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Posted: 12/15/2013 10:11:47 AM EST
1861 Colt Navy





Link Posted: 12/15/2013 10:13:08 AM EST
That's a wonderful gift
I'm sure you'd make a fine Son!
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 10:14:15 AM EST
Very, very nice!

What did you get your Mom?
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 10:19:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By usjet:
Very, very nice!

What did you get your Mom?
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A lead bullet mold.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 10:23:00 AM EST
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Originally Posted By usjet:
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haha so far a Benzomatic flexible lighter. She is a lot harder to shop for. I will probably take her out for a real nice dinner.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 10:28:23 AM EST
Tell us about the gun.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 10:31:40 AM EST
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It's a CVA kit. .44 cal

Do you have any specific questions?
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 10:33:56 AM EST
How long did it take to assemble?
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 10:45:46 AM EST
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I worked on it for a couple months. The initial assemble went pretty easy. Mostly just cleaning up the pieces and making sure everything functioned, at that point the most time consuming part was fitting the barrel. Probably the single most time consuming part was the grip. The most "difficult" part for me was the bluing. I have never done any kind of bluing work before and wasn't really sure what to expect. I used Brownells Oxpho blue. I think it came out pretty good. If I had to guess I would say there is somewhere between 40-50 hours.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 10:55:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By c7aea15:


I worked on it for a couple months. The initial assemble went pretty easy. Mostly just cleaning up the pieces and making sure everything functioned, at that point the most time consuming part was fitting the barrel. Probably the single most time consuming part was the grip. The most "difficult" part for me was the bluing. I have never done any kind of bluing work before and wasn't really sure what to expect. I used Brownells Oxpho blue. I think it came out pretty good. If I had to guess I would say there is somewhere between 40-50 hours.
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Originally Posted By 69cutlass:
How long did it take to assemble?


I worked on it for a couple months. The initial assemble went pretty easy. Mostly just cleaning up the pieces and making sure everything functioned, at that point the most time consuming part was fitting the barrel. Probably the single most time consuming part was the grip. The most "difficult" part for me was the bluing. I have never done any kind of bluing work before and wasn't really sure what to expect. I used Brownells Oxpho blue. I think it came out pretty good. If I had to guess I would say there is somewhere between 40-50 hours.


That's really cool. I just did a quick google search and didn't find anything. Where did you get the kit from?
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 10:58:10 AM EST
Awesome gift. Great work.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 11:03:17 AM EST
Oxpho Blue is the bomb-

Pieta complete re-finish:
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 11:24:09 AM EST
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That's really cool. I just did a quick google search and didn't find anything. Where did you get the kit from?
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Originally Posted By APG12:
Originally Posted By c7aea15:
Originally Posted By 69cutlass:
How long did it take to assemble?


I worked on it for a couple months. The initial assemble went pretty easy. Mostly just cleaning up the pieces and making sure everything functioned, at that point the most time consuming part was fitting the barrel. Probably the single most time consuming part was the grip. The most "difficult" part for me was the bluing. I have never done any kind of bluing work before and wasn't really sure what to expect. I used Brownells Oxpho blue. I think it came out pretty good. If I had to guess I would say there is somewhere between 40-50 hours.


That's really cool. I just did a quick google search and didn't find anything. Where did you get the kit from?


My dad actually bought the kit probably 20 or so years go. I think it was just one of those things that he thought would be fun, then took a look at the instructions and thought maybe later. I snagged it from him, and will surprise him with it! This is the kit. http://www.armslist.com/posts/2430008/bloomington-illinois-muzzle-loaders-for-sale--cva-1861-colt-navy-revolver-kit There are also new kits and parts from other manufactures. If you're thinking of one of these just be aware it cost me about the same, if not a little more for tools and supplies then a complete reproduction from uberti. But I think he will be surprised, and really like it!
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 11:26:48 AM EST
Looks awesome
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 11:51:16 AM EST
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My dad actually bought the kit probably 20 or so years go. I think it was just one of those things that he thought would be fun, then took a look at the instructions and thought maybe later. I snagged it from him, and will surprise him with it!
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That's just awesome.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 11:52:59 AM EST
OK, that is just badass.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 11:59:49 AM EST
Thanks guys.

I also ordered this case for it, in red felt, that I'm still waiting on.

Link Posted: 12/15/2013 12:02:18 PM EST
That's really cool good on you op and merry christmas
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 12:02:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By c7aea15:


My dad actually bought the kit probably 20 or so years go. I think it was just one of those things that he thought would be fun, then took a look at the instructions and thought maybe later. I snagged it from him, and will surprise him with it! This is the kit. http://www.armslist.com/posts/2430008/bloomington-illinois-muzzle-loaders-for-sale--cva-1861-colt-navy-revolver-kit There are also new kits and parts from other manufactures. If you're thinking of one of these just be aware it cost me about the same, if not a little more for tools and supplies then a complete reproduction from uberti. But I think he will be surprised, and really like it!
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Originally Posted By c7aea15:
Originally Posted By APG12:
Originally Posted By c7aea15:
Originally Posted By 69cutlass:
How long did it take to assemble?


I worked on it for a couple months. The initial assemble went pretty easy. Mostly just cleaning up the pieces and making sure everything functioned, at that point the most time consuming part was fitting the barrel. Probably the single most time consuming part was the grip. The most "difficult" part for me was the bluing. I have never done any kind of bluing work before and wasn't really sure what to expect. I used Brownells Oxpho blue. I think it came out pretty good. If I had to guess I would say there is somewhere between 40-50 hours.


That's really cool. I just did a quick google search and didn't find anything. Where did you get the kit from?


My dad actually bought the kit probably 20 or so years go. I think it was just one of those things that he thought would be fun, then took a look at the instructions and thought maybe later. I snagged it from him, and will surprise him with it! This is the kit. http://www.armslist.com/posts/2430008/bloomington-illinois-muzzle-loaders-for-sale--cva-1861-colt-navy-revolver-kit There are also new kits and parts from other manufactures. If you're thinking of one of these just be aware it cost me about the same, if not a little more for tools and supplies then a complete reproduction from uberti. But I think he will be surprised, and really like it!


That's awesome, thanks. Seems like a cool project. I may have to look into it.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 12:03:35 PM EST
You are a good son. Merry Christmas to you and your Dad.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 12:15:47 PM EST
Looks great! Wish i had the time to do one for my dad.




Link Posted: 12/15/2013 2:34:02 PM EST
Did you get the Son from gunsmoke to engrave the cylinder?
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 2:40:15 PM EST
Wow, can I be your dad too?
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 2:41:52 PM EST
Very nice
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