Unknown .45 cal toy/repair

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I found another princess needing some love. I'm gonna give her a going over and continue what I find. Here's the first pics, more to come later.
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Blogman, can you tell us a little more about it? Like the maker and barrel length? Kind of looks like a Kentucky style pistol. Thanks
 

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Right now you know what I know. All I can find right now is.....
Cal .45 505 or....
Cal .45 SOS.

*edit* It's Cal .45 505

Ok boys, I'm going in. Be back later (hopefully) with a good find and pics.
 
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So after looking with Google and such I'm still lost. Anybody able to interject with the # 23 included? I'm assuming it's a kit but even then makers brand them. I don't know and She can't tell me anymore. 20191102_185900 (2).jpg20191102_185919.jpg
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I'm throwing out this is a one off build with parts some one had on hand. The hooked breech and 505 are the real teasers for me. It is a real mystery and a very nice pistol. Have fun with it.
 

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The 23 is an assembly number to match the barrel to the stock and lock. Because of that and the finish on the wood I doubt it's a kit gun. Lug for the wedge is welded to the barrel. The lack of proof marks stumps me. It looks to be a decent quality gun for an inexpensive 70's (?) import. Strip the varnish, stain and oil the stock and it would be quite attractive. Does that half cock notch hold?
 

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Does that half cock notch hold?
Yes the half cock holds, nice lock action and light trigger. I will be getting her fancied up. It's heavy for what it seems, everything's tight, no wiggle and the dings will sand out nicely. She'll be my $90 princess without a name.
 

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Help please?
Kind of looks like a Kentucky style pistol.
Yes it's does look like a Kentucky but it's wedge style, not pinned.
Google and Alexa is no help so ya's think it is homemade for the most part?
If I do start refinishing it how do I go about the checkering?
 
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I found another princess needing some love. I'm gonna give her a going over and continue what I find. Here's the first pics, more to come later.
Yeah, I know, camera still sucks.View attachment 17875 View attachment 17876
I like to re-work pistols like that. Brown the bbl., strip & re-finish stock, tighten and go over the whole thing. Thanks for posting, looks like you'll have fun with this. Appears to be .40 or .45 cal.
 

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A good stripper is CITRUS STRIP. Takes old varnish and stain off pretty quickly. Be careful though. I found that gloves are a must and standard surgical type gloves ( the common blue type )will not hold up to it. You need a better type that is acid resistent and make sure you are well ventilated.
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A good stripper is CITRUS STRIP. Takes old varnish and stain off pretty quickly. Be careful though. I found that gloves are a must and standard surgical type gloves ( the common blue type )will not hold up to it. You need a better type that is acid resistent and make sure you are well ventilated.
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I've used Citri Strip a lot. I do it outside where I can hang the item up; the drips, etc., are messy. (Newspapers to catch 'em). Have done at least three stocks, wipe with damp cloth to clean; soaking will warp wood. There's spray and bottle, spray is handier. If stock has modern "plastic" type finish, takes a couple or three treatments. Eye protection, too!
 

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Cool find. I look all over around here for those fixer uppers with no luck. Can't wait to see how she turns out.
 
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Hello Blogman,

I agree with Bigfoot, it looks like a production gun. The number 23 is a production number to keep parts matched up. Looks like it would make a nice side arm.

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