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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #101 on: November 20, 2013, 05:59:15 am »
very interesting article ... thanks Kid , I saved that to my Doc.
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #102 on: November 20, 2013, 11:09:10 am »
very interesting article ... thanks Kid , I saved that to my Doc.

Dittos.  It appears to have been presented before he wrote the book " '51 Colt Navies" 
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #103 on: November 23, 2013, 12:31:59 am »
Serial #124 with early rare screw under wedge configuration:

http://www.rockislandauction.com/viewitem/aid/56/lid/3212


Same but #490:

http://www.michaelsimens.com/antique-colt-firearms-for-sale/first-model-colt-navy-revolver.html


#518. Notice the different arbor cutout:

http://www.amoskeagauction.com/98/30.html


These are ultra rare.

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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #104 on: January 17, 2014, 02:08:50 pm »
My latest 1851 C&B revolver. This is a Pietta "Wild Bill Hickok" model

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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #105 on: January 17, 2014, 02:54:02 pm »
Beautiful gun and rig, Dude.  Very nice.

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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #106 on: March 23, 2014, 03:09:10 pm »
Fred fine photos are being held hostage ....I have deleted the perp's ransom notations 

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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #107 on: April 01, 2014, 05:57:22 pm »
Rust browned? Cool.

It looks similar to this L&R in France: http://repliquesoldwest.superforum.fr/t6560-leech-rigdon-enfin-presque

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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #108 on: April 05, 2014, 09:01:06 am »
Here is my old 51 Conversion in 44 Russian, I know there was no such caliber in a 51 but it is a good shooter. It has had many, many rounds fired in it with no problems, and it is a ASM. I know I have been lucky I have had no problems.
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #109 on: April 05, 2014, 11:46:32 am »
Rust browned? Cool.

It looks similar to this L&R in France: http://repliquesoldwest.superforum.fr/t6560-leech-rigdon-enfin-presque

Very nice. My two favorite reproductions are the Leech and Rigdon and the Dance. Just like em.
The Dance got the same treatment as it was the other gun that lost it's blue when I screwed up and dunked both guns in the Hornaday Ultrasonic cleaner with the brass cleaning liquid. Now that that crisis is over and the guns are refinished like museum guns, I really like them. However, if I had not messed up and ruined the finish on the guns accidentally, I probably would not have refinished them. Luckily, I like the result.

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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #110 on: December 09, 2014, 10:30:11 pm »
My new Pietta '51 in .36


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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #111 on: December 15, 2014, 02:28:26 pm »
FiremanBrad, that is a cool background! and a mighty fine revolver.

here's the one my lady just picked up this past weekend:

looks to be a circa 1993 manufactured Armi San Marco.  The grip feels just lovely.

and at the gunshow she picked up a mighty fine antique holster too.  It's a bit short, and looked to at one time hold an Open Top, or conversion, as it has a bump on the side for an ejection rod but no hump on the top for a topstrap:


the holster literally just sucks the gun in and keeps it nice and tight.  The strap over the hammer isn't really even needed.
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #112 on: December 16, 2014, 04:01:43 pm »
That background is the new Pietta box!!

Good find on that holster and pistol!!!

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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #113 on: May 10, 2015, 12:34:01 pm »
One of the new laser engraved Pietta's. All ye purists cringe at the sight of a .44cal 1851!




Group shot, of all my lasered Pietta's, mostly `51's.

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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #114 on: May 10, 2015, 12:47:23 pm »
Nice lookin bunch CraigC !!!!

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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #115 on: May 10, 2015, 07:07:22 pm »
My Confederate guns. Top: recent Leech & Rigdon. Bottom: Griswold & Gunnison


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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #116 on: April 27, 2016, 09:37:55 pm »
Just finished this one, bobbed barrel to 5", defarbed and re-blued it and the ejector.  Kirst Konverter and ejector, fires heel base ammo with 18 grains 3F Olde Ensford black powder.  I haven't lubed the bullets in the pics yet, normally I won't lube them until the day I shoot.  I just melt some lube in the microwave and dip the bullets nose first, or else just dip in crisco at the range.
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #117 on: June 21, 2016, 12:36:14 pm »
The big brown truck of happiness just arrived I present the Mistriss of London.......  Uberti 1851 London Navy...

Aye its been quite a ride aint it?

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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #118 on: September 29, 2016, 11:03:20 am »
No pics...yet.  I have this itch that I might just have to scratch.  Let's say you were to take a second gen Colt 1851...let's go with a Signature Series gun because they are usually cheaper, and install an 1861 grass grip frame and trigger guard.  While I am at it, I will replace all of the screws with a set of hardened screws from Uberti.  But, before I install them, I will polish and nitre blue them.  For grips, I think I will go with a set of Mexican Eagle polymers from Buffalo Brothers.  Just for grins, let's install an R&D gated conversion cylinder in .38 Long Colt.  Since picking empty cases out with my fingernails is a pain, let's also install a Kirst ejector rod.  Pretty nifty so far, but not as handy as I would like.  So, out comes the hacksaw....  WHACK  4 5/8" barrel with flat, uncrowned barrel, just like the three inches of barrel on the floor.  Dang...no front sight!  Kinda hard to aim without one.  Let's install a dovetailed front sight, since it is easier to see.  Stepping back to admire my handiwork, I realize that this is exactly the gun shown on the back cover of Adler's Cartridge Conversion book.  I am sure I will be taken to task since Uberti already makes an R-M version that is very close to what I just described.  Yes they do....  But it lacks two things that are important to me: correct barrel markings and proper case colors.  Besides, building it is half the fun!   ;D

Yup....  Might just have to scratch that itch...
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #119 on: September 29, 2016, 03:10:06 pm »
I like the idea.  ::)

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