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Title: The Pictures Pages
Post by: RRio on March 22, 2005, 12:43:32 PM
Let's see your prized possessions!


(http://vaquerotown.com/moonfiles/rio/Copy%20of%20USFAs%20II.jpg)



Oh, by the way,   .... a GREAT BIG Thanks to the Marshall!
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on March 22, 2005, 08:26:00 PM
I have a couple of USFA's that I consider "collectable."  First, and foremost, is a .38 cal.,  1851 Navy Richards Mason conversion.  It is my understanding that no more than 35 of these were made before USFA abandoned the project.  The presentation case was made by Bill Shumate at www.billscases.com . The USFA label was modified by me.  The macro setting on my camera caused a bit of distortion to the picture.

My other collectable is one of the now discontinued 16" Buntlines with skeleton shoulder stock.

So...  What USFA guns would you consider to be "collectable?"  Any one of their percussion revolvers?  First models of the Omni-Potent?  The Henry Nettleton series?
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: Turquoise Bill on March 27, 2005, 09:38:26 AM
Well here is one of my SAA in .44-40, looking to acquire the  2nd. These will go with my USFA Premium Lightning in .44-40 26" Octagon barrel
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: Turquoise Bill on April 13, 2005, 01:57:57 PM
Here's a couple of pictures of the USFA Lightning, .44-40 26" Octagon barrel, geeze, guess I have to buy a bigger safe, arsenal continues to expand. ;D
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: RRio on August 21, 2005, 12:53:07 AM
Calamity Jane ( the one and only)

How are those hawglegs workin' out for ya? I didn't steer ya wrong did I?
Sure are purty with those 7 1/2" barrels.
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: CW Price Texas Ranger on September 05, 2005, 11:07:36 AM
45's 4 3/4" bbl premiums.  Blue, factory ivory 2 peice, master A engraved.  Silver, aftermarket one peice ivory w/scrim, armory B engraved, my initials as s/n
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: RRio on September 05, 2005, 12:52:40 PM
Beautiful guns, CW. How 'bout a bigger pic so we can see the engraving a little better? Are you registered with USFACSS yet? If not, let me know and I 'll add you to the list.
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: CW Price Texas Ranger on September 06, 2005, 06:58:33 PM
I am registered with the forum, but not with USFACSS.  I took the pix with my camera phone as I have no other way to do it other than my wifes 12 MegaPixel camera.  Let me tinker with images she has taken and see what I can do.
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: CW Price Texas Ranger on September 06, 2005, 07:30:06 PM
Here is the silver plated 45 USFA.  Pix is the best I can do.
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: RRio on October 08, 2005, 12:13:54 PM
45's 4 3/4" bbl premiums.  Blue, factory ivory 2 peice, master A engraved.  Silver, aftermarket one peice ivory w/scrim, armory B engraved, my initials as s/n

What is skrimshawed on the grips of the silver one? Can't see enough detail.
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: CW Price Texas Ranger on October 12, 2005, 04:15:27 PM
Sent you a message w/ art attached, or www page where you can see essentially the same.  Only dif is that I ordered the absolute whitest Ivory I could get.  The art work is tiny dots filled in with ink.  You can post it if you like, but I opted for the safe side.  The artist who actually did mine was KDH, as near as I can make out the initilas.  It was done through Nutmeg Sports.
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: RRio on October 13, 2005, 02:26:43 PM
Here is the silver plated 45 USFA.  Pix is the best I can do.

Gosh! that really looks good. My nickeled may be making a trip to USFA to have the standard grips put on.
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: RRio on October 13, 2005, 02:30:40 PM
Sent you a message w/ art attached, or www page where you can see essentially the same.  Only dif is that I ordered the absolute whitest Ivory I could get.  The art work is tiny dots filled in with ink.  You can post it if you like, but I opted for the safe side.  The artist who actually did mine was KDH, as near as I can make out the initilas.  It was done through Nutmeg Sports.

I don't think I got it. Can't find it anywhere.
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: CW Price Texas Ranger on October 13, 2005, 04:05:18 PM
Can you pm me with an email address?  I will send to there.  or go here.   www.kabstudio.com  do so at your own risk.  gun grips 3 is essentially one side, the other side was artists choice and was similar.
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: Charlie Montana # 16369 Life on November 13, 2005, 05:15:02 PM
My new Single Action 45lc. w/ Truivory Grips.
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: pjv on December 25, 2005, 07:58:11 PM
Here is a picture of my early model China Camp Serial No.CC9X.
Shoots excellent and am now considering a USFA Lighning in 44WCF.
Any feedback on the Lightning model would be grearly appreciated.
Title: Re: Okay, owners! Let's see them!
Post by: RRio on April 14, 2006, 02:08:52 AM
I thought I would put a sticky on this. so we would not have to go through 3 pages trying to find "the Pictures Pages".

Renamed it also.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on August 02, 2006, 10:54:21 PM
Beautiful leather, Rusty!
You sure can't beat Paul Persinger for grips.  I have a couple of sets of one-piece ivory grips from him.  
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Marshal Halloway on August 03, 2006, 10:07:36 PM

Fresh from the factory, came in today.

(http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2669.0;attach=7422;image)

USFA Rodeos with Tru-Ivory™, two-Piece, slightly aged grips in .45Colt.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on August 03, 2006, 11:17:25 PM
Marshal,
Welcome to the USFA forum.  It's about time you showed up!
CJF
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Marshal'ette Halloway on August 03, 2006, 11:53:00 PM
These came in this afternoon while I was giving the last 10 minutes of a massage.
When I came out of the massage room, your CasCity guru.. Marshal Halloway..  was standing in the kitchen.. with his shorts on, white socks.. no shoes.. and his holsters and new guns strapped on... whistling the theme song of Clint Eastwoods, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly ( believe me ... he was all 3)  ::)    :D :D :D

I'm surprised that the guns have any ivory left on the grips. :-\
 He has handled them and twirled them and played Cowboys and Indians here all evening..
 
***sighhhhhhhhhhhh***.... Is it ever going to be MY TURN to be the Cowboy and get to fast draw and play with the guns??
 And why do you ALWAYS get to be Marshal Dillon and I ALWAYS have to be Miss Kitty. >:(

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: RRio on August 04, 2006, 01:53:24 PM
Great news, Marshal! Congradulations! :D  Mighty fine lookin' brace you've got there!

It has occured to me that your name is not on the USFA CSS list. Shall I add yours and Marshal'ette's (I know she's gonna be shootin' 'em and wanting a set of her own) to the list?


When I came out of the massage room, your CasCity guru.. Marshal Halloway..  was standing in the kitchen.. with his shorts on, white socks.. no shoes.. and his holsters and new guns strapped on... whistling the theme song of Clint Eastwoods, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly ( believe me ... he was all 3)  ::)    :D :D :D



Been there, done that, only with my old timey night shirt, boots and hat. Whatta sight!! :o


I'm surprised that the guns have any ivory left on the grips. :-\
 He has handled them and twirled them and played Cowboys and Indians here all evening..
 

Ya got to get the"feel" of 'em. Takes a while, don't cha know? ;)


 ***sighhhhhhhhhhhh***.... Is it ever going to be MY TURN to be the Cowboy and get to fast draw and play with the guns??
 And why do you ALWAYS get to be Marshal Dillon and I ALWAYS have to be Miss Kitty. >:([/b]


You could try Sundance & Etta Place.  ;D
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Marshal Halloway on August 04, 2006, 02:00:06 PM

Please add us both. I didn't think of her, but your reminder saves me a lot of trouble.  ;D
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Rusty Johnson on August 07, 2006, 08:29:42 PM
Nice guns Marshal ! I had to show my wife this thread so she woud know I was not crazy.Good thing she didn't have a camera when I was checkin out my new gun & rig........
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: RRio on August 08, 2006, 01:18:10 PM
Rusty,
That's a mighty fine outfit you've got there, even if one of them is a Ruger. ;D (nod nod wink wink) Holsters and gunbelt are gorgeous and really compliment those pistols!
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Frank Dalton on August 09, 2006, 08:03:05 AM
Congratulations on your new toys, Marshal! Just remember to share with the Marshal'ette so's we don't have to bail you out of the doghouse  ;D
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Sikeston Slinger on September 07, 2006, 11:18:08 AM
Here is a pic I took last night of my brace of Rodeos from Banjoman.

They look right purty, iff'n I do say so mah-self.

Slinger
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: RRio on September 07, 2006, 02:21:06 PM
Great photo, Sikeston Slinger! How did you do the sepia tone?
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Sikeston Slinger on September 07, 2006, 02:46:16 PM
Got me one of them thar Panasonic Lumix digital camera things, what has a color cee-lector on an option menu.

 ;D

Slinger
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: RRio on September 08, 2006, 03:00:16 AM
Got me one of them thar Panasonic Lumix digital camera things, what has a color cee-lector on an option menu.

 ;D

Slinger

Very Cool!  I really like your pic! Guess I need to check our new camera. It may have that and I don't know about it. Lord knows we paid enough for it!

Later...

...Son of a gun! It has it!  Oughta read tha manuals, I guess.  ::)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Sikeston Slinger on September 08, 2006, 12:46:51 PM
'nuther one, jes for Rio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And 'cause I cain't resist!!!

Be shore & take some old-timey pics of yer irons Rio, and show 'em off!


Yer pard,
Slinger
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: RRio on November 04, 2006, 06:39:49 PM
Not mine, but here's an "antiqued Rodeo".
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Whiskey Jim on May 25, 2007, 07:08:29 AM
Here's my shootin irons. (http://)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Whiskey Jim on May 25, 2007, 07:11:34 AM
Ok, only one showed up. Let's try that again.(http://)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Deadeye Don on May 25, 2007, 07:26:07 AM
Here are a  mine.   Sheriff model with Tru Ivory grips, SAA with Tru Ivory grips,  and Ainsworth model.   Both in 45 colt.  Safe shooting.  Deadeye.


http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/Psychman/SAASheriffs.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/Psychman/USFASAA.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/Psychman/AinsworthUSFA.jpg
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: RRio on May 26, 2007, 09:47:05 PM
Great looking pistolas!  :)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: North Bender on June 16, 2007, 11:31:44 AM
USFA Pre-War; box by Bill Shumate:

www.billscases.com

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/nbender_photos/BillShumateBox0029.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Deadeye Don on June 16, 2007, 11:55:59 AM
Very nice case and gun.  Is that an ACP cylinder you have there in the case?
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: North Bender on June 16, 2007, 04:18:35 PM
Yes indeedee.  I asked Bill to create a corner to put the extra cylinder in and it fits snuggly.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on June 16, 2007, 06:30:11 PM
Bill is a great guy to work with.  I have several cases that he has made for me and he has always been more than accomodating.
CJF
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: RRio on June 18, 2007, 02:22:05 PM
Very very nice! The fire blued appointment really set it off!

USFA sure does know how to build a purty gun, don't they? :)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: mec on September 25, 2007, 06:53:20 AM
 (http://www.gunblast.com/images/Cumpston_USFA-PreWar/watch-sml.jpg)

(http://www.gunblast.com/images/Cumpston_USFA-PreWar/leftprime.jpg)

(http://www.gunblast.com/images/Cumpston_USFA-PreWar/rightprime.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-2/949073/sept200725yad.jpg)

The leftward drift if this group isn't the fault of USFA. It is sighted dead on at 25 yards. I have
a tendency to push the trigger when Ive been away from SAAs a week or so. The load is
7.5 Unique and the generic cast rnfp sold by most commercial casters.  Velocity is Mid 800s.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on September 25, 2007, 12:13:37 PM
Beautiful pictures, Mec!  That first shot looks like it should belong on the USFA web site.  What kind of camera are you using?
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: mec on September 25, 2007, 12:53:30 PM
Well, It kind of is.  Not too long after they started making all the parts domestically, I ordered this revolver and wrote it up for gunblast.com.  USFA links to that article on their Pre-War window.

I had been shooting first and second gen colts a friend owns and the occasional Uberti and finally decided I needed a really good one for myself.  The choice was either a second generation colt or a USFA. The only thing Ive done to it is to replace the trigger bolt spring with a trapper wire. this reduced the pull to a few ounces under two pounds and this, along with finallly figuring out proper trigger finger placement, helps me overcome my left/low shooting tendencies. At first, I didn' much appreciate the wider front sight on the USFA (wider than late first and second generation colts but it works well for me.  I have no complaints about this revolver except that the shiney color case treatment sometimes flairs the sight picture for me in bright sunlight.  I can live with that.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on September 25, 2007, 07:22:44 PM
Mike,
NOW I remember!  that was a good article you wrote.
Changing out the springs is all I have ever done to any of my USFA's.  I use the Wolff reduced power main spring and the Heinie wire trigger/bolt spring.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Trooper224 on October 27, 2007, 04:03:02 PM
Hello all, new member here.

Here's my new USFA.  I've wanted one of these for years and was finally able to pick one up a couple of weeks ago.  I've always been a Colt fan, but I have to say these are the finest single actions of the Colt style currently being made.  Smooth action, excellent trigger, perfect fit and finish as well as dead-on accuracy.  What more can you ask for?

(http://www.pbase.com/image/87930533/large.jpg)

Here with my thirty-year old Colt and my Uberti '73.
(http://www.pbase.com/image/87930602/large.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on October 27, 2007, 04:30:26 PM
Trooper,
Nice guns, nice holster!  Fancy without being gaudy.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Virginia Gentleman on January 02, 2008, 12:09:43 PM
Is the Colt a second or third generation?  The Uberti compliments the revolvers nicely in the photo.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: North Bender on January 03, 2008, 02:46:50 PM
Great photography Trooper!
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Trooper224 on January 14, 2008, 02:57:52 PM
Thank you gentlemen.

VG, the Colt is an early third generation made in 1977.  I got lucky with that one, it shoots directly to point of aim and is very accurate.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: RRio on January 15, 2008, 12:58:21 PM
Great lookin' outfit, Trooper224. ;) Where'd you get the leather?
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Trooper224 on January 16, 2008, 09:18:35 AM
Great lookin' outfit, Trooper224. ;) Where'd you get the leather?

Thanks, the leather was made by Tombstone Leather out of San Diego.  I have a matching holster for the longer barreled Colt.  I've had the rig for about ten years and I believe Tombstone is now out of business.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: RangerDan on February 21, 2008, 08:43:24 PM
Guys, I may need some help with posting photos.

This is my US Pre-War and Bianchi Lone Star of Texas rig. (Thanks Kid Cavalier!)(http://[url=http://img229.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc0275um3.jpg][img=http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/6200/dsc0275um3.th.jpg][/url])

Dan

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Deadeye Don on February 22, 2008, 10:30:00 AM
Guys, I may need some help with posting photos.

This is my US Pre-War and Bianchi Lone Star of Texas rig.

Dan

You did just fine with the posting.  That is a really nice rig you have there.  I love the color of the leather. 
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Rufus Cogburn SASS 60020 on April 06, 2008, 01:01:04 PM
Howdy, folks.  Here is my pair of Rodeos.  They have consecutive serial numbers, simulated ivory grips by Ajax, and the antique finish was done by using Gulden's Brown Mustard. The Red River D on the backstrap shields was hand engraved.
Hope ya'll like 'em.  I sure do.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Black Powder on April 06, 2008, 06:48:10 PM
This is my US Pre-War and Bianchi Lone Star of Texas rig. (Thanks Kid Cavalier

Dan

Stunning, just gorgeous.  Striking case color on the USFA and rich finish on the Bianchi.  Heck, fine quality photo too!  :)


BP
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Scott Yancey on May 01, 2008, 10:15:32 AM
Here's my USFA collection. Thanks for letting me share it with ya'll - Scott Yancey
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Rufus Cogburn SASS 60020 on May 01, 2008, 03:06:39 PM
Very nice guns, there, Mr. Yancey.  How's that Lightning running?  Any problems?  I'd like to find one that works better than the originals.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Scott Yancey on May 02, 2008, 06:01:03 PM
Well, thank ya Mr. Cogburn. This will probably answer your question in the new member thread too - I'm very new to all this and found USFA through a search for single actions, because I always wanted one. Followed the link to SASS and CAS-City and was totally hooked by what I saw.  Figured USFA was making the best and set my sights on them and luckily found the three in the picture at a local dealer.

I like the Lightning a lot so far, but don't have much to compare it with. It seems to have a smooth action, and my groupings were pretty tight for a newbie. I love its low profile and how quick I can get off shots due to the pump action. But I've only had these for about a month.

Cheers,
Scott Yancey
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: kennith on August 07, 2008, 12:59:44 PM
Here is a shot of my own new USFA.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Tommy tornado on September 20, 2008, 03:45:00 PM
As promised long ago here is my USFA Cowboy in .45 Colt.  I was going to buy a .44-40/.44 Special this month but IKE had something to say about that.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: RRio on December 21, 2008, 12:29:33 PM
United States Patent Fire Arms - .357 magnum


This is the gun (not the exact gun) that got them sued by Colt for the use of "Patent" in their name, hence United States Fire Arms. I think that is when they dropped the .357 Magnum chambering also.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Blackpowder Burn on December 27, 2008, 10:43:11 PM
Here's my present USFA battery - until the budget recovers sufficiently to purchase more!  2 Premium SAA's in 44-40 and a Lightning Carbine (with rifle buttstock) in 44-40.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Marshal Halloway on December 27, 2008, 11:07:44 PM
Thanks, the leather was made by Tombstone Leather out of San Diego.  I have a matching holster for the longer barreled Colt.  I've had the rig for about ten years and I believe Tombstone is now out of business.

Tombstone Leather aka Knights Leather Products got back into manufacturing gun leather earlier this year.
http://www.tombstoneleatherproducts.com
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: OklaTom on December 28, 2008, 09:50:52 PM
 ;D
I loves my Omni-Potent Six Shooter, 45 Colt!
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_DeIefZMos-I/SVhHY_GFIPI/AAAAAAAAAK8/ZtGkb3OaUhc/s720/Omnipotent%20Left%202.JPG)
 :o
But then there ain't many misses in my Single Action 41 Colt...
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_DeIefZMos-I/SVhHZ1KdZuI/AAAAAAAAALE/Yz_iLpgC4RI/s720/USFA%20SA%2041%20Colt%20Left.JPG)
 :D
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: aalmcc4 on December 30, 2008, 02:57:17 PM
Hey OK Tom, I LOVE your 41!!  Is it a USFA Pre war or SA?  I've been thinking about a 41 myself.  I have a few questiosn if you don't mind.....Do you reload for it?  WHat bullets do you use?
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: OklaTom on February 01, 2009, 08:28:07 AM
Hey OK Tom, I LOVE your 41!!  Is it a USFA Pre war or SA?  I've been thinking about a 41 myself.  I have a few questiosn if you don't mind.....Do you reload for it?  WHat bullets do you use?

Yeah, I reload - can't afford not to.  I use Bear Creek 41 heeled.  You can contact me at ThreeB.Shooting@att.net if you have more questions.  Be happy to jaw.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: mustang on April 13, 2009, 01:01:13 PM
Which Model of USFA is most popular or used? And how about Bbl. length? I am new here and don't know which way to go. Any info would be most helpful. Craig
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Charlie Bison on April 22, 2009, 08:24:06 AM
Wowser, good looking pistola Rawhide!
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: M38 on April 24, 2009, 07:39:27 AM
My new SAA
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Johnny McCrae on May 13, 2009, 11:11:41 PM
Here are pictures of my USFA. This was my first attempt at making Walnut grips and and fitting them to a pistol. I'm in the process of making another set that will fit better.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on May 13, 2009, 11:14:49 PM
Johnny,
For a first attempt, those look pretty good!
CJF 
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: RRio on May 15, 2009, 01:36:00 PM
Look good to me, Johnny. Real nice grain to them. :)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: rep1954 on June 06, 2009, 03:50:53 PM
I think the picture says it all. A perfect match
(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq225/rep1954/usfirearms.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Harley Starr on June 07, 2009, 01:01:44 AM
I think the picture says it all. A perfect match
(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq225/rep1954/usfirearms.jpg)

Can't wait to see mine!
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: rodeo kid on December 13, 2009, 09:36:14 PM
 :)Rawhide, or anyone that knows, I have a Rodeo II from Longhunter and am getting a 12-22 soon. My question is can I switch the grips? The white ones I just saw on the nickel revolver I just saw look great.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Scott Yancey on March 04, 2010, 09:57:35 AM
Here's a few new additions I picked up recently, thought you might enjoy. The engraved SAA and 1911 .45 I found used and the Super 38 was on super sale, new.

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Grogan on March 07, 2010, 07:01:57 PM
I have my father's "Civilian" pre-WW-II 1911 Colt in .45 ACP.

There's some features of the original 1911s that I really like.

For my hand the long Trigger and Straight Housing I really like.

The wide, checkered Hammer is nice.

However the original pattern sights leave a LOT to be desired.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Buck Stinson on May 03, 2010, 02:02:39 PM
This is my 4 3/4" in .44-40.
(http://)(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b260/Buckstinson/USFAsingleaction011.jpg)

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Skeeter Lewis on May 05, 2010, 02:20:03 AM
Nice. Now who made that rig, Buck? That guy may have a future in leather working.....
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Buck Stinson on May 05, 2010, 09:18:20 AM
Might check out his new, updated web site.  It's AWESOME!  www.oldwestreproductions.com   I think that very rig is pictured on the home page.

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: jphendren on May 07, 2010, 06:16:41 PM
Here are some images of my new USFA O.W. Ainsworth, it was ordered on on the 17th of March, and received on the 5th of May.  It is my first U.S. Firearms revolver.  I was interested in owning the earliest version of Colt's New Model Army Metallic Cartridge Revolving Pistol, and this is as close as you can buy in 2010, Colt offers nothing like this.  I apologize for the low quality of the images, I was shooting wide open in low light with no tripod, so the depth-of-field was very shallow.  Anything behind the focus point will be soft.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/23vba0y.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/zu2esw.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/1zmlbv8.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/vz7fi0.jpg)

Jared


Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: RRio on May 08, 2010, 02:49:24 PM
Great looking gun!
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: jdpress on May 10, 2010, 12:01:39 PM
Beautiful Ainsworth!!!!  Congratulations!!
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Slow Motion Bob on June 01, 2010, 03:45:17 AM
Howdy,

here is a Picture  mine USFA Revolver. It`s Caliber 45 LC with black Powder Frame  and three Years old. I need him for Presision Shooting and the CAS shooting. The second Revolver comes in July.

(http://1.2.3.11/bmi/img689.imageshack.us/img689/7996/dscf0010frk.jpg)

Greetings

SMB

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: MotownStan on December 17, 2010, 07:00:09 PM
Greetings,
Here's my 4" Sheriff Model., I love everything about this piece. It's a shooter.
(http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww215/MotownStan/USFALeft.jpg)
(http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww215/MotownStan/USFABarrel.jpg)

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: bbs70 on December 29, 2010, 01:00:41 PM

I'm new here, coundn't resist posting a picture of my 45 lc Rodeo.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/gopherdust/Shooting/Rodeo.jpg)

This is the holster I don't use much. ;D
I had Bob "Jayhawker" Arganbright make it for me, I simply love it.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/gopherdust/Shooting/holster.jpg)

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: frankjg on April 05, 2011, 06:48:34 PM
Have to show off my new to me 1902 Sears Colt in 38 Special.

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa351/frankjg1/1902-1.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa351/frankjg1/1902-4.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa351/frankjg1/1902-3.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa351/frankjg1/1902-2.jpg)

Frank
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Old Doc on April 05, 2011, 10:18:13 PM
IT may not be historically correct but I prefer the ivory to the MOB. Must be the Patton in me.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on April 06, 2011, 10:45:21 PM
Frank,
Been following your saga here, on the USFA forum board, and at DJ's.  You stated that USFA has no record of you gun, yet it is featured on their own web site.  On the USFA web site go to the "Products" Menu, then select "Custom Shop," then select "Fit & Feel."  Scroll down to the part where they show the gold inlay.  The ivory grips in the picture easily identify the gun as being the one you now own.
Don
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: frankjg on April 09, 2011, 03:47:24 AM
Frank,
Been following your saga here, on the USFA forum board, and at DJ's.  You stated that USFA has no record of you gun, yet it is featured on their own web site.  On the USFA web site go to the "Products" Menu, then select "Custom Shop," then select "Fit & Feel."  Scroll down to the part where they show the gold inlay.  The ivory grips in the picture easily identify the gun as being the one you now own.
Don


Thanks..I found it and made some copies. Gary Granger at USFA said he would find some paper work for me.

Darn thing is so pretty need a frame...

Frank
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: mustanggt on August 26, 2011, 11:19:37 PM
First post and USFA. I'm am truely blown away with the quality. Grips gotta go though. Turnbull model with his own serial number in 44 special. Thanks

(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/1833/usfa44005.jpg)

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Marshal Deadwood on August 27, 2011, 11:19:13 PM
Mustang, my fav SAA.

Outstanding revolver, one to surly be proud of. Congrats.

MD
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: mustanggt on August 30, 2011, 11:51:28 PM
Thanks Marshal. Range time this weekend. Looking forward for sure.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Marshal Deadwood on August 31, 2011, 08:47:30 PM
Mustang, I have two Single Actions with 7 1/2" barrels,,on in .45colt and one in .44sp/44-40 dual cylinder deal. Both shoot teenie tiny groups at 15 yards,,about an inch high. Just the way I'd have designed them to do were I building them myself. A six oclock hold on anything at that distance and I'm dead center.

I believe beyond  a doubt, that the USFA guns are the best quality in a firearm. Well, of the one's iv owned anyways.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: The Connemara Kid on July 13, 2012, 01:28:03 PM
I own one USFA.
It started out as a Rodeo. A buddy of mine had it, I had been wanting to try one out and he needed cash.

Unfortunately, he lived in Las Vegas, where they have gun registration and needed to have it "taken out of his name". I live in Sparks where there is no such requirement, so I went with him to the sheriff's office and did the transfer.

Sheriff wrote the Make and model as "Colt" and "SAA" instead of "USFA" and "Rodeo".
So according to Clark County, I own a Colt SAA with a 4 digit SN!
I loved everything about the gun, except the horrid finish. I tried to buff it to give it that patina look, but in reality it made a new gun look 100+ years old (I have a Colt SAA made in 1903 that looks like it just rolled off the production line yesterday).

So I looked into options and found the best deal from Gary Reeder. He casehardened the frame, black chromed the other parts, some light engraving and it started looking like a real revolver!

Joe Perkins of Outlaw Grips made a one-piece set of stocks exactly like what Russell Crowe used in 3:10 to Yuma.

My Hand of God:
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu274/mikesearson_album/004-8.jpg)
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu274/mikesearson_album/005-6.jpg)
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu274/mikesearson_album/006-6.jpg)
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu274/mikesearson_album/010-4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on July 13, 2012, 03:10:05 PM
Kid,
That is one beautiful SAA!  Gary Reeder does some very nice work.  What was the turn around time for the project?
CJF
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: The Connemara Kid on July 13, 2012, 06:50:33 PM
Kid,
That is one beautiful SAA!  Gary Reeder does some very nice work.  What was the turn around time for the project?
CJF

CJF

It was long...maybe 6 months. CCH was new to them at the time and they were waiting on chemicals, etc for most of that. He charged me for everything about the same as what Turnbull quoted me for POLISHING!

Nicer case colors than on my 3rd gen SAA, fireblued the screws and engraved a cross where the Rampany Colt would be on an SAA.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: wileycoyote on September 13, 2012, 03:01:38 PM

although i've posted my favorite USFA before, i figured it also needed to be in the Pictures Pages stickie, so here you go:

i carry it in a custom Milt Sparks HSR basketweave holster with matching belt, loaded it with 265 gr Cast Performance WFNGC on top of 8.5 unique.

USFA Storekeeper 45 Colt 3.5”
with birdshead (Bisley-style) hammer, cammed ejector, in CH & Dome blue

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f173/oregoncoyote/USFA-pix-a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on September 13, 2012, 10:07:20 PM
Beautiful!  I really like those Bisley style hammers on the short barrel models.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: wileycoyote on September 14, 2012, 02:46:22 PM

you and me both CJF! and thnx!  :)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Rowdy Fulcher on September 14, 2012, 09:05:04 PM
Wileycoyote
That must be a handful 8.5 grain of Unique and a 265 grain bullet . That sure is a fine looking Pistol , love it love it love it . ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Slickshot on September 14, 2012, 11:29:38 PM
Here are a few of my "Babies".  Top Left - Beretta .357Mag/.38 Spl with "Outlaw Grips" Bicote grips "modified" contour; Top Right - original (93) Ruger Vaquero .45 Colt - with Super Blackhawk hammer and Lett grips; then my .44 Spl Cimmarron Thunderer - Bob Munden Action job and original checkered walnut grips.

I have a few more... 

Slickshot
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: wileycoyote on September 15, 2012, 08:15:27 AM
Wileycoyote
That must be a handful 8.5 grain of Unique and a 265 grain bullet . That sure is a fine looking Pistol , love it love it love it . ;D ;D

many thnx RF!  and yeah, it moves around a bit, but still very do-able.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Buckaroo Lou on October 01, 2012, 04:15:25 PM
Here are my three USFA's. Very top is my Turnbull USFA in 45 Colt, the one just under the 73 is my 45 Colt USFA, and the bottom with the factory black US grips is my 45Colt/45ACP USFA. This photo was taken about a year or so ago and I have since replaced the hard rubber factory grips on my 45Colt/45ACP gun with custom stag grips, moved the custom stag grips from the USFA 45 Colt to the Turnbull USFA, as the ones on it did not fit exactly right, and put a one piece Faux Ivory on the USFA 45 Colt. Now that is probably all as clear as mud.

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Rowdy Fulcher on October 01, 2012, 05:26:12 PM
Lou
Thanks for the photo . Nice collection of USFA's
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on October 01, 2012, 07:55:10 PM
Beautiful grips, Buck!  I have a nickel plated, 5 & 1/2" USFA that I put stag grips on.  I call  it my "B western" gun.  Got the grips from elenhunting.com and they did a beautiful job of fitting them.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Buckaroo Lou on October 02, 2012, 11:18:26 AM
Capt. John, The custom grips on the USFA are made by William Jennings. I thought he had a website but I have not been able to find it. My most recent set that I acquired for one of my USFA's are by Sack Peterson and he does have a website. Here is a picture of my current stable of USFA's. The one just above the Sheriff's model has the Sack Peterson grips and the one on top is my Trunbull with the W. Jennings grips. The fauk Ivory grips I did myself from a kit I purchased and the ones on the Sheriff model are factory stag. That is the gun I just recently purchased. I have acquired these over several years and from the rumors that are going around about USFA's future I plan on keeping them for a long time to come.

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: sack peterson on October 03, 2012, 07:59:01 AM
www.sackpeterson.com.  Thanks for the mention!
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Buckaroo Lou on October 03, 2012, 12:30:10 PM
Mr. Peterson, I did a modify and put up a photo of the gun that has your grips on it. They are great, and once more I didn't have to send you any parts to get a terrific fit! Thanks!
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Major 2 on October 03, 2012, 03:13:06 PM
although i've posted my favorite USFA before, i figured it also needed to be in the Pictures Pages stickie, so here you go:

i carry it in a custom Milt Sparks HSR basketweave holster with matching belt, loaded it with 265 gr Cast Performance WFNGC on top of 8.5 unique.

USFA Storekeeper 45 Colt 3.5”
with birdshead (Bisley-style) hammer, cammed ejector, in CH & Dome blue

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f173/oregoncoyote/USFA-pix-a.jpg)

I got one about two months ago from Gunbroker
Mine's 45 in Nickel , BP frame & SAA hammer & one piece walnut grips
I like the 3 1/2 " length
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: wileycoyote on October 06, 2012, 02:16:27 PM
I got one about two months ago from Gunbroker
Mine's 45 in Nickel , BP frame & SAA hammer & one piece walnut grips
I like the 3 1/2 " length

nice catch. i would grabbed it up too!!!!!  ;)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: DagNabIt on January 26, 2013, 10:20:40 AM
Some pics of two USFA nickel Open Top Richard-Mason Conversions in .44 Special (SN 101 & 102) and and my Premium Grade .45 LC 5 1/2. 
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: wileycoyote on January 26, 2013, 12:54:56 PM

breath-taking!
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Fredcdobbs on October 02, 2013, 12:09:34 AM
USFA 38 Spl. Grips by Outlaw Grips in Az. Outstanding work. You must send him the gun for a perfect fit. About $150 depending on wood. Good honest guy and an outstanding craftsman.
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/JCHiggins/Cowboy%20Guns/USFA38RT.jpg) (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/JCHiggins/media/Cowboy%20Guns/USFA38RT.jpg.html)
12/22. More Outlaw grips in burl maple.
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/JCHiggins/Cowboy%20Guns/DSC01097_zps359c7cb8.jpg) (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/JCHiggins/media/Cowboy%20Guns/DSC01097_zps359c7cb8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on October 02, 2013, 09:59:39 AM
I've seen his work before.  He really does a beautiful job.  Does he need the whole gun or just the grip frame?
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Fredcdobbs on October 02, 2013, 01:57:30 PM
I've seen his work before.  He really does a beautiful job.  Does he need the whole gun or just the grip frame?
You have to send him the gun. He's a perfectionist. Just the kind of guy I like working on my guns.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Rowdy Fulcher on December 21, 2013, 10:04:51 AM
Howdy
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Rowdy Fulcher on December 21, 2013, 10:20:15 AM
Howdy
All these Kentuckians own ALL the NCOWS pistols .
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on December 21, 2013, 03:56:30 PM
Very nice, Rowdy!  Where is the leather from?
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Rowdy Fulcher on December 23, 2013, 05:20:22 PM
Capt
The leather is from El Paso Saddlery . That is my favorite rig .
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Don Kenna on June 23, 2014, 01:52:34 AM
Here are some photos of my USFA Frontier Six Shooter.

I should mention that the holster and belt are by Rick Bachman of Old West Reproductions.

Don Kenna
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Don Kenna on June 23, 2014, 01:57:07 AM
Someday I'll learn how to properly post pictures.

Don
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on June 23, 2014, 10:44:38 AM
Very nice!  Thanks, Don.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Frank V on July 08, 2014, 11:39:31 AM
Wow what a bunch of nice six-guns. I'm staying tuned to this thread.


What Would You Say.
I've got the same rig by Rich Bachman    www.oldwestreproductions.com  they are fantastic & easy to carry all day in the hills. Plus you have enough ammo for all but the most extended scrapes!

Thanks for sharing everyone.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: yahoody on July 08, 2014, 01:40:26 PM
45s.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iO_JgWWSTag/U7w6JxeJiiI/AAAAAAAANqU/VteLEORn3T0/s1600/aaw.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6KWGvvhcejo/U7xAe1yHOYI/AAAAAAAANrY/KPK9K2HVMQY/s1600/aaz.jpg)

32-20
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YsehTSfQnMg/U7o_2zV3BUI/AAAAAAAANo8/pyscvgCR8fw/s1600/DSC03653.JPG)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on February 19, 2015, 04:55:20 PM
Posted this picture elsewhere on our site a little over 6 years ago, but thought that I would add it to our Picture Pages.  Nickel plated, 5 & 1/2", .45 with Sambar stag premium grade grips from www.ElenHunting.com.  It is one of the later ( November, 2008), all USA made guns.  Nickel & stag… It is your typical "B western" SAA.  I call it my "Roy Rogers Gun." ;D
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Pangaea on March 18, 2015, 10:27:39 AM
I modified the original post. 







Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Pangaea on March 29, 2015, 03:48:57 PM
I picked up this Omni on Thursday.  I think these are my favorite USFA's, if such a thing can be said.

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: hopalong on March 30, 2015, 06:08:43 PM
The Omni is definitely one of the coolest guns they offered.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Pangaea on March 31, 2015, 10:54:00 PM
Ben,

Thanks for the compliment.

I wish more of them would come up for sale, I'd most likely buy them all.  Is your snubby a 2 inch?  My 2 inch is Full Blue.  If also has a lot of tooling marks on the recoil shield.  It has a Bisley hammer and a 6 digit serial number. 

Philip
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Blair on April 01, 2015, 02:15:49 PM
Sorry, but I got to ask,,, is there any historical present for this?
How does it, or would it fit into any CAS/WAS, SASS or NCOWS shoots?

This is not to say that it is not at all very "cool". Just how does it fit into the history?
My best,
 Blair
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Pangaea on April 01, 2015, 03:47:06 PM
Ben,

What caliber is you snub nose?  Have you ever seen one in any other calibers?
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Pangaea on April 01, 2015, 05:08:33 PM
Here's one of my Lightnings.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: yahoody on April 02, 2015, 12:29:13 PM
Nice Bisley!
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Pangaea on April 02, 2015, 01:26:34 PM
That is a very nice Bisley.  Is it nickel?  Too bad I waited so late to get the USFA bug.  Now I just have to wait for one to pop up now and again. 

What are your thoughts on the 1911 Navy that is on Gunbroker?  Did USFA build those guns like the all American made revolvers? 
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: yahoody on April 02, 2015, 03:14:12 PM
And there I was thinking I had a "serious" UFA collection.  Between the two of you I'd not even be allowed in the room with my common trash :-)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Pangaea on April 02, 2015, 03:44:57 PM
Dane,

If you have any "trash" you don't want, I know where there is a can to put it in !
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Pangaea on May 16, 2015, 09:55:02 PM
New Flattop Target.  Nicest gun from the batch recently acquired.

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/pangaea3/DSC_1691.jpg) (http://s429.photobucket.com/user/pangaea3/media/DSC_1691.jpg.html)

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/pangaea3/DSC_1694.jpg) (http://s429.photobucket.com/user/pangaea3/media/DSC_1694.jpg.html)

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/pangaea3/DSC_1699.jpg) (http://s429.photobucket.com/user/pangaea3/media/DSC_1699.jpg.html)

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/pangaea3/DSC_1704.jpg) (http://s429.photobucket.com/user/pangaea3/media/DSC_1704.jpg.html)

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on May 16, 2015, 10:23:42 PM
Pangaea,
You mentioned that this gun was a part of a "batch" that you recently acquired.  Is one of the guns in that batch serial number SPD225666?  If so, let me know.  I have a story to tell you.
CJF
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: yahoody on May 16, 2015, 10:34:31 PM
Some incredible guns shown here.  Gentlemen, thank you for sharing.  I'll add a matched pair that are new to me, that I am particularly proud of.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YlK6jKll05U/VUqFrbRjG0I/AAAAAAAAmlc/owQ_eRDCbuM/s1600/DSC01654.JPG)

And a 2nd pair I have posted else where on the forum.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DNO8-IJMkaY/VVVuMlV17MI/AAAAAAAAnA0/qxJ7sESla5Q/s1600/fireb10.jpg)


Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Pangaea on May 16, 2015, 11:20:54 PM
Yes, Capt. it is.  I'm going to post a couple of pics of it tomorrow, at least I'm going to try.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Pangaea on May 17, 2015, 12:38:22 PM
Here is SPD225666.  I've got to learn more about taking these pictures.  I've never been able to get the preview to work, is there a trick to it?

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/pangaea3/DSC_1758.jpg) (http://s429.photobucket.com/user/pangaea3/media/DSC_1758.jpg.html)

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/pangaea3/DSC_1749.jpg) (http://s429.photobucket.com/user/pangaea3/media/DSC_1749.jpg.html)

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/pangaea3/DSC_1752.jpg) (http://s429.photobucket.com/user/pangaea3/media/DSC_1752.jpg.html)

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/pangaea3/DSC_1758.jpg) (http://s429.photobucket.com/user/pangaea3/media/DSC_1758.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Capt. John Fitzgerald on May 17, 2015, 07:59:34 PM
Well, it does look better than it did when I sent it back to them over 10 years ago!  Still, I wanted "Master B" engraving and that sure looks like "Armory A" coverage to me.  Ah, well…  when the dust settled 10 years ago USFA did the right thing and gave me what I wanted, an ivory handled, nickel plated gun with a properly polished frame.

Pangaea,
Has Yahoody filled you in on the history of this gun?

Yahoody,
Did Adams & Adams do the "armory" engraving?  I thought they only did the "master" level of engraving.  
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: yahoody on May 17, 2015, 10:36:04 PM
I can't answer to that in full Cap'.  Although I have had A&A do a number of projects for me.  All were signed.   My impression is A&A did all the DT guns.  And none that I have seen are at a master level IMO. ( the guns that are cylinder only or just slightly more coverage than the cylinder)  Seems to be production engraving to me.  Also seems to be what USFA called "armory engraving"...no signature and not very deep.  Like anything,  you generally get what you pay for I expect.  A master level engraver can put out a lot of standard level engraving....in a short amount of time compared to one master level gun with true "C" coverage. 

Here is how Colt does it and the cost:
◾Standard: basic American style, engraver not recorded. C level  $1800
◾Expert: master quality scroll work, engraver signed and recorded. C level  $3260
◾Master: intricate scrollwork with precious metal inlays, signed by the engraver and recorded.  C level master is $7000

Much as I like my USFA guns..and I do.  Sure was a lot of smoke and mirrors going on there IMO from the very beginning when they were simply refinishing. repackaging and then reselling Uberti guns, right up till the lights went out on 100% USA built guns and the last  "historical letters"  were being signed long after the CNC machines were sold off and the doors were locked.       
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Pangaea on May 17, 2015, 10:37:09 PM
Pangaea,
Has Yahoody filled you in on the history of this gun?

Capt., yes he did give me a pretty good rundown on the history behind it.  Seems like a nice weapon to me, I'm going to have to learn all the differences in these engraved pistols.  I'm just not educated enough on the subject to know which are "Amoury" and "Master".  I must say, I do like them all.

Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: yahoody on May 17, 2015, 11:02:21 PM
Here is what I have learned about engraving.  It was/is an expensive lesson.  It is worth what I paid for it and what you are now :)

Engraving is history carved in metal.  Once done not easy to go back in time.  Like it for what it is.  Simple as that.  I have nice engraved guns that now I wish could have been done differently.

They are what they are.  Learning to enjoying the differences in the artisan's skills and styles is what makes them fun for me.
No question it is a learning experience.

But they are just guns.  Expensive guns at that!   To be a "nice" engraved gun for me they have to be so beautiful/stunning as art that I won't shoot them....art in metal.  Or such a good gun it deserves to be engraved and used.  Used a lot!  I have a few of both.  I like the users more.  And dislike their engraving by comparison.  Go figure  ::)  Never said any of this made sense.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Pangaea on May 18, 2015, 07:42:16 PM
Those are some really pretty guns. 
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: yahoody on May 19, 2015, 10:47:36 AM
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-seB8CZ6b9Po/V7y6iVI26nI/AAAAAAAAqis/n0ZsuqpfbxElxd8BV_wW8PcuXyYJmM-JwCLcB/s1600/DSC07717.JPG)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: yahoody on August 28, 2016, 02:58:57 PM
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NpLtPFHjsy0/V76MhEnSzoI/AAAAAAAAqjc/w0jzxqSE1IQ-mB8xaRQ6ePOExXPFRDrOwCLcB/s1600/DSC07727.JPG)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: yahoody on August 28, 2016, 03:00:37 PM
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-q8SbCuZArOY/V4fdNLZTIyI/AAAAAAAAqbw/dtx8crNn3PAtgbmtwjneDkpL8jeJcCBNgCKgB/s1600/DSC07543.JPG)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8jMkSEDOD9s/V3tyXjZp3MI/AAAAAAAAqY4/W-_7DeQCvMszYLD5eI1B_u7XZFRfK4IZwCLcB/s1600/DSC07508.JPG)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e0Ae2S06uOs/V3oCMj1OoHI/AAAAAAAAqXY/adGUiuTFIYMUaB2Lq8WEXAb7NPKGJYxAwCLcB/s1600/DSC07504.JPG)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: yahoody on August 28, 2016, 03:15:49 PM
recent John Adams Sr. 45s all blued.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vu6JiU9vYEU/V703vQkxOMI/AAAAAAAAqi8/lehwB9vvMYMhiMBv835UcF7IGEOPU5b5gCLcB/s1600/DSC07718.JPG)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Sharky on February 01, 2018, 09:05:34 AM
All I can say is " WOW " !!!


recent John Adams Sr. 45s all blued.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vu6JiU9vYEU/V703vQkxOMI/AAAAAAAAqi8/lehwB9vvMYMhiMBv835UcF7IGEOPU5b5gCLcB/s1600/DSC07718.JPG)
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Post by: yahoody on February 01, 2018, 10:13:14 AM
Thanks!  John Adams does nice work doesn't he?
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: LonesomePigeon on February 02, 2018, 09:51:40 PM
Very nice!
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Post by: yahoody on May 04, 2018, 11:03:08 AM
American Black Walnut and a 7.5" Rodeo.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v2ZIqmOFDWE/WuyCn1nDwZI/AAAAAAAAtoY/VOoL-t3Ggyctlv2sm0IOWHb1sJGOxFYEQCLcBGAs/s1600/DSC08942.JPG)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: shrapnel on July 05, 2018, 08:38:25 AM

Here is a USFA Lightning, next to an original Colt. The quality is outstanding and it functions quite well even though it is a 45 and the original is a 44-40...

(http://i.imgur.com/1FiZDmX.jpg) (https://imgur.com/1FiZDmX)

(http://i.imgur.com/DDAZ2GQ.jpg) (https://imgur.com/DDAZ2GQ)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Pangaea on July 06, 2018, 07:44:04 AM
That Colt is in very nice condition. Is it in original condition?  If so, somebody took very good care of it.  A couple of very nice rifles. I have several of the USFAs.  I find them to be a lot of fun, even with their quirkiness.
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: m.mac86 on September 20, 2018, 07:12:24 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/BP0gNmQ.jpg)


Rodeo bought in 08 for the princely sum of $625, oh memories...
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: Buckaroo Lou on November 13, 2019, 06:12:02 PM
My Rodeo II with new Elk horn stocks

https://i.imgur.com/DR7BmLW.jpg[/img]](https://i.imgur.com/DR7BmLW.jpg) (http://[img width=700 height=452)

https://i.imgur.com/lWwLGFN.jpg[/img]](https://i.imgur.com/lWwLGFN.jpg) (http://[img width=700 height=341)







Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: yahoody on November 30, 2019, 07:02:32 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6-uNRhXl8rc/Xc7LbLyTBBI/AAAAAAAAxJs/LO9jH15rUNYuJloyuPtaapKZkh3kAUIuQCNcBGAsYHQ/s1600/DSC01385%2B%25282%2529.JPG)
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Post by: beefmalone on July 25, 2020, 09:57:42 PM
My John Wayne Red River edition  8)
Title: Re: The Pictures Pages
Post by: yahoody on July 25, 2020, 11:00:42 PM
Nice RR combo!