Just some random Single Actions pictures

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    Mine show more wear and tear and the photography isn't as good as @Cocked & Locked but here's my contribution to this thread.

    1960 Colt SAA .357 Magnum

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    1965 Colt SAA .45 Colt

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    Great Western .45 Colt

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    Coming soon, Ruger Wrangler.
     
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    Nice! All of them. Good looking stags on the 357. :)
     
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    The finest SAA I ever owned. Engraved by Robert Burt. I bought this gun from Phillip in Wagram. I no longer own it. It is in one of the most prestigious collections in America. Though it brought me many thousands of dollars it was meant to be somewhere else. Under heavy magnification it was amazing. The horse's tail blowing in the wind and the sage brush and mountains in the back were wonderful. The Chief with the war bonnet on looked as if he might speak. I have many others still, but This was my finest moment in Colt ownership.
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    Holy cow, dude! That is the barbecue rig of all barbecue rigs. Woof.
     
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    Awesome engraving on that shiny Colt. This thread just reached the highest peak possible.:eek:
     
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    Beautiful engraving. But where did that "stumpy" (short barrel) one come from? Never seen one like that.
     
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    You should hold that one in your hands and look at all the work that went into it. Billy will be along to tell about t.
     
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    You Sir just named that old girl. Henceforth it will be known as "stumpy". It started life as a Ruger . I read Hamilton Bowen's book Custom Revolvers [important, if you don't own this book Get It], there are several "light weights" shown that look like he gun you asked about. I contacted Bowen and he told me to send him a gun and $2,500 and in a year or so I could have one. I told him I appreciated him talking to me and good-bye. I then went through my stash and found this Vaquero that Mike had given me for some occasion. I contacted The Don..Carroway. With the book and the gun my old friend pulled out from Battery Oaks to start this journey. About a month later it was finished as far as the whittling was concerned. Mike then sent it to JD Jones for a front sight and re finishing. It came back as you see it. It truly looks like Black Chrome. It has a 1 1/2 pound trigger and is deadly accurate. Once, with witnesses, I shot at a 4 foot tall 8 inch wide gas cylinder at 300 yards hitting it 4 times outta 12.

    Come see us and shoot that thing it is wonderful. STUMPY...perfect!

    Total cost to me for what you see turned out to be …..$O !!! Good to have Pards in the right places.
     
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    Tell em how high you were holding over.
     
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    It is a unique gun. That finish does look like black chrome. If I ever make it your way would love to see it. The others are equally awesome, I knew that one had a story. And I like that "when the whittling was done ". Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Wellll, one of the spotters said...... where are you holding? I said...Ya see that pine tree behind that cylinder, I'm aiming at the Top.
    I was raining 230 Ball in on the cylinder. BIG FUN!!! 4 outta 12 at 300 with the Mighty Stumpy!
     
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    10-4 on shooting for the stars. 300yds!!!
     
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    NRA Centennial I inherited from my dad. 9AB9E807-9FC5-4FFF-8714-86D249DD7159.jpeg
     
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    Hammer21b I'm you're Huckleberry

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    I’m having some custom leather made for it now at Jackson’s Leather in Asheville.
     
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    My NM Vaquero. 45acp.
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    How it gets carried.
     
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    Very Nice!

    The blade...The blade :(
     
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    Nice revolvers in this thread!
     
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    I like the looks of that ejectorless Single Action. What is it? Silver dollars and sipping whiskey ain't bad either. :cool:
     
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    It is a Liberty LTD not sure who that is. I bought it off GunBroker a few years ago. When my Dad got bad off I sold it. A gunsmith had it and added the mother of pearl diamonds. I was able to buy it back when he closed shop.
     
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    Taylor's & Co. Uberti Stallion Birdshead 38 special with Buck knife. Picked this up at the Taylor's & Co. Open House event. IMG_20190519_102434145.jpg
     
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    Crossdraw holster for the Stallion.... IMG_20190518_141351370.jpg
     
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    I've seen that one in person and the finish looks like polished hematite; it's an amazing piece.
     
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    Here she is in new clothes.
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    Here is a Colt Florida Territory that I got from a friend of my father after he passed away. I do not think it was ever shot.
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    I call this'n a Ruger Lightnin' 32... it says 32 H&R Magnum, but it's been reamed to 327.

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    A couple Colts I just got back from Nutmeg sports for new Rams Horn stocks. 1873 gold 2 1/2 dollar coins on the right side and 1990 and 2019 1/10 bullion on the right for the year of the guns. Just got them back today and need to take them out in the sun for some decent pics.

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    I've been dealing with Nutmeg for about 15 years. The great Jim Alamo and his daughter Emily have always treated me right. I have had several full house engraved guns done there. One for my 60th birthday and another pair for my 70th. Two weeks before the promised delivery date I got a call from Emily that they would not be ready on time..her Father had died. My friend and Colt Custom Shop Superintendent had crossed the river. Two weeks later they arrived. As beautiful as the first.
    Mike and I have a huge Geeerafff bone at Nutmeg now. They are making a pair of grips for a Colt Lightning that is being refinished for me at Ford's [hope to have it completed by M&G], the rest of the entire bone will be made into 1911 grips.
    Mike has enough dead animal bones to keep them busy for the rest of mine and his lives.
     
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    Bones, Horns, Antlers, Tusks...make great handgun grips. Like’um big time.
     
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    Those grips on @wired guns are beautiful. Never seen better colors. AND they're tough as …..wellll a Ram's Horn...
     
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    I'll say

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    @Michael458 has his twin's head on the wall. He had to leave it outside a year for the smell to go away!!!
     
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    Walt Marston did these grips. This was a suicide special 357 2nd gen I bought at a pawn shop for $800 that had laid in a pool of blood for a while and the finish had been destroyed. I rebuilt it as a .45 and had the cylinder bored by Bob James and I changed the barrel and just about everything else. Fords did the refinishing on the frame, cylinder and grip frame. The barrel was an NOS Colt piece I left alone.

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    When I got it...

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    More of the Family... USAA's top and bottom with Ivory from Nutmeg and the middle Colt I dont know who did the ivory.

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