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Offline Dave T

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« Reply #75 on: July 13, 2018, 06:44:56 pm »
Hello!  Thought I would submit USFA Ser # 58988, Gunslinger, .45, 4 3/4, BP frame, walnut grips. I ordered this gun new from USFA around 2005/2006.  I ordered the gunslinger because of the aged finish.  This SA is a working gun, my personal carry weapon for about 10 years down here in Texas,  and it shows it.  I didn't want a gun that was to pretty to use on a daily basis.  Its personality just gets better with age and use.  I love this gun, flawless operation, shoots right to the point of aim, couldn't ask for better!  Hope this information is of use to your project.

mickee,

I am green with envy (smile). I would love to have that very gun to go with the 7-1/2" Gunslinger 45 Colt with a BP frame I have. I hate the name "Gunslinger" but have learned to love the finish as applied by the factory since acquiring mine.

I am so jealous,
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« Reply #76 on: July 13, 2018, 07:25:21 pm »
Thank you Mickee.  Great info!  And a really nice gun.

I thought about DaveT when seeing your gun.  I see he has  ;D
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« Reply #77 on: July 14, 2018, 01:20:59 pm »
To Dave T and Yahoody, glad you found the info useful.  Regarding the name "gunslinger" that USFA hung on that SA, I'm in agreement, horrible name for that weapon but the usefullness of that SA outweighs all else.  I'm not the USFA guru some of you folks are but as far as I can tell this is a 100% USFA made gun.  As I stated previously, this is my daily carry gun, both open carry and concealed.  Its a bit large and heavy for concealed but carried in a tight to the body Mernickle holster and a good stiff, thick leather belt and a loose shirt it works out OK.  If I get a chance I'll try to get a photo posted to give an idea of what this shooter looks like with 10 years plus of honest daily wear on her. Worn grey/silver, honest holster wear and worn walnut.  Each year that goes by I like this shooter more and more.  Everyone be well!

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« Reply #78 on: July 15, 2018, 02:44:23 pm »
I love the idea of shooting these guns. Of course that pretty well places me outside the "collector" class but I can't help it. For 51 years now I have found myself selling guns I don't shoot. It usually takes about 2 years but if I haven't fired it in that length of time the bloom is off the rose. Yea I've gotten rid of some guns I now miss (don't ask about my 1st Gen Colts, it'll start me crying) but I am at heart a shooter.

I'm looking for an all US pre-war USFA BP frame, 45 Colt, 4-3/4" or a BP framed  Gunslinger in that length. They are rare birds but I guarantee if I locate either one and can afford it, I will shoot it and I mean more than once to say I did. Probably with BP loads at that. (smile)

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« Reply #79 on: July 15, 2018, 03:33:12 pm »
To Dave T. You have probably seen it but I'll give you a heads up anyway.  Gunbroker has a .45 USFA Gunslinger, 4 3/4,  58XXX serial range I believe.  However it is not a BP frame but is for sale at a low price with no bids on it.  Says unfired, but I don't know about that.  I've seen better patina finishes but the the low asking it might be worth a look see.  Best wishes

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« Reply #80 on: July 15, 2018, 04:51:01 pm »
Looks to be #58697.  Gunslinger for sure.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/777762824 
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« Reply #81 on: August 17, 2018, 08:38:47 pm »
Here is another SN.
Custer Battlefield SN # 6733.  I bought this one used in 2009 or so and sold it to a buddy later.  I looked at it last night and it appears to be an American made pistol.
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« Reply #82 on: August 19, 2018, 11:40:15 am »
I think all Custer Battlefield's are 100% USA. The earliest reference I can find to the Custer Battlefield is in the 2005 catalog. The 2004 catalog does not list the Custer Battlefield. The same is true for the Gunslinger, it's not in the 2004 catalog but it is in the 2005 catalog.

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« Reply #83 on: August 21, 2018, 07:57:23 pm »
I was at the LGS today and they have a 38 Spl Rodeo, Stainless fire blued screws and brownish grips SN # K602  asking $1595
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« Reply #84 on: April 07, 2019, 05:01:29 pm »
I have a number to add:
Single Action #25904.
Full nickel finish, 4.75", .38 Special, hard rubber grips.
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« Reply #85 on: April 09, 2019, 01:06:46 pm »
I have a USFA Single Action (Stated on box) 4 3/4" .44 Special, serial No. 28657, purchased 8/24/2011.

This gun was originally ordered through a local gun shop as a 4 3/4" Rodeo II, .44 Spl. in March 2010. However, there were delays: USFA stopped the matte nickel process, then they ran out of .44 barrels and finally notified my dealer that they were about to ship the wrong gun (5 1/2"). This took about a year or so. Finally I talked to Gary, at the factory, and we agreed on an all-blued 4 3/4" .44 Spl Single Action, marked "Russian and S & W .44" in May 2011. Based on the date of the phome call and the receipt of the gun, it was manufactured between May and August of 2011.

The original quoted price for the Rodeo II was $775, including a $150 "specisl" charge for .44 Special chambering as Rodeo II's were only then offered in .38 Spl. or .45 Colt. My final cost with a $30 background check fee and 8% sales tax was $872.81.


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« Reply #86 on: April 09, 2019, 01:19:49 pm »
Thank you all for adding serial numbers!  Much appreciated.

Hanover that is an interesting gun...being a 28XX serial number and all blue.  I've had three of the 44 Special/Russians.  All 4 3/4".  Only one left here now.  But always liked the original style Colt 44 roll marks.

Congrads to all for owning some mighty fine guns!
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Re: Serial Numbers - Let's Support Yahoody!
« Reply #87 on: May 24, 2019, 07:20:04 am »
Not a USFA but a USPtF: 4 3/4", 45 Colt, #201xx. Sold on GB yesterday for $625.

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« Reply #88 on: May 24, 2019, 09:35:48 pm »
Serial number for the "Colt and S&W Special 38" Gunslinger (I hate that name) 4-3/4" I just acquired is #58810. Another one for your data.

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« Reply #89 on: May 25, 2019, 12:39:49 am »
Thank you both Gentlemen!
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« Reply #90 on: June 30, 2019, 08:35:21 am »
I have a USFA Pre-War, serial number 28629, 5 1/2", bought on Gunbroker Dec 2007.  Based on the other threads here, I believe it is a USA parts gun.

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« Reply #91 on: June 30, 2019, 05:12:29 pm »
Chuck,

With that 28,692 serial number I would bet you are right. You didn't say what caliber it's in. We are naturally curious. (smile)

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« Reply #92 on: July 03, 2019, 09:48:19 am »
Does 28629 seem like a high number for 2007? I don't know, I'm just asking.

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« Reply #93 on: July 03, 2019, 02:06:50 pm »
28XXX serial number would typically be a Buntline from USFA

It could be a early USFA from Uberti parts.   But have to see the photos of the gun to tell one way or the other.

Or could just as easily be a really nice Prewar with a custom serial number to match and old Colt :o

"I have a USFA Pre-War, serial number 28629, 5 1/2"

Love to see some photos of what you have.  If you can't post them you can send them to my email and I will for you.
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« Reply #94 on: July 04, 2019, 01:20:01 pm »
Here is a link gunbroker SN29XXX 45LC 7.5
 https://www.gunbroker.com/item/819472024

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« Reply #95 on: July 10, 2019, 08:34:11 am »
Chuck,

With that 28,692 serial number I would bet you are right. You didn't say what caliber it's in. We are naturally curious. (smile)

Dave

I took another look at the serial number and it looks like it's 23692, not 28692. The caliber is .45 Colt.  I noticed that the barrel is turning a plum color, like my old Ruger Flattop.  Here are some pictures. 












































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« Reply #96 on: August 10, 2019, 02:12:47 pm »
Here one on gun broker SN 27012 44-40, 4.75" with shinning hammer, like my two 44-40
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/822848405

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« Reply #97 on: August 10, 2019, 02:59:22 pm »
#23692 is almost 1500 guns into the early production USAF guns.  Your frame photos clearly shows that it is USA made frame.
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