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Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« on: September 22, 2011, 12:37:09 PM »
Wanted: High quality pic for forum header. Due to the forum layout, pictures of single revolvers, horizontally positioned will most likely work best. If there are numerous quality pics to choose from, we can vote on which is purdiest or rotate the pics. Since these pics will be prominently displayed, quality is essential. Thanks, Tim

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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 01:51:07 PM »
How bout one of these?





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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 01:53:54 PM »
or one of these:



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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 01:57:45 PM »
How bout one of these?



Sure....I'll take one! :-\
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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 02:09:22 PM »
All are of exceptional quality, but the height is difficult to work with, A pic like this one can have the height reduced like the following example. The top and bottom can be trimmed off leaving a shorter pic but with a good bit of width...



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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 07:55:41 PM »
Fingers, would it be ok to use this one??   


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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 02:44:55 AM »
Here's one of my favorite photos.



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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 07:16:28 AM »
Thanks, SH. I can work with the horizontal layout there. Will try some of the other pics on this thread later. This one is easier and I am feeling lazy.  )H*

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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 10:03:45 AM »
Fingers, would it be ok to use this one??   



Be my guest. 
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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 10:04:38 AM »
Here's one of my favorite photos.



Nice picture StrawHat
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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2011, 12:39:19 PM »
so im guessin thats a 60 thats been converted to cartridges and had a loadin gate installed?   are ya gonna rotate some pics here too?  fingers got just about every model known to man!  btw that is a great pic!

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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2011, 01:30:46 PM »
whats the pin on the side fer, and whos gun is that?

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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2011, 04:24:59 AM »
The revolver in my photo is the ASM version of the first Richards conversion of the 1860 Colt.  Several things are not correct but it was the only option (and still is the only option)for a first Model Richards without going to a full blown custom creation.  The cylinder should be rebated and the frame notched to match, the ring should have a lip to shroud the rear of the cylinder,the screws should be non metric and a few other trivial errors need to be corrected.  I am quite pleased witht he revolver as it filled a void in my accumulation of revolvers.  To this day, no one markets a First Richards that is 100% accurate to the originals but my ASM is good enough for me, if not for the purists.  I am happy that ASM chose to offer it in 44 Colt instead of bowing to demand and offering it in the unauthentic 45 long Colt.
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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2011, 06:51:53 PM »
Thanks Fingers and Strawhat. I'll use one this month and one next month!! :-* Now, which one?.....

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Re: Wanted: High quality pic for forum header
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2011, 07:35:22 PM »
The pin on the side is the ejector rod for ditching the empties, ET.
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