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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: All about Defarb
« on: Today at 07:23:58 PM »
Someone on this forum, I believe it was Kevin (Strawhat) had posted a while back about using a blunt rounded tool and making passes back and forth over the lettering and watching it melt away as the metal displaced by the stamping flowed back into the voids. If I can find it, I will post the link. Always wanted to try it.

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Navy Models / Re: Colt Percussion Navy May 1843 On GB
« on: August 20, 2017, 07:23:26 PM »
Is there no way to report a listing?

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Navy Models / Re: Colt Percussion Navy May 1843 On GB
« on: August 20, 2017, 07:18:18 PM »
Say...don't you chuckleheads know an 'anteek' when you see one? Why, that one is SUPER rare, being one of the few Colt prototypes in existence with a brass frame, original 'sheriff version' short barrel and loading lever, and the prototype for the rebated water table cut/.44 cal cylinder upgrade. Hell; with an 1843 manufacture date that one be the granddaddy of the 1851 AND the Walker! Don't you fellers know nuffin'? Hell, that one gots ta be worth at least half a mil an' he's only asking $795 bucks BIN!
Geez...I'm gonna bid on it 'fore it gets away! (7+" (7+" (7+" (7+" (7+" (7+"

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Navy Models / Re: Colt Percussion Navy May 1843 On GB
« on: August 20, 2017, 06:00:20 PM »
LMAO...it would be funny if it wasn't tragic.

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Conversions / Re: Gated Howell 1851 conversion
« on: August 20, 2017, 05:58:22 PM »
After shooting I half expected to see my local Seneca Indians come out with their poker tables and roulette wheel to scalp me.  (7+" (7+" (7+"
Oh, they'll prolly leave you alone...not many buff in the NY area. It's them Plains Indians ya gotta watch out for.

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General Discussion / Re: Horrible quality (DGW)
« on: August 18, 2017, 08:57:00 AM »
I've ordered a few things from Dixie over the years, no major issues other than shipping was both slow and expensive. It's not the same since Turner Kirkland passed.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Eclipse Part Deux
« on: August 18, 2017, 07:48:06 AM »
It gets dark every evening... L@J

He he he....yes it do ,up in the morning down at night ......"whoop to friggin do"

 (7+" (7+" &\?

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General Discussion / Re: Books
« on: August 18, 2017, 07:46:44 AM »
Still   n o t h i n g   on why the cylindrrs were left   w h i t e .   It only mentiones that they were.

There are several theories being bandied around the web about this, one being that Col. Colt believed bluing the steel would somehow affect (weaken) it's tensile strength, another being that they were an inferior cast iron and did not take to bluing well. I have seen no proof to either of these ideas in either documentation nor verified research, so take it as you will.

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Conversions / Re: Gated Howell 1851 conversion
« on: August 17, 2017, 11:35:15 AM »
I'll second that. His craftsmanship is outstanding. L@.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Eclipse Part Deux
« on: August 17, 2017, 11:33:43 AM »
It gets dark every evening... L@J

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Lead casting / Re: Mold Repair
« on: August 17, 2017, 09:52:15 AM »
Nice work! You could try putting a big-ass center punch right smack in the center and do it that way, or squeeze both ends in a vise.

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Griswold & Gunnison / Re: Odd G&G
« on: August 16, 2017, 02:21:00 PM »
My buddy bought a HS cased set with a G&G and cutlass, serialed alike. It was, according to him, the absolute worst action of his collection. He sold it.

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General Discussion / Re: Horrible quality (DGW)
« on: August 16, 2017, 07:51:45 AM »
A lot of times when I make online purchases, I get emails ASKING for reviews only days after I receive the item...like how the hell am I supposed to know after I just opened the box? I think some people feel pressured to leave a review, and if it's new, there can't be much wrong with it, right?
Midway has been doing this lately, and to leave a review they start asking the basics but quickly move into digging for what I consider 'personal information' and I always get disgusted and click out of the survey. Asking how much I make yearly or my age bracket is none of their damn business.

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Griswold & Gunnison / Re: Odd G&G
« on: August 16, 2017, 07:44:44 AM »
LP, I've seen some of the HS guns and the grips definitely look re-finished. All the ones I've seen have been a light/cherry color, high gloss. This definitely has timing/lockup issues by the looks of the cylinder, and the one I handled also had a CCH loading lever. As for the SB trigger guard...unusual. IMHO, asking WAY too much for a used brasser with no case, box or papers.
I would pass unless you really have a jones on...a couple hundo more would score you a nice sig series Colt.

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Patersons / Re: EMF Paterson on sale
« on: August 16, 2017, 07:38:45 AM »
Let us know how it works!

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