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    I just spent the last 3 days cleaning my shop...

    I just spent the last 3 days cleaning my shop what a waste of time, as messy as it was I should been smarter.
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    Thank you Roger, That is the best photos I have...

    Thank you Roger, That is the best photos I have seen. The Gene Autry museum has one of the pair the other one is unaccounted for at least that is what I read it was on the internet it has to be...
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    Thanks, tdelewis and diandwill I have looked at...

    Thanks, tdelewis and diandwill I have looked at then Italian copies just don't know how accurate they are, and the photo I am talking about is in the Wilson books the gun is photographed with cards...
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    I look forward to the article in The Engraver....

    I look forward to the article in The Engraver. Now I am curious about what else I can find. The peace medal on Lewis is all I've found so far but it sure is fun to look at.
    Leland
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    Wild Bill Hickok 1851 navy

    I have a customer that wants his colt navy replicas engraved like Wild Bill's the customer portrays Wild Bill at old Abilene Town in Abilene Ks. I have searched for good photos of the original. I...
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    I really like the compass and pointing northwest...

    I really like the compass and pointing northwest nice touch.
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    Big-Un I got them today ordered Wed. from PA to...

    Big-Un I got them today ordered Wed. from PA to the hinter lands of KS that's service Tira is awesome. The punches are maybe a little to hard for the stainless gun I am working on I shattered 1. I...
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    Layne and Big-Un,trust me I am frugal some say...

    Layne and Big-Un,trust me I am frugal some say tight fisted I sharpened the last one till it is gone. Now I won't finish this Colt this week but that's the way it goes sometimes. Tira shipped my...
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    tdelewis,thank you I got on Tira's website and...

    tdelewis,thank you I got on Tira's website and have 20 on the way.
    Leland
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    Mitch, thank you that's what I needed. Leland

    Mitch, thank you that's what I needed.
    Leland
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    Beading punches for steel

    I have been using Ngraver beading punches they work great but when I went to order new ones they only have 2 sizes now.
    In an earlier thread on beading punches Mitch siad he was having good luck...
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    When I started building flintlock rifles I used...

    When I started building flintlock rifles I used in-letting black the price was a little steep for what you get. Somewhere I found a mix of chap stick and black paint pigment it worked good. When I...
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    Question: I use Brownells niter blue and a Lyman lead...

    I use Brownells niter blue and a Lyman lead casting pot for small parts it works very well and as long as you keep water out of it you don't have any problems, fast and simple I like that.
    Leland
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    Donny, the case coloring was done by me. Leland

    Donny, the case coloring was done by me.
    Leland
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    silverchip, I have never tried kingsford but...

    silverchip, I have never tried kingsford but around here we have natural lump charcoal called Cowboy brand it works very well. I do all Winchesters that are not case colored with it but do not know...
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    Thanks Tim but I do all work in house and not...

    Thanks Tim but I do all work in house and not sure Turnbull will help. I did take your advice and sent the barrel to them for roll stamp maybe they will.
    Thanks again, Leland
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    Colt SAA factory finishing question

    I am restoring my first Colt SAA it came with 3 Winchesters. I am familiar with Winchester factory finishes but what did Colt use? The one I have was made in 1909 and was not case colored. Did Colt...
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    Doc and Bert thank you I will call them next...

    Doc and Bert thank you I will call them next week.
    Leland
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    Metalchipper and John B. thank you for your help...

    Metalchipper and John B. thank you for your help the letters are not visible on this one. The smoke pull will probably my only option on this barrel. One of the collectors I do work for told me he...
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    Colt SAA roll stamp

    My current job is a Colt SAA the barrel is in rough shape but can be saved but the address lines are nearly rusted away. Are there an places that can restamp the barrel after polishing?
    Thanks,...
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