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  1. Johnm1 liked Fingers McGee's post in the thread Nimschke 3rd Model Dragoon.

    Latest acquisition, Nimschke Special Edition engraved, gold plated, and ivory stocked, one of fifty, C series, 2nd Generation Colt, 3rd...

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  2. Johnm1 liked bannockburn's post in the thread FIE Kentucky Rifle 45 Caliber Rework.

    windini Look at it this way...you probably experienced nearly every mishap that could have occurred on your first trip to the range! It...

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:48 PM
  3. Johnm1 liked windini's post in the thread FIE Kentucky Rifle 45 Caliber Rework.

    Thanks, Cowboy Dave! Nice lookin' rifle, @bannockburn. I put together a blunderbuss kit some years ago, and the cold bluing was also...

    1st PRB Kentucky.jpg Jul 27, 2021 at 8:48 PM
  4. Johnm1 liked bannockburn's post in the thread FIE Kentucky Rifle 45 Caliber Rework.

    windini Great restoration job! Looks fine and hopefully it won't disappoint you at the range! Years ago I got a Traditions Hawken type...

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  5. Johnm1 liked windini's post in the thread FIE Kentucky Rifle 45 Caliber Rework.

    This is the rifle I bought used back in February. I got a lot of help figuring out some of the lock issues in another thread....

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  6. Johnm1 replied to the thread Technique to remove words on a round barrel.

    I have read about thaat issue regarding the Piettas. But I wont attempt to fix something unless there is an indication it is broken....

    Jul 27, 2021 at 12:08 AM
  7. Johnm1 replied to the thread Technique to remove words on a round barrel.

    Here is my plan for going slow. I have transferred the hieght of the existing hand onto the new hand. I didn't measure it but that...

    Jul 27, 2021 at 12:05 AM
  8. Johnm1 liked kje54's post in the thread Technique to remove words on a round barrel.

    File the hand down but be very careful not to take off too much. You might need to file at least one side of the hand but again, go...

    Jul 26, 2021 at 11:55 PM
  9. Johnm1 liked kje54's post in the thread Technique to remove words on a round barrel.

    Some of the older reproductions as well as some Piettas and the current Ubertis have a slightly short arbor. There are lots of fix...

    Jul 26, 2021 at 11:55 PM
  10. Johnm1 replied to the thread Technique to remove words on a round barrel.

    So I'm starting the timing. I did have to replace the hand as I broke the hand spring on the existing but I have retained all of the...

    Jul 26, 2021 at 11:51 PM
  11. Johnm1 replied to the thread Technique to remove words on a round barrel.

    What indications do you see that indicates the arbor requires a 'fix'? I found that filing or sanding is much more effective if I file...

    Jul 26, 2021 at 11:29 PM
  12. Johnm1 liked kje54's post in the thread Technique to remove words on a round barrel.

    Here are mine, both Pietta 1861 Colt reproductions. [ATTACH]

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  13. Johnm1 liked Jackrabbit1957's post in the thread Technique to remove words on a round barrel.

    I'm thinking that doing the arbor fix may be a good idea as well, it may help with that brass frame.

    Jul 26, 2021 at 11:11 PM
  14. Johnm1 liked 4v50 Gary's post in the thread Technique to remove words on a round barrel.

    shoeshining sanding can create waves in the barrel.

    Jul 26, 2021 at 11:11 PM
  15. Johnm1 attached a file to the thread Technique to remove words on a round barrel.

    That was also at least 2016 when I bought it.. I don't have a bunch of pictures from when I bought it, but I did find a couple and a...

    1860 Barrel as found.JPG 1860 Colt 2.JPG Capture 1.JPG Capture 3.JPG Jul 26, 2021 at 10:05 PM
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