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Postby F-N-S » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:42 pm

Now that the 47A is a go, this is the thread were Badger can put all his updates on the progress of the 47A :mrgreen:
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Re: Model 47A Progress Thread

Postby Goodwolf » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:44 pm

That was fast... :o
May have been on the losin' side, still not convinced it was the wrong one.
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Re: Model 47A Progress Thread

Postby Badger » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:06 pm

It was fast.

Well, here we are. The project is a go.
It's a huge risk, but it's a go.

I know all you guys won't let me down, in fact I'm counting on it. I'm counting on every one of you on the confirmed list to stand by me and the project.
I'm hoping this thread will help some other people off the fence, too.

This thread is for technical questions and answers and discussion of the prop recreation we're bringing into being. I'll post pics and reports here as the project progresses.

Any questions so far?

I'll explain about the 'new' Model 47 in detail in a moment.

I need to catch my breath.

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Re: Model 47A Progress Thread

Postby Badger » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:07 pm

47A revised Specs:

* Stainless steel foundry cast frame, bead blasted and selectively polished.
* Foundry cast yellow brass dressing pieces and barrel, dark brown patinated, as the original.
* Stainless steel trigger, cast from a Taurus of the correct model and age (honest, Stuart :D ).
* American Black Walnut grips, hand sanded, stained and sealed
* Removable brass magazine with magnetic retention system. Top detail will be a lovely resin model.
* Fixed position cast-in, safety switch (sorry guys).
* Sprung trigger with 'Click' mechanism.
* Blackened steel dressing screws.
* Machined aluminium knurled thumbscrews, blackened.
* Extra mags available (one included, in the pistol)
* Factory certificate included

Retail price...........................still $700.00 Including the removable mag.



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Re: Model 47A Progress Thread

Postby keelhauler » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:18 pm

Sounds awesome!

Badger wrote:* Fixed position cast-in, safety switch (sorry guys). ...


Bit of a bummer, but I'll live.

Badger wrote:* Extra mags available, one included.


Do you mean one extra mag is included? :shock:

EDIT: I see you reworded your original post to clear it up for idjits like me. Thanks! :)
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Re: Model 47A Progress Thread

Postby Goodwolf » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:20 pm

Just to be clear, will the factory cert still be a part of the deal?
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Re: Model 47A Progress Thread

Postby Badger » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:32 pm

GW,

Post amended. Yes, cert still included.

KH,

Bloody hell, gimme a break will ya?


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Re: Model 47A Progress Thread

Postby TurnipyOdour » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:55 am

Badger wrote:* Stainless steel trigger, cast from a Taurus of the correct model and age (honest, Stuart :D ).


That's the real deciding factor for me right there. I don't know what I would've done if you got that wrong. ;) :lol:

Seriously though, thanks for going out and finding one, mate. :D
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Re: Model 47A Progress Thread

Postby Badger » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:16 am

Oh it's the real deal;
Wide trigger blade, angled step-downs, no grooves,,,,everything!

Bugger is that the trigger blade is wider than the slot :evil:

The Smith trigger just dropped in, I'll have to make a removable side plate or something.

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Re: Model 47A Progress Thread

Postby Badger » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:03 pm

Here's the trigger I'm using to master the trigger for the Model 47.

It's a correct era and model Taurus trigger, sourced from an dealer of obsolete revolvers in Louisiana.

Check me on this, but I think one of the triggers on one of the Heroes is the same as this but with the sides ground down, so it isn't as wide.....


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