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  1. I think your guns look good. Nice thing about Standard is they could easily re color case them if you thought it warranted. But no two guns will ever be the same for color tones or patterns. Although they sure can look pretty close side by side for colors if prepped right. Big surprise if Bill Fuchs case colors anything. He sends it out to a shop that actual does do case colors. Lots of folks will do case colors for you or a shop that doesn't have the ability. Few do it themselves. The guns don't get less colorful if prepped right. Like any finish work, it is the pr
  2. Sorry Burn. They sold prior just after posting.
  3. Bushings? Consecutive numbers? Production date? Fired or unfired?
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Open crown Akubra ($ 140.) and a pair of Colt's.
  7. 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
  8. The Uberti hand chased, laser engraved "Dalton" from their Outlaw series. It is tempting. Retail is $1100.
  9. 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.
  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.

  13. Just wanted to say thanks on the heads up for the shell plate!

  14. Hi Red, 

    Happy to take the 38-40s pistols off your hands.  Can you share the serial numbers on both with me?  Have enclosed my FFl.  You can ship  direct via priority mail once I have payment sorted out to you.   Much appreciated.    regards, Levi


    R D Burns

    Burns Custom Pistols

    Meridian Id


    425 391 3202


    1. levi littleton

      levi littleton

      Just checking to see if you got my original message?

    2. Rillito Red

      Rillito Red

      Crossing messages.

      USFA  22358

      Colt 335657A


      I'm not an FFL. I can ship them priority mail?


      My preferred payment is USPS money orders.


      Art Johnson

      5647 Charles Russel Rd.

      Las Cruces, NM  88011

    3. levi littleton

      levi littleton

      Hi Art,

      Medium USPS flat rate priority mail boxes run $13.85 each.  No need for insurance or signature on my end.  $1450 per gun and figure on two boxes from the post office.  Makes it a total of  2900 plus $28 shipping.    $2928.  Is that correct?




  15. Most all the early guys were ISPC shooters prior. They'd already seen what the games could or would become. So the answer was...almost no one. But it didn't stay that way long. Once it started to actually get really fun the folks from other venues wanted to play cowboy and arms race was on. I like shooting 2 six guns per stage and especially like dualist and gun fighter. But have to say I really liked shooting one hand gun and having a reload required. Slows things down match wise but sure was fun when you could wear a truly historical rig and still play the game.
  16. Still in the '80s think. Don't even remember where. Long range side match with a 45/70 Browning and Buckhorn sights. Red when just one handgun was needed. "To the sunny slopes of yesteryear!"
  17. what a great photo and reminder of the early days.
  18. Thanks McCandless. That was how I remembered it as well. Just glad I wasn't totally loosing my mind. I skipped a few years and by the time i came back everyone was SASS affiliated. Flew into Vegas for a match shooting dbl dualist, which was a new category at the time. Had to be 91 or 92. First time I actually remember shooting two hand guns....but must have prior. Again, great thread. Thank you. Fun to see the photos of a bunch of folks I recognize from BITD.
  19. Great thread. In 1984 Gordy Davis was trying to get us in the NW to shoot SASS. This at a IPSC state match mind you. Gordy was a great guy! We did eventually start shooting something similar to SASS in the late '80s but usually using just one six gun and many times the lever gun was a 30-30. When did SASS events mandate a second handgun for most stages?
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