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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2015, 10:44:27 AM »


  What I don't get, it's a tip-up, but I don't see any mechanism that locks that barrel down.

It's got a really strong mousetrap spring in the hinge.  M__
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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2015, 09:34:48 AM »
The whole thing is just CG. It isn't a physical model. This was a project from Deviantart.com from a guy who doesn't shoot.
It still looks cool, and I still love the idea of a break action Colt enough that I would love to see someone work it out.

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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2015, 10:25:07 AM »
How about a Top Break LeMat?  (and yes that is an actual antique LeMat  that they did that to.)  Was done for the TV series Johnny Ringo.


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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2015, 10:48:47 AM »
Kaeto, I like that pistol.  (T^
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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2015, 09:39:06 AM »
How about a Top Break LeMat?  (and yes that is an actual antique LeMat  that they did that to.)  Was done for the TV series Johnny Ringo.



It looks like a LeMat conversion. I wonder if it takes standard shot shells?

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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2015, 10:54:04 AM »
It was adapted to take .410 shells.   

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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2015, 05:30:30 PM »
What's the price on this LeMat?
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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2015, 05:42:04 PM »
It's a one of a kind that was converted from an original for a 50's tv western series.

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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2015, 05:45:40 PM »
Oh, I see.
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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2015, 07:46:51 AM »
I want someone to go into production on one of those.

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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2015, 11:22:12 AM »
You can always call Uberti and Pietta and tell them to make it.  :9)
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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2015, 12:27:22 PM »
Why not just go with a Starr?

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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2015, 04:32:45 PM »
We came very close to importing those, but even the Italians seemed a little fishy on the reliability of the design - and they regularly design cars that fall apart if you look at them funny.

We were basically told to avoid the double-action altogether, and that the single-action was finicky.

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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2015, 05:13:31 PM »
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I would love to see someone work it out.

PHD; How much are you offering?  Without a top strap it would be...a challenge.  But not impossible.  With a good hinge you'd have one more point of connection than on a regular Colt.  The arbor, rather than being threaded into the frame, could be made to latch into the frame, I reckon.  It would be permanently attached to the barrel instead of the frame, so the strength wouldn't be all that different.  Let me know what caliber you want it in, and post enough dollars, and we're in business.

One problem with the configuration I have in mind is that the hammer would need to be back before you opened or closed the action.  Using a sort of conversion ring (integral to the frame) I suppose it'd be possible to move the arbor's latch point forward of the hammer, so the hammer position wouldn't matter.

Then again there are always the S&W Schofield type, which are pretty cool guns, and FAR cheaper than a custom, break-top, open-top (Bropen-top?) Colt.
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Re: The Westwood ElDorado
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2015, 09:54:53 PM »
We came very close to importing those, but even the Italians seemed a little fishy on the reliability of the design - and they regularly design cars that fall apart if you look at them funny.

We were basically told to avoid the double-action altogether, and that the single-action was finicky.
Actually, PH, the S/A Starr has a pretty good reputation. I WILL own one....someday. The D/A is finicky and problematic. But if you sell them, folks will buy. I guar-on-teee it.
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