Colt Frontier Six Shooter

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Ed Harris posted this 1 weeks ago

Date of manufacture 1906.  Colt factory letter has been requested.  Wish it could talk.

Barrel groove diameter slugs .427

Cylinder throats .4285

Chamber necks .449"

Cylinder gap pass 0.012"/hold 0.013"

Range report to follow.

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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M3 Mitch posted this 1 weeks ago

Ed, you certainly have managed to buy some really great guns lately!  Barrel fairly smooth, "salt and pepper", or worse damage from corrosive ammo?  Cylinder gap is a bit wide, but, I would not mess with it.  At least the cylinder throats are bigger than the bore.

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 1 weeks ago

... i could see that would be hard to pass up ... 

... i got to shoot one also in 44-40 when i was a kid .. and a '73 winchester in 44-40 ...  

looking back, i should have stayed a kid ....  ( g ) ...  next time around i might just do that ...

ken

 

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longhunter posted this 1 weeks ago

Nice find.

There is this feel of the old guns that is special.

Can't wait for the range report!

Jon

Jon Welda CW5 USA Ret. 608 797 0056

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Ed Harris posted this 1 weeks ago

Ed, you certainly have managed to buy some really great guns lately!  Barrel fairly smooth, "salt and pepper", or worse damage from corrosive ammo?  Cylinder gap is a bit wide, but, I would not mess with it.  At least the cylinder throats are bigger than the bore.

 

Bore actually looks worse after thorough cleaning, exposing the pits, etc.  Now plan to scrub well with JB and Kroil and with all the old prior corrosion gone, shoot some factory jacketed and a few BP loads for benchmark, then clean carefully and recondition with mild, lead-bullet handloads.

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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JeffinNZ posted this 1 weeks ago

Meh, I had a Mod 92 in .32-20 with a bore that looked similar.  Shot great with the right loads.

The cylinder gap will be a fire breather!

Cheers from New Zealand

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Ed Harris posted this 3 days ago

Ed, you certainly have managed to buy some really great guns lately!  Barrel fairly smooth, "salt and pepper", or worse damage from corrosive ammo?  Cylinder gap is a bit wide, but, I would not mess with it.  At least the cylinder throats are bigger than the bore.

You understand "the plan."

Now that I am of the age where I am required to take minimum distributions from my IRA, I've decided rather than using the money to take Carribean cruises, European vacations or frequenting "slop chutes" and country music venues which serve alcoholic beverages to aging bikers and rednecks, that have Saturday night wet T-shirt contests attended by young ladies, while having their doors placarded "THIS ESTABLISHMENT OFF LIMITS TO MILITARY PERSONNEL..."

..that I will search the listings of my "most trusted sellers" on GunBroker for investment quality guns which I can enjoy shooting and writing about.  I'm thinning the herd also and concentrating on quality, rather than quantity.

The adult entertainment establishments will have to survive without my presence...

 

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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SavvyJack posted this 3 days ago

Ed, can I use that photo on the website?

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Ed Harris posted this 3 days ago

Already sent to you in higher res.

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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