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Possible acquisition
« on: June 11, 2022, 10:41:19 AM »
It looks like I have an opportunity to acquire a matched pair (consecutive serial numbers 72 and 73) of Richards Type I conversions in .44 Colt (BHA).  I believe they were made by Jay Strite or Millington. They are about 95%..They are not ASMs.

The owner has had them for years, and has teased me for the last 5 years, knowing I am a conversion nut.  I feel the price is fair at $2,000for the pair and 500 rounds of ammo. I need for some cash that is owed me to complete the deal.
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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2022, 11:29:06 AM »
Sounds Awesome.
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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2022, 11:39:41 AM »
That sounds like a fine pair. Be sure to post photos if you get them.

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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2022, 01:36:43 PM »

 :)  TL  :o

TOTAL AWSOMENESS!!  Heck, Stick up a Bank, Hold up a Liquor Store, Mortgage yer First Born!!  Absolutely snap up that Pair.  Two K for the pair is an OUTSTANDING price.  Plastic Fantiatic, Sell your CAR!!

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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2022, 02:03:12 PM »
About maybe 15 years ago, I bought a Type 1 made by Kenny Howell
Even then it was about a grand on your donor gun to custom build you one....

as I recall I bought mine second market for $700 which was screaming deal....

2000 clams for two ?  U-betcha,  were for I wish could get in on that deal  :)
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2022, 03:32:03 PM »
Looking forward to seeing them!  Now, TL, I know your penchant for buying neat guns and then later selling them to fund other stuff.  Therefore, before you even get them, please put me first in line as next owner.  ;D  ;D 

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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2022, 10:52:31 PM »
Its official!  I will finally pick up the pair of "Real" conversions, Truth and Justice.  I also get 500 rounds of Cowboy loaded .44 Colt ammo.  Once I get them, I will post pictures to see if we can figure out if the are: Kenny Howell, Bob Millington, Jay Strite, or John Gren conversions.

I really don't care whose they are.  My understanding is they are about 20 years old or more.  I have known about them for about 4 or five years, and he has had them for some time from the original owner.
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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2022, 11:22:52 PM »
Oh, now that sounds like a great pair. Looking forward to seeing them.

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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2022, 08:29:12 AM »

The Thick Plottens!!!  Excitement abounds!!

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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2022, 12:11:44 PM »
Tuolumne,
You are a luck man.  You have provided the rest of us with some very fine and interesting firearms through the years.

Can't wait to see these 'new' Richards I's.

Congrats and hope you like them as much as, your other conversion, if not more.  True Richards I handguns, in 44Colt, WOW.
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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2022, 02:17:16 PM »
I too am looking forward to seeing your brace....

I was lucky about 15 -16 years ago and got a Kenny Howell Type 1 ....

I also still have the #3 Russian , I bought from you  :)
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2022, 02:34:24 PM »
Oh, these sound great. Looking forward to seeing the pics once you get them.
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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2022, 10:01:43 PM »
Introducing "Truth" and "Justice"!  Serial numbers no. 71 and 72.  The host pistols were Armi San Marcos from Cimarron (The bottom of the barrel says "ASM Fredericksburg Texas".  It was understood by the seller that they were done by Bob Millington in the 1990s, and the engraving was was supposedly done by Frank "Texas Jack" Lehman in the same time period.  I knew Frank, and he had engraved several of my guns back then, and it is the script and pattern he preferred.

They are well used, with honest wear, which is fine with me.  The action is slick, with  about a 2 to 2.5 pound trigger pull.  The front sights appear to be from Mexican brass coins cut to size.  The grips have been shaved down to make them thinner, but I plan on putting faux ivory on them.  Need to figure out is I use Pietta or Uberti grips.











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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2022, 10:37:29 PM »
I'll see if the grips from my Uberti 1860 Type II are close, or if my Saber River 1860 Pietta grips are closer.
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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2022, 11:36:28 PM »
Excellent!

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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2022, 11:49:35 PM »
Those are beautiful. I like the natural wear on them. The engraving looks great! You scored on those. Congrats.

If you want ivory grips, how about Gripmaker grips? Trace the grip frame shape on paper and he'll send you the appropriate ones to fit to them.

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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2022, 11:52:07 PM »
Those are great looking. Sure they will be a joy to own and shoot.
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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2022, 01:44:03 AM »
That "Truth" and "Justice" looks really familiar.  I'm wondering if I've seen a picture of these somewhere?  On further inspection, they look to me like ASM conversions with maybe a new or redone hammer.  If they had started off as percussion, the frame would be stepped for a rebated cylinder.

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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2022, 04:48:53 AM »
I agree Abilene, they appear to have the smaller diameter ejector rods Like the ASM conversions.

 Just the right amount of patina and looking good. If you go faux ivory, it should look aged too.

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Re: Possible acquisition
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2022, 09:01:19 AM »
if you guys are looking to buy another conversion, Turnbull Restorations has a USFA '51 Navy on their used gun inventory for only four thousands dollars!  inflation? Bob

 

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