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Thee Ol Paterson
« on: February 07, 2020, 07:29:32 PM »
Time for a new post in this category.

DSCN3129 copy by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 07:45:28 PM »
Sweet baby Jeebus!!
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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 08:49:42 PM »
Nice photo. I'm guessing a Uberti Paterson? Who made the knife? I like it.

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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2020, 09:04:17 PM »
Yep, a Uberti. My old buddy made the knife.

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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2020, 10:24:49 AM »
Hi scooby, beautiful  photo of your Paterson, thanks for posting it. There is something very special about the Paterson. Pietta told Dave that Pietta would be offering their Paterson again in January. Seems they lied again. Once the issues of using and maintaining a Paterson are resolved, it can become a favorite BP revolver.

Go Paterson!!  )l_ )l_ )l_

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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 10:44:49 AM »
I was actively looking for a Paterson with a loading lever for a couple years.   They were hard to find and pretty expensive then.   By now I'm sure they are way beyond my resources.   
   

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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2020, 05:04:09 PM »
Ya Mike, I have not seen one available for a while. They were dirt cheap through Cabela's in the early 90s.

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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2020, 05:54:00 PM »
Those are the coolest grips I've ever seen, Steve. You sure know how to pick 'em!
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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2020, 06:02:08 PM »
Definitely one of my soft spots! That's a gorgeous representation!!
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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2020, 06:24:18 PM »
That's a looker fer sure. 8)
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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2020, 06:32:10 PM »
Those are the coolest grips I've ever seen, Steve. You sure know how to pick 'em!

I just got lucky Kirk. The revolver came from Gunstroker. The wood did not look quite as good when I got it. However, the grain really popped when I stripped the Uberti red varnish, gave it an aquafortis treatment, and put the linseed oil to it. Then when I saw the cool grain, I matched up the knife that I had with it.

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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2020, 06:37:54 PM »
Those are the coolest grips I've ever seen, Steve. You sure know how to pick 'em!

I just got lucky Kirk. The revolver came from Gunstroker. The wood did not look quite as good when I got it. However, the grain really popped when I stripped the Uberti red varnish, gave it an aquafortis treatment, and put the linseed oil to it. Then when I saw the cool grain, I matched up the knife that I had with it.
I am not a fan of Uberti's typical reddish wood grips. Who woulda thunk it, that such beautiful wood could be hiding under that nasty red stain?
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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2020, 07:06:03 PM »
I hear you there. I have so much Uberti wood to strip and refinish. I get at a piece here and there when I am in the mood. It takes 3 to 4 months for me to finalize a linseed finish, so I am not overly enthused about doing so.  Just rubbed in another coat this evening on a 49 pocket. I am not sure that I woll ever get caught up.

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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2020, 05:03:46 AM »
Hi scooby, I refinished one of my Paterson's grips with five coats of Tung Oil last year. Recently refinished the other Paterson using five coats of Tru-Oil. The Tung Oil is a Minwax product that doesn't contain any Tung Oil, maybe just a varnish. I don't have the patience for doing a linseed oil finish. Kudos to you.

Photo of my Paterson grips, Tung Oil left, Tru-Oil right:

Regards,
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Re: Thee Ol Paterson
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2020, 09:59:14 AM »
The grips look stunning !  I might have to go up into my attic and dig out my Uberti Paterson.  Odds are there will be zero figure in the wood if I strip the finish off.  But I am tempted...  The knife looks great too.
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