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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2012, 10:08:52 am »
Hi,

Here are some pics of my 'gun that never was'; an ASM (?) .44 Cal '51 Colt. Although non-traditional, it spends most of it's time in the holster; and when out it makes a nice big boom ... too far from the spectators to see that it is a .44Cal.  ...


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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2012, 11:27:48 am »
PM sent to ya!

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 pm recieved and email sent. thanks
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2012, 11:34:53 am »


Second Gen Colt 1851 with 1861 trigger guard and Tru-Ivory grips.

very nice :o
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2012, 11:37:16 am »
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2012, 12:19:31 pm »
Dittos.  Sweet pistol

Thanks!  I like it a lot...I just wish the grips fit a bit better....   :-\
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2012, 12:40:25 pm »
Been doing some gun room cleaning and found these two I forgot about.  A pair of Robert E. Lee "C" series Colts.  Now I need to decide whether to tune and shoot them or leave them stock and new in the box.  I bought these because my fingers barely fit in the square back trigger guards.  2nd Gen 1851 Colts with round trigger guards are scarce.


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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2012, 05:47:22 pm »
Thanks!  I like it a lot...I just wish the grips fit a bit better....   :-\

I can fit that frame and those grips to each other for ya!
Then we need to silver plate it.............

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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2012, 10:54:15 am »
I can fit that frame and those grips to each other for ya!
Then we need to silver plate it.............

HH

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You've got mail!   ;D
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2012, 11:12:12 am »
Been doing some gun room cleaning and found these two I forgot about.  A pair of Robert E. Lee "C" series Colts.  Now I need to decide whether to tune and shoot them or leave them stock and new in the box.  I bought these because my fingers barely fit in the square back trigger guards.  2nd Gen 1851 Colts with round trigger guards are scarce.



I have three of those and they are by far my "favor-ites" of all the Colts.

One some jack wagon antiqued (rusted to hell) and even "un" fitted the grips on it :-\
I use it for a sort of test mule in cartridge work.

One is just like yours in the box w/accessories and unfired.

One is getting the (commemorative) roll marking removed and some subtle 1st generation metal work done to it...

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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2012, 12:09:55 am »
the colt 1851 navy is my all time favorite hand gun.
 here are mine.

my well used 3rd generation with accessories, and yes boys its loaded it stays this way from october to about mid march, if it aint loaded it cuz i'm reloading it ;D



a very old uberti with a 5 some odd inch barrel that i found in a pawn shop about 15 years ago. it didnt have a lick of bluing left on it.



my second generation made in 1974 with a colt display box and accessories




my second generation 1 of 500 shooters i believe that was made in 1976,note the brass trigger guard




to me this gun has the best case harden i have seen on a factory gun





and just for fun



i have a second generation made in 1971 with a dixon bag flask due in any day now that i'll post pictures of when i get it, and im fatten up my piggy bank for another one that i have a cool project in mind for after the first of the year ;D
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2012, 09:07:06 am »
Guess I should include my THUER here ;)



This is a Colts Second Generation, Original (hand engraved, London) cylinder and a hand made ring...





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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2012, 09:41:40 am »
Got some pictures of the Thuer ammo?

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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2012, 10:04:58 pm »
What's the general opinions about Traditions guns?

I see one on gun broker that I'm interested in.
Are they worth the money? 

This one has a 5 inch barrel, is nickel and engraved.  They are asking around $270.00.

Good price? Bad price? 
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2012, 10:12:10 pm »
Sounds like an "Old Silver" in 44 cal.........
Those are photo engraved.
The 44 calibre 1851''s tend to sell cheaper.

Are you sure it's nickle and not just in the white?
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2012, 10:50:41 pm »
Sounds like an "Old Silver" in 44 cal.........
Those are photo engraved.
The 44 calibre 1851''s tend to sell cheaper.

Are you sure it's nickle and not just in the white?


The Traditions/Piettas photo engraved .44 cal 5 inch barreled  '51 navies come in two varieties,  The old silver finish - that I can't tell you what it actually is; but I'm thinking some kind of chemical etching of the metal - and the heat treated high polished in the white that looks like nickel. 
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2012, 11:55:22 pm »
You're correct.  I went back to the auction and it's the 44 Cal model and it says the barrel is 7 inches.  I lost any interest I had in it. I preferred it was a. 36 instead and had a 5 inch barrel. 

Oh well.  :)
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2012, 06:55:59 am »
Don't give up Brotha!
There are some great deals to be had on there ;)
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2012, 06:53:54 pm »
Guess I'll post a pic of my 1851 London Models - original and reproduction .....



The original is one of 800 such revolvers purchased from British War Department stocks by Canada (i.e. the pre-Confederation Colony, consisting of Upper Canada and Lower Canada) in 1855 for issue to its Volunteer Militia Troops of Cavalry.  This one is marked on the grips .... as all of them were .... in this case denoting that this revolver was issued in Upper Canada as number 4 of the 50 revolvers issued in B Troop (St. Catharines in the Niagara Region)  -



The reproduction revolver (Uberti) is one of a "limited commemorative edition" sold back in the 1970's by an Ontario gun dealer, each one marked as one of the originals would have been marked .....

And I now have a London-style case (made by Bill's Cases) which will fit either revolver, of course.  Here it is housing the original -

Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
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Re: OFFICIAL 1851 thread (post pictures here)
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2012, 05:06:41 pm »
Rattlesnake Jack, that is an awesome original and having a matching repro is very cool as well.

I've posted these before, but since we have an official '51 picture thread now  :) here's my Cimarron '51 conversions again.

The 7 1/2" Richards-Masons I had first, and the fancy 5 1/2" came later.  They are charcoal blue, engraved by Kelly Laster, then I sent the frames to Doug Turnull for his case hardening.  For a while I had Thunderer grips on them (hi-resolution pic of those that shows the engraving better here: http://www.davidscottharper.com/shoot/Thunderer-Masons.jpg ) They now have Bar-S Tru-Ivory "slightly aged" grips.


I rotate through several sets of guns shooting CAS, but shoot these the most.  Great for BP Gunfighter.


And this is the original set after I refinished the grips with an oil finish


Nichols Creek shot this video of me shooting the engraved conversions gunfighter style.  Not the smoothest in the world and one rifle miss through the smoke, but who cares?   ;D 

 

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