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Colt Paterson
« on: July 14, 2012, 06:22:19 PM »
Saw this at the great history museum in Canyon, Texas.
I'd take this over an SR1911...


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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 07:05:35 PM »
I don't know Mayo, tough call!

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Re: Colt Paterson
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 07:39:03 PM »
Beautiful wheelgun Mayo!! They used the 32 cal quite a bit back then. Mukwah...yeah think we need to let Mayo have this one and we'll work out the SR 1911 thing..;)
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012, 08:46:28 PM »
I like the COLT WALKER.

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 08:48:19 PM »
Isn't that a great Museum? I live about 25 miles from there and have been there a lot of times, but not since they redid the Western Town that just reopened a couple of weeks ago.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 08:51:30 PM »
Grandkids make it...alright.

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Re: Colt Paterson
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2012, 02:22:48 PM »
I like the COLT WALKER.

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Ditto.

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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2012, 04:09:36 PM »
Mayo just wants to buy another holster you guys...... ;D ;D :D :D :D

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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2012, 04:21:27 PM »
New Game Plan- Get the holster just in case you get the gun! Makes sense to me!

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Re: Colt Paterson
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2012, 12:14:57 AM »



I've always been a fan of the Colt Paterson and have seen several originals. The earlier ones didn't have loading levers that came later. Id love to own an original.  But that $300,000. Price tag sort of puts me off. So I had to settle for an Italian Replica made by Pietta, an Italian Company.  Pietta and Uberti (Another Italian Company) used to manufacture replicas but ceased to do so a few years back.

Loads of history is what I see when I look at them. The replicas are made from better metal than the originals but when they followed the original design they go it too right. They duplicated the complicated, watch like mechanism with flat springs and extra parts that got eliminated in later production models like the Colt Walker, Army and Navy Revolvers.

It's still an interesting old revolver though.

 
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Re: Colt Paterson
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2012, 12:23:07 AM »
That is a nice patterson. I'll bet it's a lot of fun to shoot. Have you put many rounds through it?
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2012, 01:27:01 AM »
That is a nice patterson. I'll bet it's a lot of fun to shoot. Have you put many rounds through it?
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Looks great but.... Like I wrote earlier they got it too right in the replication of the original design. Difficult to load, I used a loading stand versus the separate loading lever, which was too flimsy. It didn't handle very well and I wasn't impressed with it.

Of course I could be a bit spoiled by some of the stuff that came later when Colt Improved his design in revolvers. I'd rather shoot a Colt Navy any day than a Paterson. I took a Ruger Old Army to the range on the same day and there was no going back after that California Girl, decked out in stainless steel, went to work.

As for the Paterson, it's a bear to disassembly and reassemble, so after I got her cleaned up she has been sitting in the safe.
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Re: Colt Paterson
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2012, 06:51:31 PM »
For an excellent history of the development of the Walker and its role in Texas history - original Rangers and those who fought the Comanche on horseback - read "Empire of the Autumn Moon". An outstanding book about the Comanche and very historically accurate. I have a bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Oklahoma, and my degree focus was on plains indian cultures. Much of what has been written about the Comanche, and the long war the Texas, Mexicans and others fought with them is riddled with myth and inaccuracies. This book isn't, and it's a damn good read.
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2012, 08:59:21 PM »
For an excellent history of the development of the Walker and its role in Texas history - original Rangers and those who fought the Comanche on horseback - read "Empire of the Autumn Moon". An outstanding book about the Comanche and very historically accurate. I have a bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Oklahoma, and my degree focus was on plains indian cultures. Much of what has been written about the Comanche, and the long war the Texas, Mexicans and others fought with them is riddled with myth and inaccuracies. This book isn't, and it's a damn good read.

Interesting. Thanks for the recommendation.
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