Colt SAA peacemaker

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  1. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

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    ok folks.by popular concensus i begin.(i dont foresee a 25% jump in votes in the next 12 hours) i am still pondering the options, but that will work itself out later. i started with the cylinder. it will help with proportions on the rest. i have a good side line drawing from a gun manual (thanks silveroxide:thumb:) and i have a copy of colts original SAA patent. some items i am unsure of how difficult it would be to build in paper such as the small depressions in the cylinder side.
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    so here is the beginning...
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  2. Mousemuffins1

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    I think as long as you leave the option for just a textured version, it shouldn't matter if it's a wee bit complex. the way I did mine on the '51 wasn't really a doable method from the printer, so to speak. Still, I'm sure it can be done, they'd just need to be (probably) added from the inside of the cylinder before closing it up.
  3. Nothing

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    i did the barrel next and started blocking in the frame. once i get a few more shapes done i can can start molding it. i had to ditch the manual drawing in favor of a side view photo.
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    Looking fantastic. Can't wait.:thumb:
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    i have enough now to work with. just need to start molding.
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  6. silveroxide

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    A good start with the cylinder first. The indentations are a (rhymes with witch)..... but laminating from the inside and a dremel can help. The hardest part I believe, will be the Chamber guard and the pivoting chamber load door and hinge. The rest should fall into place. Good luck on your build, I am looking forward to the first build installments.
  7. Bowdenja

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    Cool! One request............ 4 5/8" barrel. This extends just past the ejector shroud and looks very mean from the business end. Especially in .45 cal Long Colt.:thumb:

    If you are not going to make the cylinder spin then the locking dents will not be necessary and can be done in print detail. IMHO.

    Great job so far!

    john
  8. Nothing

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    well im going to do 4 3/4, 5 1/2, 7 1/2 and 12 inch barrels.
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    started the molding process...still a lot more todo...
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    Neat!

    Wish I could help you out with pics.......... but I got a Vaquero instead of a Peacemaker.......... sign1
  11. Nothing

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    i used to have a vaquero. i loved that gun!
  12. Nothing

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    work is proceeding rather smoothly...
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    wow. this thang's getting purdier by the miniute. Are the grips the same as on the '51?
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    the grips are similar. but im gonna work em differently on this one.
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    spent the night messing with the loading port and worked up the barrel options.
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  17. Mousemuffins1

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    oh my, that IS a long one. Does it come with one of those "Bang!" flags?:mrgreen:
  18. silveroxide

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    I see that you have a buntline special, you going to work on the detachable shoulder stock?....
  19. Nothing

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    no im not going to mess with the stock. sorry.
  20. Mousemuffins1

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    I'm going to go with this version:

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    ..I know that strictly speaking it's not a colt (they're Italiian copies, I believe..), but I'm a sucker for a Clint Eastwood western.