I finally got my Gen 1 put back together.

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  1. Man Afraid of his Shoes

    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    It's parts have been sitting in a zip lock bag ever since the cylinder lock broke the better part of 10 years ago. I couldn't figure out a way to justify fixing an antique that I would hardly ever shoot, until The Wife just out of nowhere gave me the go-ahead. :soma: She must be feeling guilty about something, but whatever it is I don't care. I forgive her. :D

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    I am unfamiliar with this "permission" of which you speak. :bergman:
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    sweet! Looks a little like my Heritage Arms revolver. Or rather my revolver was made to look like your original. I :wub: me some wheel guns! So how did the gun break in the first place?
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    I don't know. It's 115 years old, but well maintained. One day, I just pulled the hammer back and felt the bolt give. :shrug: Probably a QC issue. I should call Colt to complain. :D.
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    My Deb is both a screamer and an ugly crier. She's also known to bring up times I've screwed up as far back as the mid '90s. I pick my battles with great care and much deliberation.
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    I'm fortunate that my wife is independent and lets me be independent as well. If not, we would've parted company long ago. 1 December will be our 30th anniversary.
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    Congrats. :)

    We just had our 25th back in September. The good side, is that she's kept my spending under control to the point that I can afford to blow $400 on fixing up a safe queen.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    400 dollars? Since you spent that much to get it fixed you may as well shoot it and get some use out of it. I'm betting it still shoots great - it's a classic, reliable design no doubt.
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    .45 LC is a low pressure round, so it should be fine to shoot, but I've got a newer* Gen 2 that I usually take to the range.

    *It's only 70 years old.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    last night I found this video about the history (sort of) of the .45 SAA revolver. Of course I will buy a clone from Ruger (or some other maker) because a brand new actual Colt is about 1,800 dollars! :shock: That said spending 400 dollars to repair one from any generation would indeed make sense. 400 would "total" a modern knockoff/clone.
    That is just how good this design (and the Colt brand) is I guess. Anyway enjoy!

    Colt SAA: Three Generations! - YouTube