colt 1851 navy

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by Nothing, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    That powder flask is "nothing" short of remarkable! Perhaps you should contract with Gutzmer to sell your work through Ecardmodels. It is worth paying for. Even though I own the real thing, your model would make an incredible display piece. I'll purchase one.
  2. chapuzas100

    chapuzas100 Member

  3. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    i appreciate the kind remarks!:thumb: ive finished testing the accesories. now ill start on the case while i wait for pics on the gun.
  4. mauther

    mauther Active Member

    Finest model. Really impressive. Congratulations!
  5. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    Absolutely gorgeous nothing!

    My hats off to you. A handgun is very near the top of my build list, and when you release this with a display case and everything, it's gonna jump o the top.

    Lookin forward to building this (and a three foot galactica :)

  6. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    thank you mauther, and SJ! im looking forward to seeing you build the 3' G. i hope you will start a thread.
  7. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    a little progress on the test build
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  8. jleslie48

    jleslie48 Member

    you know, when I was 12, I saved 3 months allowance to buy a plastic kit of this model. It was one of my favorite models. I'm really looking forward to this one to replace my long ago lost one.
  9. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    thats pretty cool.

    my first major hurdle is done. a moveable hammer.

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  10. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    startin to look like somethin now!
  11. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    cylinder went better than i thought. it is a bit tricky.
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  12. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    How does the inside of that cylinder build up? Do you have a couple formers in there to hold the chambers in the proper place and in alignment?
  13. jleslie48

    jleslie48 Member

    sorry, I'm confused, did it go better than you thought or was it tricky [to build]? your statement seems a bit contradictory.

    Anyway I'm still excited about this model. I imagine a few layers of cardboard in the cylinder and handle will go a long way to making this model sturdy enough for some handling and use.

    Are you planning to make the model such that is exactly like the real gun, aka, you can take it apart and re-assemble to clean it, etc.??

  14. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    lets see,
    the cylinder doesnt have any formers, the shot wells take up most of the space. the structure of the rear wall makes it pretty strong. combined with the central tube the cylender is fairly robust.

    yes and yes. not really a contradictory statement:) it is bit tricky on the rear of the cylender with all the curved peices. and i was expecting to have to rework the rear which i did not so it went better than anticipated.

    right now i have the hammer being moveable(up or down) the cylinder and barrel assembly can be taken apart via the breakdown latch(square hole) and hopefully i can get the load lever to work. the pins should all be removable ex- the pin holding the hammer can be removed.

  15. Rick Thomson

    Rick Thomson Member

    OUCH!!! My jaw just bounced off my desktop...bloody nice work indeed. The rendition of the heat treatment of the frame and hammer is outstanding.

  16. col. kurtz

    col. kurtz Member

    looking really g mate look forward to future updates :thumb:
  17. col. kurtz

    col. kurtz Member


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  18. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    is that the commemoritive or his actual gun? either way detailed references for are slim to none. whered you find these pics? are there more?
  19. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    how dissapointed would anyone be if you couldnt break it down?
  20. col. kurtz

    col. kurtz Member


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