A choice between 2 family colts...
I have to choose berween 2 colts that have been in my family for completely different lengths of time.
1 in a 1st gen SAA in 38-40 that is pretty patina'd and worn, but action and everything is in good shape. Its been in my family since early 1920s. It was one of my great uncle's guns when working on the ranch.
The other is an, as far as I know unfired, 98%(it may be 99% but I try to be real conservative when it cones to condition] condition Colt National match made in 1960. It was given to my grandfather BNIB by a neighbor rancher in appreciation for my grandfather letting him water his livestock on my grandparents place during the 50s drought in Texas when his tanks went dry. My grandfather promptly put it in his display cabinet right next to his service 1911, and as far as anyone knows, he never fired it or took it out of that case except to occassionally oil it.
I am leaning towards the NM just because I like the ranching story connection to the 50s drought, which ranchers still talk about, even after the 2011-14 drought.
But I know less about 1960 NMs then I do 1st gen colts, so any advice would be appreciated.
No I can't get both, the other gun goes to my cousin.