Just some random Single Actions pictures

Discussion in 'Single Actions and other cowboy handguns' started by Cocked & Locked, May 11, 2019.

  1. NKD

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    You did yourself and the world a favor saving that old Colt. It appears you have had the same results we have had with Ford's and Nutmeg.
     
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    Whats even more impressive is that those nickel USFA's were both Rodeo's originally with their crappy matte blue finish. I made a killer deal on 3 rodeo's for $1300 and traded one of them for that finish and grips on the top one. The other one I paid I think $800 for the nickel and ivory.
     
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    Mike and I have 2 guns at Ford's now. I am trying to Always have Something there to look forward to.

    Considering a 3 1/2 inch Pre 27 for next.
     
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    ^^ That's a good NFA strategy too.
     
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    Nothing fancy, a USFA in 44sp


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    Actually that is fancy. o_O
     
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    My other SAA


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    Yep, that's fancy also. :confused:
     
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    I have very few Cowboy Guns, but like the ones I do have pretty good, even though they never get shot anymore and I found out this morning that two of the three double rigs I have, have shrunk up from not being used properly I suppose. Both of these are Galco rigs, one I had them custom make for me many years ago, must have been using bad leather I reckon for the to shrink up like that????? Hmmmmm................???

    I can't remember where I got these from or how, Billy probably does, the older he gets, the more I forget............ Anyway, not Colts, but I am sure, if $$ were not a factor, I would not trade them for two Colts....... I think these are American Western, or something such....... But they are far slicker and tighter than the two Colts I do have.............

    I had Mammoth Ivory Grips fitted to them years ago........................

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    These are my Galco rigs that seem to have shrunk..................

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    Billy and I had a fellow do a couple of Elephant Leather rigs for us some years ago from some of my Elephant Leather............ Thank God, this one still fits, didn't shrink up like that Galco leather...............
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    Its funny how the belt shrinks but the holster still fits... must make them out of different leather.
     
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    That's how I figure it too....... Cheap leather in the belt........... LOL.............
     
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    Seems to me it’s something about the age of the leather. The newer the leather, the less it seems to shrink. ;)
     
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    The last 2 shooters Just left. They were handling my twin rig to yours. They are indeed impressive!!!

    By the way......your damn pants are shrinking too!!!
     
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    I noticed that myself. How odd....... I suppose cheap materials they are using these days.......HEH......
     
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    I wanted to see about that. Makes good sense to me.

    I thought I would go order a couple new belts, went to Galco site, and they don't have but one, and it looks like CRAP..........Not like the ones I have above..........
     
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    Belt stretcher...…………………………..?
     
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    Excellent idea. I will bring them over this afternoon, you get on one end, I on the other and we start pulling.......................HEH.............
     
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    A super blackhawk I rescued. I put an 1873 trigger guard on it and built the bisley backstrap. A buddy gave me a piece of marble wood for the handles. I removed all the rust and pitting and gave it a slow rust blue.

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    Wonderful firearms and superb photography Sir!

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    This Blackhawk 357 is the first single action revolver I got. I was about 15 at the time. It has traveled many a mile with me. IMG_1835.JPG