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Old February 06, 2019, 23:51   #1
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Just A Collection Pic

The revolvers as they were last spring. I'll update again this spring.



The leftmost 1858 is a repro. The one on the right is original, as is everything else.

I have opinions on some of them.
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Old February 07, 2019, 00:08   #2
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Very nice!! I'm envious.
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Old February 07, 2019, 08:31   #3
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Great *display* reminiscent of International Exhibition or World's Fair, back in the day.
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Old February 07, 2019, 11:59   #4
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Nice, I wish I hadn't sold my Nagant revolver, it was an interesting peice
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Old February 07, 2019, 16:14   #5
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Some big bore break tops? Very nice collection.

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Old February 07, 2019, 16:28   #6
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Some big bore break tops? Very nice collection.

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Two Belgian .44-40s from the same unknown maker. One is SN about 40, one about 60. Lots of Smith clones were made in Belgium.

I have a bunch of .38 top breaks including a "Smill and Wellson, Sprangfeld MUS, EUA" that I loaned to Forgotten Weapons. That one is Spanish.

The ivory gripped one at lower right under the ring is a .32 Smith 2nd Model with a 3 digit SN
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Old February 07, 2019, 20:04   #7
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NICE!!!WHEELIES!!!
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Very nice. I see you're a fellow Hoosier. Where abouts? I live right next to the Mississinewa Reservoir south of Wabash.


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Old February 07, 2019, 21:00   #9
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Many here can build a picket fence with FALs.

Art has his M1A/M14s.

Huey has his ARs.

Some of us like 1911s.

There is a Garand collector or two here as well.

Paco has....well let's not even start on Paco

Mike Williamson apparently has wheel guns

I love this place !!!!
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Old February 07, 2019, 21:10   #10
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Very nice. I see you're a fellow Hoosier. Where abouts? I live right next to the Mississinewa Reservoir south of Wabash.


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We go to Bass and Bucks to shoot our sub guns, belt feds, and flamethrower.

I'm south of Greenwood in the sticks.
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Many here can build a picket fence with FALs.

Art has his M1A/M14s.

Huey has his ARs.

Some of us like 1911s.

There is a Garand collector or two here as well.

Paco has....well let's not even start on Paco

Mike Williamson apparently has wheel guns

I love this place !!!!
I can build a picket fence of ARs or AKs or Mausers or Mosin Nagants.
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Fences are for displaying the heads and rotting corpses of your fallen foes. Just sayin'.
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Which makes Mosins perfect for it.
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Which makes Mosins perfect for it.
Mosins have long bayonets so they can hold the heads of your enemies while you are dealing with new ones
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Old February 09, 2019, 23:01   #15
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Fences are for displaying the heads and rotting corpses of your fallen foes. Just sayin'.

re: your sig

http://www.sharppointythings.com/tsh...;t%20Kill.html
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Old February 10, 2019, 13:18   #16
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Very nice collection!

How many of them do you shoot?
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Very nice collection!

How many of them do you shoot?
Everything I can get ammo for, including the 1858 Remington, though it's worn enough the balls bounce off a log at this point.

Reloadable rimfire and pinfire are available from a gentleman in Belgium--the rimfire is primed with .22 blanks.

I need to find some 7.5 Swedish Nagant and .320 Garrucha Brazilian (not a revolver). I have 8mm Lebel revolver and 10.4mm Italian.

I recently acquired a 9mm Jap revolver. It needs repair.
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Old February 10, 2019, 14:25   #18
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All original including the lanyard.

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I made the holster based on a police original. The RF Conversion was factory done.

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Needs a bit of work. 1858 Lefaucheux, 12mm pinfire, converted to 12mm centerfire. Hand engraved.

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Behold this little Belgian thing covered in Persian script but Arabic references in a French caliber (8mm French Ordnance).





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Old February 10, 2019, 14:34   #22
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And my .44 Triple Lock
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My eldest daughter's 21st birthday present.







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And the regular pistols. The Wm Glaze percussion is mostly original. The lock was replaced. Possibly by Bannerman.

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That is one sweet wheelgun collection...you just need an SAA.
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It may be heresy, but the SAA has never appealed to me. I do want an 1851 Colt, and a Python to go with my Cobra.
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All original including the lanyard.

Just recently a friend brought his Colt 1917 out for a show & tell.
He let us fire it. The DA trigger was quite heavy and the smooth stocks were less than ideal.

Unusual for a Colt revolver it had a lug on the barrel to protect the end of the ejector.

He fired 45 Colt ammo through it but he mentioned that he had also expected it to accept 45 ACP. With the ACP cartridges in normal full moon clips, the cylinder would not close, so he thinned down several clips until he had a workable combination.
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Just recently a friend brought his Colt 1917 out for a show & tell.
He let us fire it. The DA trigger was quite heavy and the smooth stocks were less than ideal.

Unusual for a Colt revolver it had a lug on the barrel to protect the end of the ejector.

He fired 45 Colt ammo through it but he mentioned that he had also expected it to accept 45 ACP. With the ACP cartridges in normal full moon clips, the cylinder would not close, so he thinned down several clips until he had a workable combination.
If it was a proper 1917 it was made for .45 ACP in half moon clips, and should not have chambered .45 Colt.

Unless someone reamed it after the war.
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The gun is unusual.

It had "Colt DA 45" roll marked on the barrel.
US ARMY MODEL 1917 stamped on the butt.
There were no problems chambering or ejecting 45 Colt.

If it had been built as a 45 ACP, the moon clips should have fit into the frame.
I guess if a 45Colt cylinder was in a bin of 45ACP parts.....
Still doesn't explain the ejector guard.
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Rebarreled with a Smith barrel for some reason?

My daughter's 1916 wartime had an unsquare cylinder until we had it trued, and had been reamed from .455 to .45 Colt.

Wartime, things happen. Post war, Bubba happens.
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It is a nice collection...

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Rebarreled with a Smith barrel for some reason?

My daughter's 1916 wartime had an unsquare cylinder until we had it trued, and had been reamed from .455 to .45 Colt.

Wartime, things happen. Post war, Bubba happens.
A Smith barrel is what came to mind when he described it. When I saw it though it was clearly not the case. The styling is different.

This lug is very plain and encloses the initial 1/8" of the knurl on the end of the ejector. The forward part of it sweeps up toward the barrel.
The lug was fashioned from a separate piece of steel which was joined to the barrel, unlike a Smith, which is integral to the barrel.

It doesn't appear to be a hack job.
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Wonderful collection but the converted pinfire is extraordinary!
More information please.
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It's hand engraved, was reblued at some point, which is why the frame is purple. I'll need to case harden it. Indexing is close, I'll need that fixed before shooting, and will have to chamber cast to find out what to make cases from.

Most of them have a firing pin added, and the pinfire hammer removed. This still has both, which is unusual.

Some idiot--whomever blued it--panicked and sanded the stocks. You know the type. "OMG! There's still imperfections in the wood! KEEP SANDING!! Until it's dead smooth. AND NOW IT'S TOO SMALL! Why does this always happen?"

So I may make replacements and keep those as well.

OTOH, I got it with a lot of 12 revolvers and by the time I was done trading it was free. So there's that.

I made the flap holster my wife is wearing here.

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