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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #40 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? :)
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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2007, 06:53:20 AM »
 







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.

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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #42 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?
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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #43 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.

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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #44 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.
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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #45 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?



Here with my thirty-year old Colt and my Uberti '73.

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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #46 on: October 27, 2007, 04:30:26 PM »
Trooper,
Nice guns, nice holster!  Fancy without being gaudy.
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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #47 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.

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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2008, 02:46:50 PM »
Great photography Trooper!

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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #49 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.

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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #50 on: January 15, 2008, 12:58:21 PM »
Great lookin' outfit, Trooper224. ;) Where'd you get the leather?
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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #51 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.

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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #52 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!)

Dan

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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #53 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. 
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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #54 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.

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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #55 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!  :)


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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #56 on: May 01, 2008, 10:15:32 AM »
Here's my USFA collection. Thanks for letting me share it with ya'll - Scott Yancey
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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #57 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.

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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #58 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.

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Re: The Pictures Pages
« Reply #59 on: August 07, 2008, 12:59:44 PM »
Here is a shot of my own new USFA.

 

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