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Old June 11, 2009, 12:35 PM   #1
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Cimmaron's "original finish" option

Wow! I just got a Thunderer, 5.5 in. in .44-40 with the checkered grips and original finish option they offer, and this is one fine looking pistol! Anyone have any thoughts on this finish? Looks like it's 100+ years old. The muzzle crown "looks" like it has some pitting, but it's a brand new gun.
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Old June 11, 2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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I'd love to see some detailed pictures! Been thinking hard about ordering a cartridge conversion with their original finish and antique yellow TruIvory grips.
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Old June 11, 2009, 05:18 PM   #3
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PM your email and I will send you some close-ups.
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Old June 11, 2009, 08:39 PM   #4
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I like the original or antique finnish on um'. Although I have some Old Revs that kinda look that way I haven't purchased one of them... I like the look though.
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Old June 12, 2009, 06:12 AM   #5
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It don't do much for me, but what do I know, I like the look of a pistol when it gets some holster wear and the blue gets worn thin in areas, but pitting would drive me crazy. No offense intended, some will love it.
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Old June 25, 2009, 06:39 PM   #6
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Here's some shots of his new Thunderer with its original finish. Pretty cool, looks like they go to some effort to age them, not just finish wear. I like it!







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Old June 25, 2009, 06:43 PM   #7
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Too cool.
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Old June 28, 2009, 01:33 PM   #8
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I'm thinking an 1860 Richards Transition Model 5½" .44Colt (already got the 8") with antique yellow TruIvory would be the bees knees! I eyeballed an original on Gunbroker for a few months, think it was around $1500. Not bad for an antique Colt in fair condition but I wouldn't wanna shoot it much, if any. I might call Cimarron Monday to see how much it would set me back and how long it would take. Hmmmm......
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Old June 29, 2009, 06:53 AM   #9
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Wow! I just got a Thunderer, 5.5 in. in .44-40 with the checkered grips and original finish option they offer, and this is one fine looking pistol! Anyone have any thoughts on this finish? Looks like it's 100+ years old. The muzzle crown "looks" like it has some pitting, but it's a brand new gun.

interesting option, but it actually costs extra to get that finish. I'd rather buy a new blued gun, and wear it out myself.
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Old June 29, 2009, 09:16 AM   #10
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Yeah, I would expect it to but I'd say $65 beats the hell out of what it costs to buy an old Colt. I reckon some folks just don't get it.
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