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    Grail gun found

    I have been seeking an early "357" model for a long time and recently got lucky in my search. This one checks off all of the boxes. Duo-tone finish. Polished, unblued muzzle. Round end sight leaf. Target hammer and stocks. Excellent finish and mechanics. Just thought I'd share.
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    Great looking gun!

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    Nice Colt. I have one also.

    Some years back I stopped in at a LGS that I was a regular customer at and they had a COLT 3-5-7 in the case, and not realizing what it was thinking just another older Colt, I shrugged it off.
    I progastinated and when we finally got back there it was gone. A nice shooter, four inch, iirc no target features. I could have put it on layaway with no money down.

    I did get a Trooper .38 nickel refinished, also a nice shooter.

    Then my friend buys a real nice Colt 3-5-7 locally for a real good price and now I have to have one too. I look on GunBroker and there is a nice 4 inch nickel for sale, fixed price iirc, so on a whim I call them and ask if they'd do layaway on it, yes they told me. This one I'm sure is factory nickel and I'm probably going to letter it.
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    My understanding is that some later production models were nickel plated. I have only seen one in an aftermarket nickel finish. I would imagine factory nickel would be a very rare bird and worth a letter. Good luck.
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    Congrats on a great find. I am fortunate enough to have found a bookend to your's...
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    3-5-7 revolvers can be a bit of an addiction...
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    Isn't it a true pleasure when a plan comes together?
    Great find.

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    This was Colts premier revolver prior to the Python, finding a nice one is the hard part.

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    Here are a couple pictures of my 3-5-7.



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    Here's a couple nickel ones: https://www.coltforum.com/forums/col...ftysevens.html
    And here is a link to the rest of my old ThreeFiftySeven collection: https://www.coltforum.com/forums/col...ollection.html
    I really liked those guns, and it took almost 10 years to round them all up...
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