Author Topic: Got a Colt SAA that's gonna get some love  (Read 2362 times)

Offline Doc Waxham

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Got a Colt SAA that's gonna get some love
« on: July 06, 2017, 10:06:58 pm »
Just got a late 1st Gen (1903)41Colt SAA that someone has completely blued sacrilige. Would you strip off the blued parts or leave it. Got it apart looks like all is good internally.

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« Last Edit: July 09, 2017, 07:48:22 pm by Doc Waxham »

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Re: Got a Colt SAA that needs love
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 12:27:50 am »
Internally is one thing - it's the external aspect that you need to assess.

Is the lettering sharp - and all the edges crisp, or has it been buffed and been left with a 'softened' look?

That's likely the case, and if so, then leave it as-is and use it as a shooter.

On the other hand, it may have merely been tank-dipped, and if everything is clean and crisp and not over-buffed, then get some 'Simichrome' and a soft cloth, and reduce the finish until you've 'silvered-out' the piece.

Without clear, close-up photos, it's impossible to say.

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Re: Got a Colt SAA that's gonna get some love
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 07:52:33 pm »
Found a shop in NC run by Dan Printz that does some nice work and he does bone and charcoal cch. So she is going to be a looker. Can't wait to get it done.

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Re: Got a Colt SAA that's gonna get some love
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 12:17:21 am »
That's great. Please consider taking before and after pictures and post them here. I'm sure everyone would love to see them.

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Re: Got a Colt SAA that's gonna get some love
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2019, 11:23:00 pm »
Hey Doc!  Still waiting on those pics!   ;D

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Re: Got a Colt SAA that's gonna get some love
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 02:56:43 am »
Oh no! Two years later ....
at least we know Doc is still alive since he was online yesterday....

Posting, in order to watch for photos....

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