Great suggestions Gentlemen. I have both of those books along with a few other books of Mr. Taffin’s; Big Bore Handguns, Big Bore Sixguns, Book of the .44 and Book of the .45. Those books along with the writings of Keith and others have whetted my apatite for more knowledge on this subject.
The folks over on the Colt Forum have been helpful when I had specific questions in the past. Lots of good stickies to read too!
ol' Bushy In the Cottonwoods
"How many of us really need all the big bores we have? The need is not physical, the need is mental, emotional, spiritual, or whatever tag one wishes to apply. Dreams make life bearable. And hopefully for some of us, the dreams become reality".
The King Gun Sight Co. did a lot of custom work on Colts. Some of their mods are described and illustrated in the book "Home Gunsmithing the Colt Single Action Revolvers" by Loren W. Smith. It's a must-have book for anyone interested in Colts.