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    One was a gift that sat unused and therefore really unconnected to its new owner while the other is a bonafide family heirloom that served well for decades...

    Easy decision for me
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    Get Gramp's SAA and buy the GCNM from cousin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayb View Post
    Having been raised in South Texas during the drought of the 1940-1950's, your grandfather's pistol would be an easy choice.
    Those were very hard time and many, many ranchers went under, financially and physically.
    That pistol is more than just a piece of machinery, it is a symbol of your grandfather's character, integrity and values.
    Honor him and his life.
    Family is more important than $$.

    rayb
    To me, this is your answer.

    Best regards,
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    If it was my decision the SAA hands down.....But your choice of course....
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    I like SAAs but in this case I'd grab the GCNM. Pretty neat story about the drought and helping out neighbors.

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    My take is a little different:

    The NM wasn't really your grandfather's in the sense that he bought it and used it as his gun. It was a gift, put away, and never really used by your grandfather. Yes, he owned it but didn't acquire it as a personal use gun that he wanted/used. The family connection seems to be seeing it languish in a display case for years - of course the story is a good one that testifies to your grandfather's generosity, not use of the gun.

    The SAA was purchased and used in the family because your great uncle wanted it (a necessary tool) and carried it on the ranch/range for many years. Family members probably remember seeing him wearing/using it and there may be family pictures showing him with it. A true family connection, in my opinion.

    The choice is your's but for me I'll take the gun, not the story = SAA. And I would get a Colt letter to further (hopefully) document family history, i.e., where shipped, who ordered?
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    Well my options might be changing for the gun I get, will keep y'all posted.

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    Great idea of choosing one and purchasing other from cousin (Best of both worlds)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointman View Post
    My take is a little different:

    The NM wasn't really your grandfather's in the sense that he bought it and used it as his gun.
    What? Presentation pistols are some of the most prized in gun collecting.
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    I'm a sucker for used guns with family history, so the choice would be easy for me.


 
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