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Old October 21, 2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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Eye Candy of the Thuer type........

I worked on this a bit before being on the road for about two months (but the horse show season is now over until the spring)......






Yea, it's kinda the Holy Grail

I have a few customers pistols to get out of here but I will be making cartridges soon!

HH
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Old October 22, 2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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I've never really got into BP pistols but that pistol is beautiful.
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Old October 23, 2012, 04:38 PM   #3
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Very nice piece.
I'm not sure I know exactly what I'm looking at.
Is it an original or a reproduction? I'm still learning to recognize them.

Is the recoil shield opening large enough to load cartridges or will you be opening it up some more?

I'm working on two Colt Dragoons (you've already helped me with your posts, thanks again) and I'm still agonizing over whether or not to open up the shield or remove the cylinder to load cartridges or not. I'm leaning on the side of opening them up. I'll be shooting CAS with them.

Nice pictures, thanks for sharing.
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Old October 23, 2012, 05:32 PM   #4
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Rigamarol

While I am not a "wikipedia" fan, I'm sure that if you search Colt Thuer on the webbernet you'll see some info on the very 1st attempt by Colts to circumvent the Rollin White Patent. The Rollin White Patent kept all manufacturers (except S&W) from being able to load the new-fangled cartridges from the rear.

Here are a couple more pics to help you understand a "front" loading cartridge conversion......





No need for a loading port as the cartridges are loaded through the cut out in the right front of the rammer lug, seated by the rammer, and ejected back out the same place. The ring turns to dislodge the spent cases (hence the E on the ring for eject) by firing the hammer on the spent rounds.

This is an original Colts made Thuer Navy cylinder (38 calibre), a reproduction ring, and an original second gen Colts 1851 Navy revolver.

Regards, HH
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Old October 24, 2012, 10:34 PM   #5
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Absolutely fascinating!
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Old October 25, 2012, 10:44 PM   #6
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Gorgeous gun, Gary!
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