Colt SAA 38-40, Shipped 1911, 5-1/2'', Second notch is damaged, Personal scratch marks, Re-nickel?, Barrel pits with fair rifling.
Seller is asking 1200-1600, i was thinking 900-1000 but i may be way off.
Your thoughts please,
I've seen very nice gray guns for this much, which I'd prefer. This one had finish problems, perhaps pitting, and was heavily buffed to "fix" it, then plated to cover it all up. Not very nice, and unless quite cheap, I'd pass.
We all have different means and desires. This is my 1907 gun. I've posted a photo of it elsewhere in the forum. I paid 2200 for it last fall. May be that was too much because the finish is gone, but action/timing are tight and it shoots as well as I am able.
If you're referring to the upside down photos, I noticed that when previewing my post. Dunno why that inversion happened. Neither do I know why some photos are attached as pictures while others attach as links.
And thanks, Josie! I also love gray Winchesters as much as shiny ones. (I know this is the single action forum but I couldn't resist.)
Cascades, unfortunately our comments are lost on the second page. I could have sworn this topic of picture posting appeared a few days ago with the question "Why do some photos get posted as links while others appear in pictures?" I follow the same procedure every time I post photos and they come directly from the same photo file but there's no saying how they will appear; gobbledeegook link, picture, or upside down picture! As we say on the farm, "go figger!"
Figgering here, Chaz1. This Electronic Age is amazing, but not being able to see the problem, or when all else fails, to just whop a good one upside the computer to fix it, leaves me clueless.
The photograph I posted on the "Companion" thread isn't a crisp one. For some reason my trusty camera has changed a few settings, and pushing pretty much all the possible combinations that the buttons can give, I'm unable to find the correct settings. Even pushing the "flower" button will not change the camera's mind to switch to close-up mode. Need a flash--forget it. When no flash is wanted--tough luck.
And because this is a SAA forum, I won't ramble on about my 'phone and its "free will." Someone will likely soon inlay small 'phones into Colt grips. When that comes about, then the topic can be beaten to death.
Fortunately for me, there is a way out of this world where a hammer, duct tape, and JB Weld no longer effectively fix most anything--the way out; aging faster every day--Boot Hill.
When I first started working as an auto mechanic many years ago an old timer told me "if you can't fix it with a hammer you just need a bigger hammer" Over the years he has proven to be for the most part correct.