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Offline mazo kid

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original '60
« on: October 15, 2020, 12:44:47 PM »
I got this through a contact of my daughter.

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Re: original '60
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 12:46:03 PM »
Left side

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Re: original '60
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 12:47:06 PM »
Damage to wedge and screw

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Re: original '60
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 12:48:20 PM »
The numbers all match.

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Re: original '60
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 12:49:02 PM »
If I remember, this gun dates to 1863.

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Re: original '60
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 01:18:09 PM »
Well Mazo. You've posted a row of goodies. Seems you're sitting on a fortune down in that cellar of yours.
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Re: original '60
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 01:19:13 PM »
Wow Em, your collection just gets better and better!!
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Re: original '60
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2020, 02:06:23 PM »
If I remember, this gun dates to 1863.

Yep 1863
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Re: original '60
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2020, 03:28:42 PM »
The Colt WAS functional, but I played with it one time too many and broke the hand spring last year. Just haven't found time to repair it.

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Re: original '60
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2020, 05:03:06 PM »
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What else ya got hiding in that magic cellar?
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Re: original '60
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2020, 09:43:21 AM »
I don't know if it is magic, but there may be a couple more things hiding there.

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Re: original '60
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2020, 10:08:06 PM »
Very nice piece Mazo, thanks for showing it.

On a side note, one could learn something that he might not have known otherwise by just looking this piece over. A picture is worth a thousand words.

I got into a debate with a couple of forum members a few years ago regarding the cut outs on the recoil shield, recess on the botton flat of the back strap, and the fourth frame screw. All were put in place to allow the use of a shoulder stock. Hell, we all know that. Yet here sets an original without the fourth frame screw, but does have the cutouts and recess. Both individuals claimed such an example did not exist. I have multiple examples shown in my books that they did.

The excess parts left over at the end of the Big War caused a few variences in the common versions as parts bins were emptied and put to use. Perhaps the next scribe that decides to publish the latest book on Colt revolvers might go out on a limb on address the subject rather that write what has already been written multiple times by other scribes in the past.