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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul, 2005 5:41 pm    Post subject: They may not be swords........         Reply with quote

..........but they're still pretty. Big Grin

Two of my faves.




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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul, 2005 5:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Those are great - details?
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul, 2005 6:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice Patrick! Yours?

Excuse my ingnorance, but is that a Winchester 30/30? Do you have a date for it?

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul, 2005 8:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Doug Gardner wrote:
Very nice Patrick! Yours?

Excuse my ingnorance, but is that a Winchester 30/30? Do you have a date for it?

--Doug



Winchester 1873 model... Looks like a Uberti

ks

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul, 2005 8:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kirk Lee Spencer wrote:


Winchester 1873 model... Looks like a Uberti

ks


It's a real Colt though...

Gordon

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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul, 2005 9:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kirk and Gordon are both right: the rifle is a Uberti '73 Winchester, and the pistol is a real Colt, both in .45 Colt.

The rifle may be a "replica" but it's fitted and finished far better than just about any american made production gun. I wish the domestic product exhibited as high a level of f&f. To be honest it's just about the prettiest firearm I own. The Italians really know how to put these lever actions together.

The pistol is an early 3rd generation Colt, manufactured in 1978. It ties with my Big Johnsson as to which one I'd grab if the house was burning down around me. Big Grin

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul, 2005 9:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick;

Your right about Uberti putting out a good product! They're among the best production firearms available of any design. I've had a number of them, and still do have a few around that I just couldn't bear to part with, even though I got out of Cowboy Action Shooting. I gave the Wife the iron-frame Henry (that way I couldn't get stupid and sell it, LOL!) but kept my Colt-Paterson with loading lever for myself. I REALLY like that little pistol!

I also have to say you have great taste! I packed a pair of Colts with my '73 Uberti, all in .45 Colt, way back when... Cool

Cheers!

Gordon

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul, 2005 10:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Gordon!

I don't have as many western guns as I used to, in fact at the moment these are the only two other than my flintlock rifle. These are my favorites though so I keep them around for whenever I'm feeling froggy. I've always had a hankerin' for a Henry!

Today I received my new DVD of Tom Sellecks Last Stand at Saber River. I was watching it tonight with the '73 across my knees. Laughing Out Loud

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul, 2005 11:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ooooh.... purty.... I like the old-timers... and replicas thereof (which are usually a lot less expensive!)....

I just traded off my old-style Ruger Vaquero (the big, Blackhawk-framed version) on a couple Uberti SAA repros. No, they're not real Colts, but they're darn nice (they feel and weigh like a Colt SAA).... and they go "click click caaa-lick" when you pull the hammer back, instead of the Ruger's single "Caaa-lunk!"....

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul, 2005 12:29 am    Post subject: Nice toys!!!         Reply with quote

Wow Pat, your tastes are about the same as mine!!!!! I have the exact same Uberti and a pair of consecutively numbered Uberti SSAs. I watched the Last Stand at Saber River with my Armi Sport Spencer last week Big Grin

We have to get less expensive hobbies!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul, 2005 7:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Wilson wrote:
Ooooh.... purty.... I like the old-timers... and replicas thereof (which are usually a lot less expensive!)....

I just traded off my old-style Ruger Vaquero (the big, Blackhawk-framed version) on a couple Uberti SAA repros. No, they're not real Colts, but they're darn nice (they feel and weigh like a Colt SAA).... and they go "click click caaa-lick" when you pull the hammer back, instead of the Ruger's single "Caaa-lunk!"....
The New Vaqueros are pretty close to the colts frame. The springs make for a tough gun too, no need to change out every couple thousand. I do however hate the fact that Ruger puts so much crap on the barrel. Just because people are stupid and start goofing around and don't read manuals... I don't like the whole transfer bar safety either, 5 rounds is enough.

Patrick do you CAS? I ask because you've got the Winchester in .45. Just curious.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul, 2005 7:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Lannon wrote:
We have to get less expensive hobbies!!!!!!


That's the truth!

How do you like that Spencer?

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul, 2005 8:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ryan A. C. wrote:
Patrick do you CAS? I ask because you've got the Winchester in .45. Just curious.


No I never have. I wanted to for a long time but I could never find the time and opportunity. I finally decided that I didn't need one more thing to spend money on. Big Grin

I purchased the '73 in .45 Colt because I already had several pistols chambered for it, and I've never liked having a bunch of different rounds to reload for. The fact that it's my favorite revolver round probably had something to do with it too.

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
I purchased the '73 in .45 Colt because I already had several pistols chambered for it, and I've never liked having a bunch of different rounds to reload for. The fact that it's my favorite revolver round probably had something to do with it too.


Patrick;

Yet again, your taste is impeccable! .45 Colt has to be one of the all time great pistol rounds ever. I have, well, "a few" revolvers in that caliber! Next in line is it's "little" brother the .45 ACP... which interestingly enough has the exact same ballistics as the Army's .45 Schofield round: 230 grain bullet at 850 fps.

It's pretty cool how some of the favorite cartridges in North America today are ones that are at least 100 years old, such as the ,45 Colt, 45 ACP (100 this year), .44-40, .45-70, 30-30; and next year it will be 100 for the .30-'06. Kinda cool...

Gordon

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul, 2005 9:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Perhaps I should go throw it a birthday party? Like I need another excuse to go shoot. Big Grin I do my best to make time for cutting and shooting at least once a month anyhow. Until now I haven't really thought about the amount of money I throw at this stuff...
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul, 2005 9:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gordon Frye wrote:
It's pretty cool how some of the favorite cartridges in North America today are ones that are at least 100 years old, such as the ,45 Colt, 45 ACP (100 this year), .44-40, .45-70, 30-30; and next year it will be 100 for the .30-'06. Kinda cool...


Another interesting thing is that the old .38-40 is the ballistic equivalent of the "new" .40 S&W. We keep reinventing the wheel so to speak.

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Jul, 2005 1:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Do you shoot 'cowboy action' stages?
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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jul, 2005 1:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful, Patrick. There is something about a nickled SAA with a 7 1/2 cavalry...truly classic.




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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jul, 2005 5:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In light of the subject of this thread....

RIP Arvo Ojala, the Fast-Drawing Finn
1920-2005

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