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Colt Paterson 1836

Cosplay prop for John Winchester cosplay.

Materials used:
- wood (birch) - I got mine from the hardware store
- tools: saw, sanding paper, engraving tools, wood glue, knife
- acrylic paint

Step 1: References

As usual!
Getting the complete idea, what this weapon looks like from all sides, it takes some references. The model of this colt is the Paterson colt of 1836 - the very first gun made by Samuel Colt. The colt prop used at the tv show supernatural clearly has it's unique details, this is what I was hoping to reconstruct, too.

Step 2: 3d Modeling

To get the idea, I started building a 3d model of the colt with my program rhinoceros.
I used the blueprint later.

Step 3: Craftwing

Printing out the blueprint helps you focusing and getting the measurements correct.
NOTE:Think about the scale for your hand!This is my relatively tiny woman's hand^^'

Copy the parts onto the wood (I used birch) with a pencil and get ready to use the saw!

Step 4:

Once I got the basic cut of the colt I used sand paper to smooth it and get the edges as sharp as necessary.
A round timber cut in 3 parts - using the two side parts - function as the barrel. the round timber needs to be divided into 3. Glue it onto the colt.
Sand paper to smooth again!

After that I used the tools I could find to engrave the details - the guns details,the ornaments and the pentagram of salomon of course.

Step 5: Color

Painting time. I coded the whole colt with some dark grey spray paint first. After that use silver and grey to give it a metal-ish look.
Some brown mixing for the handle.

Step 6: A Colt to Hunt With

The finished prop made myself and a 'fun' photo example of the cosplay+prop.


Yellow eyed demon here I come!!
<p>Do you still have the 3d model? I'd love to use this on my 3d printer.</p>
I know this is kind of an older post but I've been looking to buy a replica, so I'm going to make a 3d model in Inventor when I get time. I you still want one, I'll sent you the STL
<p>way cool i am gonna make one this weekend and tell all my supernatural buds about yall</p>
<p>thx! Good luck with your colt. show me when its done :D</p>
<p>i certainly will if i can find my camera</p>
<p>Be careful with that Id hate to read about you on Drudgereport</p>
<p>What do you mean by that ?</p>
<p>Shot dead by the PoPo thinking its a real gun - from a distance it looks real</p>
<p>Oh wow. I guess I take this as a conpliment..haha<br>And thank you so much for your concern. i will most certainly be careful and might add a little red to the tip,so it is marked as 'toy' :)</p>
<p>I love this</p>
<p>I love this</p>
Wo wohnst du??? Deutscher ponal und Roller Werbung???
wow! love it! wish I could make one. Why are you aiming the gun at cass!!?? :o
no one who can do it for you?Well..we figured this would be the way john would try to handle this unknown to him. he probably does not know abo ut angel
I have to find someone who'll make this for me ASAP! I'm a crazy supernatural fan :D you've done an excellent work! but poor cass :(
It might be able to do it..maybe...
Be carefully with anything that real looking! You might get a visit from the local SWAT team.
I Like ;)
Watch out Azazael.
Oh my Chuck this is excellent :D <br>Keep up the good work
thx a lot!

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