I'd use the money to buy new screws instead
Shouldn't that same logic hold for 2nd gen SAA's also? If that is true, one might extrapolateI'd use the money to buy new screws instead
Peacemaker Specialists sell screw sets.Well, again - as usual - good advice is what I get here. Thanks for that. I didn't know the cost of the letter, and yeah that is a bit much for info that won't matter.
Can I order the screws from Colt? or is there an outlet that can send me original Colt screws?
Again, Thanks all.
For me,yesShouldn't that same logic hold for 2nd gen SAA's also? If that is true, one might extrapolate
it to 1st gen SAA's.
Yessir. Screwdriver ordered. The Grace were out of stock, but got the other set they did have.Those screws could just as easily come that way from the factory at the time of manufacture - Colt's QC problems let far worse than that through.
Buy a complete set of screws from 'Peacemaker Specialists' - they have deeper screw slots and more consistent domes and beautiful color - so replace them all.
And buy the 'right' screwdriver to fit them, as well - Brownell's sells both.
Paying Colt for a factory letter for a piece from the regular production line, to track down the Jobber isn't good use of a C-note, because the quest ends right there.
The Jobber isn't likely to tell you what FFL purchased it, and no FFL will tell you which of his customers got it from him - not if he wants another customer, he won't.
Third Generation (and Second, for that matter) Single Action Army Colts aren't creatures of myth and wonder - they were built to be working guns.
They didn't 'do' much of anything of note, like their First Generation predecessors did - except for movies - they were in a 'lot' of movies - so lettering them would seem to be fruitless, unless one 'knows' it'll maybe trace to some obscure lawman from some obscure location, or an equally obscure hunter who gained note long after death, or even an actor, for that matter.
Any time one buys from someone he doesn't know, he relies on what he's told, and that being the case, the piece has 'only been fired 30-40-rounds' (those were fired by him - the 7, 562 'other' rounds were fired by his buddies), and the tales continue.
Just buy the piece and pay no attention to the story.
When you get the new screws (and screwdriver), install them, then dress off and true up the buggered screw heads of the damaged ones and polish them up with crocus cloth or buffer with Jeweler's Rouge and heat them cherry-red before dunking them into motor oil - you'll get your 'fire-blued' screws right there.
Then put 'em aside and buff up the others - everybody needs spares...