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Offline DarkLord

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FNG saying hello from NW Nevada
« on: November 16, 2021, 11:48:21 AM »
Hello all,

New here, just thought I’d introduce myself.  I’m a retired gunsmith and I have a thing for Colt’s and Winchesters, as well as small arms from the Cold War era.  I’m very interested in 19th century guns and ammunition.  I’m not a CAS shooter and have no intention of becoming one, but I just love the guns. 

Looking forward to conversing with everyone. 

Here's my little Colt collection.  I call it a blue collar collection as there are no fully engraved presentation guns...I've been on a beer budget my whole life. 

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Re: FNG saying hello from NW Nevada
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2021, 12:16:56 PM »
Welcome!  Looks like quite a nice group of Colts to me!
"There go those Nebraskans, and all hell couldn't stop them!"

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Re: FNG saying hello from NW Nevada
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2021, 12:37:02 PM »
Welcome from down in the Arizona desert.  Not a thing in the world wrong with that collection.  Some fine weapons are represented there.  I don't have any 'barbecue' guns.  Mine all have signs of being used, which is how I like them.

You'll be at home here as far as 19th Century firearms go.  If you want to jump off the dock into the deep end of the lake...take up black powder cartridge shooting.  Just ask me how addicting that can be!

Dave

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Re: FNG saying hello from NW Nevada
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2021, 02:39:05 PM »
Hello to the Darklord.
Welcome to NW Nevada!  Anywhere near Reno?  I've been here now for over 30 yrs now!
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Re: FNG saying hello from NW Nevada
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2021, 03:39:14 PM »
I'm in the thriving metropolis of Dayton...so not too far away. 

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Re: FNG saying hello from NW Nevada
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2021, 05:11:23 PM »
Welcome.
Could you give us a little more info on your Colts?

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Re: FNG saying hello from NW Nevada
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2021, 06:41:02 PM »
Nice little collection.  You may be on a beer budget but you could buy an awful lot of beer with that Python!   ;D  I'm guessing you bought it "back when".  (As did I. My nickled 8" Python was just $600 in around 2001).

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Re: FNG saying hello from NW Nevada
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2021, 07:23:42 PM »
Welcome from Arkansas! Is that top right gun a 1917? Cylinder looks a bit short to me.
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Re: FNG saying hello from NW Nevada
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2021, 10:01:14 AM »
Welcome.
Could you give us a little more info on your Colts?

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Re: FNG saying hello from NW Nevada
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2021, 10:03:15 AM »
Welcome from Arkansas! Is that top right gun a 1917? Cylinder looks a bit short to me.
1916 New Service with all the appropriate British proof marks, un-cut in .455. 

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Re: FNG saying hello from NW Nevada
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2021, 04:41:57 PM »
Howdy neighbor im right in your area! Msg me sometime we can do beers and guns some night. Welcome!  :)

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Re: FNG saying hello from NW Nevada
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2021, 07:35:20 PM »
1916 New Service with all the appropriate British proof marks, un-cut in .455.
Nice.

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