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"Was" for sale? Is it following you home?
Why is it sitting on a milling machine vise? I wouldn't think you'd be doing work on a historic thing like that...
Even after you saw it, Tam? :-)Funny thing how many different kinds of pistols there were in the "old west". Not everyone had a Colt Peacemaker. One scene I love in "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" is where the "Ugly" goes in to a gun shop and tears apart 3 or 4 percussion pistols and makes one "good" pistol out of them.
Is that Kurt style vise attached to a Tree mill?
How hard would it be to get ammo for the Frontier? Would have to be black powder, wouldn't it?
Dare I ask what all was missing? And what was the asking? Guns in the People's Republic of California sold in the remaining gun stores carry a premium as compared to other states, Sometimes it seems to be about 20%, approximately, and I wonder how consistent that markup is.
Is it following you home?Gerry
The mill vise is attached to a 1962 Bridgeport J-head turret mill. Or so I am led to believe. I just thought it was a Bridgeport mill. :o (And yes, the gun was for sale, but is not so any longer. :D )
How hard would it be to get ammo for the Frontier? Would have to be black powder, wouldn't it?That is...if you decided to shoot it. I'm afraid if I owned it I'd want to shoot it just once. If it doesn't blow up that increases the value, yes?
I have always loved the look of those. I would love to own a modern replica so that I could shoot it without worrying about values etc.s
I'm lurking in wait for the first guy who tells you how hard it will be to find an ejector rod.In +jealous+ wait, that is.
If there's one thing improving CAD/CAM would bring in my fantasy future it would be the ability to run off replicas of obsolete firearms in modern steel for the cost of the stock material and not much more.Shoot a Wild Bunch match with the guns of "The Mummy", or Sherlock Holmes, that sort of thing.
A Colt you say? I just picked a nice 1917 in an out of the way corner of Lower Alabama this weekend. It was dressed up with some '60's vintage sambar stag grips and needed a little tlc. I'm afraid the pawn broker really didn't appreciate what he had. :)
What's that little screw on the front of the grip for?
TJIC,"Why is it sitting on a milling machine vise? I wouldn't think you'd be doing work on a historic thing like that..."It was a clear surface and looked photogenic. I may try and get it running someday, but that shouldn't require a mill.Baker,"What's that little screw on the front of the grip for?"Mainspting tension/retention.
Can I ask what they were asking for it?I'm not being nosy, my father has one almost exactly like it in .44-40 and it's downstairs in my safe.I really haven't begun trying to find info on the thing. Or the Colt 1917 in .45ACP that's right next to it.
Hey, I got a new gun too. Got informed today I won an 870 Express Super Magnum in a raffle.Or I could take cash value.Or I could trade toward something else.Not quite enough value there to cover the Thompson Center Dimension I really want. But maybe I can talk SWMBO into a little extra budget :)
I love my big old 1909 Colt, it's hoot to shoot!
I love my big ol' 1909 Colt, it's a hoot to shoot!
I could so see something like that as a hideout gun in The Shootist or similar period western flick!
If you spot a nice Webley and Scott break top in .455 contact me, so I can cry.
Is that style grip not known as a "Detective Special"? I recall my father having a S&W 32-20 revolver that he claimed went by that name.
"I could so see something like that as a hideout gun in The Shootist or similar period western flick!"8:43 PM, January 06, 2014I'm thinking this particular piece is a storekeeper's version. Those were either kept handy behind the counter, or used as a pocket/hideout gun. So, yeah, I could see it too.
Tam, speaking of interesting Colt revolvers, did you see this fascinating Model 1855 revolving rifle with scope?http://theautry.org/the-colt-revolver-in-the-american-west/on-the-american-frontier?artifact=87.118.131I had no idea such early rifles could mount a sight like that.
Hey Peter,From what I've heard, some of those early "scopes", especially from the Civil War period, were actually just a "sight tube". They had crosshairs but no glass, so no magnification. The adjustments are in the rings. I heard those were pretty effective... no reason they won't still do the job on that older class of rifles.
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