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    A 1917 built Colt
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    I think "beauty" is a perfectly good word for these guns Robert. Each and every one of them are beautiful in their own way.

    The stories of these, and many others that you've shown us over many years are absolutely remarkable, and I'm proud as hell to know the man that owns them.

    Thanks once again for sharing some of your treasures Robert. It's always a pleasure to see more of your collection from time to time.

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    Hi Robert;

    This one is certainly no match for much of your wonderful collection but this one is the oldest gun I own. With Serial number 126007 it manufactured in 1856. It's in terrific condition.

    Here's a couple of "shots" so to speak.

    Bud
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    If anyone knows what the horizontal "0" is under the serial number I'd appreciate knowing. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ei8ht View Post
    The two M1903's were found years and many miles apart.



    For the record...
    No 418 came from Chico, Calf in 2009.
    No 417 came from Saint Anthony, Min. in 2012.
    Both GunBroker finds. Not Lettered.
    Do you have any interest in having them lettered?
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    Quote Originally Posted by twaits View Post
    Do you have any interest in having them lettered?
    Yes. It is one of those things I need to do..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ei8ht View Post
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    I know what you’re thinking: 'Did he fire six shots or only five?'
    Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself.
    But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world,
    and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question:
    'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do you, punk?

    Do You you Feel Lucky Punk?
    Did you ever notice how Callahan was pretty careless with his second shot? Bystanders were directly behind the BG he was shooting at before the perp dove into the getaway car.

    To keep this on topic - this Golcher lock fowling piece came west from Pennsylvania to Indiana with my GGG grandfather in the 1840s, then on to Missouri with my Great grandfather in the 1890s:

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    Quote Originally Posted by what would you say View Post
    1939 Woodsman MT "bullseye"

    Little wear here and there. Just character lines for a 76 year old beauty.










    I was able to spend most of the day at the table going over, disassembling and cleaning this gun, since it's new to me. I plan to make my Christmas holiday a little bit more Merry with this beauty doing some holiday target shooting.
    And even though she's not a safe queen finish, I was truly amazed at a perfect sparkling bore even though it showed up kinda dirty.
    I wasn't at all perficient or accustomed to the woodsman's disassembly/assembly earlier today, but I am now.
    I certainly enjoyed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matchlock View Post
    If anyone knows what the horizontal "0" is under the serial number I'd appreciate knowing. Thank you.
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    Maybe post it up in perciussion?
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    I want to play. Most of my firearms are old and tired after seeing service in multiple wars. Here's a peak at a few: Mausers, Kropatschecks, Steyrs, Krags, Martini, Arisakas, Nambus, Mosins, Schmidt-Rubins/K31s, Webley, Nagants, Colts, Luger, Johnson, ect. They're all tired, but I gave them a nice home, and I put lead through them often. If only they could talk...
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    here's one of my old beauties. I don't know much about it and it isn't easy to find any good information on it, but it performs well. the compensator/choke setup is curious though! has there ever been something similar?


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