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    all of it

    all of it
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    It is prudent to understand that no expert is...

    It is prudent to understand that no expert is completely correct 100% of the time. Many have had litigation over mistaken claims, or had to retract statement and letters to the contrary. ...
  3. Thread: $10k Artillery

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    Typical Colt over valued by a neophyte collector....

    Typical Colt over valued by a neophyte collector. Outside of the three digit low number, nothing special here. in this condition, maybe three for that price
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    There's no use sharing information or photos of...

    There's no use sharing information or photos of extremely high condition Colts here if wanna be collectors don't understand what they see and decide to rip it apart .
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    That's too funny to comment on at length. You...

    That's too funny to comment on at length. You just have proven that all of us are fallible idiots at some point in our lives
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    I don't care what you think, the customer/owner...

    I don't care what you think, the customer/owner is who I care about. Respect that at least.
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    Yes to all your questions. Read Kopec's book and...

    Yes to all your questions. Read Kopec's book and also Kieth Cochran's works, as well as that by Hoyt and Wilkerson.

    JP
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    \ He does talk about the S&W barrels that were...

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    He does talk about the S&W barrels that were used up for the early 44's
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    The current owner does not want...

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    The current owner does not want any further photos to be shown. Kopec did mention the firing pin, but my observations of new guns show various imperfections on the hammer from...
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    Don't throw out the early 23 thousand range 44...

    Don't throw out the early 23 thousand range 44 for it is documented that Colt assembled them in the 80's from spares and left overs during a cleanup. The etched panel will be found on guns assembled...
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    Here's a few shots of the nearly new, unfired...

    Here's a few shots of the nearly new, unfired Cavalry I had for a few years until it was sold. You can see the wonderful color and the proud barrel lettering. Kopec "blessed" this one too.

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    These plain Jane guns are not so hard to see as...

    These plain Jane guns are not so hard to see as right or wrong. I believe the engraved, highly embellished pieces have been the most misrepresented, principally because certain experts or expert has...
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    Transitional period for barrel addresses. ...

    Transitional period for barrel addresses. Overlaps occur as parts are used up, fitted and so on. 1880 could still have the previous address. But seriously, what is the message here from all of us?...
  14. Honestly, I've never seen address dies, frame...

    Honestly, I've never seen address dies, frame dies or even number dies made in modern times that are dead nuts on. No one in the modern
    era is willing to take the time needed to use picks and...
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    Humm, that barrel logo is sure high up on the...

    Humm, that barrel logo is sure high up on the barrel rather than centered. Just sayin'
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    Even this photo shows blue on the trigger guard,...

    Even this photo shows blue on the trigger guard, ejector tube, barrel, some on the sides of the back strap, and traces of case color.
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    This piece had original finish remaining............

    This piece had original finish remaining.........

    JP
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    Comments like that in old publications and other...

    Comments like that in old publications and other sources are the result of poor observation or no observation at all. Unless you see a barrel with the sight popped out, it's hard to visualize how...
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    The thousands available as new, don't forget,...

    The thousands available as new, don't forget, were purchased and USED. ​Ohio alone had over 800 in their inventory, unaccounted for. Some escaped as new and sat in collections, and those are what...
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    Understanding what goes into a restoration is an...

    Understanding what goes into a restoration is an important aspect of the decision to restore a piece. I'm afraid that many who are doing and doing it well pad up the cost for various business...
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    Boy, you guys sure are critical. To be critical...

    Boy, you guys sure are critical. To be critical you must have had one as good or nearly as good in your possession to make an honest assessment I looked at the photos and yes, have seen it before. ...
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    Good question. All I was told was it was Mill...

    Good question. All I was told was it was Mill Creek. No significance was place on the location, I only found out here on the board that there was a fight. On Google maps, it's a pretty long creek...
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    These were the options/standards I tried to...

    These were the options/standards I tried to inoculate the factory with in 2000, but there were too many hands already tapping a money source for another, similar project outside the plant, to...
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    That is a correct assumption Rick.. All the...

    That is a correct assumption Rick.. All the redone by factory SA's I've seen, having the extra 2 or 3 digit refinish number on them, had the new patent dates or barrel address (on old barrels). I...
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    If it was worked on prior to 72, it is completely...

    If it was worked on prior to 72, it is completely possible that someone worked on it with sketchy knowledge of marking procedure. Maybe some of the other guys in here could compare the pony with...
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