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Forum: Revolvers 09-21-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By dfariswheel
Another caution of the Colt revolvers made after...

Another caution of the Colt revolvers made after 1969, like the Mark III, Mark V, King Cobra, etc.......
Don't dry fire without snap caps.
Some firing pins may be too hard and can break

Now that...
Forum: Revolvers 09-20-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By dfariswheel
As always with Colt, things are murky. All...

As always with Colt, things are murky.

All we can go on are examples known to be a certain year and see what the finish was.

An example of uncertainty is a Colt heavy barrel 6 inch Official...
Forum: Revolvers 09-19-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By dfariswheel
The Peacekeeper was the Colt strike unpolished...

The Peacekeeper was the Colt strike unpolished version of the Trooper Mark V.

These were great deals because the action was fitted to the pre-strike standard, but the price was lower due to the...
Forum: Revolvers 09-19-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By dfariswheel
The 50's Colt Dual-tone finish with muzzle in the...

The 50's Colt Dual-tone finish with muzzle in the white lasted for more years then just the first.

Colt changed it to a full bright polish blue with blued muzzle sometime in the late 50's-early...
Forum: Revolvers 09-19-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 1,385,720
Posted By dfariswheel
The Model 66 is a very early one. The first...

The Model 66 is a very early one.

The first guns out had bare stainless steel rear sights.
After a few years S&W began blackening the stainless sights.
Forum: Colt 09-17-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By dfariswheel
I don't find a Sgt York Commemorative model on...

I don't find a Sgt York Commemorative model on the list of Colt factory made models, so this was most likely a standard production Government Model altered after market.
If you were to buy a Colt...
Forum: Colt 09-15-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By dfariswheel
I suspect the brassy color is from the slide...

I suspect the brassy color is from the slide being heat treated and not given any final surface finish.
The color is from the color change during the process, which is usually cleaned up by the...
Forum: Revolvers 09-15-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By dfariswheel
The 357 was a world's first.... a medium framed...

The 357 was a world's first.... a medium framed .357 Magnum revolver.
Before this all .357's were built on large frames; Colt's New Service and S&W's "N" frame.

It was the first Colt "I" frame...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-15-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By dfariswheel
Wax works well under wood to prevent rust. I...

Wax works well under wood to prevent rust.
I use it under pistol grips to prevent rusting. Even stainless will rust especially under rubber grips.

I apply a medium-heavy coat and DON'T wipe it...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-08-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By dfariswheel
It should not have come apart. If it came apart...

It should not have come apart.
If it came apart once that easily it'll do it again at the most critical time.

Since you probably have a S&W warranty I'd get S&W to send you a shipping label or...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-08-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By dfariswheel
Here are a few top professional companies who can...

Here are a few top professional companies who can strip the finish and give it a refinish to a blued or black color.
If you really want to do this is another matter...........

Possibly the best...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-07-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By dfariswheel
Do you have the old style lock on the middle of...

Do you have the old style lock on the middle of the barrel or new style lock under the cylinder yoke?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-02-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By dfariswheel
Even stainless steel guns will rust under the...

Even stainless steel guns will rust under the grips, especially under rubber grips.

To help prevent rust under grips just apply a medium-heavy coat of wax to all areas covered by the grips.
Don't...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-28-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By dfariswheel
I don't think it would work well if at all. ...

I don't think it would work well if at all.

Modern hot salts bluing is intended to retard rust, and since the entire idea of rust bluing IS rust, I don't think it would work out very well.
If it...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-28-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By dfariswheel
A thin coat of a good lube like CLP Breakfree on...

A thin coat of a good lube like CLP Breakfree on the spring will not cause problems unless you're in the habit of dropping your mags in the dirt.
I've used this on my rifle and pistol mags for MANY...
Forum: Revolvers 08-27-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By dfariswheel
Here's a few........... ...

Here's a few...........

http://www.getgrip.com/

http://www.pachmayr.com/

http://www.gungrip.com/

http://altamontco.com/
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 08-23-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By dfariswheel
Holster fit doesn't depend only on frame size. ...

Holster fit doesn't depend only on frame size.
It also depends on frame shape, and cylinder diameter.

Also, much depends on the design of the holster. If it's a very closely molded fit around...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-22-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By dfariswheel
Without compromising the finish there's not much...

Without compromising the finish there's not much to be done AFTER a gun is plated or finished.

The plating is very thin and any changes will require some sort of abrasive.
Whether that's a metal...
Forum: Colt 08-19-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By dfariswheel
The Gold Cup with the light spring was intended...

The Gold Cup with the light spring was intended to be used with 185 grain, semi-wadcutter, lead bullet "Mid-Range" Target loads.
Note that these are NOT defense grade jacketed bullet hot loads. ...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-12-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By dfariswheel
It's not recommended to use auto wax. Most...

It's not recommended to use auto wax.
Most contain abrasives to polish paint and may damage gun finishes.

Also, auto wax that gets into crevices turns white and is hard to get out.

As above if...
Forum: Revolvers 08-08-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,974
Posted By dfariswheel
The Colt small "D" frame revolves had the...

The Colt small "D" frame revolves had the original full length grip frame until the Colt Agent was introduced in 1962.

The Agent was intended to be a deep concealment revolver, so the grip frame...
Forum: Colt 08-06-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By dfariswheel
Here's the best shops in the business who are...

Here's the best shops in the business who are able to do a Colt NM Model level polish.
These weren't a Colt Royal Blue as used on the Python, but were a very bright polish.
BE CAREFUL who you pick...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 08-02-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By dfariswheel
All the Winchester 1200 and 1300 shotguns had...

All the Winchester 1200 and 1300 shotguns had aluminum receivers.

Winchester first made actual stainless steel guns, but found that in actual use the bores tended to rust, probably due to the...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 07-27-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By dfariswheel
In the past, some military personnel applied a...

In the past, some military personnel applied a heavy coat of real Cosmoline to their pistols and baked it in an oven.

The Cosmoline melted into the parkerized finish and was said to seal it very...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-27-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By dfariswheel
Another replacement sight pin that doesn't fail...

Another replacement sight pin that doesn't fail is a section of Allen wrench.
These also tend to stay put very well.

To secure a Colt type sight pin, there are several options......
Put a slight...
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