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Thanks Fourbore, you're mirroring my thoughts at this point. The reality in my hands just isn't living up to the dream as it played out in my mind.I love that rifle. To make it more of a slam dunk, I dont care for the colt design (ie lockup). They are well finished, but not for me. The money means nothing when love hate is so strong for the two guns.
And, OMG, you posted on the Colt forum! The Woodsman was a great. You know who designed that? No idea who came up the Colt DA revolver. I got a pretty good idea who it was not.
On your second line yes old J. Moses Browning was a God among men, or at least among gun designers!
The original Colt DA designer was William Mason and in the article linked below there's an interesting comment, "There was a down side to the model 1877; its mechanism was delicate and it was prone to break quite easily."
Watch the Video of a "Scarce"* Model 1877 Double-Action Revolver That is Still Fully-Functional. Here’s a Quick Rundown on One of the West’s Most Famous Sixguns. Although Samuel Colt experimented with double action pistol designs as early as the 1850s, a production line double action Colt’s...
Thanks for your comments all, I'm not doing the trade.