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    Ed Beesley's Colt

    Here's a rather nice Colt that belongs to a friend of Jim Martin. The owner of the gun is a fellow named Ed Beesly, "The Jersey Kid" as he is known, and this Colt has a beautiful pair of Sambar Stag stocks that Jim Martin made for this gun many years ago.

    The gun is currently being sold on Gun Broker and the particulars are: Caliber .45 Colt, customized to match the profile of a first generation and the grips and action job was done by the infamous Jim Martin of Kingman, Arizona, and the engraving was done by Master engraver Mark Swanson Prescott.

    Here's the listing information:
    Item Title: Master Engraved Colt Single SAA Stag Grips
    Item Number: 343180281


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    Jersey Kid's Colt_1.jpgJersey Kid's Colt_2.jpgJersey Kid's Colt_3.jpgJersey Kid's Colt_4.jpgJersey Kid's Colt_5.jpg

    Last edited by Matchlock; 05-21-2013 at 08:02 AM. Reason: Adding the proper listing information for GunBroker
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    Great Colts seem to flourish in Arizona! Nice, very nice. Thanks Bud for posting. I didn't realize Jim Martin is just up the road. Also, I'm always in Prescott so I will try to meet up with Mark Swanson. I'm sure he has some nice displays of his engraving.
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    I know, I know...what I'm about to say is blasphemous to some but I'm not a big fan of full or overly engraved firearms... that one is just right and I'd be proud to have it. Not overdone at all and the coverage isn't overwhelming. When an engraver feels like every centimeter of a firearm needs to have something on it, it takes away from the flow the revolver (ie) had to begin with. Kinda like a woman who's ever so slightly uncovered, maybe a bare shoulder or thigh but nothing showing to get arrested for kinda coverage, that's class.
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    I saw that on there but didn't read about it or know a Jim Martin connection. It's gorgeous, except I could do without "peacemaker" on the barrel. Great grips.

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    I second MtnSpur. I think it's the tightness or crowding of the pattern that makes engraving pleasing or overbearing

    .This one is just right. Its not full coverage, and the flourishes are very loose and flowing creating the illusion of openness.

    Gets an A for aesthetically pleasing with me.

    AND hes dead on with the girls. leaving a little to the imagination works fine. I can take it from there. Hahahaha

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    Whether your cup of tea or not, no denying, that is a work of art!! Thanks for putting it together Jim and thanks for posting Bud!
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    The GB auction number you provided "Here's the listing # on Gun Broker: 342044339"

    comes up with "RARE USFA SA Factory Cut Away" unless I am doing something wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elliotf View Post
    The GB auction number you provided "Here's the listing # on Gun Broker: 342044339"

    comes up with "RARE USFA SA Factory Cut Away" unless I am doing something wrong.
    Ed has 2 guns for sale on GB,the 1 u mentioned & the Colt,maybe I mixed up the #'s when I forwarded the colt photo to Bud,I'm not good on the "compuker".


 

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