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Two Colt projects

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Stoney, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    These Colts are just back from the engraver. They are a 1917 and an Army Special in .41 Long Colt which has been Fitzed. This ends an almost three year project. Some additional mechanical work will need to be done by Dave Chicoine in the future.
  2. BCRider

    BCRider Well-Known Member

    That's a couple of VERY classy looking guns you got there. I'm having trouble deciding if the engraving is aesthetically over the top or not FOR ME. But there is no doubt at all that the workmanship is of a very high caliber.

    The finish appears to be in the white. If that is what it is are you planning on having them blued or nickeled at some point yet? Or simply work at keeping them oiled?
  3. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    Beautiful sixguns!!!
  4. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    The finish is a satin nickel. My pics wash the color out due to bright lights. The finish is darker then the pics indicate. Here are some pics when both revolvers were in the white prior to the satin nickel finish.
  5. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Well-Known Member

    Very cool looking colts man.
  6. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    Very handsome, but I think I would have had the mechanical work done before the engraving. I am sure Mr C will take care of them but I would have wanted to have them functioning right before sinking the cost of engraving.
  7. Baba Louie

    Baba Louie Well-Known Member

    A fine pair to draw to sir. Well done. Very well done.

    Question... where does one find .41 Long Colt ammunition to feed the Fabulous Fitz? Or will they both be regulated to Safe Queen/Display status only? (never mind ammo question, found some at CTD)
  8. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Baba Louie
    Both revolvers are to be safe queens, never to be fired by me. As for the .41 LC Ammo. I have collected it for several years, plus reloading it for my collection of Army Specials in .41 LC.
  9. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    Dayyyymmm! Them's purdy! I particularly like the first one. Fitzing doesn't do much for me.
  10. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    That 1917 is beautiful, and I normally don't care for engraved guns. Simply gorgeous.
  11. marklmurray

    marklmurray Active Member

    Beautiful! Those are a couple pieces of art!
  12. Dnaltrop

    Dnaltrop Well-Known Member

    I don't normally like engraving, but in engraving's defense, most of the ones I see tend to be overdone (to my personal taste)

    Love the clean spaces here and there, beautifully done. I actually like those two.
  13. Vonderek

    Vonderek Well-Known Member

    You sir will be the king of the BBQs! Nice work and very elegant.
  14. HKGuns

    HKGuns Well-Known Member

    Those are nice looking pistols.
  15. royal barnes

    royal barnes Well-Known Member

    Very nice! I really like the Fitz.:)
  16. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    A question on the satin nickel finish. Is it safe to use rig grease on the satin nickel?.. If not, what can I use to protect the finish.
  17. Remllez

    Remllez Well-Known Member


    Those are two of the most beautiful revolvers I've seen in quite some time....The engraving is tastefully done and not at all over the top for me. It's great to see there are still people that view guns as works of art and have the vision to see them to completion.

    People usually love or hate Fitz revolvers and I am certainly in the former! There is another member on here that just Fitz'd a Colt recently and it was very nice as well. You guys keep up the good work.

    I have owned a couple nickel guns for many years and I just use a very light coat of a quality gun oil to protect the finish. Some use paste wax to protect and preserve the finish but with all the engraving it may take a while to detail those out.
  18. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    Absolutely stunning pair of Colts you have there! Nicely done all the way around, especially with the engraving and the satin nickel finish.

    As for the satin nickel, I have never had a gun in that finish so I couldn't say what's safe or effective to use on the guns. I would probably contact whoever did the refinishing to see what they recommend as far as cleaning and preservation of the finish goes.
  19. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    While I love bright nickel on otherwise plain guns, I adore engraved guns that are satin nickeled. Really makes the engraving stand out! There's a Colt SAA in one of Doc O`Meara's books that has a contrasting satin/polished finish that makes my mouth water every time. If I remember right, it had oak leaf engraving and was done just right. Gorgeous sixgun!
  20. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    I'm worried oil or grease will stain, as the satin nickel seems to be almost porous and oil would soak into the finish. For now I'm keeping them wiped down until I get more information. Thank's for all the compliments.

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