Nice job, worth $200
All good questions! Also add, is it shootable?Great outcome...you did a helluva job getting that one back into presentable shape!
Were the internals and grip frame present? How long did it take?
Now is the time to use those safe-cracking stills!
What a great job of restoration. Are you going to shoot it?My favorite pawn shop owner called me the other day and said a old man was in his shop trying to sale a SAA.
So I drove to his shop and got a big shock. The old man had the worst condition SAA i have ever seen. It was solid rust
and the ejector housing was gone and it had Duck Tape and black electrical tape wrapped for grips. Very deeply pitted.
The old man said it belonged to his grand father and that he had a place in the barn that he kept the gun in to shoot hogs. well about 20 years ago the barn was blown down in a storm. The old man said his grand son came for a visit and crawled in the old barn and found the pistol. He said he wanted to sale it and was asking $500.00 for it.
every one told him he would be lucky to get $50.00 for it. Then he started saying he needed the money for a DR bill. I picked it up and saw it was a 41 caliber. So I offered him $200.00 and he took it. SO here are my before and after pictures. P.S. it was made in 1910 View attachment 846328 View attachment 846329 View attachment 846330 View attachment 846331 View attachment 846332 View attachment 846333 View attachment 846334 View attachment 846335