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Forum: Colt 04-05-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By dfariswheel
Colt did make at least some Commanders and Combat...

Colt did make at least some Commanders and Combat Commanders in bright nickel.

The best way to clean a Coltguard type finish is to use a kitchen type spray cleaner, or just strip the gun and wash...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-05-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By dfariswheel
For a black color use Brownell's Dicrophan T4. ...

For a black color use Brownell's Dicrophan T4.

This cold blue is a true black color and more closely matches modern Black-Blue guns better.

It's possibly the most durable cold blue I ever used,...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-03-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By dfariswheel
Scotchbrite pads are commonly used to restore...

Scotchbrite pads are commonly used to restore stainless surfaces.
"Stroke" the pad in the same direction the original grained finish runs.
As above don't just rub back and forth or tiny circular...
Forum: Colt 03-29-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By dfariswheel
The first use of Gold medallions by Colt was on...

The first use of Gold medallions by Colt was on the 1955 Python.
At that time it was the only gun to get Gold, all others were Silver.

Starting in the mid to late 1970's you started to see Gold...
Forum: Revolvers 03-25-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By dfariswheel
Please post some photos when you get it back,...

Please post some photos when you get it back, with a review of the service.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-25-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By dfariswheel
Pros.... One of the few gun finishes that...

Pros....

One of the few gun finishes that are true life time finishes.

The "slick" plating won't allow fouling to adhere as badly as on bare metal.

Fouling is easier to see and easier to...
Forum: Revolvers 03-23-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By dfariswheel
Ford's did stub their toe a couple of years ago. ...

Ford's did stub their toe a couple of years ago.
Several Colt forum members sent in Pythons to be refinished, and one member asked for the stamps to be restored.

What they got back was beyond...
Forum: Revolvers 03-22-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By dfariswheel
Ford's was always famous for their wet look...

Ford's was always famous for their wet look Python Royal Blue mirror type refinish, and Glenrock is famous in the trade for doing very high level work for custom gunsmiths needing the best.
95% of a...
Forum: Colt 03-08-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By dfariswheel
The preferred method of staking the link pin is...

The preferred method of staking the link pin is not to put punch marks on the barrel.
The "better" method is to use a slightly dull center punch and put a dimple near the edge of the link PIN.
Do...
Forum: Revolvers 02-26-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 21,265
Posted By dfariswheel
I suspect it's only a matter of timing before...

I suspect it's only a matter of timing before Colt offers a 2 1/2 inch new Python, and probably a 3 inch.
Also at some later time, probably an 8 inch.

There's also fertile ground for distributors...
Forum: Revolvers 02-23-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By dfariswheel
Another option is to buy a new Cobra set up the...

Another option is to buy a new Cobra set up the way you like it and have the stainless treated with one of the durable black finishes.

Nitriding not only gives a black color, it also hardened the...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 02-23-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By dfariswheel
Buying genuine Colt parts from other then...

Buying genuine Colt parts from other then Brownell's and Midway is very much a crap shoot.

Colt only sells new parts to the above two sources, so that leaves eBay and the gun auction sites like...
Forum: Revolvers 02-21-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By dfariswheel
Apparently Colt is offering the original CCW dull...

Apparently Colt is offering the original CCW dull finish or now, a brighter satin finish.
A lot of people complained about the early new Cobra dull finish, which Colt intended to be a pure defense...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 02-18-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By dfariswheel
John Masen parts are notorious for poor quality. ...

John Masen parts are notorious for poor quality.
They make their parts from castings, usually substandard.

You see a lot of porous casting, and areas that didn't fill out properly.
Their parts...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 02-17-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By dfariswheel
I've used Pro-Shot one-piece stainless steel rods...

I've used Pro-Shot one-piece stainless steel rods for many years.
For revolvers I bought brass cone shaped muzzle protectors that slip over the rods.
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 02-17-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By dfariswheel
Gun Parts has what they list as genuine Colt...

Gun Parts has what they list as genuine Colt arched serrated housings.
Expensive but if genuine Colt.......

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/398190

Ed Brown makes one. Select blued or...
Forum: Colt 02-12-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By dfariswheel
An option for the recoil spring plug that doesn't...

An option for the recoil spring plug that doesn't require any alterations of the slide is the Clark plug.
Personally the Clark plug is how I'd go, I don't like alterations unless absolutely...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-10-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By dfariswheel
Brownell's do sell stainless steel chamber...

Brownell's do sell stainless steel chamber brushes.
These are listed as for revolvers but work in autos.
Use at your own risk......
...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-09-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By dfariswheel
Chamber brushes are not only over sized, the good...

Chamber brushes are not only over sized, the good one's are made with a much stiffer bristle.

The best are sold by Brownell's.
I strongly recommend Bronze, NOT stainless steel.
Stainless steel...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-31-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By dfariswheel
Machining the Browning slide for a dovetail sight...

Machining the Browning slide for a dovetail sight will have a VERY definite impact on value since it won't be original.

Grinding the tiny countersink or "crater" inside the slide will not affect...
Forum: Revolvers 01-28-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By dfariswheel
You can use layers of duct or masking tape,...

You can use layers of duct or masking tape, really any kind of tape.

I just don't have any experience with the Bantam model, but I suspect if you put some tape on the front-lower-front of the grip...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 01-28-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By dfariswheel
You can probably get the straight story on the...

You can probably get the straight story on the Colt Forum.

Famed holster designer Red Nicohols is now posting there.
He has a new holster history book out and has a large amount of documents from...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-27-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By dfariswheel
A common reason for staked tenon sights coming...

A common reason for staked tenon sights coming loose or flying off is improper preparation before staking the tenon.

The prep is to use a small carbide ball cutter to grind a small countersink or...
Forum: Revolvers 01-26-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By dfariswheel
"i tried the standard and they didn't fit my...

"i tried the standard and they didn't fit my revolver. those look and fit great! I wonder why my were too big? it says, "designed for K and L frames"

Without more info it's impossible to say why...
Forum: Revolvers 01-26-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By dfariswheel
The Colt Forum only recommends two Master...

The Colt Forum only recommends two Master pistolsmiths for Colt revolver work.....

Frank Glenn is an American Handgunner magazine Top 100 pistolsmith.
His prices, turnaround times, and quality of...
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