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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 11:06 pm
Here's some of my favorite 'ponies'...

COLT SAA... 45Colt... 4 3/4" barrel

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COLT Gold Cup National Match... 45acp... 5" match barrel

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COLT Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless... 380acp...3 3/4" barrel ( circa 1922 )

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:38 pm
Very nice SHOOTER! .......am jealous.......


Is that a case hardened finish on your SAA?
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 7:44 pm
LAZY EYED SNIPER wrote:Very nice SHOOTER! .......am jealous.......


Is that a case hardened finish on your SAA?



Yea Sniper...here's a little better pic of the color case hardened frame of my Colt SAA...

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Case hardening or surface hardening is the process of hardening the surface of a metal, often a low carbon steel, by infusing elements into the material's surface, forming a thin layer of a harder alloy. Case hardening is usually done after the part in question has been formed into its final shape, but can also be done to increase the hardening element content of bars to be used in a pattern welding or similar process.

Case hardening involves packing the low-carbon iron within a substance high in carbon, then heating this pack to encourage carbon migration into the surface of the iron. This forms a thin surface layer of higher carbon steel, with the carbon content gradually decreasing deeper from the surface. The resulting product combines much of the toughness of a low-carbon steel core, with the hardness and wear resistance of the outer high-carbon steel.

The traditional method of applying the carbon to the surface of the iron involved packing the iron in a mixture of ground bone and charcoal, or a combination of leather, hooves, salt and urine, all inside a well-sealed box. This carburizing package is then heated to a high temperature, but still under the melting point of the iron, and left at that temperature for a length of time. The longer the package is held at the high temperature, the deeper the carbon will diffuse into the surface. Different depths of hardening is desirable for different purposes: sharp tools need deep hardening to allow grinding and resharpening without exposing the soft core, while machine parts like gears might need only shallow hardening for increased wear resistance.

The resulting case hardened part may show distinct surface discoloration. The steel darkens significantly, and shows a mottled pattern of black, blue and purple, caused by the various compounds formed from impurities in the bone and charcoal. This oxide surface works similarly to bluing, providing a degree of corrosion resistance, as well as an attractive finish. Case coloring refers to this pattern and is commonly encountered as a decorative finish on replica historic firearms.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:12 pm
My Pop has a matched set of Colt SAA revolvers with consecutive serial numbers and that same finish. Some great lookin pistols.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:18 am
Just wondering if anyone else here has a Colt firearm in their collection that they would like to share with us...?!

Post a picture and the story behind the firearm...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:37 pm
My Pop's matching set of Colts...

Model 1840 Single Action Army, .45lc

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These beauties have consecutive serial numbers and have never been rolled...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:38 pm
Here's one he's has for a while...

Nickel Model 1840 Single Action Army, .38-40

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:38 pm
A few more pics of the Combat Commander...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:39 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:23 pm
LAZY EYED SNIPER wrote:My Pop's matching set of Colts...

Model 1840 Single Action Army, .45lc

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These beauties have consecutive serial numbers and have never been rolled...

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Awesome brace of SAA's SNIPER !!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:25 pm
LAZY EYED SNIPER wrote:Here's one he's has for a while...

Nickel Model 1840 Single Action Army, .38-40

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This one here has some character...note the worn handle and holster wear near the muzzle...and love that caliber !
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:12 pm
Yes Sir,

Notice the notches in the handle? I didn't ask...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:58 am
LAZY EYED SNIPER wrote:Very nice SHOOTER! .......am jealous.......


Is that a case hardened finish on your SAA?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:18 pm
These are more unusual Colt's. A couple of Lightning pumps in 38-40 and 44-40, a Colt 1878 hammer shotgun and a few Colt SAA's, 4 are first generation guns, 2 third, and one second generation...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:59 pm
Now that's an impressive assortment of Colts. VERY NICE!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:14 am
A few more...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:16 am
Simply beautiful!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:05 am
I f anyone should own a Colt it would be me My Greatgrand father was O.W Ainsworth an inspector at Colt heres some pictures of some with his stamp on it

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:06 am
Nice!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:40 pm
Picked up a nice old Colt PPS tuesday. 4", 32-20, mechanically perfect, lots of holster wear, suspect it was a policemans gun or a town marshall. See that kind of thing in this part of the country.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:17 pm
Very nice!

When do we get to see some pics? I love the look of holster wear on a pistol...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:12 am
Just before Christmas I found a nice Colt PPS in 32-20 from 1925, came with 3 boxes of 1950's vintage boxes of ammunition. The gun is nice but the ammunition is show room quality in condition of contents and packaging. I'll pedal the ammunition, should recoup a third of my outlay for it all.
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Excellent find MMCSRET !!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:13 pm
Hello again Shooter 13,
Tell me about your Colt 45 SAA. What generation is it? How old is it? It is stunning!

Mr Lazy Eyed Sniper,
Your pair of revolvers are stunning also. What generation are they? What year were they made?
You mention model 1840? Correct me if I'm wrong, but they look like model 1873s.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:50 pm
waynes123 wrote:Mr Lazy Eyed Sniper,
Your pair of revolvers are stunning also. What generation are they? What year were they made?
You mention model 1840? Correct me if I'm wrong, but they look like model 1873s.
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Hello Sir,

Yes they are in fact 1873's, however Colt's factory model number is the P1840. They belong to my Pop, so I don't have a lot of detail as far as the generation or mfg. date. They're relatively new, made in the last decade or so. My Mom gave them to him for an anniversary present a while back. He still hasn't removed the factory zip tie and they still have never been rolled...
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