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  1. One of the many steps to building a quality, 100% beaver, broad brimmed hat Stetson built and marketed Nutria hats in the 1920s as some of their finest hats, labeled, "Clear Nutria". Beaver was in short supply at the time. The early Stetson hats of the previous Century are sought after today for their quality. A big rodent, "about the size of a raccoon, nutria look more like a cross between a small beaver and a giant rat, with two large, orange front teeth and long, rounded tails." If you look at Nutria and Beaver under a micro scope and how the
  2. True on both counts. Where do you think D-J gets their fur felt? Only one place in the US still felting beaver and that is Winchester in Tenn. Everyone that wants beaver be it D-J or me buys beaver from Winchester. If you know a thing of two about felt you realize that there is a difference between some folks rabbit and other folks rabbit. Beaver as well, when you get a 20% beaver hat mixed with rabbit and "other fur" or a 50% beaver hat mixed with rabbit or a 100% beaver hat. There is wool felt. Which is junk no matter who makes it. But it is also generally cheap. Th
  3. Open crown Akubra ($ 140.) and a pair of Colt's.
  4. Depends on the look you want but Akubra makes some very traditional styled hats more like what was actually worn prior to 1900. It is exceptionally good felt that will hold up to years of hard use outdoors and shrug off SAA matches. XXs? As mentioned mean nothing these days. A 100% beaver hat is a working tool and a fashion statement that will last several generations if taken care of. Good ones can still be had for under $500 in any style/size/shape you want. I make 100% beaver cowboy hats for beaver blanks. I wear one outdoors almost every day. If I was buying
  5. I've got a hand full of Ubertis in different calibers, some full on race guns. A few Brownings (not that you asked) and real Winchesters as well. Shot them all at one time or another is SASS. One of the Ubertis for 25+ years now. Full race Ubertis are an acquired taste, some may not like them. Stock Ubertis are pretty much is the same as a stock, vintage Winchester only without the decades of wear to smooth them out. Tiny bit of hand work to smooth my Miroku out. Boils down to what you details are important to you I suspect but I like the Mirokus better than the Ubertis
  6. The Uberti hand chased, laser engraved "Dalton" from their Outlaw series. It is tempting. Retail is $1100.
  7. This is hand chased laser engraving. Uberti and Pietta offers it on occasion. It is a nice combo I think. But not offered on a customer's gun. Any number of actual engravers can get it done in months not years. But cost is gonna be many times what your Uberti is worth. Cheaper by far and immediate to just buy a hand chased laser engraved gun.
  8. I have new 4 3/4 and 5.5, 38 Special, USFA blued barrels. I would really like to have a 7.5 barrel. If you have a USA made 38 Special gun and would like to swap out your 7.5" barrel for something shorter I can do that at no cost to you. I have an FFL so shipping is easy. Send me a PM if you are interested.
  9. I have new 4 3/4 and 5.5" 38 Special, USFA, blue barrels. I would really like to have a 7.5 barrel. If you have a USA made 38 Special gun and would like to swap out your 7.5" barrel for a shorter one I can do that for you. I have an FFL so shipping is easy. Send me a PM if you are interested.
  10. If they are your guns get them engraved by someone. If you are looking for inexpensive engraving buy a laser engraved gun from Uberti or Pietta. It is pretty nice for the price. But no one will mistake one for the other hand engraving laser engraving
  11. Hey didn't read the entire thread but  what are they saying is the best Serial number prefix  for a '97?  I need to check mine.  And suggested barrel length? 

  12. Hi,

    Matt thought you might still have a pair of well used USFA guns for sale.  Let me know.  thanks.

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