first time posting. I recently aquired a Colt Model 1901. The serial number behind the cylinder and on the cylinder release is 2229. It is marked US ARMY No. 62229 on the butt. According to Colt Serial number lookup, seial number 2229 was made in 1892. But it is a model 1901 AND it has a MAR...
  8. The Lounge
    I am in the process of purchasing my first .22-caliber, and was hoping for a little expert advice (yes, that might mean mean you...) I currently own a 9mm, but as ammo is so expensive (particularly right now) someone suggested that I get a cheaper range gun that I can shoot cheaper ammo (.22)...
  9. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Recently bought this 1911. Can anyone tell me more about it? Year, value, anything. Thank you.
  10. The Lounge
    Thought I'd ask you fine gentlemen this question, because I honestly can't find much at all online. Below is a picture of a pair of grips I recently purchased (yesterday actually, and they are still on their way in the mail.) I honestly probably overpaid, but I wanted to grab them while I had...
  11. Colt Percussion Revolvers
    I finally went out this morning to try out the 1860 Army conversion cylinder I purchased from Taylor’s. Here are some thoughts; First off, the fact that I was shooting modern cartridges in an 1860 Army is awesome. I know there are plenty of conversion models that make it easier than using the...
  12. Colt Long Guns
    I have a colt le6920 with the serial number starting with cr. I have also been soing some research and finding out that my upper receiver might not be made by colt as well. Cant really find much on the forge markings on it with it being a c and an a on it. I have attached pictures. Anyone that...
  13. Colt-Smithing
    I have a 1968 Colt Detective Special suffering from light primer strikes. After some research, I determined it might be the mainspring having been weakened, so I bought a new old stock spring and had a gunsmith swap it out for the old mainspring in the gun. After I went to pick it up, they told...
  14. The Lounge
    by not buying the Rollin White Patent? Think again. Newly unearthed files reveal a startling story of intrigue, duplicity, and deception. Colt - Smith & Wesson: A Clash of Arms by Robert Swartz tells the story in a richly illustrated volume recommended by Dick Salzer, Kurt House, and Art...
  15. Colt Revolvers
    Any recommendations of Colt certified gunsmith in the greater Los Angeles area (LA,OC,IE)? Especially for old Detective Special revolvers? Thanks!
  16. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Hello Everyone, Last year I purchased this pistol. I really love it, but have only had the chance to shoot a few times. The 1911 has no Colt Pony rolled into the slide. I had noticed this when I bought it, but thought I'd ask on the forums about why this gun has no pony. The SKU was...
  17. Colt Revolvers
    Share your vast love for Antique Colt Firearms from old to new models. Here I want to share my son's collections of antique Colt firearms... Colt Single Action Army .44 Rimfire caliber revolver. Made in 1876. The Rimfire Single Actions were early guns produced in their own serial range, 1-1863...
  18. Photos Area
    I have a Colt Woodsman Match Target manufactured in 1956. It is a series 3. It has what the customer is calling a removable "deflector" on the end of the barrel that just slides on and off. We cannot find any information about this accessory and are looking to identify it. Can someone please help.
  19. Single Action Army
    Hello, I read some people cut the bolt front ledge so that the bolt goes deeper into the cylinder notches... Now, I am thinking that if that ledge is there, it's for a reason... What is it? I suspect it should not be done, correct or ok? My issue is that my bolt starts retracting pretty late...
  20. Single Action Army
    Hello all. I just joined this forum and apologize if this has already been discussed in another thread. I picked up a 1998 SAA P1850G(4), 5 1/2" 45 Colt. I noticed however that the left side of the frame is bare, no roll mark or rampant colt. The barrel is stamped correctly but other than the...
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