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Re: Zoe's backup pistol

Postby ulldarborealis » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:59 pm

so I can get a real deal a Pietta 1860 Army Brass Frame Black Powder Revolver 44 Caliber form a friend in Canada for $150 CAD it basically shot out or I can new one for in steel frame for just over $300 CAD

so my question is this get the old one and cut the barrel off? or get a steel frame one with a new cylinder and go non SA but shoot able in .45 colt same as the real maires leg I'm getting

your ideas please

and if I go with the old one does anyone have the correct mesurement as to where to cut the barrel off
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Re: Zoe's backup pistol

Postby Goodwolf » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:20 pm

.45 colt, shootable, with that short barrel?

It'll judo flip you backwards. :lol:
May have been on the losin' side, still not convinced it was the wrong one.
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Re: Zoe's backup pistol

Postby ulldarborealis » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:54 pm

no the cheap one would go short barrel for display only :lol: the other one would get the new cylinder and be shootable it would not be SA you think I'm nuts :mrgreen:

My dad has a .36 cal 1860 colt with a fluted cylinder let just say that one is a wall hanger now last time we shot it 3 of the 6 cyinldiers went off at once :shock: and I have ask to have that one but he said no

hope that clears some of it up :roll:
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Re: Zoe's backup pistol

Postby Sidewinder » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:56 pm

I've just taken apart my Denix colt 1860 and now i cant figure out how it goes back together, anyone help?
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Sorted it thanks, what a total ball-ache.

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Re: Zoe's backup pistol

Postby pennausamike » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:09 pm

Zoe's back-up pistol.

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I only recall seeing it pulled in the TV pilot Serenity, tho she often wore it.

I bought a Denix 1860 Colt and cut it down to match Zoe's.
I also machined the grip screws to actually work, i.e. thread together,
because the original Denix screws are fakes swagged together.

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I had the thing basically done for a while, then just needed to weather it a bit.

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But, to get it back together, it is necessary to build a little fixture to support the internal mechanism
until you get the cover on to hold everything in place.
The "pins" in the fixture are number drills and the holes in the fixture are only a .001" bigger or so.
This way, you can assemble the action around the pins, put the cover on,
and then push the pins out with the original screws.
I was really pleased with how this worked, so I'm keeping the fixture in case I need to disassemble my Zoe pistol in the future.

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I also printed up Altrans tickets for "Mr. Malcolm Raymond" and "Mrs. Zoe Raymond",
along with a baggage claim ticket.
I have a spare set of Zoe dogtags like the ones in my Mal and Zoe Amnesty display.

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Re: Zoe's backup pistol

Postby AZSneed » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:27 am

Awesome collection, those guns look so nice!
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Re: Zoe's backup pistol

Postby Bronson BB » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:26 am

Apparently this pistol is known as the Mormon "Avenging Angel"
http://www.yourprops.com/James-Coburn-R ... -8252.html
http://www.fusil-calais.com/en/revolver ... on-3-.html

It's a Colt 1860 by Pietta. Originally a black powder .44 although they can be converted to fire cartridge.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/857132 ... round-blue
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Re: Zoe's backup pistol

Postby sionnach » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:58 am

Bronson BB wrote:Apparently this pistol is known as the Mormon "Avenging Angel"
http://www.yourprops.com/James-Coburn-R ... -8252.html
http://www.fusil-calais.com/en/revolver ... on-3-.html

It's a Colt 1860 by Pietta. Originally a black powder .44 although they can be converted to fire cartridge.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/857132 ... round-blue


NIcely done Bronson!
I was just about to post about this. Been hanging out on the black powder forum and came across a lot of people making these Avenging Angels and belly pistols.
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Re: Zoe's backup pistol

Postby Bronson BB » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:46 pm

I actually wonder if the James Coburn piece I linked to could possibly also be Zoe's.
I dunno when that collector got it, so I dunno if the time scale works.

Also, of course, now I'm looking for a live firing 1860 snubby I can add to my Firefly real steel collection. :)
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Re: Zoe's backup pistol

Postby sionnach » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:19 pm

Here you go.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=650645

:) seems like it would not be hard to pull off. Cabelas has the pistols on sale off and on.
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