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Old September 1, 2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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Peacemaker and Clones....Please Post Some PICS...

Hey all,

I'd like to see all different kinds of "Cowboy" guns, especially Colt Peacemakers and Clones. I prefer the 4 3/4 and 5 1/2 inch barrels, but that's just me.

I'd like you all to post pics of your Cowboy Pistols whether they be Colt, USFA or Uberti. I am looking into getting my first and want to see as many good pics as I can.

So if you all can post your pics, I would really appreciate it. Besides, who doesn't love a PIC thread? A Cowboy gun pic thread would be extra cool for sure.

Thanks for your time.

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Old September 1, 2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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Not exactly "Cowboy Guns" but here are my two Ubertis, a .22 R.F. and a .45 Colt Flat Top Target:



And, my old Vaquero, also a .45 Colt:




I like the Single Action revolver, and these are as "Cowboy" as I get.

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Old September 1, 2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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Another pair of Ubertis, Birdhead is 38/357 the other 45 colt.
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Old September 1, 2012, 06:31 PM   #4
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OK-Here Y'all Go.....

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Old September 1, 2012, 07:48 PM   #5
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Uberti/Cimarron 44-40.

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Old September 1, 2012, 08:04 PM   #6
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Not exactly a cowboy gun either...but

Freedom arms, 4 3/4" Octagon barrel, large frame, 5 shot in .357 mag ...and I did have the factory do an action job on it with the trigger tuned at 3 3/4 lbs ..no creep, no overtravel.../ its always a little scary to order a gun vs have one you can hold in your hands ...but this one exceeded my expectations.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/atta...0&d=1339790943

I ordered it in Jan 2012 ...got it in May ....and I've already put close to 5,000 rds thru it ....its a heck of a gun capable of 1" groups all day long at 25 yds ( not in my hands ) ...but just saying... and if your budget can handle it, I'd heartily recommend Freedom Arms.

I may have a 2nd one made in .45 Colt ..with the same specs...
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Old September 1, 2012, 09:23 PM   #7
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From the top - 5.5" Uberti (Cimarron "P") "aged" for me this side of the pond; 5.5" Colt SAA .44 Sp ca 2008; 4.75" USFA Rodeo .44 Sp. also antiqued after the fact(ory).

Close up of the Cimarron:

Colt SAA top and early Ruger New Vaquero bottom (with faux case coloring they discontinued a few years ago).

The bright Ruger hammer was unintentional and just a sun reflection, but is interesting in accentuating the exaggerated high/long swept New Vaquero hammer. The Colt is perfect/hard to be improved upon so it is beyond me (many of us) why Ruger felt they had to reinvent the wheel there. Many owners elect to change the hammer out to lower profile ones already in Ruger's bin...I just haven't yet.

A few thoughts. It's hard to miss with any of these IMO...depends on the budget (Colt and the premium USFAs vs everyone else), whether absolute SAA "authenticity" and feel (USFA or Uberti/Cimarron/Taylors or Pietta/EMF GWII) is paramount over anvil-like reliability and "full six up" loading (Ruger), etc. The base USFA matte finished model Rodeo is no longer available but used/NOS is still a viable and great base for antiquing as mine IMO, as are the base/matte-finish Ubertis. That's how I see that entry level IMO; otherwise their factory dull finish holds no interest for me, but have the same fine internals as their premium-finish stablemates.

Speaking of stables, if you're looking in the upper $ range of the "cowboy gun" genre,...I love my Colt--"had" to have at least one in the pen. Otherwise, I'd agree with many (threads, posts etc) that have opined that USFA makes the same or better gun--in their most apples-to-apples Single Action model--for less. Problem right now is they seem to be way behind (or have been) in production/orders, so you may be stuck for awhile with trying to find a model you want on the used or NOS (new-old stock) market. I've seen some of that scarcity (real or "manfuactured") show up in some higher prices this year. USFA's premium "Pre War" is a step above the Colts (all of which are basically one standard model with two finishes, few options) in "special finish and features for about the same street price as the Colt. I am not one of the Colt bashers here, however, being very happy with mine. It represents what a lot have felt is a real resurgence in Colt quality from some iffy or hit-or-miss production in the early 3rd Gen (mid 70s-90s) period. However, if the prancing pony is not paramount (it was for me--at least once...finding one in a rare, noncataloged caliber pushing me over the edge), save yourself some $ and get a USFA.

EDIT: USFA does (or has) permit the buyer a wider range of finish and features options--if ordering--than does Colt (or in a manner similar to the way Colt perhaps used to be before WWII)...such as color case hardened hammers per the 1st Gen Colts...as an option on most models (standard on some of the pricier ones). However, sometimes you find "base" (SA) models already orderd with the option. Also a variety of grip materials to order from, though most are shipped with a a 1st Gen Colt-like checkered "hard rubber" grip.

In addition, all USFAs and Italian Colt clones come with the Colt 1st Gen "black powder" cylinder chamfer (rounded flute corners and front cylinder edge)...such as that found on most 1st En Colts...not really available now AFAIK even from Colt even on their catalogued "black powder" models (which are otherwise mostly distinguished just by the use of a "1st Gen" front cylinder release screw vs cross pin on those BP modfels). USFA and most clones also offer this latter feature as an "old" versus "new model" (as one manufacturer/distributor puts it) distinction, but sgain include the chamfer regardless of cylinder-release mechanism chosen.

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Old September 1, 2012, 10:26 PM   #8
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At first glance, you'd think it's a Colt. At second glance, you might mistake it for Patton's gun, but the initials are not right. In reality, it is a copy of Patton's gun, by Uberti, with Tru-Ivory one piece grips (with Colt medallions), and my initials. In other words, a FAKE! [IMG][/IMG]
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Old September 2, 2012, 04:02 AM   #9
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Beautiful stuff fellas.....thanks for posting them.

Keep 'em coming if ya got 'em.

LOVE seeing these Peacemakers and clones.

As for USFA, a dealer just told me that USFA is not taking orders right now and it would be at least into next year before you could get a pistol from them. They didn't say what the reason for the LONG delay, but the dealer felt as though USFA was involved in some kind of government contract work that was monopolizing their time and resources right now. Who knows what's going on...

I did like their Rodeo, but they stopped making them a couple years ago or so. So they would be hard to find I would guess and you'd probably pay a premium for one if you were able to locate one.

Thanks again.

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PS...that Patton copy is just incredible. It would be something to take that out at the range and watch the faces of everyone around you. I'd bet that someone would come over to take a pic of it.

Colt_45....WOWZA. I don't think I have words adequate enough to praise your Colt and rig. Something like that, and maybe a copy of the SEARS Colt, are what dreams are made of. THANK YOU for posting it for us to enjoy.
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Old September 2, 2012, 09:10 AM   #10
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Very nice collection Gak
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Old September 2, 2012, 07:22 PM   #11
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Gak, how hard was it to put those Colt grips on the Cimarron?
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Old September 3, 2012, 01:49 PM   #12
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Here's a Colt SAA that I've had since the late '80's. Seven and a half inch barrel, .45 Colt caliber as it came from the factory. I found a .45 ACP cylinder at a Louisville, KY gun show and fitted it my self. It's actually a bit more accurate with the ACP cylinder installed; but no slouch with the LC one either.

And for those curious, yep it's sporting a pair of my rosewood grips as well.

Both will contribute sub 2" gps at 25 yds if I'm doing my part, tho the 230 gr ACP round hits an inch below Pt of Aim.

It's heavy, a bit awkward on the draw...but fun to carry in an old butt forward cavalry holster of my own construction...ala 1877. Best regards, Rod

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Old September 3, 2012, 04:03 PM   #13
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.357 Ruger New Vaquero. My only "cowboy gun" and my favorite of the handguns I own.
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Old September 3, 2012, 04:14 PM   #14
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Hawg Haggen said:
" Gak, how hard was it to put those Colt grips on the Cimarron?"

I had it done by my smith - a Colt specialist (one of the best) I've had work on guns for years,...so this info is second-hand. What I THINK he had to do, since they were one piece (and so so) wood originally, was add a boss/pin for the Colt locating hole to mate to. Also, Ubertis/Cimarrons--or at least many of them--have a grip length that's not identical to Colt's, ie, good luck fitting regular stock Colts. (Why I don't know ( 8) ). So, he happened to have some oversize (for) Colts they had sent him--which I gather means "seconds"--which he configured and final sanded to match the Uberti gf; we then "aged" them to better match the gun's antique finish. End result, perfect. What I've also heard from others since is that--historically--Ubertis are all over the map in size and fit...and that you (anyone) may (just happen to) have better luck and have a gun that is a closer fit for stock Colt grips or aftermarket ones said to fit SAAs. If the Uberti "you" have already has two piece grips like the stock Colt (and Ruger, etc)--ie, with screw--creating a locating pin will not be an issue, but re-locating (or enlarging) the hole on whatever grips you have may be...in order to line up with that pin.

This all sounds like a lot--and it can be a pia, and in this did take some doing--but a qualified SAA-smith (or talented/patient d-i-y'er) should be able to deal with it with little drama.
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Old September 3, 2012, 04:19 PM   #15
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Yeah, the Italians finish the grips and the grip frame together so no two sets of grips interchange. I was just wondering how hard it was to do. Thanks for the response.
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Old September 4, 2012, 10:43 AM   #17
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Not a modern cowboy gun but one that was around for western cowboys to use, a Remington 2nd. type cartridge conversion.
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Old September 4, 2012, 11:08 AM   #18
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Here are my two SAA clones,,,

The top gun is a J. P. Sauer and Sohns,,,
6.5" barrel in .357 Magnum.
I call her Savannah.



The bottom gun is a "Dakota" model,,,
55." barrel in .357 Magnum,,,
I call her Kate.

Both are as accurate (from bags) as a person could expect,,,
The balance of the Dakota is excellent,,,
I paid $125.00 apiece for them.

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Old September 5, 2012, 09:35 PM   #19
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Two 45colts and one Newfrontier in 44-40,M1875 45colt
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Old September 7, 2012, 07:59 AM   #20
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Here's my 1907 SAA 45:





I have since replaced the grips with authentic 1st gen hard rubber.
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Old September 7, 2012, 05:52 PM   #21
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Skans, I'm sorry but yours wins so far Pics required with the "new" grips. Nothing like a good ol" 1st Gen.
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Old September 7, 2012, 11:27 PM   #22
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This'll hurt ya. Years ago when you could get a good shooting Colt SAA for about $400, I bought serial # 289. It had a iron cylinder. I paid $200 for it because although everything worked it was not a shooter. I sold it for $225 making a cool $25 profit.
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Old September 8, 2012, 07:22 PM   #23
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Only have holstered pics for now, but here they are. Cimarron Model P, 5 1/2 barrel, .45 Colt. Shorts were more common in the 19th century that the movies would have you believe.
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Old September 10, 2012, 08:29 AM   #24
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Thanks, gak, I'll try to get some shots with the hard rubber grips. They fit much better than those wood grips.

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good shooting Colt SAA for about $400, I bought serial # 289. It had a iron cylinder. I paid $200 for it because although everything worked it was not a shooter. I sold it for $225 making a cool $25 profit.
Ouch! That does hurt.
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