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    Colt 357 revolver. My newest acquisition.

    I won this 357 at an estate auction a couple days ago. My winning bid was $390 and after I paid the sales tax and auction fee it rounded out to $450. I used to own an early 1960's Trooper in .38 Special and was content with it for awhile, but what I've wanted for many years is a genuine Colt 357 with the six inch barrel. It took a few years but the search is over. The serial number is in the low 2000 range and the Colt Proof House shows it as a first year gun. The bore is very clean and mechanically it's excellent. Unfortunately the wood target grips didn't come with it, but you can't get everything. I'm very pleased though.


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    Nice pickup at a great price!
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    Great, enjoy shooting it! That is the price, condition, and buying method that I would have done too!
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    Although the correct stocks can get a bit pricey, you certainly didn't go wrong at that price.
    Ken
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    Outstanding! Thanks for sharing with us.

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    My local Ace hardware (still sells guns obviously) sold one for $1,000 last year with proper grips. You got an incredible deal by Michigan standards. Well done!

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    My cut-off was $700. There was a brief flurry of bidding and then with 55 minutes left (it was an on-line auction) the bidding came to a screeching halt. In the past few months I've had a good run picking up some nice handguns at auctions. I figured that it was going to come to an end with the 357. I honestly thought the bidding would blow past my limit. I've seen it happen often at auctions and I know how nice the 357 is. Evidently ,at least two days ago, nobody else bidding understood that. I almost didn't bid, but changed my mind at the last minute.
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    The Three-Fifty-Seven is still somewhat of a secret to the unknowing. Many if not most buyers aren't aware the name isn't just a caliber but also the model and the history behind it. I think the secret is pretty much open now...but not all are aware of it.
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    A great Colt which has never received the interest from most collectors that it deserves .
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnidelyWhiplash View Post
    The Three-Fifty-Seven is still somewhat of a secret to the unknowing. Many if not most buyers aren't aware the name isn't just a caliber but also the model and the history behind it. I think the secret is pretty much open now...but not all are aware of it.
    I did that.
    LGS, one where a layaway wouldn't necessarily require a down payment, had a 4 inch blued gun, some honest wear, priced right, I shrugged it off as just another older Colt DA. I was going to call back and have it put aside, procrastinated. We went back a week or so later GONE! Donkey head!

    My friend that we shoot with picks up a real nice COLT 357 locally, blued for about 1/2 of what you'd expect on the auction sites.

    Now I had to have one too. I already had a Trooper 38 refinished nickel, so I see a listing for a nickel 4 inch 357. I didn't have the money so called or emailed and put it on layaway, and glad I did. Nice shooter 357.
    Ken
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