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I'm possibly wrong but I could have sworn that the old forum had a "revolver" section.
I found myself with a question about a SAA and was going to post it there only to discover that there was no such thing. Did I just imagine that there usta be one?
Phil, what is your question? I may be able to help. At least if I don't know I have a fair set of reference books. Yes, if the system would support it,a revolver forum would be welcome to some of us. Nick
Nick, my basic question was about replacement parts for 1st generation SAAs. Midway vs Brownell vs ?
I do know that there are a few wheel gun folks here. I have no idea if there are enough to support a page of our own.
Thanks for the reply.
Phil, sorry to be so long getting back to you. I have no experience with parts from Midway but people I know,and read,here seem to think that Midways parts are as good as Brownells and at a better price.The dealings I have had with Midway have always been satisfactory.Either way they both have excellent reputations so, I wouldn't hesitate to do business with either.Depending on what parts specifically, they might be made by the same manufacturer! I have a few 1st and 2nd gen parts hid away in my kit, what do you need? Nick
Thanks for the kind offer, Nick, but I've already ordered it from Midway. I've used them before, but never for parts.
What I really need now is a reliable SAA guy here in Ft Worth TX. Griff M has mentioned that he has a trusted guy here, but I've had no luck getting an email to Griff.
I've got an old hand-me-down from my grandfather that has been "rode hard and put away wet". I think the last time it was fired was when I shot it as a very young teen. That's a looong time ago. It was spitting a lot out the side then.
I came into possession of it when we moved my dad to a retirement home a few years ago. Cylinder "lock up" is kinda iffy.
I think it just needs a really thorough going over.
I'm sure there are good 'smiths around Ft. Worth/Dallas but I don't know them. I do know Edward Janis " The Peacemaker Specialist" in Whitmore, Ca..Last time I talked with him his number was 503-472-3438 Mon thru Fri 8AM- 6 PM. Eddy can do ANYTHING to SAA of all generations and, he has a nice little catalog.You'll want to be careful if your SAA is a first generation Colt.It is generally accepted that Colts made after 1900 are proofed for smokeless powder but care is the byword. These old Colts have become very valuable and many,as you say, have been "rode hard and put up wet".My Granddaddys' was made in 1898 and I used to shoot it once a year or so with reduced loads but I've just about talked myself out of that in the future.There are many big name 'smiths around the country that do wonderful work, and as any specialist they don't come cheap. However, you will get what you pay for.Try to locate a copy of the Pistolsmiths Guild[maybe you can google it]. 'Smiths recognized by the Guild are all top drawer. Good Luck, Nick
Thanks again for your reply, Nick.
I've decided that this old iron (105 years old according to http://proofhouse.com/) will probably never fire again, unless things get really messy. I'm just trying to make sure that parts don't try to fall off when it comes out of the safe......as has happened.....thus my order for the base pin latch kit from Midway.
Reckon we can get Pat to do a head count of those who might be interested in the aforementioned Revolver Forum?
You can post a question on the 1911/Service Pistol board.
You want a revolver forum, you got it!b Let's see whether it gets enough use to keep it.
God, it takes five rolls of the moouse wheel to get to the 2nd amend. stuff now.
Well, why don't ya drop in on the new Revolver page on your way there... Betcha got at least one wheel gun.
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