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Offline scooby

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Paterson Pics
« on: October 17, 2013, 08:54:47 PM »
This one has the same date code as the year that I bought it, 1995. Has a serial #1993. It is the charcoal blued version with the four slot cones. The combo loading tool came with the revolver. The Eley cap box and single spout flask are new additions. I hope to add a Paterson mould soon and get a display box. I can simply say that this is one neat historical Colt replica to own and shoot.

The first nine pictures were just recently taken.



















And these two were taken last year just after getting the holster.




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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 09:07:41 PM »
Do you find it awkward to cock without a trigger guard?
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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 09:20:06 PM »
Not so much. In fact, the other day when I took the new pics, I made it a point to pay attention while cocking it after reading a post on another forum where the poster made that claim. I just keep a firm grip with my last three finger and thumb and have no trouble at all. But I vagely remember that it was awkward when I first got it. I think that I could just be accustomed to it after adaptation and familiarization. I can understand how it would seem so. The revolver does have a naked appearance and feel about it when you are used to handeling regular Colts.

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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 09:29:09 PM »
Well, since it was the first revolver, I doubt any of the original owners noticed the difference..... ;)
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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 10:56:13 PM »
Valid point there. One would be better off if one would keep in mind the simple concept of original. So many times, we apply modern mindset to the older design revolvers. We shoot substitutes, try to push the limits on velocity, compare them to Rugar Old Armies, buy them with adjustable sights, re-design conicals for them, bitch about cap jams, replace the cones with modern alloy ones, argue over the best lubes to use, and debate the best way to clean them so they won't get a spot of rust.  :P

If we buy a Paterson replica and treat it as such, we can find pleasure. Same with a Walker. But instead, we decide that the Paterson is too slow to load, the Walker too heavy to carry, the grips on a a pocket modle too small for "my beefy hands," and the balistics of the .31 calibre too weak as a man stopper.  :P

I am trying to get one of every Colt open top modle made back in the day and enjoy the quirks of each one  :)


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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 06:22:24 AM »
Scooby,  I sent some good Karma your way for accepting the old Colt designs as they were intended.  They are not modern firearms and we should keep that in mind as we appreciate them.   
Thanks for the reminder.

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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2013, 07:34:13 AM »
Why thank you mike. Means a lot to me.

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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013, 10:44:08 PM »
I've said it before; it bears repeating. "When I grow up, I wanna be like Scooby" Karma sliding your way, my friend.
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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2014, 09:15:42 AM »
werent the very first pats in 28 cal?      mark
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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2014, 09:36:37 AM »
If you can believe Wikipedia, yes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Paterson
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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2014, 11:40:34 AM »
i had heard that elsewhere, too, but couldnt remember where so wasnt real sure. thanks,capt.    mark
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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2014, 07:24:47 PM »
Kinda hard to remember at times that the Paterson was state of the art at the time. Even saw a pic of one converted to cartridge, so, some folks didn't want to change.

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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2014, 09:38:43 PM »
I just got done yesterday looking at a picture of an original Paterson that was converted to .41 rimfire and done up on the Richards/Mason patent style.

Considering the time when single shot percussion pistols were the standard, the paterson was indeed state of the art.

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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2014, 10:05:46 AM »
I just got done yesterday looking at a picture of an original Paterson that was converted to .41 rimfire and done up on the Richards/Mason patent style.

Considering the time when single shot percussion pistols were the standard, the paterson was indeed state of the art.

Scooby, if you, Drayton or one of the other Paterson owners here wouldn't mind, could you snap a few pix of your disassembled Paterson "innards" next time you've got it apart? Would love to see the differences!
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Re: Paterson Pics
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2014, 04:00:44 PM »
I have a couple of pics that I took last week of my latest Paterson that I had torn completely down. I will post them up on a new thread tonight when I get home.