Introduction: John Winchesters Colt - Colt Paterson 1836

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!!


luv4paintball (author)2016-04-11

Do you still have the 3d model? I'd love to use this on my 3d printer.


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

Trin Hunter (author)2015-08-02

way cool i am gonna make one this weekend and tell all my supernatural buds about yall

Kion Designs (author)Trin Hunter2015-08-03

thx! Good luck with your colt. show me when its done :D

Trin Hunter (author)Kion Designs2015-08-03

i certainly will if i can find my camera

easytrader (author)2015-03-12

Be careful with that Id hate to read about you on Drudgereport

Kion Designs (author)easytrader2015-03-16

What do you mean by that ?

easytrader (author)Kion Designs2015-03-16

Shot dead by the PoPo thinking its a real gun - from a distance it looks real

Kion Designs (author)easytrader2015-03-17

Oh wow. I guess I take this as a conpliment..haha
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' :)

jaffawarrior1 (author)2014-02-21

I love this

jaffawarrior1 (author)2014-02-21

I love this

mquiring1 (author)2013-12-08

Wo wohnst du??? Deutscher ponal und Roller Werbung???

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2013-11-27

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...

Eye Poker (author)2013-11-27

Be carefully with anything that real looking! You might get a visit from the local SWAT team.

Kion Designs (author)Eye Poker2013-11-27

I Like ;)

nreed4 (author)2013-11-27

Watch out Azazael.

thomas9666 (author)2013-11-26

Oh my Chuck this is excellent :D
Keep up the good work

Kion Designs (author)thomas96662013-11-27

thx a lot!

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