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Well if ain't perfection, it's a pretty fine immitation of what perfection would look like ;) That is a stunning looking gun...simply gorgeous. I'd throw in words like elegant and handsome, but what would be the point :)

Awesome....

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:shock: :shock: :shock:

What more can I say ?? :D
 

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That's a beauty.. Very nice!
 

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Ditto all the above - plus I love that de-horned and repositioned rear sight!

I don't currently have any Colt New Frontiers, but several have passed through my fingers - all .45s. Curiously, for a while, a NF could be bought for substantially less than a regular Colt SAA. I'm not sure that's the case right now.

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That surely is a beauty.Perfectly balanced.Who was the engraver and who did the balance of the work?

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Very very nice!!!
 

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Dave,
That's a serious beauty!
\I've never seen that style engraving on a recoil shield, and I now wonder WHY!
Gorgeous
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All right Dave and Tim....

Those ramp front sights are getting my attention.....what am I missing?

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Dave, that is what John Taffin would call a "Perfect Packin' Pistol". It's beautiful, thanks for sharing Frank
 

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Dave, that's just plain gorgeous! Who did the engraving? Do I see Jeff Flannery's work there? Stunning revolver! :shock:
 

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Giz--

I thought you might be interested to see a photo of the custom
>SAA I recently acquired. According to the previous owner, it was
>owned by Al Ellinger, a friend of Elmer Keith. He also claims that
>the work was performed by Sedgley and Huchins (perhaps Harold Croft)
>may have had a role in its design), and after a close examination, I
>have no reason to doubt these claims.
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> The topstrap has been expertly converted to the extended flat-top
>design ascribed to these craftsmen, and a windage-adjustable rear
>sight blade is dovetailed into it. A Bisley hammer (or perhaps hammer
>spur) is part of the package, as are a custom cylinder base pin, wide
>trigger, ramped front sight holding a gold-faced square insert. I do
>not know if the "storekeeper" frame was original to the gun's
>manufacture, but I'll sent for a Colt factory letter to begin some
>research into this revolver.
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> Caliber is .38 Colt. I do know that the engraving was done fairly
>recently by a western New York artist.
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Dave......................

Words are superfluous..........


WOW!
 

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Gentlemen, all I can say is that this thread is appropriately named. Wow!
 

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Beautiful gun dave...but at this point, what would we expect :D Thanks for the great pictures.
 
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