Looks good to me. Good luck with it!!
Good to hear, I'm hopeful.All my percussion replicas are Piettas. They seem to work just fine.
Thanks. I've fudged on the holster. I made it for my S&W New Model 3 about 40 years ago. It does look good with the SAA, but the ejector makes it a no fit. Guess I'll have to get some skirting leather and make a copy. Only this time I may line it, instead of Mink oil and graphite.Nice, I kind of like the holster too!
Yeah, I've heard no problem on many guns and yes it's an issue from a few owners. Well this has it so it should not ever come up. Colt thinks it's important enough to use it on all their guns.As to the value of a hardened firing pin bushing insert (or recoil plate, if you will) I will tell you of my experience with an early Iver Johnson/Uberti Cattleman in .44 Magnum. After firing a few rounds, the firing pin puckered up a little crater where it passed through the frame. When a round was fired, the primer flowed back into this pucker and bound up cylinder rotation. I stoned the crater down smooth, but it formed up again. I swapped off that gun after firing only 300 rounds through it. I wrote Iver Johnson about the problem, with no response.
I have recently bought two other Ubertis, neither of which has the firing pin bushing. But so far the problem has not arisen. My guess is that there is a clearance around the firing pin and the frame stops the hammer from any overtravel.
Thank you very much Frank. Will do on both accounts.Merwin2
If I had that kind of skill with leather, I'd make a shuck just for that gun!
It's a nice gun in it's own rite & should have good leather.
We'd like a range report when you get a chance???
You put a smile on my face...thanks!Those guns have a lot of early SAA earmarks. Beveled cylinder, early hammer , thin grips, beveled trigger frame, round trigger guard.
Actually it is all the features on a Colt prewar, down to the ejector rod. Check out my new post about beautiful hi buck Colt SAA prewar on Joe Salter site. It has all the same features. Actually the biggest difference is the barrel on my 357 clone does not taper, like the real Colts.They missed it by.....that much, w/out the bullseye ejector head. But you can't knock the effort.