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Offline sean138

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My new Griswold
« on: May 16, 2012, 01:54:44 PM »
Had this one for about 2 week. Brand new from Cabela's.



I am very happy with this gun!  _l
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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 02:40:37 PM »
Looks good. Are the shackles original?
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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 03:06:12 PM »
Very nice gun!
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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012, 04:12:55 PM »
I like it too, very nice indeed...!!!!

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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2012, 06:10:59 PM »
Sean, that's a terrible gun,  ;D worst gun ever made by man.   :P

If you'd like, I'll be a real nice guy, give me that gun, and I'll properly and safely dispose of it for you.  M__

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With that gun, you can pretend to be Cullen Bohannon.  ])M  That's a nice gun, you should be proud to own it.


I'll pay the postage if you decide to take my offer.  &j(  ])M
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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2012, 11:34:03 PM »
Looks good. Are the shackles original?

I wish. I picked those up at a gift shop in Qatar while traveling back and forth from Afghanistan. Strange place to find them and they were 10 bucks.

Thanks for all the comments.
Sean
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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2012, 11:37:15 PM »
Sean, that's a terrible gun,  ;D worst gun ever made by man.   :P

If you'd like, I'll be a real nice guy, give me that gun, and I'll properly and safely dispose of it for you.  M__

(((in my own gun collection.)))  (?^ _l _l

With that gun, you can pretend to be Cullen Bohannon.  ])M  That's a nice gun, you should be proud to own it.


I'll pay the postage if you decide to take my offer.  &j(  ])M

HA!!  ->i I'll take that as a compliment.
Sean
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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012, 07:36:28 AM »
Hi sean, Boy...they sure did stamp some big numbers on there. I never seen any numbers that big.
BTW, I like it too!  {?|
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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2012, 08:26:38 AM »
Hay sean. Like the pistol.  ;D You say it's two weeks old? WOW! How did you get the finish to look that good? Makes me whant to try it on one of my own.  {?|






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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2012, 09:29:39 AM »
There's a lot of fakery going on in and around Afghanistan these days. I have seen countless so called antique flintlocks the locals have turned out for the soldier trade. I'm surprised they didn't try to pass them off as the real deal for another 10 bucks.
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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2012, 11:06:24 AM »
Hi sean, Boy...they sure did stamp some big numbers on there. I never seen any numbers that big.
BTW, I like it too!  {?|

I didn't want anyone to think I was creating a fake so I used 1/8 stamps for the numbers. The last 4 of the SN are the numbers I used so it's in the 6000 range. I think it makes it look better as a replica.

Hay sean. Like the pistol.  ;D You say it's two weeks old? WOW! How did you get the finish to look that good? Makes me whant to try it on one of my own.  {?|






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30 minutes in white vinegar then a scotch brite pad. After washing it good I applied a coat of Perma Blue, card it back with 0000 steel wool then do the last step again until it looks grey. I still want to do several more coats to get a good layering to the finish. I wanted to make it look a few years old and not a relic so I have a little bit more to do.

There's a lot of fakery going on in and around Afghanistan these days. I have seen countless so called antique flintlocks the locals have turned out for the soldier trade. I'm surprised they didn't try to pass them off as the real deal for another 10 bucks.

I looked at one of those flinters in Kabul. I could feel the seam on the inside of the barrel! {:(
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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2012, 11:44:42 AM »
sean I know some have talked about doing it to there's but I forgot how it go's. Thinks for the little lesson. I want to give it a try. What about the brass? The more I look at it the more I like it. Think I'm bout to have a spell. {_K  {?|  _l  _l  _l see what jah done went and started. [-=





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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2012, 11:31:44 PM »
sean I know some have talked about doing it to there's but I forgot how it go's. Thinks for the little lesson. I want to give it a try. What about the brass? The more I look at it the more I like it. Think I'm bout to have a spell. {_K  {?|  _l  _l  _l see what jah done went and started. [-=





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So far the brass has been filed to remove the proof marks and codes. Sanded fine and then polished smooth with Brasso. Everytime I shoot it I rub any dry fouling on it and it is starting to mellow nicely. I might use some ammonia to fume it so it browns alittle. I wish Pietta would mix some copper in with the brass for these frames. They would look really good.
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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2012, 12:55:41 PM »
Few more pic with the "51 Navy








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Re: My new Griswold
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2012, 10:14:59 PM »
Shot the card at 15 yards, 15 gr Pyrodex P lubed wad and round ball.



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