Finally got a Colt Bisley!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:35 am
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I finally found a nice Bisley Colt at a fair price and in .45 Colt no less! The little brown truck of happiness dropped it off today and she is a beauty! I've always liked the Bisley grip, but always either passed then up based on caliber or felt the need for another gun more than a Bisley Colt. I stumbled on this one the other day and jumped on it, 5.5" barrel, .45 Colt, real nice condition inside and out, made in 1898, and the price was right. It sure does feel good in the hand! The weather still isn't exactly great for shooting here, but I suspect there'll be a few fired out of this grand old lady tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:52 am
She's a beauty !!

What year was it made...?

1st...2nd...or 3rd Gen...?
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First generation, 1898. She'll accompany two Winchester 1894's in the safe, both made in 1898 also, a saddle carbine .38-55 and a special order sporting rifle in .30WCF.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:10 am
Awesome score my friend...

How does she shoot...?!

Different loads will hit different POA/POI...so, make sure you buy a few boxes of different offerings to test the sights.
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Not yet, I just got it Friday, measured the cylinder throats and was surprised they're pretty uniform at .454". My 1904 Colt New Service throats are out of spec at .448". I'll cast some Lyman 454190's up and load some black powder cartridges for it and maybe next weekend the weather will be more shooter friendly.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:42 am
OK...post a range report here when you find the time.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:54 am
You bet! Nothing better than an old classic Colt or Winchester with some life left in em.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:53 am
Yes sir... !!

Looking forward to it....
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:25 am
Here are my two single action revolvers...


Ruger Bisley in .357 Magnum

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Colt in .45 Colt


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:18 pm
Ya know, one of those John Wayne commerative holster sets would be dandy for my old Colt! I'll have to look around and see if any are still available. For now I ordered a plain old 1890's style from ElPasso Saddlery.

Really nice Ruger, those are indestructible! Nice Colt too, I wish I woulda kept my 3rd. gen. 7.5" .44Spl. I really like that cartridge.

Colt single actions, and Trapdoor Springfields...those who never shot either don't know what their missing!
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