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Here was another Vegas find. The back strap is a little toasty but outside of that it's one of the best Bisley's I have come across.
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A very nice Bisley, with an interesting letter. A late manufacture showing the advent of the stamped-knurl hammer. The 41 caliber with 7-1/2" barrel is hard to find in a Bisley.
 

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And no Wallace Idaho jokes. To quote ZZ Top, "They gotta lotta nice girls there..."
 

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I read somewhere that 161 Colt Single Action Army revolvers with 7 1/2” barrels were produced in .41 Long Colt. Now, I’m not sure if that is the standard model production revolver or if that number includes Bisley production as well. An enviable find!
 

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Here was another Vegas find. The back strap is a little toasty but outside of that it's one of the best Bisley's I have come across.
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What a beautiful example of a Bisley, never mind the back strap.

And it shipped on my birth date, November 28! I’ll never be so lucky as to run across something like that. Congratulations on your acquisition.
 

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What a beautiful example of a Bisley, never mind the back strap.

And it shipped on my birth date, November 28! I’ll never be so lucky as to run across something like that. Congratulations on your acquisition.
Well sheet, you're holding up pretty good for being 111 years old. Well done sir. :ROFLMAO:
 

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That's a good looking Bisley. Interesting choice of caliber for whoever wanted in back in 1911. Since it letters as a one gun shipment, maybe the original owner had the hardware store order it for him ?
The .41 Colt wasn't particularly known to be an accurate cartridge although with carefully selected components it could be made to shoot quite well. Maybe the owner had previous experience with the .41 Colt and already had a Lyman tong tool and mold for it ? Fun to speculate.
 
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