.45 S&W 2nd model HE project

by Slow Hand ⌂ @, Indiana, Sunday, December 22, 2019, 17:59 (35 days ago)

[image][image]A couple years back I picked up an old .455 Eley 2nd Model Hand Ejector that had been rechambered to .45 Colt, reblued, and had a neat little rear sight dovetailed into the top strap from Arch. I believe it was formerly Kid Cossack’s and maybe had been around our group some more. It’s been a fun shooter but has been a little long for my tastes. I didn’t really want to mess with it, so when another similar one was available locally I jumped on it. It seemed to be perfect as it had been polished and reblued as well as having the chamber modified as well. Plus as a bonus for less remorse, there was a little putting near the muzzle! I traded into it last weekend and yesterday I started into it. I pulled the barrel and chopped it down, then cleaned up the muzzle on my lathe. I originally started to make a new front sight to solder in place. I decided to keep with the retro look and reused the original front sight. I filed the rear face to a flat angle. I’d like to serrate it eventually. I got it soldered in place and touched up the blueing. I also swapped out the repro Coke grips that came on this revolver to the diamond magnas and the lanyard loop deon the other Smith. I really like the look and feel of it now. I’m working on making a Tom Threepersons style holster for it. It’s been awhile since I’ve done any leather work so we’ll see how that turns out! I’d also like to slick up the action some but it’ll do for now.

My plan is to exclusively shoot .45 Schoffield ammo through it to keep the chances of a hot Ruger level load making its way into this old gal. I’m planning on using a 454424 bullet and using close to .44 special loads since bullet weight MOA close and the .45’s case capacity is slightly larger.


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Sorry, pic here...

by Slow Hand ⌂ @, Indiana, Sunday, December 22, 2019, 18:03 (35 days ago) @ Slow Hand
edited by Slow Hand, Sunday, December 22, 2019, 20:57

If that doesn't......

by Ray L., Sunday, December 22, 2019, 18:19 (35 days ago) @ Slow Hand

make your pulse quicken then you have no soul !

NICE!

by stonewalrus, Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 22:08 (32 days ago) @ Slow Hand

Nm

Indiana's Gun

by Drago, Friday, January 10, 2020, 21:03 (16 days ago) @ Slow Hand

The revolver used in the "Raider's of the Lost Ark" was a made over S&W 1917.

.very nice

by Frank S, Monday, December 23, 2019, 05:06 (35 days ago) @ Slow Hand

Looks like one. Was eyeing on Armslist.
Glad you got a good project gun.

.45 S&W 2nd model HE project

by Remington40x @, SE PA, Monday, December 23, 2019, 08:26 (35 days ago) @ Slow Hand

If that's not a candidate for the perfect packing pistol, I've never seen one. You did a nice job on a classic old warhorse. Enjoy it.

Two thumbs up!

by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Monday, December 23, 2019, 09:10 (35 days ago) @ Slow Hand

Well done.

.45 S&W 2nd model HE project

by Cherokee @, Medina, Ohio, Monday, December 23, 2019, 22:17 (34 days ago) @ Slow Hand

Looks Good, the long and short of the HE. Enjoy.

Got it all finished up and a holster too!

by Slow Hand ⌂ @, Indiana, Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 14:17 (33 days ago) @ Slow Hand

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I went with a Tom Threepersons style basket weave. It’s been a couple years since I’ve played with leather. It felt good to get back into it! Can’t wait to get some range and carry time with this fella.

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Got it all finished up and a holster too!

by Cherokee @, Medina, Ohio, Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 09:09 (33 days ago) @ Slow Hand

Looking good !!

I believe it came from me.

by cas, Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 08:23 (33 days ago) @ Slow Hand

I thin I shot it just a handful of times. Kept it under the mattress loaded with silvertips.

Good to know it's still kicking around. I was just telling someone about it the other day, as they have another one for sale,

I believe it came from me.

by Slow Hand ⌂ @, Indiana, Friday, January 03, 2020, 16:03 (23 days ago) @ cas

That seems familiar. I got it from Arch (Jack) in Texas. I had it in my head it came from the Kilted Cossack but I know how we trade things around! That one is still safe and sound but now has the nice, repro ‘Coke’ grips on it. It’s a fun shooter, I’m hoping this one will be as well!

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I know I didn't sell it to Jack.

by cas, Friday, January 03, 2020, 16:54 (23 days ago) @ Slow Hand

He must have gotten it from afterwards.

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That’s it!

by Slow Hand ⌂ @, Indiana, Sunday, January 05, 2020, 18:59 (21 days ago) @ cas

It sure is a neat one. Love that it’s got some history too.

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