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Modern Colt Revolvers / Re: Modern,,, would 1917 count ?
« on: June 20, 2016, 03:50:31 PM »
Nice! Are those grips original?

I believe they are, or very old replacements.  At another subsequent firing session, the right stock lost a chip out of it, very brittle.  They had been rounded / ground  to fit the outside corner of the frame butt, which is also modified so were already not original.

I need to get something else on the revolver since I still shoot & occasionally carry it.

Conversions / Re: Conversion Cylinders
« on: March 14, 2016, 03:38:18 PM »
[QUOTE} I would like a reliable way of loading rimfires, just to extend my shooting. [UNQUOTE]

Dixie used to sell cartridge cases that used 22 blanks as the primer.  Don't know if they still do or not.  I have no actual hands on experience with them. 


[EDIT ADDED}  Checked, & yes they list several versions. Google is your friend, or try this:


Modern Colt Revolvers / Re: Modern,,, would 1917 count ?
« on: July 25, 2015, 06:57:22 PM »
OK, here is my '95 Colt in 41 Colt caliber, real stag grips.

Very nice package.  Thanks for showing it.


Photo Gallery / A mixture
« on: June 24, 2015, 04:42:17 PM »
A Colt 2nd Generation, with box & stuff

A High Standard, steel framed

A Pietta, our of place here....


Modern Colt Revolvers / Re: Modern,,, would 1917 count ?
« on: June 24, 2015, 04:37:39 PM »
Here's a 1917 from the first or second week of production.


Modern Colt Revolvers / Re: Modern Colt Revolvers!
« on: June 24, 2015, 04:27:26 PM »
Modern Colt Revolvers, old style design.


Conversions / Re: Conversion cylinders are equal, but
« on: June 03, 2015, 09:11:56 PM »
I agree with those whose cost analysis approach says it is better to buy the already converted Ubertis for the open top type Colt pattern revolvers.

I obtained one of the Taylor cylinders which was supposed to fit the Pietts snub nose type revolver sold by Dixie. 
After 2 trips to a "conversion" gunsmith, it still doesn't work, and the percussion cylinder won't work either.

On the other hand, the Conversion cylinders for the Ruger Old Army models have worked just fine.

Kinda like buying a lottery ticket, sometimes you win, sometimes you don't.


Modern Colt Revolvers / Re: Modern,,, would 1917 count ?
« on: April 22, 2015, 06:11:45 AM »
My New Service doesn't have a bobbed hammer and is in 41 Colt. Nice shooting; do you hand load?

I do hand load, but the ammunition used here was a commercial product.

I would like to see pictures of your .41 caliber New Service.  I've not seen one before.



Conversions / Re: Colt 1860 Conversion
« on: March 20, 2015, 05:25:41 AM »
Nice revolver, enjoy.
Really like the stocks and the honor-liberty themes.

Conversions / Re: 51
« on: January 02, 2015, 08:40:09 AM »
You might consider using a heeled bullet in your 38 Special cases. Then you can use 38 Special cases, and keep/use your .375 barrel.

Don't know who if anyone, sells them, but surely someone does.  I have used a Hoch mould made to cast a heeled bullet. 


Tucker & Sherrard / Re: Tucker & Sherrard
« on: January 02, 2015, 07:48:23 AM »
I finally managed to pick one up recently.  Hate to tell you what I paid for it though.  I might be arrested for stealing it.

Mine appears to have been made by Armi San Marco, revolver only, nothing else came with it & I paid too much.

Who made yours?  I'm not sure who all made these.

Congratulations on your find and glad to  hear you got a good deal.



Navy Models / Re: 1851 Parts kit
« on: December 23, 2014, 08:06:12 AM »
Are those kits available for other models?
maybe on line?


Colt Automatics / Re: Partial to the 32's
« on: December 23, 2014, 08:03:03 AM »
1903? I think there are 3 versions, the last one having the "safety" to carry one in the chamber. I did the test and matched the serial # and mine is safe, but don't often carry it that way.
Don't you love the way it points, almost don't need sights.

These do indeed point very well, but for the posted event I needed those tiny sights.  Didn't want to miss that head.

This one was well used when I got it, and the front sight fell off in a later shooting event (killing a beer can). Those front sights are hard to find when laying on the ground, but I got lucky.

Enjoy yours, they are fun to shoot and carry when walking around.


Colt Automatics / Partial to the 32's
« on: December 06, 2014, 08:29:32 PM »
My favorite "going for a walk" pistol

It is accurate, handy, and easy to carry.


Knives, Swords, 'hawks, etc / Re: Cowboy Knives
« on: December 06, 2014, 08:21:51 PM »
Contact infor for Loke's Knives?

Thank you


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