Dave Lanara Restoration
KidColt
RESTORATIONS

30 years of experience goes into every restoration, and examples of original guns are used as a reference and guideline for finishing and polishing.  

The current price for a blue and casecolor restoration, minus extra parts or other services, is $1800 standard frame, 2200 Bisley frame  Add $100 for antique nickel finish.  Your parts are always considered for trade in the final cost of any project. This is a one man shop, and the full restoration backlog is BACK OUT TO 20 MONTHS. Other jobs require less time, call first.  Currently accepting full restoration work .

MACHINING , BENCH REPAIRS,  BLUEING, PLATING , POLISHING, CYLINDER, BARREL AND GRIP PRODUCTION,  AND LETTERING ARE DONE HERE IN THE ONE MAN SHOP.  EXPERT WELDING BY GEORGE KRAMER  

NEW OFFERING! !

Second gen hammers knurled like first gen, case colored and fitted to second, third and fourth gen guns.  Only 225 per gun.  Dress up that hog leg!
ACTIONS AND TIMING

Colt actions are rebuilt using genuine parts or perfect counterparts.  We prefer originals, as the parts are higher quality.  We don't work on Italian clones, have no parts for them.  Your action can be "slicked up" to be smooth and crisp, WITHOUT using piano wire springs or grinding the heck out of the internal parts.  My policy is to use only factory weight springs.  Their attachment screws can be used to adjust tension, and you will be surprised how nice the actions feel.  My goal it to build an action that is safe and reliable.  If you want a "race" action, there are many individuals who will accommodate  you throughout the country AND ACCEPT THE ASSOCIATED RISK.

Slick up an action......................................        $ 125.00
Slick up and time the action, less parts..            150.00 

BARREL WORK

Front sights replaced to factory spec............   $200.00
Front sights rebuilt with weld..................           200.00
Ejector studs replaced, hard soldered...........       50.00
Barrels removed.................................................    20.00
Barrel fitting, includes ejector tube..................  150.00
Cut and crown barrel......................................       50.00
Crown barrel.......................................................    25.00
11 degree forcing cone cut............................... .     10.00

Barrel stretching, call with details...........           750.00+

CYLINDER WORK
Flutes re-contoured, ground and polished
to first Gen spec..........................................       .$400.00
Bevels ground and polished to spec............        100.00
Locking notches machined, per notch............      15.00
Approaches  machined, per cut........................    15.00
Ratchet point rebuilt and milled, per point.        45.00
Base pin hole drilled for long bushing .........        75.00

HAMMER WORK



Notches rebuilt and milled..............................     $180.00
Single notch ............................................................ 60.00
Firing pin installed, specify type........................    40.00
Hammer roll installed.........................................    18.00
Hammer cam installed, lock fit, no glue............    25.00
Hammers polished and casecolored.................    225.00
(Bisley hammer, add $50.00)

NOTE:  Hammers are rebuilt by George Kramer using TIG welding.  If a notch fails within one year of repair, we'll fix it free.

TRIGGERS  Rebuilt with hard tig.....................   50.00
                        Bisley trigger...............................     65.00

FRAMES

Top strap replaced, new blank welded and 
milled to original specs, undetectable   ........    $750.00
Dovetail fills......................................................        50.+
Rear sight slot rebuilt and milled with "V".....    75.00
Front basepin screw hole filled and re-tapped.  150.00
Crosspin hole filled, new front screw hole
milled and tapped, like first Gen.....................     325.00

Prep and polish frame for casecolor................     650.00
For nickel finish................................................      750.00
Antique nickel finish........................................      175.00
Case color not available for individual parts. 

EJECTOR HOUSINGS

Modified to first style....................................      $250.00
Modified to second style.................................      100.00
Polished to specs, specify period.......................     50.00
Rod heads sharpened up and polished.............     25.00

BACKSTRAPS AND GUARDS

Polished to spec, SA, per pair.........................           450
Bisley guard.......................................................          350
Bisley Backstraps..............................................          250

GRIPS

Solid, one piece walnut grips, cut exactly like
the originals, sharp or round spacer, not glued or 
pinned together.  

Grip blank, 100% inletted, fitting required....   $ 60.00
Old walnut, when available, 138 years old.......   150.00
CURRENTLY HAVE LARGE STOCK OF THIS OLD MATERIAL, GREAT STUFF!.
Fitted to your gun, sanded across metal.........     300.00
Fitted by sanding ABOVE metal to protect
blued or nickled surfaces with mask................    450.00
Two piece walnut priced as one piece.  Add 100 for piano finish.  Standard finish is low gloss varnish.
Ivory grips available in house or from other sources at competitive prices.


ROLL DIE STAMPING, VERY FINE QUALITY

One line address, several styles.......................     100.00
One line address for open top...........................    100.00
Two line addresses............................................     100.00
Long caliber marks, such as Frontier Six
Shooter, Bisley Model, .....................................     100.00
Short caliber marks, 38 WCF, ..........................     60.00
Patent dates, several styles..............................      100.00
Rampant pony stamp, two styles........................    75.00

HAND STAMPINGS

Small caliber marks, 45 Cal, 44 Cal,.................    20.00
Individual inspector numbers and letters...........  10.00
Complete number sets, per line.........................     35.00
Cartouches for grips..........................................      50.00

Please send only parts that have been finished off to remove any surface hardening.  DO NOT SEND PARTS THAT HAVE BEEN WELDED OVER FOR STAMPING UNLESS THEY HAVE BEEN ANNEALED FIRST!  If a weld is rolled over or struck without annealing, it usually damages the die.  You will be charged for the replacement of the die if this happens!  $1000 PLUS!!!


ETCHINGS

I have available the finest etchings for the FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER for the SA and model 1878.  Also available are the barrel etches for all model 1877 LIGHTNING double action revolvers.

Frontier Six Shooter, two styles...................         200.00
Call for quote on Lightning etches.

SPECIAL DIE WORK

Roll dies or hand stamps can be created for your special project or need.  Die makers are in my area and work closely with me to insure the most accurate and sharp work available.  Call and we can discuss your project.


PARTS

Barrels, new manufacture, duplicate old originals in every respect, including "skinny"
rifling, the finest available or your money back. Available in 45, 44-40, 38-40, 32-20 and .22.  Complete with correct roll die markings in white, fitted to your frame.....$700.00

Cylinders, new manufacture, 4140 or mild steel, configured to period of manufacture.  NOT REWORKED SECOND OR THIRD  PARTS NOR USFA OR ITALIAN.  NEW MANUFACTURE.
Cylinders, same calibers as barrels.................      525.00

Cylinder pins, exact copies of blackpowder
cylinder pins, guaranteed, white                 ........    20.00
Cylinder pin as above, FIRE BLUED....................30.00
Genuine Colt cylinder bolts, when available......   75.00
Original trigger springs.......................................    20.00



Internal parts are available on a limited basis.  Call for any special needs.

BUYING PARTS!  I will always buy original parts, and will take them in trade for services.  I pay the highest prices around, so give me a call if you have good original parts, no junk wanted please.

SHIP TO DAVE LANARA, 3968 TURNBERRY DRIVE, MEDINA, OHIO 44256  Phone 330-952-0031

        " Buzzards gotta' eat, same as worms!"






The following list is current in price, but they can change.  (1-17)  If you have any questions, feel free to call 330-952-0031 Monday through Friday, 9 to 6 EST.          
                            SHIPPING
Shipping address:  3968 Turnberry Drive, Medina, Ohio 44256.  Orders shipped UPS or USPS (mail)    Payment must be received before shipment.  MO or cashiers check will ship immediately, personals three days.  Make all payable to David A. Lanara, NOT Lanara restorations please.  Phone 330-952-0031

RESTORATION AND REPAIR SERVICES.

Click on the pictures to enlarge.
New cylinders and barrels have been added to these two Colts.  Grips are new 
Restored cavalry
A group of parts ready for finish and assembly
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Another early gem, shipped to J.P. Lower in 1880, one of a group of rejected US guns that were sold civilian.  Completely restored.  
The engraving is by Mike Sawmiller..  I have access to several excellent craftsmen, and yes, their prices vary.
When you look at the enlargements, note the consistent polish and sharp edges that are just like the original Colts.
1883 nickel 44-40 etched panel completely restored  with new barrel, cylinder and grips.

Eight shots of a strap repair, new cylinder too, final three show the frame case colored.   These welded repairs cannot be done without the expert work of George Kramer, welder extraordinary!
George Kramer, a chopped Colts' best friend.                          Thanks George!