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I\'m Excited!

Just got an email back from Dave Clements saying my Colt is being shipped.It's a 4 3/4 inch SAA in 44 special that I had tweaked and repaired. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Maybe next Tuesday.
 

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Good for you! I imagine it's a good shooter in .44 Special. What vintage is your Single Action and which finish does it possess?
 

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Hey John,

Good deal... I'm sure you will be glad with the results... Give us an update and perhaps a pic or to...

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I'll bet you will be happy with his work. I've been to his shop (he lives about 15 miles from me) and it is very nice. He cut down a 6 1/2" .44 Special to 5" and installed a 5" barrel on a M27 S&W for me. Excellent workmanship and a really nice guy as well.
 

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My gun is a third generation blue and case hardened 4 3/4 inch single action. Expect it back next week. Will try to post a picture but it is like all others of the same ilk.It's one of three that I have - all different.
 

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Received my Colt back yesterday. Looks great and the trigger feels good! Will go out soon to see how she shoots. will write again.
 

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Shot it yesterday. Trigger feels good but initally I didn't do well. Put it aside and shot some 22's. Later I shot the Colt and got 4 out of 5 shots in almost a silver dollar size grouping at 75 feet. Have to go back to the range again and really ring it out.
 

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Sometimes I'm a slow starter on the range. This really works against me in match shooting. Sometimes I ruin my score badly enough to be out of the running only to settle down and shoot fine.

Silver dollar sized groups at 20+ yards sounds like some particularly fine shooting to me!
 

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Went back to the range and retried the gun on a benchrest. It shot well so the problem is ME! I'm not used to a 4 3/4 inch barrel I guess. I'll have to practice. The gun is great.
 

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I made a trip to the range the day after Christmas and didn't exactly "set the woods on fire" with my shooting. My brother-in-law obtained a tighter group than I did with my Colt New Pocket...and he fired for his group double action!
 
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