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Here's a few of mine
 

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OOh I like SA's! :p :p :p

That one looks GREAT Guzzyjohn!

I just picked this one up. Its a 1961 Ruger Bear Cat.




This was a gift from my Bullseye league a few years back, its our top award.










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Texas ranger commemorative Colt from around 1970. The real ivory grips were an option. So detailed it almost looks fake doesn't it? Reminds me of the cap guns I had as a kid. It's got some sort of silver leaf finish that isn't plating. It was my Grampa's gun and at some point he wiped it down hard enough to rub off a piece of the finish on the barrel. I've debated sending it back to colt to have chromed or silver plated since the original finish is compromised.
 

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gcrank1 said:
OHHHH, A BAR-B-Que gun! ;)
Id leave it as is and love it.
You may find this interesting:
http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/threads/colt-sa-45-commemorative-texas-ranger.55809/
Thanks, I looked it up the other day and found that link. Back when I inherited it from my Grampa I had looked it up and found a lot more info including the weird silver finish. Normally I wouldn't question just leave it, but since the finish is messed up it is no longer mint. That and the idiots at the gunshop I had it sent to (had to in order to legally get it from out of state) cut the zip tie off of it and cycled it enough to leave marks on the cylinder... The finish is soft enough that you can literally scrape it off with your thumbnail if you want to since apparently they figured they'd never get shot or handled much. Since the value isn't there anymore other than as a fancy shooter it seems a shame to just leave it in the safe all the time. Here's a pic of the damaged area. There is a dark area where the barrel meets the frame, and on the ejector housing the finish is missing near the frame and turns wrinkley where it is lifting off but still there. He had showed it to me around 1995 or so from where he had it squirreled away in the basement ceiling. I think the improper storage is what caused the issue. He had another cased set of engraved Hipowers that the pearl looking grips were falling apart. He was able to find an original set of those though.
 

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It is maybe what is called a 'coin finish'??? Silver plate is soft. Sad about the shop cycling it, completely unprofessional, especially on a collector grade firearm.
Ive been around a bunch of 'old stuff' through the years and 1)condition is everything, and 2)original can often be more valuable than a refurb. This may take some time but it is only original ONCE.
I say get a nice heavily tooled Tom Threepersons holster with a very mild cant and start looking for gun friendly BBQs to get invited to (we're doing our Wisconsin version as Fish Fry Rigs this year).
 

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Moleman -

That is a beautiful Colt SAA, and I have news for you. Even with the slightly compromised finish, that gun is not "just a shooter". It is a real Colt with full coverage factory hand engraving, and ivory stocks. It is quite valuable to the right person. Refinishing, even from the factory would not increase its value, and probably lower it. If you were to take a dozen or so detailed, high res photo's of it, and post it on a sight like Gun Broker, I think you would be surprised at what it would bring.

cwlongshot -

Aint no flies on that flat top USFA either. That's a gun I should have bought back when they were still making them. Can't afford one now...:(

Larry
 

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Bigeasy, I would have to be in a world of hurt to ever consider selling it or his plain jane Rem 1100 with a yellow label maker strip on the forearm with his name embossed in it. The sentimental value is more important to me but I don't want to wreck it either. My Grampa was pretty upset when he found the damage and had told me once that he was thinking about sending it back to Colt, but was at a point in his life where it just wasn't feasible.
 

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OK...here are a few....

Pls click on the photo as the pics are kinda blurry....

Ruger FT convertible 45colt/45acp
Gary Reeder Javelina Classic 300GNR
Gary Reeder Ultimate Black Widow 475Linbaugh
Gary Reeder Pocket Packer 327 Fed
Ruger BH 41mag
Gary Reeder American Classic 429GNR
 

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.41 New Model Blackhawk.

The walnut stocks are stored away, these Hogues make it comfortable to shoot.


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I am the original owner of the Vaquero (45 LC) and the single six. The Super Blackhawk (44 Mag) was my fathers and is mine now. They will all be handed down to my daughter and her kids someday.

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NICE LOOKING GUNS GUYS!!

Here is a couple more of mine:

NAA 22Mag



My Single Nine with Stag grips.



My Colt SCOUT 22MAG



My Ruger Single six 3Screw 22LR/22MAG W/buffalo horn grips



Cimmeron Arms 1873 45 COLT W/one piece walnut grips



First gen Ruger 357 Magnum Laminated "gunfighter" grips.



Ruger Bisley 45COLT



Ruger 30Carbine


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I've had this gun for nearly 40 years, and it's still my favorite. It's a Uberti 1851 London model Navy. The charcoal blue finish and steel trigger guard vs. the brass trigger guard sold me. I shoots as good as it looks.
 

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Here is my Cimarron Arms Frontier .357 magnum. This has to be my favorite gun.

 

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A couple of mine in their home holsters
 

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Uberti / Navy Arms Schofield 5" in 45 Colt
S&W Baby Russian in 38 S&W
Ruger Single Six with a 9.5" barrel 22Mag
Ruger Single Six Bisley 6.5" in 22LR
 

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