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Posted: 12/25/2008 7:24:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2008 7:34:24 AM EST by Nutro]
I got this framed picture as a gift today. I love it. My great grandfather was a Texas Ranger in the early 1900's so this means even more to me.

I'm not sure what kind of pistol this is though. I'm assuming some kind of .44 or .45

I'm working on getting some actual pics of my great grandfather blown up to larger sizes and having them framed currently. I believe in the pics of him, he has this same pistol and some kind of lever action rifle on his horse.

Anyway,

Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:26:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2008 7:27:28 AM EST by AROKIE]
.45 long colt

Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:27:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2008 7:29:35 AM EST by kevthebassman]
Looks like a Ruger Blackhawk to me. The grip and medallion on the grip is identical in profile and location. I can't make out any detail, and I'm not a sixgun expert, but it looks exactly like the Blackhawk I almost bought yesterday.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:27:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By AROKIE:
.45 long colt





He's asking about the gun, not the cartridge it uses
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:28:32 AM EST
Looks like a 4 5/8" barrel Colt Single Action Army. Traditionally they are in .45 Colt but were made in alot of pistol calibers from .22 to .45. The pic is fuzzy so its hard to tell if its a real Colt or a clone.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:28:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By kevthebassman:
Looks like a Ruger Blackhawk to me.


looks like a colt medallion on the grips to me.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:30:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By kevthebassman:
Looks like a Ruger Blackhawk to me.


No its not a Blackhawk. It has three screws and fixed sghts. Ruger didnt start making fix sight models till long after the conversion to two pin models(new model).

Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:32:29 AM EST
SAA
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:33:28 AM EST
Little better

Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:34:37 AM EST
Colt model P

Single Action Army
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:39:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2008 7:41:36 AM EST by tweeter]
Colt SAA clone.

It looks just like an 1873 (aka P model) but the medallion is wrong. The placement is correct, but the medallion is either custom (not likely) or a clone.

Hell, even the grips scream P model.

But I vote clone.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:40:30 AM EST
That's an awesome picture.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:44:07 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:46:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By rtintwo:
Originally Posted By kevthebassman:
Looks like a Ruger Blackhawk to me.


No its not a Blackhawk. It has three screws and fixed sghts. Ruger didnt start making fix sight models till long after the conversion to two pin models(new model).



You could tell that from the first picture? You must be superman or something, cause I can't make out shit.

New pic is much better, so I'll yield to the sixgun experts.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:46:50 AM EST
Three screws
Fixed sight
Crescent ejector rod
Stubby cylinder pin

Is the pistol the one that your grandpa carried when he was a Ranger? If its the one he carried then its probably a real Colt, if its something from later then its probably a clone.

The cartidge is an .45 Long Colt, judging by the thin rim as compaired to the thicker rims that the .44s had.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:50:07 AM EST
I'm guessing it is some sort of stage prop Colt SAA.

Doesn't look like a real pistol to me.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:53:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By rtintwo:
Three screws
Fixed sight
Crescent ejector rod
Stubby cylinder pin

Is the pistol the one that your grandpa carried when he was a Ranger? If its the one he carried then its probably a real Colt, if its something from later then its probably a clone.

The cartidge is an .45 Long Colt, judging by the thin rim as compaired to the thicker rims that the .44s had.


Nah, it's just a pic that was given to me as a gift today. I'm about to head to my grandmothers and will look over the pics of my grandfather and see if I can find any clear shots of his pistol and rifle.

I'll post some of them later if there are any good ones.

Merry Christmas, all.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:55:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By 455SD:
I'm guessing it is some sort of stage prop Colt SAA.

Doesn't look like a real pistol to me.


I concur.

Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:57:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By TUMOR:
Colt model P

Single Action Army


Link Posted: 12/25/2008 8:21:04 AM EST
I'm a bit put off by the lack of finishing on the screws... Colts are nicely domed. A close up of the medallion might help identify it, but I'm betting knock off or fake.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 8:22:41 AM EST
AR15?
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 11:06:38 AM EST
mini 14
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 11:10:15 AM EST
1911

tehe
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