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Colt Collecting / Re: Fleet procurement, outfitting, shoot reports etc
« Last post by Krylandalian on January 22, 2018, 08:55:19 PM »
All the square framers (except the 48 Pocket, which is coming),-
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Colt Collecting / Re: Fleet procurement, outfitting, shoot reports etc
« Last post by Krylandalian on January 22, 2018, 08:50:52 PM »
Cased New Model Police,-
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Colt Collecting / Re: Fleet procurement, outfitting, shoot reports etc
« Last post by Krylandalian on January 22, 2018, 08:50:14 PM »
V e r y   heavy holster pistols,-
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Colt Collecting / Re: Fleet procurement, outfitting, shoot reports etc
« Last post by Krylandalian on January 22, 2018, 08:29:20 PM »
Colt did some very nice ads for these things!
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Colt Collecting / Re: Fleet procurement, outfitting, shoot reports etc
« Last post by Krylandalian on January 22, 2018, 08:21:33 PM »
Bought a BlackBoxer Pocket 48 today.  Waiting for it to arrive.  This pretty much completes my Colt collection.  One of each of the standard models.  I actually wanted all the other models for the pistols that they are.  Really, the only reason I want the Baby Dragoon is to complete the collection.  I do have a GreyBoxer 49 Pocket. This one I  D O   like and  'use'  it a lot.
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Colt Collecting / Re: Fleet procurement, outfitting, shoot reports etc
« Last post by Krylandalian on January 22, 2018, 08:14:24 PM »
Conicals and rounds from the 4 Colt molds.
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Colt Collecting / Re: Fleet procurement, outfitting, shoot reports etc
« Last post by Krylandalian on January 22, 2018, 08:13:28 PM »
Casting
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Single shots / Passed up a flintlock pistol today.
« Last post by Electric Miner on January 22, 2018, 04:13:36 PM »
Local gunstore had it marked "as is".

It was a Jukar .45 caliber kit pistol. It had been put together out of the box with no attempt at fitting stuff. Problem was the inletting for the lock was such that with the barrel in place, the upper edge of the touch hole barely showed above the pan. There was no way to lower the pan that wouldn't require completely altering the inletting of the lock to move it down, which would require repositioning most everything else. And I could see no good way to reposition the touch hole to moved it up to a useable position.

Despite the $75 price, I said no. It would have required a ton of work to end up with a mediocre flintlock pistol.
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Pocket Models / Re: Wells Fargo, cheap
« Last post by Bishop Creek on January 22, 2018, 12:16:31 PM »
Thanks for the replies ssb73q and 45 Dragoon. Now I understand. I do have a Ruger Old Army so I should have known better.
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Pocket Models / Re: Wells Fargo, cheap
« Last post by 45 Dragoon on January 22, 2018, 11:38:25 AM »
Hey Bishop!!
  That article should give you an idea of what the hand spring "fix" is. 
 Richard has some info backwards though. The installation of the coil and plunger (Ruger style - more spring than plunger) INDUCES throw-by (it's too soft) which is why you typically see a "beauty ring" on Rugers. A correctly set up flat hand spring is what keeps throw-by at bay.  This is why I was taught NOT to do the conversion. My own coil and pushrod (as much pushrod as spring but the spring has more tension) mimics the flat spring action and feel without the induced throw-by. That gives you Colt feel with Ruger life span! I believe Richard "solved " his induced throw-by by using a stiff grease rather than a stouter spring.

Anyway, the most broken spring is the hand spring (of course not by the accounts of Richard and Hawg!!) and this seems to be the most wanted "upgrade" , second is the torsion spring for the bolt (the second most broken spring).

On the pocket type revolvers, the placement of the spring in the frame is not the same as for the Army,Navy, Dragoons and Walkers.

Thanks for asking Bishop!!

Mike
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