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August 21, 2010, 08:03 PM
just want to share some pictures with you ,I know there are a lot of western fans here :) some black powder revolvers and single action colts

5 inch target in 44 russian

.32 and .38 lemonsquizer's

double barrel st -ettiene .16....original ,1880 BL.PWDR colt , 32s&w,original bowieskinner


45 single action engraved ,long flutes cylinder ,first generation

August 21, 2010, 08:22 PM
one of the last first generation single actions sold,unfired since purchase

etched panel 44-40 single action

ivory gripped colt send to iver -johnson

cattle brand colt .41 first generation


August 21, 2010, 08:47 PM
Very cool! Excellent photography as well!

Is that break-top .44 Russian a S&W?

thanks for sharing, and welcome to TFL :)

August 21, 2010, 09:01 PM
thanks rampant colt ,the smith&wesson is a rare 5 inch target,target sight, barrel and cylinder all marked with serial number 427 mother of pearl grips are original to the gun,the serial has a star ,the frame is stamped 4-22,
pictures are taken with a kodak easy share 6mega pxls ,I believe it was 80$
restored saa colt with Ivory grips;41 colt...1899,
ivory, raised mexican eagle grips first generation colt engraved by J.ADAMS

single action colt first generation,32-40,engraved by Wilbur Glahn,ivory grips

August 21, 2010, 09:11 PM
nickel plated black powder colt 1879 with original ivory grips

I hope you enjoyed the pictures ,thank you for taking a look ;)

August 21, 2010, 09:15 PM
Most impressive! That's a very classy collection of revolvers

that sweeeet S&W .44 is my new PC background :cool:

thanks again

August 21, 2010, 09:21 PM
thanks again :) LOL
the background is an old cinema poster ,too bad it's not a John wayne poster, just love the Duke ,the small s&w guns are posted on an old flemish newspaper
here is my uberti 45 it is in use for more than 15 years now ,used almost every week
one on a newspaper


August 21, 2010, 10:05 PM
The 7th photo says "etched panel .44-40 single action"

My question is regarding the 'etched panel' as you refer to it; i presume you meant to say 'grip', no? The "Notch" (as referred to in old-west tales) indicates that the Colt six-shooter was successfully used in self-defense or in a shootout against another armed opponent... Does the notch indicate a kill?

August 21, 2010, 11:52 PM
now if this gun could talk !!!! a heavy used gun ,but for an etched panel in very good condition,the etched panel refers to what you can read on the side of the barrel 44-40 six shooter,it is done with acid , the grips have no notches ,dents are from heavy use ,there is a mark on one off the grips, indicating that there was something placed on the grips at one time

August 23, 2010, 09:35 AM
Thanks for the reply, R.O

bump to the top for some good stuff!

August 23, 2010, 11:59 AM
Down right beautiful.:eek:

August 23, 2010, 12:34 PM
Very nice, R.O, many thanks.

August 23, 2010, 03:55 PM
R.O., thanks for those beautiful pictures. They kinda set my heart all a-flutter!

August 23, 2010, 06:04 PM
I can truly say that this is the first thread here on TFL that has actually caused me physical pain.

August 23, 2010, 07:05 PM
Some great Photographs there R.O. You must have a exceptional talent for acquiring classic beauties with an eye for detail. Great stuff.

August 23, 2010, 10:10 PM
Do you tape your mouth shut when you look at these beauties so you don't drool on them? Thank you for sharing!!!!

Doc Hoy
August 24, 2010, 04:00 AM
What a collection!

I bet every one has a story to tell.

When I look through the photos, I am reminded of the song, "Proud to be an American"

I know from past posts that you are collector in the truest sense of the word. It is a real compliment that you value these handguns.

August 24, 2010, 03:53 PM
Thank you very much for all the nice replys on the pictures shared on this thread, most of you will now by know that I live over the pond, and that I have a great passion when it comes to collecting guns,especially the American guns from the wild west era, I used to own some nice Uberti black powder guns, that I sold off just kept the san-marco44 BL.PDR and is still in use,the 16 gauge st ettiene is also frequently used ,using a black powder shotgun is just awsome:D I just required this gun today ,not a new gun but in nice condition,shooting this gun with black powder ammo will be great fun
slowhand I saw your new guns ,very nice, Pietta are good quality guns ,In the 80's I had a remington like your pietta same model,made by uberti,I can remember that the action was much smoother than the other ones I owned
have fun with them,Doc Hoy I wish I could say that, these guns are real American craftsmanship


August 25, 2010, 06:27 AM
whoooooooooo oooo ooooo
I'm very pleased by these personal collection. You have posted very beautifull pics from your guns. Congratulations & thanks a lot to let us shown your precious revolvers.
Sebooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :D

August 25, 2010, 09:04 AM
Beautiful guns. Thanks for sharing.
It would help some if you would downsize the pics a little.

September 2, 2010, 02:49 PM
Here is mine, no collection like the one in this post, and I really did drool while looking. Mine is a cimmerron thunderer and ruger old armyhttp://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll354/plumbernater/08-10-08_1823-1-1.jpg

September 2, 2010, 07:38 PM
You have so many pretty nice, old guns. Mine are practical, not pretty.

September 3, 2010, 09:45 AM
speaking about nice and practical,this is one I did not shared with you
a second generation 44-40, adapted for my not so big hands
flat hammer,used every week, ultra polished,,,one off my favorits to use