Colt Bisley


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thralldad
April 9, 2011, 10:45 AM
I recently acquired a Colt Bisley made in 1912. It's pretty rough and loose throughout. 32-20 BTW. Does anyone in Central TX know a competent gunsmith that won't rip me off? I prefer not to ship.

I know I need to replace the cylinder bushing and base pin,possibly the bolt and hand. I don't want a resto, just a shooter! Thanks for the input!

Paul

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sixguns4fighting
April 10, 2011, 09:52 AM
I would check with the Better Business Bureau on local gunsmiths.

If price is not an option, go with Turnbull for a restoration. http://www.turnbullmfg.com/

CraigC
April 10, 2011, 01:17 PM
Don't trust an old Colt to someone you found in the phone book. Alan Harton is in Texas but not sure where in relation to you. I'm afraid that you are REALLY better off with someone like Harton or a Colt specialist and that usually means shipping. It's a Colt Bisley, bite the bullet and get it done right by someone who knows what they're doing. Eddie Janis of Peacemaker Specialists is your man.

critter
April 10, 2011, 01:47 PM
Congratulations! What a fine piece. I have a Colt Bisley in the same caliber from 1907. You really should get a letter from Colt archives for a history of the gun. They didn't make very many of those and they are quite sought after.

Gordon
April 10, 2011, 05:13 PM
Yeah go with a KNOWN Coltsmith whatever it takes! I have a pretty Bisley too . However mine was gone thru and refinished by Christy Gunworks in the early 60s into a .22 K Hornet with Micro sights ! I like it and paid $800 a few years back on Gunbroker for it!

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