Well, I can finally close my search for the little .22 Courier I've been wanting. Thanks to Charles and his ever watchful eagle eye, he pointed me towards this little gem found during his searches. The seller was not rated but after a quick few minutes of history searching, I felt comfortable enough to risk it. That paid off well I believe - managed to pick up the little pony for $601. Weighing in on a previous thread last week about those more knowledgable in their values, I think I did ok. From the research of the seller, I believe this to have been from his fathers estate, as I found he passed about a year prior. He's going to keep an eye out for the box but, doesn't believe it exists. This little gem hasn't been shot much, if at all. In fact, I can't really figure out what its previous life was like. It has a wear/rub mark in one spot on the cylinder, a dark spot (aluminum touch up??) on the right side and very ever so slight wear at the muzzle and the usual staining on the sides of the hammer. There's no turn line, the frame has the usual "purpling" of the anodizing, the grips are in perfect condition and number to the gun. It's not mint at all but, it's overall in very good condition for an almost 70 year old gun that doesn't seem to have been owned by a "gun person".
I've been wanting to replace a Courier I once had, many years ago. During a summer from college, I lived in the woods in a tent near the famous Kenai River and worked my way through the time at fish canneries. On the precious few off days, I hunted squirrels and rabbits with a now long gone Colt Courier. Just holding this new piece brings back floods of good memories.
I think this little guy is destined to become my new woods/walk around gun.
I just need to find a nice little holster for it.
I can do better on the pics. Apparently I found out I'm making us late to go run errands. The coffee is gone, so I guess it's time to grow up for the day.
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Nice find. Enjoyed the story: "...I lived in the woods in a tent near the famous Kenai River"
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