Latest Colt Snubnose Project

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  1. doc540

    doc540

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    Got it in my hands yesterday, and here's what I got:

    1969 Colt Agent

    The action is fantastic "as is"!

    I've already cleaned and re-oiled the stocks (Howard Feed'n'Wax is the secret).

    It's headed to the gunsmith Tuesday to have the hammer removed for bobbing and to be plastic bead blasted for DuraCoat.

    I'll probably just put a Tyler T on it and see who wants it.

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    This sure has become a lot of fun!
     
  2. up1911fan

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    Duracoat? Seriously?
     

  3. harleyfx69

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    along with plastic blasting ?

    i would send to a smith who parkerizes at least before duracoat/ cera coat ..
     
  4. doc540

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    seriously

    done it before

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  5. Brass Nazi

    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

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    Oh my. There is no way I could bring my self to coat a fine old Colt with a painted on finish.

    But it is yours, do as you wish.
     
  6. mitchshrader

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    long as he wants to chop up colts and not ol' smiffs, I'll give him credit for good taste, anyway.
     
  7. doc540

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    You might think about modding one if you actually carried it and didn't want it to snag when it was drawn.

    These are working pieces, not display donna's.
     
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    I love your threads doc!

    You really breath new life into these old snubbies.
     
  9. harleyfx69

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    i have no problem with modding one,

    just that duracoat does not give the best results on a firearm unless its done "properly" and properly is not just bead blasting and spraying,

    the duracoat does nothing to the metal except coat it, it works beter with a finish that affects the metal itself like parkerizing ..
     
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    and your right i don't personally carry a revolver,

    but i do think that refinished one looks very nice and in general will hold up a lot better than bluing will,
     
  11. doc540

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    Duracoat is easy to touch up, too.

    And it gives me a reason to get all Binford in the garage.:cool:
     
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    if your doing it yourself i would recomend using AO for the blasting media ..

    or even *welp* sand ..

    it gives a toothier hold for the duracoat o hold to ,

    and also i would advise the cera coat to duracoat, especially if your just doing the mate / satin black
     
  13. ctaggart

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    What did you pay for the pistol? Can't wait to see it finished.
     
  14. doc540

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    I do have the option for a slightly more course media instead of the plastic.

    Thanks for the tip.
     
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    and can turn it and make more money painting it more power too you. Ultimately it will make my old Colts worth more. I guess I am with Brass Nazi. I carry all sorts of guns( have shot all sorts too, I don't carry a gun I couldn't qualify with) and an old trick for revolvers is to put your thumb on the hammer while drawing to keep it from snagging. That said I almost always shoot revolvers double action out to 50 yards, long range I will shoot single. FYI about old Colts, if you know someone disabled and has a hard time working firearms the easiest ones to operate are the small frame Colts. I worked at a gun shop years ago and an old guy came in and could not work the slide on his little auto, and we went through all the guns we had that would fit his needs and the only one he could work D/A was a Colt Detective Special. We had early and late ones and he could work both and the post 72 was much cheaper so he went with that. We tried several ladysmith S&Ws to no avail, a K-Frame Smith that had a trigger job(by a real gunsmith) set up for PPC and none worked for him but the Colts.