Show us your Guns!

Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by Undertow, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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    My 1909 Colt

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  2. Levallois

    Levallois Practically Family

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    Yahoody,
    That is the prettiest dang Colt I have seen in some time.
    John
     
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  3. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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    Thank you John! It is new to me, but letters as shown. Shipped to Chicago in early Dec 1909. I figure it was a Christmas present :) It shoots exceptionally well and has the back strap engraved with a silver plate and the owner's name. I've tracked him via the US Census of 1910. Only one of that name listed in the Census that year. Mr. Dewayne D. Boyles Sr. , born 1863, was living in Potter Co. Texas at the time of his gun's shipment from Colt. Seems he was as proud of his Colt as I am now.

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  4. Levallois

    Levallois Practically Family

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    Yahoody,
    That is my favorite part of owning these weapons - the historical research.
    John
     
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  5. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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    Indeed John :) As your photos so clearly show..there are stories to be told. It is living history if one can appreciate that fact.

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  6. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    Damn, that is just too nice.
     
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  7. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    Agreed. Even though the Ubertis are "modern" firearms they still give me a sense of history when I shoot them. Researching the history of a firearm as you and Yahoody have done is a great treat to me as well.
     
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  8. The one from the North

    The one from the North New in Town

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    No, you don't! That's awesome collection.
     
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  9. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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    Got all wound up the last couple of days and saved a 48 year old Colt :eek: Happy I could :D

    beater 5.5" NRA Colt from 1971..
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    Add Roy Fishpaw Big Horn Sheep grips, a case colored hammer with 1st Gen checkering, and a 1st Gen 4 3/4" barrel with a .0015" cylinder gap. Now a mo' better Colt :cool:

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  10. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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    A Colt from 1978 by master engraver Mark Hoechst

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  11. Levallois

    Levallois Practically Family

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    7A23092E-3AC1-4356-B934-4110574F26F0.jpeg D53081B4-BA3F-47C8-B794-47F2EE2C549F.jpeg Beginning of the 20th century sheriff accoutrements. Smith and Wesson double action .44 Frontier (44-40). Only 15340 produced, this one was made toward the end of production which occurred in 1913.
     
  12. That is pure class.
     
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  13. Yesteryear

    Yesteryear One of the Regulars

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    I am now over 100 rounds through my brand new Henry 30-30 BWL edition lever action. I absolutely love this rifle, it shoots as good as it looks! It always gets compliments at the range too! :D Henry Rifle.jpg Henry 2.jpg Henry 3.jpg Henry 4.jpg
     
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  14. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll Practically Family

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  15. Yesteryear

    Yesteryear One of the Regulars

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    I can attest to that! I had to make use of their customer service to correct a minor issue with the sights, and they sent me a brand new sight free of charge! Top notch service for sure!
     
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  16. Yesteryear, that is quite the spiffy rifle!
     
  17. GreatWhiteHunter

    GreatWhiteHunter Familiar Face

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    I just bought a Henry Golden Boy. Action is as smooth as butter. I'm drooling over the Big Boy 44 with the color case hardening. Just waiting until the 1:38 twist rate rifles have worked their way through the system. Want one with the new 1:20 twist rate. The Henry action reminds me of my old Marlin 444S (pre safety). It has a very smooth action too. Thought about a new "Marlington" but when I tried one at their booth at an sporting show, you could feel the "clunk, clunk, clunk" of the action as you cycled the lever. You would have thought that they would have had a gunsmith smooth it out before they took it to a gun show! So the new 44 will be a Henry!
     
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  18. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll Practically Family

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    Agreed. The original Marlins are my favorite lever action, in running with the '74 Sharps for my favorite rifle overall. It's a shame they don't make 'em like they used to, but they surely don't.
     
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  19. GreatWhiteHunter

    GreatWhiteHunter Familiar Face

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    I've always liked single shot rifles. Being left handed, there are a lot of "left handed friendly" versions available. That's how I got started with Marlin lever guns. If you watch lots of hunting video's, usually the animal either falls over DRT or runs around wildly making a fast second shot difficult. Being left handed, cross eye dominant and with aging eyesight, I'm in scope use territory now. When it comes to handguns, I'm the poster child for "The purpose of a handgun is to fight your way to rifle you should of had in the first place!" I would love to have a Rolling Block some day. Just can't afford one right now.
     
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  20. Kirk H.

    Kirk H. One Too Many

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    I know it's been awhile since I posted, but just picked up a Smith and Wesson model 19-3 with a 2 1/2 inch barrel. Will post some pictures later (I hope)
     
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