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    We collect Colts, and what else?

    It is after all a Colt collectors forum. But my Colts are a tiny part of my Western Americana collection. And a tiny part of the "dream". I'm lucky now to have a life style surrounded by the same flavors that I smell in Grandpa's old Colt. But it hasn't always been that way. And I know at some point what I have now, it too will be gone and out of reach. No stopping time. And in the grand scheme, our time is short.



    Collecting with a Colt? Could be gun leather, or just leather goods, may be spurs or a Winchester. Even good cowboy music (or a good book) is a significant part of that "collection" for me. Which means as much and may be even more than the rest of it. Music and good books are likely the one thing we can all take to the old folks home with us when the guns, stock and place are all sold off.





    Even if you haven't experienced it all first hand (and some of it you might not want to there is a whole lot of life in these verses. About as much "Colt" history there as Samuel Colt ever wrote.

    Sleep in a bed role of canvas
    No-see-ums feed on your ears
    Wind blows the dust just like buckshot
    And I ain't never seen it rain much out here
    Smell your own sweat in the evenin'
    Wash up at the galvanized tank
    Nearst town forty miles
    The cook here he don't smile
    And all these young horses are rank

    Cold fingers stiff in the mornin'
    By noon it's a hundred and three
    Five year old slicks in the canyon
    And never a hint of a breeze
    Jug-headed hollow-back ponies
    Provide all with hours of grief
    There's snakes in the shade
    Choya on the grade

    And a half a ton of grit between my teeth

    But come a ty yi yipee I O, on the back of my Caballo
    I whoppy tie one on when I can
    My spurs they don't ring much, I never did sing much
    But I'm sure enough, a Buckaroo Man

    What's in your "Colt Collection" or what would you like to have in your "collection"
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    'A ten dollar horse, and a forty dollar saddle...'
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogface
    'A ten dollar horse, and a forty dollar saddle...'
    Not far off today. A $2500 horse and a $10K saddle. Colt is still worth about the same as a decent horse.

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    Smith and wessons and Pocket watches. throw in a few vintage 22 rifles, and you got it.

    Charlie

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    Dust, I seem to collect dust here, a lot of dust.

    No really I am like most of you guys and have other intrest, too many of them really. Books, movies, leather, knives and most of it doesn't bring the envy from my friends.

    What I really collected most in my life has been good memories.

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by 459459

    What I really collected most in my life has been good memories.

    Jim
    The best of the bunch.

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    Colts, winchesters, parkers, early 1900 GE electric fans from my grandparents, megalodon teeth, 1T rex tooth, fossils, arrowheads, family branding irons, Rose's, hydrangeas, wisterias, lots of books on winchesters, colts, parkers, various other guns, Nash Buckingham books, Archibald Rutledge Books, Tom Lea books, James Mitchener Books, old editions of "A Christmas Carol, and just about anything I find by J Frank Dobie.

    Oh yeah Porfiro Salinas paintings/prints.

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    I don't know where to start (or evidently stop). Gambler guns (pocket pistols), watches, watch fobs, cheroot cutters, antique ammo and boxes, cowboy hats, native American art and beadwork, cowboy art a accoutrements.
    "You shot him in the back!!" "His back was too me." Van Leek

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    Doc what size hat do you wear?
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    I wear a 7 5/8 or 7 3/4. I have a pumpkin unfortunately.
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