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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2017, 08:08:30 pm »

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Joel6180, I believe all Cowboy models were all dome blue and not CC. I believe you have the Premium Single Action and it looks to be a USA parts gun.

Old Buckaroo Lou nailed that one.  Love those 38s.  And you have one of the best SAA made USFA!  Congrads!
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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2017, 08:19:10 pm »

Here are a few more images for further discussion.



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« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2017, 08:20:56 pm »

I can only do 2 at a time.  I had to dig into this one right after the images were made.  It was spinning free at the second notch, sure enough, the hand spring was broken.  The lock notches on the cylinder indicate it may have been a problem for a few shooting sessions.  This gun was fired a lot more than the finish shows - the blue is worn on the upper left trigger guard, like a lefty was shooting it.


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« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2017, 08:35:28 pm »

By my records (which are pretty good I think)  the Cowboy's started @ serial #CB500 and as Lou said were all dome blue guns..no case colors..  So one of several things happened to yours, it was either a special order CB gun that was blued and cased,  or it was sent back to the factory and blue and cased by USFA while they were in business or someone had it blue and cased later in the after market.  Either way nice gun.  Certainly worth every penny of the original Premium grade guns by the look of it.

FWIW I have 3 Rodeo serial number guns that were redone by Turnbull with similar results.
Who ever did your color case di an awesome job!

Is that paint of a gold bar insert on the front sight?
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« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2017, 08:48:19 pm »

I think it is paint - I didn't look at that end of the gun close yet - but it is red.  The antler grips must have been holding some moisture, as the grip frame had some light rust.  I did not know if there was going to be a box until the gun showed up - GB seller wasn't much on answering questions before the auction ended.  Anyway, there was no box, so no end label to study for original features. 
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« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2017, 09:25:46 pm »

Hopefully you bought it as a shooter.  As time goes by I suspect a lot of Cowboys and Rodeos will get refinshed to an up graded model and the boxes  will have disappeared or "lost" the end labels.

No big deal I you aren't buying boxes.  The Rodeo was built at the same quality as the Premium guns.  The Cowboy was as well and a  higher level of final polish applied prior to blueing.  So easier to up grade the Cowboy than even the Rodeo. And the Rodeo is easy enough.  Couple of bright nickel Rodeos floating around the forums done by Nutmeg that look spectacular.  Your gun does as well! 
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« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2017, 09:39:52 pm »

Yes, this one will be a shooter.  The last China Camp I bought is a shooter as well.  The China Camp is in Arizona right now being worked on.  Recoil plate and bolt needed replacing, and the fellow will tune it up properly as well.  I sold a few of the nice USFA pistols that came into my hands, but now I wish I had kept a few of them. 
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« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2017, 10:06:28 pm »

China Camp guns are likely the most under rated USFA made guns.  All Uberti parts gun (but a very few) but all serious shooters.

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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2017, 10:00:23 am »

So ....... was advised my "new" Sheriff's Model just landed and its a beauty. Will post photos when I take possession ! Happy it arrived safe and sound! Grin
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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2017, 10:48:08 pm »

Looking forward to the photos, frimath.
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« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2017, 01:58:11 pm »

Yes sir, being a USFA fan I always like seeing photos of them. Please provide us one when you can.
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« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2017, 08:32:58 am »

Still awaiting purchase approval..........ugh  Undecided
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« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2017, 04:36:12 pm »

That's crazy. Why so long?
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« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2017, 09:12:45 pm »

I agree with Buckaroo Lou. Where do you hail from (I'm guessing Australia)?
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« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2017, 11:58:11 am »

So....................STILL waiting for an authorization to purchase on my Sheriff's Model .............still don't have it in my hands yet.  Cry
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