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    Yeah, I thought the original auction pics to be rather poor. Congrats on the purchase...
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    That seller should thank PreWar1965 for running the price up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeman99 View Post
    Yeah, I thought the original auction pics to be rather poor. Congrats on the purchase...
    Thanks. As part of the purchase I gave the shop owner a small tutorial on GB selling. I actually offered $10K on it to keep it off Gunbroker since this is a shop which gives me advance notice on interesting guns. Turns out I saved $375 with the auction.
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    Colt only built about 40 or so 2" New Services with about half being the cut-a-way or Fitz models so they are what I would consider quite rare. I had the Fitz 2" but looked for many years to find one that had not been cut so this one that WW bought is an excellent find. I would not hesitate to pay $15,000 or more if it was one that I was looking for. Let's see how long it is before the next one shows up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald12 View Post
    That seller should thank PreWar1965 for running the price up!
    Actually lasette was the one who ran it up about $3,000. Gun was still at $6,500 less than half hour before the end. Prewar1965 had lots of bids, but was indecisive and only bid $100 at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald12 View Post
    That seller should thank PreWar1965 for running the price up!
    Trust me, if I didn't already have two of them the price would have gone a lot higher. I think WW saved a lot by the auction ending when it did. If it would have ended on a weekend night and was offered by one of the high-end sellers with better pictures I'm sure it would have gone for a lot more. I know a few New Service collectors that would have bid if they had known about it.

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    [QUOTE=thecoltguy;2982445]Trust me, if I didn't already have two of them /QUOTE] Consecutively numbered!
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    That is so very neat. Love New Services and that is one rare bird. Enjoy -- know you will.
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    That’s gotta look pretty intimidating on the business end with big 45 slugs almost protruding from the cylinder. One wonders who it was ordered for?
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    As a point of interest, these are the barrel lengths that Colt offered the New Service revolver in: 2", 3", 3 1/2", 4", 4 1/2", 5", 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2" & 7 1/2" There may be others but these are ones that I have seen and been able to collect.


 
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