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Combat veteran USMC-Viet Nam, corporate law practice Chicago
Collecting old Colts
Retired Attorney


Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride! - Hunter S. Thompson


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    22Flattop liked post by kenhwind On thread : Bulk Ammo?
    My brother like this vender: | Family Owned and Operated Ammo Sales, Stillwater OK (
    Liked On: 02-23-2020, 07:42 PM
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    22Flattop liked post by coltsixguns On thread : Colt 1st Gen .38 Special ***ADDITIONAL PICTURES***
    Somewhere around 1920 the BS and TG numbers were moved to the sides of the straps under the grips. In the time frame of the gun in question most of the time you will find the last 2 digits of...
    Liked On: 02-20-2020, 11:10 PM
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    22Flattop liked post by Mikebiker On thread : Case Coloring on Recent production SAA Revolvers
    It's been about a month since we last did this? No two guns are alike, never have been, never will be, The process has varied over time. It will change again. And in other news water is wet.
    Liked On: 02-10-2020, 01:58 PM
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    22Flattop liked post by flintsghost On thread : 1911 trigger pull too heavy.
    As a Colt certified armorer myself and someone who operated a full and part time shop building 1911's for many years, I would take that "book" and throw it in the nearest round file. First, sears...
    Liked On: 02-09-2020, 11:12 AM
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    22Flattop liked post by Cozmo On thread : Highly engraved SAA, 1950ís, my prized possession...
    I'll go against the grain here. I think it is very well done gun. As mentioned previous just not what we are used to seeing in today's work a full 50+ years later. But not something uncommon for...
    Liked On: 02-08-2020, 03:28 PM
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    22Flattop liked post by STARVATION On thread : Found This Book...........
    Go back and give the lady at the library $20.00 and tell her thanks.
    Liked On: 02-03-2020, 04:39 PM
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    22Flattop liked post by Mikebiker On thread : Trying to learn something today...........
    45 Colt was the original chambering and was and always will be the favorite caliber in a Single Action Colt unless you view it as a collector and are looking for the rarest combination. It is an old...
    Liked On: 01-24-2020, 10:32 AM
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    22Flattop liked post by Mikebiker On thread : Value thoughts: 1885 engraved nickel w/ ivory stocks & Colt letter
    Google some pictures of factory engraved Colts from this time period and look at the differences. Most will show some age and have genuine old appearance. Even at first glance the gun you posted...
    Liked On: 01-15-2020, 10:56 AM
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    22Flattop liked post by coltsixguns On thread : Value thoughts: 1885 engraved nickel w/ ivory stocks & Colt letter
    If you are considering buying the colt as an original factory engraved single action I would tread very lightly if it is being sold as original. You wouldn't have a 45 colt barrel marking on an...
    Liked On: 01-14-2020, 11:12 PM
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    22Flattop liked post by Kingcobb On thread : Nighthawk Colt Custom Classic
    Seriously? I get the gun is not for everyone but less than $1000? NH doesn't publish prices but I can throw some at you: Smoke Nitride finish-$450. It's a proprietary finish involving melonite,...
    Liked On: 01-12-2020, 11:13 PM
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    22Flattop liked post by JohnnyP On thread : The "Medicine Gun" Arrived
    Don't know how many watch "The Last Alaskans", but one of the guys on there shoots a well worn Model 1895 Winchester in .35 WCF.
    Liked On: 10-22-2019, 04:42 PM
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    22Flattop liked post by Jersey Kid On thread : Ten Sleep WY
    There are several stories as to how this small town got its name. One story says the name Ten Sleep came from the Indians’ reference to a ford across the creek, on the old Bridger Trail, as being 10...
    Liked On: 10-08-2019, 04:34 PM
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    22Flattop liked post by Hurryin' Hoosier On thread : My basic training clone.
    If I were looking for a "basic training clone" I guess it would have to be an M14 wannabe. (Best rifle I've ever handled.)
    Liked On: 10-01-2019, 09:22 AM
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    22Flattop liked post by Jim Martin On thread : DIY - SAA Action Job
    First off u shouldn't be leaving scratches or dips in the surface of any flat spring no matter which direction they're going.
    Liked On: 07-08-2019, 12:41 PM
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    22Flattop liked post by throck3 On thread : Mexico Shipped Colt SAA 1907
    Looks like a simple rack number to me. With the "REP. MEX." in the same cold stamps on the bottom of the grip strap, it leads me to think it was part of a group of revolvers used by Federales or...
    Liked On: 07-08-2019, 12:38 PM
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