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doc540
05-20-2009, 3:48 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Colt%20Agent/ColtAgent003-1-1.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Colt%20Agent/ColtAgent002-3-1-1.jpg

Black Majik
05-20-2009, 3:50 PM
Funny. I JUST saw this on BF.c

Nice Colt. :)

doc540
05-20-2009, 3:55 PM
Funny. I JUST saw this on BF.c

Nice Colt. :)

It's a disease, ain't it?:thumbsup:

PutTogether
05-20-2009, 3:57 PM
Gorgeous, well done!

Can you walk us through step by step exactly what was done?

doc540
05-20-2009, 4:14 PM
I carry this DS:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Colt%20Detective%20Special/ds5-1.jpg

but I've wanted to try a lighter weight Agent for a while now

Found the Agent at a gunshow last month, traded this for it straight across:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Model%2060/Model60009-1.jpg

(dealer thought I was on dope and was quick to accept the deal, but the trigger wasn't what I wanted even after a trigger job)

Soooo....I went to work on the Agent

DuraCoat spray job (1st time to try that stuff)
Hammer bob and checker
Gary Dean trigger job
Swapped the Jim Badger grips

that's about it

Turbinator
05-21-2009, 7:22 AM
How well do you shoot with your snubby? I've never been able to use one worth anything.

Turby

Mac Attack
05-21-2009, 8:11 AM
Nice looking Colt you have there and excellent transformation. You make me miss my old Trooper that I sold off years ago. Thanks to your post I am seriously considering buying a Colt revolver again.:)

doc540
05-21-2009, 10:36 AM
How well do you shoot with your snubby? I've never been able to use one worth anything.

Turby

I can shoot it reasonably well enough to defend myself out to about 15 yards with it. It's mostly an up close and personal PD piece.

I've found the trigger action and the grips make the biggest difference in accuracy for me.

Well, that and, of course, lots of range practice.

I've gotten to where I can even put it on the paper at 50 yds over there with all the black rifle boys. Never fails to garner a few sideways glances.;)

NoOneBetter
05-21-2009, 12:23 PM
BFCOTFTW!!

Sam
05-21-2009, 1:41 PM
BFCOTFTW!!

say what?

Black Majik
05-21-2009, 1:46 PM
say what?

LOL.

BimmerForum.Com's Off Topic For The Win.

slick_711
05-21-2009, 10:27 PM
Those are both great looking Colts. I've been telling myself for a while now that the next time a Colt or S&W snub comes around that catches my eye I'll make it mine. Just waiting for the right one. Something like yours is pretty much what I have in mind. Now I'll have to look harder. :thumbsup:

B Strong
05-22-2009, 6:11 AM
Nice - I'm a Smith man, but that's a nice wheelgun right there.

doc540
05-22-2009, 9:33 AM
Nice - I'm a Smith man, but that's a nice wheelgun right there.


Here's another one for ya:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Model%2036/rosesmall1-1.jpg

Black Majik
05-22-2009, 9:35 AM
^ Nice! Nickel 36?

Saigon1965
05-22-2009, 9:36 AM
Oh so shiny and pretty -

doc540
05-22-2009, 11:55 AM
^ Nice! Nickel 36?

yep

It belonged to our local sheriff who carried it as his BUG for decades.

Ended up in my dad's hands (they were good friends), then my hands.

And there it's gonna stay.

Here's what it looked like when I got it:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Model%2036/Smith2-1-1.jpg


My wife shoots it now:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Crimson%20Trace/CrimsonTrace004-1.jpg
Flitz works pretty well, doesn't it?:thumbsup:

Arteel
05-22-2009, 12:08 PM
What steps do you use to refinish?

Looks really good, nice job!

Lucky Scott
05-22-2009, 5:34 PM
I like the bob job on the hammer!

DANGERCLOSE
05-22-2009, 10:57 PM
WOW, doc those are some really nice heaters you got there. like the first one posted best.

doc540
05-23-2009, 2:41 PM
update

Back from the range and the Agent's first shoot. This little booger shoots GREAT! It's bumped the Detective Special out of first place, and will now be my carry gun. Fantastic trigger, good balance, accurate, and even though it's lighter, it's very easy to control for followup shots.

re: DuraCoat project

Notice how the heat and powder flame has kind of scalloped the cylinders. Not sure if I didn't apply it thickly enough or if it hasn't fully hardened in the last week or so.

Just thought I'd give everyone a head's up about this issue. Actually, I kind'a LIKE IT...reminds me of a '50's hotrod flame job.

Also, I should have loaded empty brass into the cylinder before I sprayed it. Had to use emery paper to clean up the cylinder bores so empty brass ejects smoothly. No big deal, but something to remember if you're planning on doing a DuraCoat job.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Colt%20Agent/ColtAgent001-5-1.jpg