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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #100 on: December 31, 2014, 01:26:06 am »
This is what "Sandy Claus"  (Santa's wife) brought me for Christmas.

Taylor's and Co., Uberti 1871 Open Top, 4 3/4" barrel in .45 LC.  I'm really liking Open Tops.



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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #101 on: December 31, 2014, 06:17:17 pm »
 ;D  Ok RRio.... Love the open top got one myself but what is that beautiful lady above it. That shines too my man.  :o
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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #102 on: December 31, 2014, 08:19:10 pm »
;D  Ok RRio.... Love the open top got one myself but what is that beautiful lady above it. That shines too my man.  :o

'61 Navy (Pietta) with a .38 Special cartridge conversion done on it. I found her in a pawn shop, paid $99 for her. and took her home with me. She is one of my favorites.

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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #103 on: October 03, 2016, 01:53:17 am »
New guy and new Open Top. Just a standard setup in .38spl. :)


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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #104 on: October 05, 2016, 11:17:58 am »
But a very nice setup. Enjoy!

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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #105 on: April 24, 2017, 08:14:02 am »
Sweet!

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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #106 on: June 11, 2017, 07:14:25 pm »
My babies:




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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #107 on: November 13, 2017, 07:43:40 pm »
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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #108 on: January 25, 2018, 01:41:41 pm »
Mine has since been fitted with one-piece ivory but has yet to star in its own photo shoot.





Only decent pic with the real thing. The TruIvory is now on the 1860 Type II.

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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #109 on: January 25, 2018, 02:12:52 pm »
Very nice (again)!

Does the '51 get to feeling left out?  :)

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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #110 on: January 27, 2018, 10:03:53 am »
I just got it about three months ago and it hasn't even been fired yet. So it's probably feeling very neglected. ;)
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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #111 on: April 07, 2018, 10:28:53 pm »
Here are my Open Tops...
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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #112 on: April 11, 2018, 01:57:35 pm »
I guess I joined another club, here is by 71 in 38 so it will be a softy to shoot  :D
 

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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #113 on: April 11, 2018, 02:35:58 pm »
Wallace, the grips look nice.  Did you refinish them?

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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #114 on: April 12, 2018, 05:21:43 pm »
Nope, I just got this three days ago and I am chomping at the bit to go shoot but our range is still snowed in but it's melting fast.

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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #115 on: August 01, 2019, 01:48:56 pm »
Howdy Fellas! I'm new around these parts, but I've been admiring everyone's 71/72's for a while. Since I just joined up, I thought I'd show you mine. These are my all-time favorite revolvers. Mine are in .45 Colt and I use black powder in them. They get shot on a regular basis.

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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #116 on: October 23, 2019, 01:52:11 pm »
My new 7.5" .44 Russian/Colt/Special Cimarron 1872 Open Top, with River Junction belt and Texas Jack 1860/1872 Slim Jim holster.


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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #117 on: November 08, 2019, 09:54:32 am »
I suppose the Parkerized 1872 pics belong here, too.






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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #118 on: November 08, 2019, 10:24:40 am »
*sigh*  Why ever were public whippings outlawed?   :P







The more I look, the madder I get.  Look at the Stampings, the patent dates.  How bad could it have been!  A light buff, some blue, nickle plate the damn thing, ANYTHING would have been better than this!  Doug Turnbull could have worked magic with it!
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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #119 on: November 08, 2019, 05:20:57 pm »
I believe that a basic tenant of working with antique guns is "Primum non nocere" (First, do no harm).  I agree that a flogging is in order...


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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #120 on: November 08, 2019, 05:30:31 pm »
I have read that Manganese phosphate can be removed with citric acid without damaging the steel..  Anyone know any other way?
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Re: OFFICIAL Open Top (1871/72) Thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #121 on: November 09, 2019, 12:53:31 am »
Greetings My Good TL

I always used a brass-wire wheel and a very light hand....

industrial folks use chromic acid ( aaaah!!!! )

the chemists say to use phosphoric acid ( like in coke) ...
For What It Is Worth,  I use the cheapest Cola I can find to gently etch damascus blades to bring out the pattern.

the hobbyists say vinegar, citric acid, soda pop, or naval jelly.
Or abrade it off.

They all say the finish ends up looking pitted or etched or sandblasted

This outfit claims they have a miracle drug cure !

https://iosso.com/clean/products/quickstrip/

"IOSSO QUICKSTRIP is a revolutionary product designed to remove Parkerizing and blueing within minutes without etching. Just immerse parts into Quickstrip solution and let soak for several minutes. Watch closely until completely stripped, then remove, and rinse thoroughly with water. Eliminates the need for bead blasting. Solution is re-useable. Quickstrip does not contain a rust inhibitor. Easy to use ? little odor! Environmentally friendly. "

Jeeeze! It sounds like one of my Snake Oil Speeches!

Wow, Midway has it:
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1007099323?pid=374474
but the only review says "it did nothing"

hope this helps
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