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It's a bit hard to tell but it appears that your rifle may have "nickel plated trimmings" as the Winchester catalog referred to it.  It looks like you are well on your way to making that old smoke wagon live again. 
Welcome to the forum!

Boone, where can I find more info about "nickel plated trimmings" and other 1876 options? I have searched online and found little other than blued and CCH finish options.

Colt Firearms / When it rains it pours 1902 Philippine Colt
« Last post by Roscoe Coles on Yesterday at 12:39:31 AM »
Well, when it rains it pours. Over the last two weeks I received a 1892 rifle in 38-40, an H&R officers model that I bought a while back, bought an 1883 Artillery model issued to the 7th cav. in 1888 (needs a restoration), and tonight I did the deal on this 1902 Philippine Constabulary Colt double action.  I have been looking for a large frame double action colt (an 1878 or a 1902) for a while, but the prices have been on the rise and the cost was not  worth what was on offer.  But, this functional 1902 came up at a reasonable price so I snapped it up.  I need to stop looking at things for a while. 
CAS City Classifieds / Re: Western Holsters
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 12:20:58 AM »
5 remaining holsters

Price reduced 

# 7  & # 9     to  $ 36.00

on # 3  & # 6   to  $26.00

1911 Wild Bunch  is $ 55
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 12:08:11 AM »
Welcome STORM 449 - Sage613
Gunsmithing / Re: Increasing the life of Italian revolver hand springs
« Last post by Pettifogger on October 16, 2021, 11:29:09 PM »
Uberti and Pietta switched to coil springs and plungers for their hands years ago.  If I had an old one I would follow Coffinmakers advice.  A simple and permanent fix.
Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by Major E A Sterner on October 16, 2021, 10:20:44 PM »
Going to the last shoot of the season tomorrow, Y'all have a fine day.
Gunsmithing / Re: Increasing the life of Italian revolver hand springs
« Last post by Coffinmaker on October 16, 2021, 08:26:17 PM »

 :)  Well Now   ;)

Nah.  None of the above.  Yup, there it is.  Worrying about Italian, Colt, or USFA flat hand springs is/was a waste of time.  As a practicing Gunplumer, I needed instant, lasting results.  Ergo, I just removed the failure prone hand springs completely, drilled the frame and installed Ruger style Coil Spring and Plunger.  Forever fix for the Hand Spring.  Although, I did the exact same method explained by GeezerD.

I also found Colt, Uberti and USFA Trigger/Bolt springs to be prone to fail.  The choices were tune them (they are way over-sprung) or . . . replace them.  I found the Trigger/Bolt springs from Pietta SAs to be most excellent.  Used the Pietta springs in all of my Single Action work.  My only lament, the PIETTA SA Trigger/Bolt springs won't work in Pietta Cap Guns.  Trigger side is too short.  Bummer.  Just have to tune the OEM Cap Gun T/B springs.

Of course, now that I am permanently unemployed (retirement is wonderful) I no longer have to be concerned (snicker snicker).  Just make my personal guns run you betcha.

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Gunsmithing / Re: Increasing the life of Italian revolver hand springs
« Last post by Niederlander on October 16, 2021, 06:53:40 PM »
The best method I've found is to replace them with Colt springs whenever possible.
The Barracks / Re: Division of Nebraska Muster?
« Last post by Niederlander on October 16, 2021, 06:52:31 PM »
It was a great shoot again this year.  I would recommend it to anyone that can make it!
« Last post by Sage613 on October 16, 2021, 06:41:39 PM »
no sir  Bought it on GB
always wanted one and im finding that this site is filled with great information
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