Can Anyone Still Fix a 1893 Colt Double Action

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Can Anyone Still Fix a 1893 Colt Double Action

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Post by etprescottaz01 » May 29th, 2018, 1:15 pm

Any recommendations for a gunsmith that can correct the lockup on a 1893 Colt revolver? These did not work when new so not expecting any miracles or even looking to shoot the thing, just want it to lock up correctly. Any gunsmiths still want to work on old Colts?



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Post by Robidouxs » May 30th, 2018, 9:42 pm

You could try Colt, they might be able to fix your revolver. When I spoke with them last year they had too much work to accept any addition gunsmithingvwork for a while, it might be better now.

https://www.colt.com/page/service


Cylinder and Slide did work on my Colt revolvers. Their work was excellent, the only down side was that it took roughly 9 months for the work to all be done, from the start my first phone call to receiving the fully repaired revolvers.

http://www.cylinder-slide.com

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Post by h8pvmnt » April 26th, 2019, 9:47 am

Joe Perkins at Classic Single Actions in Tucson does Exceptional work on old revolvers. I know he works on colts. He fixed two revolvers for me that are now fantastic. https://classicsingleaction.com/ Reasonable prices but he is very busy and works on a waiting list, contact him and see what he can do for you. You will not be disappointed.

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Post by smithers599 » April 26th, 2019, 12:20 pm

Try Bob James.
Contact via Legendary Guns of the West, 19th Ave. north of Camelback.

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Post by h8pvmnt » April 26th, 2019, 12:35 pm

Bob James is good as well but he was more than 6 months out last time i called him in Frbruary. Seems that there is a shortage of people that work on the old iron and the cowboy action guys keep them busy.

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Post by Jim Mac » July 18th, 2019, 7:38 pm

have checked to see if the hand and bolt springs are still inside and not broke? I recently bought a 38da new navy made in 1897 that had both springs broke. replaced them and the revolver seems to function fine even though I haven't shot it yet. jim

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Post by Jim Mac » July 18th, 2019, 7:38 pm

should have put, I bought the springs from jack first for under 20 bucks. jim

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