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Old 02-21-2014, 03:12 AM   #11
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It was very good. It had a 5.5 inch barrel. The sights were simple, but quite effective.
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It was very good. It had a 5.5 inch barrel. The sights were simple, but quite effective.
Awesome.
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Well, it turns out the gun had already been sold. It sold just before I bought it, so they didn't have time to update their site.

The good news is, I found the same exact gun in 38 special for $100 less.
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The good news is, I found the same exact gun in 38 special for $100 less.
Even better!

You get a more readily available caliber for less money!

I know, I know, you like odd-ball calibers. Oh well. You still save money.
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The only down side is, the gun is not is as great as condition as the first one. The bore is clean, and it everything should work perfectly fine on it. The finish though is not so great. A lot of it is worn off, and what's left is kind of rough. I won't know how rough until I give it a good cleaning with oil and fine steel wool.

I may just refinish it. I think a classic rust blue would look fantastic, and somewhat similar to the original finish.





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Tex that is still a cool gun. I say enjoy!
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Even better!

You get a more readily available caliber for less money!

I know, I know, you like odd-ball calibers. Oh well. You still save money.
I actually save a lot of money. Plus the $100 off the gun.

The dies were about $75-$80, the mold for casting the bullets were about $90 for the size and style I needed, plus I would need to get everything else for casting (about $70-$80). Though, I'm going to start casting anyways, so that wouldn't matter.
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Tex that is still a cool gun. I say enjoy!
I'll enjoy the heck out of it.
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If you can't see yourself ever getting rid of it, I vote for re-finishing it.

They say doing so degrades the actual value of the gun substantially, but again this is irrelevant if you plan on keeping it. At that point, you assign its value.
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If you can't see yourself ever getting rid of it, I vote for re-finishing it.

They say doing so degrades the actual value of the gun substantially, but again this is irrelevant if you plan on keeping it. At that point, you assign its value.
I paid $200 for it, so I'm not worried about degrading the value. I also don't see myself ever getting rid of it. I bought it as a shooter, not a collectable. Though, I think I'd like to get quite a few Colts and S&Ws from this time period. (1890s-1930s) They just have that old lawman feel to them and are just plain awesome.

Now, if most of the original finish was still on the gun and in good shape, I'd leave it be.
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