Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 20, 2017, 06:07:52 pm

Login with username, password and session length

Search:     Advanced search
* Home FlashChat Help Calendar Login Register
Currently there are 0 Users in the Cas City Chat Rooms!
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  Special Interests - Groups & Societies  |  Colt Firearms (Moderator: St. George)  |  Topic: New Colts, what a dilemma! 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: New Colts, what a dilemma!  (Read 12774 times)
Daniel Dodge
Very Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 62


« on: March 22, 2016, 04:48:43 pm »


I finally got me some genuine Colt Single Action Army sixguns. I bought a consecutive pair in 44-40 that were made about 2000. They came with all the original papers and boxes. I'm having a terrible dilemma here, I was planning on shooting them, but after receiving them, I'm not sure I can.  Angry should I shoot them or leave em un-fired and un-turned? Pics Below...





Logged
St. George
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 4510


NCOWS , GAF, B.O.L.D., Order of St. George, SOCOM,


« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 04:53:53 pm »

Oddly enough, Colt builds its weapons to shoot, not to worship.

If that were the case, they'd include a silk pillow for them to rest upon, and a can of 'Renaissance Wax' so they're shine even more.

But they  don't.

If that's a foreign idea - sell them and buy a Ruger, and you won't care what it looks like.

Scouts Out!
Logged

"It Wasn't Cowboys and Ponies - It Was Horses and Men.
It Wasn't Schoolboys and Ladies - It Was Cowtowns and Sin..."
Good Troy
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 861


GAF Grand Muster 2017


« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 05:00:29 pm »

Chute'm, or send 'm to me and I'll chute'm. 
Logged

Good Troy
SASS#98102
GAF#835
NCOWS#3791
SSS#638
Daniel Dodge
Very Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 62


« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 05:20:28 pm »

Gents,

That's just the encouragement I needed!  Grin

I'll get some FFg shells loaded and do this up right!

DD
Logged
Niederlander
American Plainsmen Society
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1888


« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 05:31:20 pm »

Good for you!  They were made as "working guns", not show pieces
Logged

"There go those Nebraskans, and all hell couldn't stop them!"
Major 2
"Still running against the wind"
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 10291


Cracker Cow Cavalry


« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 08:17:48 pm »

Colt builds its weapons to shoot, not to worship.


Scouts Out!
That right there... is just about the best statement on the subject ... I've  heard !

Here Here ...
Logged
August
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 533


« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2016, 04:56:56 pm »

I only shoot my Colt's pistols with black powder because I believe it to be easier on the gun.  Also, I wipe all the micro-fine dust out of the inside of my holsters before using them with Colt's pistols to minimize the scuffing.  They seem to do fine and still look great after such use.
Logged
Pettifogger
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3479


« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2016, 05:37:30 pm »

Tune um and shoot um.  They are modern made third gen Colts.  You won't live long enough for them to appreciate so enjoy them while you can.
Logged
Scattered Thumbs
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1265



« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2016, 05:53:49 pm »

I finally got me some genuine Colt Single Action Army sixguns. I bought a consecutive pair in 44-40 that were made about 2000. They came with all the original papers and boxes. I'm having a terrible dilemma here, I was planning on shooting them, but after receiving them, I'm not sure I can.  Angry should I shoot them or leave em un-fired and un-turned?


Why on earth do you need such expensive paperweights? And two of them at that.

Ship them to me. I'll send you two 40oz rocks they'll do the job just fine.  Grin Grin Grin
Logged
Sagebrush Burns
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 541



« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2016, 10:05:51 pm »

Shoot 'em!
Logged
Dave T
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 127


« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2016, 08:42:10 am »

If they were 1st Generation guns in that condition I could see your problem. Short of that, why isn't there a wisp of gun smoke coming out of those barrels? (smile)

Dave
Logged
Lefty Dude
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 655



« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2016, 02:52:29 pm »

Shoot those 44WCF's the way they were intended, BLACK POWDER !

I have a pair just like them in 44WCF, also with 44 special cylinders.

Logged
Rye Miles
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 181



« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2016, 07:46:28 am »

I had the same dilemma but decided that even if you shoot 'em they still hold their value. You can't lose with a Colt! I used to have .45's and when I switched everything to .44-40 I got rid of the .45's. I didn't lose a dime and actually made a few bucks on a couple of them. Try that with a Ruger! Roll Eyes
Logged

Northeast Ohio

God created man, Sam Colt made them equal
Daniel Dodge
Very Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 62


« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2016, 08:19:33 am »

I shot them for the first time at the OVV April match they performed flawlessly.
Logged
Good Troy
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 861


GAF Grand Muster 2017


« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2016, 10:29:33 am »

Great to hear!  Glad they worked well for you, and chut'n 'em has gotta be more fun than look'n at 'em!
Logged

Good Troy
SASS#98102
GAF#835
NCOWS#3791
SSS#638
Scattered Thumbs
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1265



« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2016, 05:20:37 pm »

I shot them for the first time at the OVV April match they performed flawlessly.

Good man!
Logged
Coffinmaker
Top Active Citizen
*
Online Online

Posts: 4259


« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2016, 09:37:03 pm »

Bring em to Ohio State and give em some exercise.  Take em for a good walk!!

Coffinmaker
Logged
marko
Active citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 39


« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2016, 05:04:55 pm »

I finally got me some genuine Colt Single Action Army sixguns. I bought a consecutive pair in 44-40 that were made about 2000. They came with all the original papers and boxes. I'm having a terrible dilemma here, I was planning on shooting them, but after receiving them, I'm not sure I can.  Angry should I shoot them or leave em un-fired and un-turned? Pics Below...








I hear what your saying ... i have a NIB made last year P1840 45C 4 3/4 barrel..... its a thing of beauty and i have never shot it. I know its stupid because they were made to be fired but when you consider  now an almost five year wait for a particular model ...in the safe it stays. I shoot  the other Colts i have..... the two you have are
 beautiful.
Logged
shooter93
Active citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44


« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2016, 06:32:58 pm »

Shoot them and if they are set up properly and loaded properly there won't be any turn line.
Logged
yahoody
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 797



« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2017, 08:23:31 pm »

easy answer..

Logged

"time leaves tombstones or dry bones"  SASS #2903
shooter93
Active citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44


« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2017, 06:18:51 pm »

I have a number of Colts and another one coming. Two are highly engraved. I shoot them all and not one has a "turn" line. Properly set up and never lower the hammer from half cock and they don't mark.
Logged
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  Special Interests - Groups & Societies  |  Colt Firearms (Moderator: St. George)  |  Topic: New Colts, what a dilemma! « previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.073 seconds with 22 queries.