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    What happened on this ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald12 View Post
    What happened on this ?
    The gun is authentic. It was in a shipment of 12 guns. It sold in a private transaction.

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    Are we going to get a glimpse of the archive letter???
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeman99 View Post
    Are we going to get a glimpse of the archive letter???
    I was not the person who bought it unfortunately, despite my clear indication to the previous owner that I am willing to pay well for it. He sold it to the person who has it not for, I assume, a lot less money. It was his gun to do as he wanted.

    I am not going to name the person (nobody in this thread), but rest assured that I already contacted him and offered to buy it. He said he had no plans to sell now, but I am hoping to be first on the list if/when he changes his mind and wants to make a profit.

    I do not have a copy of the letter, but understand it shipped to a named individual in Georgia in a shipment of 12. I don’t know the exact date.
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    It would be an interesting auction if that gun ever were to hit GB. I can't say for sure how high I'd be willing to go but I'd guess somewhere in the $5,000 to $10,000 range (rust/pitting and all) for such a unique DS...
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeman99 View Post
    It would be an interesting auction if that gun ever were to hit GB. I can't say for sure how high I'd be willing to go but I'd guess somewhere in the $5,000 to $10,000 range for such a unique DS...
    Agreed! I don’t think that the person who has it now would put it in Gunbroker. I am actually pretty sure he will not. And my out of the gate offer to the first owner was $5,000. This gun wasn’t sold for maximum profit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeman99 View Post
    It would be an interesting auction if that gun ever were to hit GB. I can't say for sure how high I'd be willing to go but I'd guess somewhere in the $5,000 to $10,000 range for such a unique DS...
    Agreed! I don’t think that the person who has it now would put it in Gunbroker. I am actually pretty sure he will not. And my out of the gate offer to the first owner was $5,000. This gun wasn’t sold for maximum profit.

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    The 3" D.S. does not surprise me as Colt would build just about anything that a customer could pay for. Here is the same gun in a Police Positive Special. These two were built two years and 200,000 guns apart.

    Round butt from 1936


    Square butt from 1934


    While I have only seen one other in my years of collecting, I would assume that a few more exist.

    As a point of interest on rare gun barrel lengths, Colt built one 4" Bankers Special .22 caliber but don't bother hunting for it as it sits in a private collection.

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    Hell...I loves a good hunt.

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