Gun Report

Cabela's 1860 Army Old West, $200 (Oct 2001)

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The antique finish is the main difference between this version and the Old Army. We detected some finer fitting, but we doubt you can count on it to make up the extra charge for having your gun's finish removed.

Cabela's 1860 Army Old West, $200 (Oct 2001)

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The muzzle of the Old West revolver had a nick that went into the rifling. We fixed this with a countersink and careful scraping before firing a shot.
The finish of the Old West had been removed by a process that left small patches of bluing on the gun, as shown here on top of the steel grip strap. This didn’t add to the aged look.

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