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« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2012, 11:53:20 pm »

Alright!!! please explain to me, ( one more time) the differance between 71's & 72's, .........

Hoot

While re-reading this thread I realized no one approached this part of your multi "faceted" question from above!

The Italians explain it as "Early" (71) and "Late" (72) with the early having the Navy grip and the late having the Army grip.

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« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2012, 11:55:23 pm »

here are my two .44 colt  71-72 open tops and my nearly completed jesse james holsters i've been working on for about 6 months.



the gun on the bottom saved my life from a thug about a year ago.
Nice "setup" there Buckskin!
Just the right amount of Patina........
Now strip those grips of that Italian finish Roll Eyes

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« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2012, 02:38:05 pm »

here are my two .44 colt  71-72 open tops and my nearly completed jesse james holsters i've been working on for about 6 months.



the gun on the bottom saved my life from a thug about a year ago.

I've got a Colt Python that got me through a couple of shooting incidents. Like mine, I bet that revolver will be the last one that you would ever get rid of.

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« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2012, 03:55:43 pm »

Nice pair there, I like the semi used look.

I have the early and late mod's. The early (top) is in 38 which I have ordered a 44 barrel for it and would like to open the cylinder out to 44 colt. The bottom Late is in 45 Schofield. got both second hand at a good price.


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« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2012, 11:10:35 pm »

Nice pair there, I like the semi used look.

I have the early and late mod's. The early (top) is in 38 which I have ordered a 44 barrel for it and would like to open the cylinder out to 44 colt. The bottom Late is in 45 Schofield. got both second hand at a good price.


Wouldn"t it be cheaper to buy a .44 special cylinder? Then you would have both the .44 and .38 as options?

That's assuming you meant the new .44 Colt. If you want to bore the cylinder out to the original .44 Colt, you will need a .45 barrel.

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« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2012, 12:30:44 am »

Hi,
Yes I agree and I have a 44 barrel coming but it has taken so long to get it ordered from Uberti. I origanly ordered a longer 38 barrel but it did not arrive so changed it to a 44, still not sure if it is in the order boxed and waiting for permits.

I guess I just want to get the gun finished.

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« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2012, 12:19:31 pm »

I've got a Colt Python that got me through a couple of shooting incidents. Like mine, I bet that revolver will be the last one that you would ever get rid of.

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it use to be my least favorite gun cuz of all the problems i had with it when i first got, but now i rank it all most as high as i do my colts and c. sharps, and when the chips fell down it didn't
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« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2012, 03:21:32 pm »

These are not my guns but are worth seeing.  These OT's belong to Bronco Birnbaum.  Engraving by Terry Theiss of Harper, TX.  They have sported Ivory grips from Paul Persinger for a number of years now but I only have these older photos.  Bronco has put thousands of BP .44 Russians through these.


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« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2012, 03:25:43 pm »

Okay, here's some more OT's, a little different.  Also not mine.  I apologize but I do not recall the name of the owner.  Fingers might know.  I was working at the Hell on Wheels regional a few years back and this fellow pulled these snubbies out of his pockets to show me.  I believe they are .38's.
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« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2012, 03:31:01 pm »

I was at Cimarron when this gun was about to be shipped to Colonel Hacker.  At least, that was the name engraved on the backstrap.  Engraving is by Uberti.  Frame has the U.S. case-color finish.


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« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2012, 03:39:05 pm »

I've worked Shot Show a few times for Cimarron and so had a chance to handle some of their show guns, which are rarely seen otherwise.  Of course I snapped some pics  Smiley

This one is in antique finish, factory engraved.


And here is their Tiffany-gripped OT:


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« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2012, 03:43:44 pm »

And finally, here is a Cimarron OT which should be of interest to anyone who owns an Uberti OT.  This was the first one, s/n X01.  It's a .44.
The ivory "Eve" grip was carved by Paul Persinger and is a copy from a photo of a period grip.



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« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2012, 04:25:33 pm »

And finally, here is a Cimarron OT which should be of interest to anyone who owns an Uberti OT.  This was the first one, s/n X01.  It's a .44.
The ivory "Eve" grip was carved by Paul Persinger and is a copy from a photo of a period grip.





What a great group of guns. Thanks Abilene,

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« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2012, 09:20:57 pm »

Well, I don't have mine yet but, here it is. I got it off gunbroker from 3B shooting supply. It's a .44 colt. Looking forward to getting it.



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« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2012, 10:13:52 pm »

Good on ya!
Man that thing is shiny as a pimple on a teenager......... Grin
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« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2012, 12:44:40 pm »

Okay, here's some more OT's, a little different.  Also not mine.  I apologize but I do not recall the name of the owner.  Fingers might know.  I was working at the Hell on Wheels regional a few years back and this fellow pulled these snubbies out of his pockets to show me.  I believe they are .38's.


Well, I know Prairie Dawg likes shorties, and I think he was there  Huh ; but I couldn't swear that these are his.  You're talking about something that happened at HOW 09.  Hell, I can't remember what day it is, you expect me to remember that?Huh?

Here are my only cartridge open tops:

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« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2012, 07:09:19 pm »

Wow,Something Fingers only has 2 of but as usual they are excellant pieces............Southpaw
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« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2012, 09:03:35 pm »

  justican,,, just watched " invitation to a gun fight", Yul Brenner ",,1964-65,,the movie is full of open top's,,the first 3-4 , times i saw the movie i didn't even notice what type of guns they used,,,,buuuutttt, i sure notice  now.  If any of u'ns has seen the movie  what is the one Mr. Brenner is tote'n,and a engraved model is pulled from a saddle holster( pat hingle,,bad guy )look
's like Long John Wolf's  . Ya'll  holler back.





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« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2012, 10:48:13 pm »

Buckskin Billy.....

You can't just say that a gun saved your life from a thug without sharing the story! Do tell !
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« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2012, 07:19:33 am »

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You can't just say that a gun saved your life from a thug without sharing the story! Do tell !

Perhaps it isn't something he feels like talking about.
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« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2012, 02:01:55 pm »

I have a couple open tops and they surprised me on how accurate they shoot. I use 38LC with black powder

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« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2012, 11:02:17 pm »

MJN77 ... thank you for that comment. You may be correct. If he is, my bad for asking.


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« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2013, 11:27:31 am »

Haven't been here for a while, you have a few new threads.

HH was kind enough to ask me to post this old Richards Conversion I have.  Built by ASM, it has had all the internals replaced and the trigger pull increased from mere ounces to something easier to deal with.



All the internals were soft so I got new parts and worked on them to get them to fit.  Some I hardened with casenite.  It is chambered for the 44 Colt cartridge using .430 bullets.  I load cast 200 grain FPRN over a full csing of black powder.

From what I understand there are a couple of unauthentic things about it but I like it.  Haven't found another one but I am not really looking, just casually browsing!
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« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2013, 12:58:28 pm »

I fix'n to buy a taylor 72 w/71/2" barrel .but i really want a 51/2", what will it cost for a 51/2" barrel to fit, or what do i need to do???( it will be in .38 spl.,,,,,aaa it's for the little wife) yes i have a hacksaw.
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