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Fred Dodge / Wyatt Earp look-a-like
« on: April 22, 2022, 01:06:39 AM »
I have had this page from a 30+ year issue of Guns magazine as an office decor, and always admired it because it is a picture of the Fred Dodge / Wyatt Earp Colt SAA that used to reside in the John Bianchi collectio. The gun always struck a note for me, so I decided to built myself a replica of it. What do you think?
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Re: Fred Dodge / Wyatt Earp look-a-like
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2022, 06:45:29 AM »
Nice work, what is the donor gun ?
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Re: Fred Dodge / Wyatt Earp look-a-like
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2022, 08:39:15 AM »
The metal looks like a good copy, the grips look fresh out of the box.
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Re: Fred Dodge / Wyatt Earp look-a-like
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2022, 10:42:48 AM »
Looks awesome!

I remember reading an article on that pistol in a gun publication a long time ago... That pistol started off as a 7-1/2” barreled gun and some Smith of the era shortened it to 5” which was typical for that time... It also dispelled the myth that Wyatt carried a “buntline” Colt with a 10” barrels ( I believe this was a fantasy from the mind of Stewart Lake)

There is something very special about the 19th century colt saa’s... the heavily beveled cylinders, cone firing pins, the screw that held in the base pin... I guess it comes down to Victorian era hand made craftsmanship... like the carpentry work of that era.

Very nice eye for detail.

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Re: Fred Dodge / Wyatt Earp look-a-like
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2022, 10:46:13 AM »
Donor gun is a Taylor's & Co. antiqued finish, Colt grips were heavily "worn and distressed".   :)

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Re: Fred Dodge / Wyatt Earp look-a-like
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Re: Fred Dodge / Wyatt Earp look-a-like
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2022, 07:44:30 AM »

 :)  Rio   ;)

I LIKE IT!!  Close counts.  Like the 4 3/4 Barrel for great balance and I like the Faux Colt Replica grips as well.  Gonna be a fun gun to play with.

Taylors OK, But base gun a Uberti or Pietta??

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Re: Fred Dodge / Wyatt Earp look-a-like
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2022, 10:17:44 AM »
Picking a nit - you should have gone for a black powder frame as seen on the original.  (smile)

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Re: Fred Dodge / Wyatt Earp look-a-like
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2022, 12:06:12 PM »
:)  Rio   ;)

I LIKE IT!!  Close counts.  Like the 4 3/4 Barrel for great balance and I like the Faux Colt Replica grips as well.  Gonna be a fun gun to play with.

Taylors OK, But base gun a Uberti or Pietta??

Uberti, with the new firing pin, but I've gotten used to it now. And it's kinda nice to have a real six-shooter.



Picking a nit - you should have gone for a black powder frame as seen on the original.  (smile)

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Yeah, I know, I could have gotten the 7 1/2 inch barrel from Cimarron and cut it down, but I didn't want to wait that long for it. The way it is now, makes it mine, but a replica of the Fred Dodge just the same.
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Re: Fred Dodge / Wyatt Earp look-a-like
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2022, 09:28:16 PM »
It's my new favorite shooter. Hard to miss with it.  ;D
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