This was my very first go at customizing and I think you will agree it was.. `not bad for a beginner`!! The thing that I feared most was that first cut into the barrel, and being a Stainless Uberti it wasn`t the cheapest firearm in the world!! but after several shall I? shan`t I? moments I `went for it` I then shortened the loading lever,reamed out the cylinders so I could use a snail capper,and rounded off the butt.
Remmie Texas 6in
This Beauty started out as an 8in barreled monster! and far to heavy for fast work at close range so it was shortened to 6ins which made it far more responsive, it also had the cylinders reamed and a pair of faux ebony personalized grips my for me by Russ (Looks mighty purty too dont ya think!)
This Spiller and Burr started out with a 7in barrel and yep! once again like the others it got a hair cut! and is now 5ins!! It one of those things where smaller is better!! It is an absolute joy to shoot.
This`Little gem` made by ASM was shooting about 4ins high and 2ins to the left but I soon remedied that by a dovetailing the barrel and then making fitting a ramp front sight, and now she shoots point of aim, `n ya`ll gotta admit it, she sure is a looker!!
ASM 1873 Peacemaker
This I feel is the most.. Cowboy Looking of all my pistolas, Whenever ya saw a cowboy film they all seemed ta be using `Colt Peacemakers`! (although truth ta tell...only about one third were!!).The only fault with them is that they are nowhere near as accurate at longer ranges as the Remmie, but for close `up front `n personal` stuff they are ideal.
Ruger Old Army
This is the Best Made .. Black Powder Pistola that you can buy, from its fantastic balance ta the fact that its Virtually Impossible to break makes this Bootiful gun the absolute Rolls Royce in `Smoke poles`!!
Also, it is the Only Pistola that has shot `Point of Aim` for me! Now that says something in itself!!
Uberti Buntline Special
Ned Buntline commissioned this weapon in 1876. He based it's conception on the idea of making a revolver that would be more precise and could be easily modified to work similarly to a rifle.
Weapons were produced so that he could give them to the prominent personalities of the Wild West.
The most famous recipient of this weapon was Wyatt Earp!!! however, not all of them found the weapon
to their liking as Bat Masterson was known to have cut the barrel of the weapon!!.
Mine is in .357 and believe it or not once its pulled from my crossdraw holster its point and balance
is as good as any other pistola!! in fact it feels lighter than a Walker! Here`s a piccie of an original 16in Colt `Buntie`
1861 Colt Signiture
This `Little Beauty` Caught my eye at a gun show and I just........FELL IN LURVE!! It sits in my hand and points better than any of my other guns, and it shoots point of aim at 15yds!! I have also fitted my new style nipples and there is absolutly, No Chance whatsoever, of a jammed cap in the action, making it what I feel (IMOHO), is the epitomy of the gun that tamed the wild west!!
1851 Colt Sheriff
Well....... What can I say!! it happened ..    Again!!   there we were at a gun show and I spotted this little Sheriff!! I thought to myself ..... "Hmmmm, what a perfect partner for my `61 Navy!!", and ideal for up close `n personal stages,and so the deal was done and now I got me yet another shootin iron! .......
1862 Colt Police
What an absolute GEM!! .. Annie `O` spotted this Lurvly Uberti Police lying all lonesome like in a cabinet at a gunshow and decided that it needed a new home!! and where else!! but than with my other opentops! I have grown to Lurv these pistolas more and more!! AS you can see I have made another set of my primer driven nipple jobbies for it!! Yehaww!!
1851 Colt Navy
Known as my 10 pounder!!. This Pietta is an ex club gun that was in need of a lot of TLC so I got it for the princely sum of £10.00!! It has got my new conversion jobbie which does away with the fiddley loading of my earlier conversions and it looks a lot more like a Cartridge Conversion (I wish)!! I dont know of any other converions like this so I might have invented yet another ignition!!
1860 Colt Army
Westerners Arms... I got this in a sorry state!! It still has very slight pitting in the barrel but it does not effct the accuracy. I decided that I would give it a nickle look, so I`ve polished it and I think it now looks the part!!   It too has got my new conversion jobbie. It even the blast plate is finished with contours. Boy... I Lurv my new mill!!
This is a piccie of Paladins 1873 Colt single action Army model taken by a pard at the Cowboy-Film Museum in a town I think it is called Cody (No doubt iffin Im wrong a pard will let me know `n Ill correct the mistake!). The nice thing is that my pard took the shot at such an angle you can read every word!! ..Bloody Brill!!
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