MisterB wrote:Sounds like you're wanting to re chamber your 45 LC in 45 ACP
I'm not rechambering the cylinder to accomodate .45 ACP; what I would do is purchase a .45 ACP cylinder to fit my Peacemaker so that changing calibers is as simple as swapping out the cylinder. Colt says that the cylinder must be custom fitted to each individual gun.
The fact that they could have your gun for an ungodly amount of time should be a factor too.
Indeed; that is the only
factor and the sole reason that I haven't already done this. I'm giving them some time to get their
together as promised by their CEO. Once they get their
together I'll be sending them my Peacemaker for fitting the cylinder (and possibly the stag grips after I research the quality of their stag), my '57 Python for re-bluing, my Custom Shop M45A1 to get the front strap checkered, and possibly a few others.
You get annoyed when Bud's takes an extra week to ship your guns, because you pay with a check.
Bud's is slow, even when you pay with credit card (this ain't my first purchase from them)
Still, it's worth it to me to buy from them because of their volume. When I buy a new gun I want a gun in new condition
, not one that shows handling marks from being banged around in a display case by careless employees. Bud's volume is such that a gun you buy from Bud's hasn't been inside of a display case. I buy a lot of guns from the same sellers and I've never gotten a marked gun from Bud's. My Titan (a $4,000 gun!) arrived with several handling marks for that reason. I sent it back to the manufacturer to be re-blued.
I can only imagine if Colt has one of your most prized guns for a year or two... and then go bankrupt... again... and then who knows what'll happen.
I've also factored this in and is one more reason I'm holding off until they get their
together. That they finally seem to recognize they need to respond to customer demand is something we've never seen from Colt. Who knows, this CEO might just have it figured out. Regardless, my Colts will stay here until I'm confident enough to send them in.
is the Colt of 2016 even the same Colt that made that gun back in '57?
In terms of bluing I think that the modern production firearms were superior to the earlier models. Whereas most guns have lost quality since automated production started (A P&R S&W 29 compared to a modern production 29), the bluing quality of the later model Pythons appear to be superior. When you look into the bluing and it appears to be an inch thick, that's the finish I want.