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Re: Colt Army 1860
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2015, 08:50:09 PM »
Scooby, that is some fine shooting.  :-* I can only aspire to shoot that good! L@J

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Re: Colt Army 1860
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2015, 05:23:49 AM »
...Richard, I would think a pair of recessed Allen head set screws would serve your purpose, and could be removed and discarded when returning it to original...

This is a good suggestion and easily accomplished.

There are also plastic "buttons", for lack of a better word, used to fill holes in shelving units that have a slightly domed head. 

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Re: Colt Army 1860
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2015, 05:43:07 AM »
You can make the screws into "buttons" by just chucking them up in a drill and grinding them down almost flush. Finish them to taste (I polish mine), and with a slot cut on the screw side you can back them in. Now you have metal buttons that can be finished to blend in with the frame, blued (Brushys '60 was done this way) to match the screws or whatever you want.

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Re: Colt Army 1860
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2015, 06:51:18 AM »
Excellent solution Dragoon!

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Re: Colt Army 1860
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2015, 10:25:43 AM »
Thanks scoober !!!!!


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Re: Colt Army 1860
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2015, 11:02:56 AM »
Hi, I like the idea of no smiting so ordered Allen screws from McMaster-Carr, see:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#99642a111/=zr367h

I used a metric taps set to determine that the Pietta 1860 Army thread for the stock mounting screws is M6x0.75. A little blue loctite on the thread should allow a semi-permanent attachment.

Thank you Captain for the suggestion.

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Re: Colt Army 1860
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2015, 11:40:19 AM »
Sorry Cap. Didn't mean it as a dig, just another solution.  Just thought plastic caps or Allen head screws might not look "period".

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Re: Colt Army 1860
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2015, 05:26:28 PM »
Hey, no problem, Mike. I had thought of doing that with mine some time ago but never got around to it.
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Re: Colt Army 1860
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2015, 11:49:31 AM »
Hi, I received the replacement Allen screws for the Pietta 1860 Army today. They fit perfectly on the right side of the revolver. However, the screw would interfere with the revolver hand on the left side.  I could grind down the length for that side, but it's not necessary. Since I'm right handed, only the right side screw needs replacement. While not period correct, the Allen screw doesn't look all that bad.

IMO the M6x0.75 Allen screw is a good solution to my hand biting issue with the Pietta 1860 Army. Thank you Captain.

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Re: Colt Army 1860
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2015, 05:26:01 PM »
Don't mention it. Glad I could help!
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Re: Colt Army 1860
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2015, 04:41:36 PM »
The only thing I like to change on my two would be dovetail front sites. I was looking at a 60 Army yesterday at the LGS that had Colt stamped on the left side of the frame just under the cylinder. They got a price tag of $599.99 on it. Dose that sound like a second model Colt or what? Gun looks unfired, and I don't like to ask these guys to much cause I don't want them to know what I'm thinking.

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Re: Colt Army 1860
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2015, 04:47:08 PM »
Is there writing on the back strap? If so, that would make it a Signature Series.
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