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    Colt 1908 380 new in the box

    This is one of the best 380's I have found in a while. It is 99%+ and came with the original box, hang tag, price tag, and archives letter. Found this one and several other very nice pieces at the Texas Gun Collector Show in Denton, Texas last weekend. I want to encourage our members to go to these collector shows. I find collector quality items at some shows, but it is hit and miss. The Texas Gun Collector Show and the Colt Show are not very big, but you will find a number of super high quality guns.



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    very nice
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    .....$20.50....in 1930 dollars.
    Lunch money nowadays.......
    That thing is a beauty.
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    Excellent. Worth every thousand you paid for it.
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    Another very nice package Randy. Times were tight in 1930, 20 bucks was a lot of money.

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    An yet another GREAT FIND here to say the least... Thanks for sharing it with us all here on the forum
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    Beautiful! Guns like that allow me to imagine what it must have been like walking into a gun store back then.....shelves full of beautiful old wood and steel.
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    To put $20.50 into perspective, the average annual income in 1930 was $1,368 or $26.30/week. To add credibility to that figure, my dad was 20 years old and earned $25/week as a draftsman...and was ecstatic to have a job. That Colt 1908 would've cost him 4 days pay.
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    Hey Randy I have a better idea. You go to TGCA and all the other nice shows. I will stay here and screw off playing in the mountains. You come back and sell stuff to me. You do all of the work and I will reap the benefits. I at least like that plan.


 
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