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Guess what came in a cardboard box?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by fnfalman, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I've been waiting for this mamajama going on two months and it came in a freakin' cardboard box!!!

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  2. fnfalman

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    Yes, you read the caliber correctly - .45 Auto.

    This is a special SAA version that Talo Inc. had commissioned Colt to do a 200-units run with. Naturally, I had to buy me a new watch to accompany a new gun. Why? Probably because chicks dig it.

    The Colt Royal Blued finish is simply a sight to behold. I wish that I have a better camera and skills to capture this lustrious finish. The gun feels svelte yet solid in the hand unlike the clunker Ruger Blackhawks and Vaqueros. I'm fond of my Rugers but there is something that is magical about the SAA in the way it balances in your hand and points so well. I told my gun shop to be on the look out for a nickel plated SAA in .357 Magnum now (so that I can shoot .38 Special through it).

    Can't wait to shoot this mamajama!!!

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  3. Jim Watson

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    Very nice.
    I did not know they were making all-blue guns without the blotchy mess of case colors that so many people rave over.
    I don't know about the fish scale grips, though. The plain old hard rubber/black plastic fits my hand best.
     
  4. JDSTG58

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    Very nice....... I had to a double take..... Never saw one in .45 auto.
     
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  5. fnfalman

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    Case coloring back in the old days was a side effect of the primitive heat treatment technique.

    Nowadays case coloring is usually done by bluing in a way that gives it the "blotchy mess" look. I'm not a fan of case coloring myself.

    The "dragon scale" grip panels are silly but it's a Talo thing. Talo always got some ugly ass grips to go with their guns for some ungodly reasons.
     
  6. WoodenPlank

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    I'm curious, how does .45ACP function in a gate loader? All the .45ACP revolvers I can think of use moon clips.
     
  7. Sweet revolver. I've been lusting after the Ruger Birdshead Vaq. in .45acp... Can't afford a SAA. What is the trigger like? :drool:

    Those grips are actually pretty sedate/classy for Talo. Reminds me of eagle feather engraving... but I think I'd have to put them away for posterity. That particular gun cries out for ivories, stag, horn or something IMO.


    Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever gotten a new Colt in anything but a cardboard box...?
     
  8. Bruce M

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  9. fnfalman

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    All the DA wheelguns you've seen needed moon clips for quick ejection. SA wheelguns kick'em out one at a time by ramming a rod back through the cylinder and pushes the case out by its base instead of ejector star grabbing onto rims (revolver rounds) or ejector star pushing against moonclips (auto rounds).

    Crisp like a glass rod.

    I think stag.

    The pistols come in plastic hard cases.
     
  10. bac1023

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    Very nice, fnfalman, that's beautiful

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  11. Yeah, my friend got in a Talo PPK with some funky grips. The laser-cut look just wasn't a match for the old-fashioned scrollwork & acorn pattern.
     
  12. WEATHERBY460

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    I see on Colts website they still make saa....but i never see new ones for sale anyplace...whats that about...whats tht gun costing?
     
  13. MSRP is $1349 on a plain blued .45lc. or .357.... $1551 for nickel. :wow:
     
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  14. WoodenPlank

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    That much I am well aware of - I was more wondering about a rimless cartridge in a cylinder where you can't use moon clips that wrap into and around the shoulder of the rim. Are they headspacing on the case mouth, or what? If so, I'd imagine that cylinder has to be pretty carefully machined to keep the case from sliding forward without generating an over-pressure condition.
     
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  15. fnfalman

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    Colt SAAs are being sold as fast as they can make. Usually only a gun shop that somehow moves a lot of Colts would get them. They aren't as expensive as people think, the regular production line runs about $1300 for a blued and a bit more for nickel. I believe that prices varied a bit with calibers. You can go to the Coltsmfg.com website and look at their retail price.

    Since that this gun is a special edition, it costs more than that. I think that Lipsey's MSRP it for $1697. I got it for $1650.
     
  16. fnfalman

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    "Supposedly" with old wives tales, the first batches of Colt M1917 had .45LC cylinders and the rounds would fall all the way in. Note that I said "supposedly". I've never seen it in any Colt M1917 that I came across, including my own. Yes, they're headspaced at the case mouth and you can safely shoot, just that no extraction unless the rounds slide out - of which they do until the charge holes get too dirty then they'd start sticking. By then you either need to use moon clips or carry a pen/pencil and start poking out the casings.
     
  17. sawgrass

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    That is a beautiful gun! Congratulations.
    I kept looking at the first pic and thinking what does that say, it doesn't look like
    'long colt' to me. Congrats!

    Nice watch too.
     
  18. zhix

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    That is a really nice revolver, I just got a 4 3/4 case color/blue in 45 Colt, it was $1225.00. The bluing on mine does not appear to be quite as nice as deep royal blue on the old Pythons. I was waiting probably 6 months for one to become available and the place only got one in stock.