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Old December 1, 2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Hy Hunter project.......

I found this Hy Hunter .357 Magnum Western Six Shooter in a pawn shop and bought it at a decent price.



I had an old brass trigger guard in my parts box, from a
Colt 1851 Navy, original or replica I don't know. So tried it for fit, with a Colt 1873 backstrap:


I ordered a Hy Hunter replacement brass backstrap and a Uberti mainspring screw. I had already tried the Hy Hunter screw and found it not to fit.



A little careful filing:



And polishing:


And, I'm getting there:



The bottom backstrap screw collides with the mainspring screw, I'll have to shorten that. Then try to make grips!

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Old December 8, 2012, 11:35 PM   #2
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Updates?

What material are you thinking for the grips?

Can't wait to see it come together.
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Old December 9, 2012, 03:00 PM   #3
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Walnut. Southern black walnut.

The grips so far:



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Old December 14, 2012, 05:04 PM   #4
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This is as it stands now:



A litle more fitting needs to be don at the gripstraps.

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Old December 15, 2012, 01:51 PM   #5
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Looks beautiful, Bob. Very nice work, Sir.
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Old December 15, 2012, 10:11 PM   #6
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Fun, that looks nice.
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