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Re: My 1860 Army gun build
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2015, 09:51:34 AM »
Hey Mazo,
 Well, I got started on it with preliminary stuff and then decided it needs to be "cutting edge ". The  techniques that I'm using now are working very well which allows an even lighter action.
Since this gun will be a "gunslingers " gun, it needs to be perfect so Kirk can slap it around a bit!!
They are sent back to the owners "built like a tank" (even though they don't feel like it ) with the idea that they will be used like it!

Now that I have a "newer" bag of tricks, I can move forward.

Also, I have left my full time job and taken a part time job so I can have 1/2 a week of Goon time!!  Hopefully,  it can be full time fairly soon!!!

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Re: My 1860 Army gun build
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2016, 02:30:56 AM »
New to the forum, and spy'ed this post , always like projects...

I'm Seeing some real familiar folks too....  Roger ,  Fingers  , Mike

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Re: My 1860 Army gun build
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2016, 08:10:25 PM »
Hi Captain, I have been waiting a year to hear how your revolver turned out. I want to see your 1860 shooting report and some photos.

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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2016, 08:55:28 PM »
I would love to provide you with some...if I ever get my gun back. L@J
Mike had promised it no later than July 31st...maybe it's in the mail as we speak?
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2016, 12:39:19 AM »
Hey Cap.
I'll get it finished up this weekend. Got pretty behind over the last several weeks. My 81 y.o. Mother in law  passed away two weeks ago but I'm back in the shop basically full time now.
 Spent most of this summer running my wife and or Father in law to and from the hospital.  Didn't put it out in the forums but she had dementia and my father in law does as well.  So .  .  .  .  .  glad to be back in the shop full time again. Wife just started back to school this week as well (she teaches rug rats!!).  Really hate it for my wife  though, she spent last summer with our sister in law who passed away a year ago last Friday (she was 49), and now her mom.

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Re: My 1860 Army gun build
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2016, 09:53:31 AM »
Hi Mike, sorry to hear about your family issues. What is your normal turn around time for a Colt replica revolver job?

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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2016, 10:21:56 AM »
Thanks for the heads-up, Mike. Sorry to hear about your MIL, but glad to hear you're back at it.
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Re: My 1860 Army gun build
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2016, 11:43:22 AM »
Just spoke to Mike a few hours ago...it seems my wayward Army is going to be ready to ship either today or tomorrow!!!
Can't wait to get it back in my mitts.  &\?
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« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2016, 07:11:29 PM »
So....it's HERE! &\?

I haven't had time to really explore all that Mike did, but I can tell you this: This ain't your father's Oldsmobile! At least, not the one I sent him!
This is like a totally different gun, action-wise and tightness-wise. The lockup and crisp action are far from your typical Italian import. We had a discussion regarding the lug lock mod, and I had Mike replace what sounded like a fairly ugly knurled thumbscrew with a hardly noticeable Allen setscrew. You have to look to see it. The gun itself still needs some fit and trim work on the brass and wood fitment,  but that has nothing to do with Mike; I knew that before I sent it to him for the mods. I can barely, just barely, see light through the cylinder gap. The trigger is crisp with zero creep, Lockup is tight as a Swiss vault, the cap post is imperceptible with the hammer down, and in full-cock it looks very professional. Oh...and the barrel no longer 'wobbles'. In short, this is absolutely NOT the same gun I sent him. Night and day difference, fellers.
I will do a much more in-depth write-up later, including lots of photos, but suffice it to say I am extremely pleased with the end product. The man knows his stuff.
I also intend (as promised) to do a side-by-side comparo with my other ASP Army, this gun's 'twin'. That may or may not happen this season (might have to wait until next summer for that one) but it will, as promised, happen.
The Captain is one Happy Camper! ;)
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Re: My 1860 Army gun build
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2016, 08:05:42 PM »
Glad it made the trip and double glad it "makes the cut"!!

Thanks much Cap.!!
Let us know how the lug lock works!!

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Re: My 1860 Army gun build
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2016, 09:09:22 PM »
Gotta have a photo of that "lug lock" before next summer.      Glad you got it back and are happy with it Capt.

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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2016, 10:54:23 PM »
Gotta have a photo of that "lug lock" before next summer.      Glad you got it back and are happy with it Capt.
Happy? I'm thinking about sleeping with it under my pillow! L@.
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Re: My 1860 Army gun build
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2016, 08:56:55 AM »
 (7+"

Now that's just funny right there!!


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Re: My 1860 Army gun build
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2016, 12:30:30 PM »
Gotta have a photo of that "lug lock" before next summer.      Glad you got it back and are happy with it Capt.
Happy? I'm thinking about sleeping with it under my pillow! L@.

Hi Kirk, I do the same, but I don't use a pillow.  *6' *6' *6'

Wives never understand that behavior.

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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2016, 07:15:03 PM »
Wives never understand that behavior.
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No, but a good horse would... )lI
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