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Official Photo Submission Thread



We're going to put a photo of a collector revolver, at the top if the home page. It will be the first thing people see when they arrive here at our forum. But we want the photo to be one from the membership.

So get out your collector BP pistols and take some pictures!

Post the photo here, and after a period of time, we'll all vote for our favorite. The winner will be displayed on the home page.

So, let's see those pistols everyone!!
« Last Edit: August 10, 2020, 09:24:27 AM by Captainkirk »
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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 09:09:41 AM »
Well, here's my submission...EIG Baby Dragoon. No date codes or manufacturer's marks...may have been a kit gun? Dr. Jim Davis was intrigued by the fact that it came with a loading lever and the fact that the roll engraving on the cylinder is not the standard Ormsby stagecoach scene. Somebody (P.O.) deepened the notch in the hammer and added a taller front sight.


 
Here is what the late Dr. Davis had to say regarding this revolver:

I would consider this Baby Dragoon a very collectable piece.  It is the first EIG marked Baby Dragoon that I have seen in over twenty years of study and collecting.  I have a EIG marked Pocket Model but no Baby Dragoons.  Also my Pocket Model has the standard Ormby's Stagecoach Scene engraving on the cylinder.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2020, 10:35:58 AM by Captainkirk »
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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2020, 12:10:33 PM »
 
2020 COLLECTOR'S FORUM PHOTO CONTEST RULES:


Beginning as of this very moment in the space/time continuum until midnight on July 31st, 2020, you may begin posting your entry for the 2020 banner photo picture contest. Winner will have their photo bracing the header of the Collector's Forum home page for the remainder of the year and will be determined by general membership vote the week of September 1st, 2020. A reminder email will be sent out prior to the vote.
Rules are as follows:

1) ONE (1) entry per member...so make it a good one!

2) Entry photo MUST contain a  black powder percussion revolver (preferably) or conversion.  Open top Colts are welcome.
This naturally includes replicas, not limited to original  revolvers!!!

3) Cased sets are welcome but not necessary.

4) This is the newbie's first view...and impression...of our forum. Make it a good photo!

5) Though not required, I would prefer this to be a NEW photo taken solely for the purpose of this contest. Your entry MUST be one of YOUR firearms, not something lifted from the web or a buddy's gun, etc.

Good luck, and may the best pic win!

Regards,
The Black Powder Revolver Collector's Forum Team.
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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2020, 01:14:41 PM »
Here's my submission.

My somewhat rare, Uberti Stainless 1851 Navy. It dates to 1984, and so far it is only the 37th one accounted for.


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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2020, 01:47:03 PM »
My submission.

Cased set Armi San Marco 1860 Army (BD/1994) with full-fluted (Uberti) and engraved (ASM) cylinders. Shoulder stock is of unknown manufacture: wood is tiger stripe maple stained dark. Euroarms ball/conical bullet mould and powder flask. Case, shoulder stock, and accoutrements were once part of Dr. Jim L. Davis' RPRCA collection.


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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2020, 03:01:22 PM »
Okay, here's my entry.
It's a Mason Dixon Commemorative, imported by EMF, built by Armi San Marco.
Unfired and was on display at the 1993 Shot Show, with a date code of AZ, 1990.

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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2020, 03:22:35 PM »
That's a beauty ASM!!

I've never seen one like that before. Great picture.
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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2020, 08:14:29 PM »
ASM-is that frame polished nickel? :o
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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2020, 06:41:05 AM »
Hello Cap,

It has a Nickel plated Brass Frame.
I purchased it on GunBroker with a broken Bolt Spring, sounds typical for ASM..
I replaced it with a Uberti spring & had intentions of shooting it, just never made it that far.
Really I thought I was doing good just taking it out in front of the house to photo it.
The neighbors must have thought I was crazy laying in the grass taking a picture.

AntiqueSledMan.
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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2020, 12:57:17 PM »
My submission.

Cased set Armi San Marco 1860 Army (BD/1994) with full-fluted (Uberti) and engraved (ASM) cylinders. Shoulder stock is of unknown manufacture: wood is tiger stripe maple stained dark. Euroarms ball/conical bullet mould and powder flask. Case, shoulder stock, and accoutrements were once part of Dr. Jim L. Davis' RPRCA collection.



I got a similar setup from Dr. Davis' collection, only mine is a SS 2nd Gen 1860 Army with 2nd Gen flask.  Got the 2nd Gen black bullet mold for it in todays mail.
Fingers (Show Me MO smoke) McGee; SASS 28654-L-TG, NCOWS 3280; Alter Ego of Diabolical Ken, rangemaster and stage writer extraordinaire.  Founding member of Central Ozarks Western Shooters and member of Southern Missouri Rangers, Double M Cowboys, Owl Creek Raiders and the Ozark Posse

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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2020, 03:41:36 PM »
Here is my entry (third try):

In 2006, I managed to purchase a stainless steel 1851 Navy from a GunBroker Auction.  At the time, I had forgotten about a 1983 Phil Spangenberger Article in Guns and ammo Magazine about Uberti's new SS Colt's.  Since that time, I have been on the seach for SS Uberti Colt's and have managed to locate 37 individual revolvers literally from around the world.  In my collecting, I picked up this breifcase configured for a stainless steel 1860 Army, shoulder stock and accessories to include a SS cleaning rod.  Just the thing for an 1880s 007 to carry. 
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Fingers (Show Me MO smoke) McGee; SASS 28654-L-TG, NCOWS 3280; Alter Ego of Diabolical Ken, rangemaster and stage writer extraordinaire.  Founding member of Central Ozarks Western Shooters and member of Southern Missouri Rangers, Double M Cowboys, Owl Creek Raiders and the Ozark Posse

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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2020, 04:41:56 PM »
Fantastic story and guns Fingers!
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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2020, 08:19:16 PM »
I am submitting this as a proxy. The gentleman who owns this revolver is not a member of this forum due to personal problems that need not to be discussed here. I think it needs to be entered because it is nearly one of a kind.

This revolver is unique insofar as it is a handmade 1860 Army created in/about 1964 by R. G. Wilson DBA as Firearms Speciaties. The wedge enters from the right, there is no cylinder engraving, the TG is blued, it has a two-piece grip, and the rammer screw enters from the right (which is easily changed by reversing the rammer).

It is SN 7 out of 10 that were produced, and neither of us know the whereabouts of the other nine.



I hope this is not out of bounds. If it is, just delete this post.

Regards,

Jim
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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2020, 11:35:10 AM »
A gentle reminder;
All entry photos must be in by midnight, July 31st to make it on the ballot. If you forgot, yank the string off your finger and snap a pic. If you haven't decided, decide!  {;: There are too many members here with really cool collectibles not to enter! Dig out your camera or cell phone. Don't be a  *)-
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Re: The Official Black Powder Revolver Collector Forum Photo Contest!!
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2020, 12:59:23 PM »
I was hoping to see a lot more of folks' awesome collections too. Get em' out and take a few pictures please!!
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