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« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2016, 07:45:02 pm »

I took her to the range today.  Not only is she purty.....she can dance!  Grin

With a half-a** wrist rest from an awkward position she shot a 2" group at 25 yards with my BP ammo.  I think we're going to have  along and happy relationship.
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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2016, 12:52:32 am »

Well, we certainly need some pictures then, don't we?

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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2016, 07:43:24 am »

Here are a couple of photos


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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2016, 11:13:39 am »

Ah, that's better.   Thanks!

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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2016, 09:49:27 am »

Dave, here are a couple of examples of what I was talking about. The pics are of two 44 WCF third gen BP frame Colts, one made in the 80's with a roll engraved barrel and the other is one of the Etched Panel guns made around 2007-8.


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« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2016, 10:36:09 am »

Not sure which I like more, the CCH hammerer or the one piece ivory stocks. Both are beautiful. Well done!

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« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2016, 08:53:58 am »

Hey, Dave, here's an old 1882 Colt I hade Dave Lanara rebuild for me. Can't do any better than Dave. Not sure what the original configuration was as I got it as a basket case, but it's a huckleberry if there ever was one now. Grin



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« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2016, 10:19:59 am »

Wow! No, that's not good enough. WOW!

That is awesome man, just awesome. Back before life got in the way and I got out of this stuff for a while, I used to find "junker" 1st Gen Colts for what even then was pretty reasonable prices. I knew an old guy who could re-build them to very serviceable condition so I could shoot BP loads and I had a blast doing so for close to 10 years. But, none of them looked anywhere close to as good as your gun does.

Got the contact info for that gunsmith? He is obviously very good.

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« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2016, 10:38:51 am »

Dave, that's Dave Lanara work. And quite simply he is the best there is, bar none, IMOHO.

http://davelanara.homestead.com

Here's his website.
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« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2016, 08:24:51 pm »

Thanks. Made a note...OK, a bookmark of it.

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« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2016, 09:21:55 pm »

Was at the NRA show today and you can get a new BP frame, was told it was not necessarily a custom shop gun but they are only making about 100 production guns a month and all are already spoken for like forever from what I understand just from existing orders.

It sounded like a person would more likely get one sooner by adding ivory or another custom shop option so it could be ordered through the custom shop.

Was told about 2 year wait for custom shop order right now.
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« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2016, 02:39:42 pm »

Cliff, I actually called the Custom shop and was told the same thing, 18 months to 2 years. I was trying to decide if I wanted to wait that long when I stumbled across the used 5-1/2" I ended up with. Probably paid more than I should have but I'll have two years of shooting through it by the time I'd have gotten it cheeper from the Custom Shop at Colt. (smile)

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« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2016, 07:38:44 am »

Hey, sometimes project can be fun while you're waiting. I got this for about $800 online, it was advertised as an "1881 SAA 38WCF (?), frozen up". Took the chance and when I got it, discovered it was a 45 made in 1881. The gun was 'frozen', but only because of some minor rust in the action. Disassembled and everything looks intact. The rust is the biggest problem and I'm working on that. The other real problem is the barrel (which I already have a replacement for), it seems the armorer for the Hollywood gun rental agency 'fixed' a problem with the ejector rod stud being stripped out by drilling (right thru the side of the barrel into the bore) and then tapping the hole for an aftermarket screw. Since the barrel was a cut down, it doesn't really bother me to replace it, I got it to be a shooter anyway. It does have a later (1920's) triggerguard, but I suspect that an expedient to using two piece grips or an honest mistake when reassembling multiple guns on the bench at the same time. All in all I figure on having some fun and have something to keep me busy while waiting for the next find to show up. Grin


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« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2016, 03:01:30 pm »

LOL - Pathfinder, I would have done some damage to my arthritic shoulder getting the wallet out (provided they took credit cards of course) if someone had offered me that 1st Generation Colt for $800. Good on ya man! (smile)

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