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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 11:06 pm
Here's some of my favorite 'ponies'...

COLT SAA... 45Colt... 4 3/4" barrel

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COLT Gold Cup National Match... 45acp... 5" match barrel

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COLT Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless... 380acp...3 3/4" barrel ( circa 1922 )

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:38 pm
Very nice SHOOTER! .......am jealous.......


Is that a case hardened finish on your SAA?
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 7:44 pm
LAZY EYED SNIPER wrote:Very nice SHOOTER! .......am jealous.......


Is that a case hardened finish on your SAA?



Yea Sniper...here's a little better pic of the color case hardened frame of my Colt SAA...

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Case hardening or surface hardening is the process of hardening the surface of a metal, often a low carbon steel, by infusing elements into the material's surface, forming a thin layer of a harder alloy. Case hardening is usually done after the part in question has been formed into its final shape, but can also be done to increase the hardening element content of bars to be used in a pattern welding or similar process.

Case hardening involves packing the low-carbon iron within a substance high in carbon, then heating this pack to encourage carbon migration into the surface of the iron. This forms a thin surface layer of higher carbon steel, with the carbon content gradually decreasing deeper from the surface. The resulting product combines much of the toughness of a low-carbon steel core, with the hardness and wear resistance of the outer high-carbon steel.

The traditional method of applying the carbon to the surface of the iron involved packing the iron in a mixture of ground bone and charcoal, or a combination of leather, hooves, salt and urine, all inside a well-sealed box. This carburizing package is then heated to a high temperature, but still under the melting point of the iron, and left at that temperature for a length of time. The longer the package is held at the high temperature, the deeper the carbon will diffuse into the surface. Different depths of hardening is desirable for different purposes: sharp tools need deep hardening to allow grinding and resharpening without exposing the soft core, while machine parts like gears might need only shallow hardening for increased wear resistance.

The resulting case hardened part may show distinct surface discoloration. The steel darkens significantly, and shows a mottled pattern of black, blue and purple, caused by the various compounds formed from impurities in the bone and charcoal. This oxide surface works similarly to bluing, providing a degree of corrosion resistance, as well as an attractive finish. Case coloring refers to this pattern and is commonly encountered as a decorative finish on replica historic firearms.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:12 pm
My Pop has a matched set of Colt SAA revolvers with consecutive serial numbers and that same finish. Some great lookin pistols.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:18 am
Just wondering if anyone else here has a Colt firearm in their collection that they would like to share with us...?!

Post a picture and the story behind the firearm...
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My Pop's matching set of Colts...

Model 1840 Single Action Army, .45lc

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These beauties have consecutive serial numbers and have never been rolled...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:38 pm
Here's one he's has for a while...

Nickel Model 1840 Single Action Army, .38-40

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A few more pics of the Combat Commander...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:23 pm
LAZY EYED SNIPER wrote:My Pop's matching set of Colts...

Model 1840 Single Action Army, .45lc

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These beauties have consecutive serial numbers and have never been rolled...

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Awesome brace of SAA's SNIPER !!
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