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Mod for a broke Remmie....and Colt

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by brushhippie, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. brushhippie

    brushhippie Member

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    I broke the loading lever some time back on this revolver and decided there really wasnt any way to repair it without discoloring it and what the heck Ive already ruined the finish anyway. I got the idea from Mike Bellevue's bulldog video, not sure if Im going to attempt the rounded grip or not, and not real sure I need a front sight for a belly gun. Ive till got to dress the end up and recrown it and more than likely I will reblue the barrel and cylinder. Here is step one off with the barrel!
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    now what to do with the barrel fall off......
     
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  2. jason41987

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    id like to see this when its finished, i too have seen belevues video and i thought the end product was quite gorgeous.. so im curious as to what yours will look like when its finished... remember, you have to have a new method for holding the basepin in.... drill a hole underneath it, or through the side and drive a screw threw it...

    another idea.. rid of the edges of the front of the basepin that stick out the sides of the revolver... as these would likely snag on clothing... then without the front sight the only thing that could ever snag is the hammer itself
     
  3. brushhippie

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    Good idea Jason not sure how Im gonna do that yet, kinda want to fill that void below it as well......
     
  4. Hoof Hearted

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    Here's a couple I have done. Hope these inspire ya!

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  5. brushhippie

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    Oh man HH how do you get that awesome blue? Please do tell! Thats real close to the color it used to be...before I ruined it. I made mine a bit longer since it had the engraving on top of the barrel, I thought Id leave it and take the lettering off the sides.
     
  6. Hoof Hearted

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    I do a "caustic" blue which is the same chemical formula as Colts Royal Blue and a "nitre" blue in molten salt.

    With that longer barrel length it will be sort of a "Sheriff" model!
    Keep us posted with your progress....looking great so far!

    HH
     
  7. Hoof Hearted

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    Wanna see the "Steam Punk" version?
     
  8. brushhippie

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    Sure!
    Got to sittin here thinkin Ive got a brasser Colt with a busted lever as well.....man I really like this one kinda looks like a wells fargo.
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  9. Hoof Hearted

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    That cut off 1851 look was pretty popular in the day...........

    .........here is my brasser in "Steam Punk" attire:what:

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  10. brushhippie

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    Thats pretty cool I like the finger notch.
     
  11. jason41987

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    i would convert an 1860 army by cutting off the barrel, removing the loading arm, and installing a cartridge conversion, but the richard-mason conversions beat me by about 150 years

    however.. id love to see some modified 1860 armies if anyone has done it?
     
  12. jason41987

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    check this pistol out.. all id need would be a thunderer backstrap and a saw

    http://nsa15.casimages.com/img/2010/06/23/100623042914747091.jpg

    imagine that chambered in a cartridge as well.. heck, why not a 5-shot 45 colt?... would be a perfect "belly gun".. and to keep with the idea of something easy to carry, easy to conceal, id fabricate a rounded snag-free hammer for it too, like the ones you see on the 1911s.. i could get a piece of steel, use the original hammer as a template and just cut a new spur design
     
  13. Big Al Mass

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    Hoof Hearted,

    Is that a plum-bob where the loading lever used to be?
     
  14. Busyhands94

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    Brushhippie, that 1851 brasser you made does look a lot like a Colt Wells Fargo. Kinda got me thinking, it would be a pretty cool project to cut a Remington barrel proportionately and shorten the loading lever, then make a brass trigger guard and fit it to the gun, then modify the trigger. Scaled up pocket pistols do sound kinda neat! :D
     
  15. kBob

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    Girl Genius would love that Steam Punk Model....name it Agatha!

    -kBob
     
  16. Hoof Hearted

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    Nope..........just a lathe turned poker!
    Seemed like it needed a filler and it completed the "brass knuckles" feel.
    That's why I call it the "CLUDGE"!

    HH
     
  17. rodwha

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    Pretty cool fellas!

    I've wondered about a 3-4" barrel, but I'd want to keep the loading lever assembly (shortened) with a cheater as I'd want the convenience of quicker easier loading at the range. It takes long enough to load up a cylinder...

    Wish I had the tools and the skills...
     
  18. Hoof Hearted

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    Since the OP changed this to include Colt's here are a couple for his consideration:

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    This one belongs to major2 (the STORM forum mod on CAScity), He calls it "Dexter".
     
  19. Hoof Hearted

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    This is my personal 1860 Pietta with reprofiled 1851 grip and reprofiled and checkered hammer, reprofiled barrel lug, R&D Cylinder and slightly antiqued (I like to say, "the worn look"). I call the the "Sinister" model.....


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  20. rodwha

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    I like how you reprofiled the hammer. That's sort of what I'm looking for for my ROA as I have a hard time getting a good purchase without changing my grip as I have short fingers.
     
  21. kBob

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    Hoof Hearted,

    Great Oggly Mooglies!

    You have to do a tutorial on that hammer! It is exactly what I have been cogitating about but had no idea of how to accomplish!

    Puppupup....Please?

    -kBob
     
  22. Hoof Hearted

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    Well we're talking annealing,bending, milling, checkering file, recasehardening.......it's a bit much unless you have a full shop:uhoh:

    Shoot me a PM or email.

    HH
     
  23. brushhippie

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    That 60 looks awesome too Hoof, gonna have to get me a 60 barrel.....
     
  24. jason41987

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    hoof-hearted... a thunderer grip would look perfect on that.. thats what id like to do to mine with the thunderer grip and shorter barrel, but i also want to create a new hammer to go with it

    for people who like brass models... arent there some brass alloys out there that are really quite strong that could be used to keep the style of the brass models without losing much in strength?.. but then again, you could probably just anodize a steel model to look brass, or even plate it if it was an issue
     
  25. Big Al Mass

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    Darn, screwed up. Please remove.
     

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