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    .45 Colt Fitz revolver

    Always thought these were in .38 spl? Never seen one in .45 Colt and it has a letter.
    I guess the current bid reflects its rarity.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/856055502

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    2 in the shipment, 10k with 9 days to go wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infidel525 View Post
    2 in the shipment, 10k with 9 days to go wow.

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    Amazing condition for being shipped in 1930!

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    Its still a bargain, it sold for twice (including Buyers premium) that in 2017.
    https://www.amoskeagauction.com/116/131.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colt1860 View Post
    Its still a bargain, it sold for twice (including Buyers premium) that in 2017.
    https://www.amoskeagauction.com/116/131.php
    Very interesting. Still a lot of time left.
    Knowing this now it’ll be interesting to see the final price this time around.

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    If I recall, Fitzgerald's original modifications were done on the New Service in .45 Colt. He carried a pair of these. Cam or others will correct me if I'm wrong.
    PS. It's probably in such good condition because the original owner shot it once and said DAYUM!
    Last edited by Rick Bowles; 02-28-2020 at 03:42 AM.
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    Just an observation: Since the Fitz mods were made to make the revolver lighter and quicker to put into action, one would think that he would've removed the lanyard swivel to remove weight and make it less apt to snag, especially on this massive firearm.
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    Have never seen one of those up close.

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    Fitzgerald was a huge man with catchers mitt size hands.
    He carried one or two .45 Colt New Service models he'd converted in his pants pockets.
    Some say he carried in the hip pockets some in the front.
    I've also read that like a number of gunmen he had his pants pockets lined with stiff waxed canvas to insure the gun didn't hang up in the cloth.
    Men's pants pockets were much larger back then.

    Fitz was so big a New Service looked like a Detective Special in a normal sized man's hand.

    This Fitz model is unusual in that the Colt Verified Proof stamp is on the right-rear of the trigger guard, and the top of the hammer is not checkered, in addition to the lanyard loop.
    Obviously, someone ordered it this way.

    I wonder if Fitzgerald converted this one himself or it was done by Colt employees.
    Last edited by dfariswheel; 02-28-2020 at 10:43 AM.

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    Fitzgerald would have been an interesting fellow to talk with over a cup of coffee.


 
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