The blue on that New Service looks outstanding, and should be preserved with a very good fitting holster. Otherwise, the movement of the gun as you walk in the field will put some wear on it. I'd get a El Paso Saddlery military style from WWI, with the flap. I'd also try to get it lines, if they will do the smooth yellow pigskin. If they can only do suede, look for a used holster.
Good advice, I have a few El Paso Saddlery holster for my SAA's and like them. They can do either the 1917 belt holster or the Tanker Shoulder holster.
I'm leaning towards the shoulder holster since the barrel is 7 1/2".
I recently acquired a Model 1877 made in 1890. Fully functional with timing spot on and solid lock-up in single and double action. I am reloading with 4.6gr W231 with the Lyman .387 200gr hollow-base soft lead bullet. The 12 shot group was acceptable but was 8 to 12 inches high from point of...
I bought this revolver at a gun show. I was aware of the issue. The cone was cut off by a previous (idiot) owner. A local "smith" said he could recone the barrel. He had the gun for months and he literally died before he got around to it. I can find 2 and 4 inch blue barrels but no nickel. Any...
I'm interested in getting the new King Cobra. Anybody have one of the new ones? What do you think? If I'm going to spend that kind of $$$$ I want to know what real people think and not what the online reviews by magazines with Colt ads say.
Ok guys I goy my 1851 Colt Navy in so look at it close and you will see it. Now I have another question what is more rare on a Colt Lighting Large Frame Half Octagon and round or Full Octagon cal.45-85-285 because I just ordered one that is a Half Octagon and round barrel