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    Sorry, no idea about the grips. I've heard that...

    Sorry, no idea about the grips. I've heard that some might have come from the factory with brown plastic or even wooden grooved Ballester Molina style grips, but I have yet to see an example of...
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    I believed that as part of the licensing...

    I believed that as part of the licensing agreement, Colt provided the employee training and technical diagrams, but the actual machinery was imported from Germany.
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    Some more pictures: ...

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    Argentine Sistema 1911

    Not exactly a real Colt, but close enough for government work. Here's my Sistema 1911 I picked up recently. Serial number dates it to 1947. DGFM made these for the Argentine military under license...
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  6. WTS: WWT: Colt Woodsman Target 1st series pre-war 1937

    For your consideration is this Colt Woodsman Target. It's a first series pre-war model produced in 1937. I'm currently cleaning up the collection in order to support some other hobbies, so my...
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    Opinions on this Remington Rand?

    I've been looking to add a GI 1911 to my collection for a while now, but since I mostly collect Axis pistols, I really don't know much about them. I'm looking for something that's 100% original:...
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    1943 Remington Rand. Opinions?

    I'm not very familiar with 1911s, so I would like you to know what you guys think of this 1943 Remington Rand. The pictures aren't great but they're all I have for now. Barrel is unmarked and...
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    1940 Woodsman Target gun store find

    Thought I'd show you guys the Woodsman I picked up from my local gun store a few weeks ago. I have one exactly like it already, but I found this one impossible to pass up. These are magnificent...
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    Lots of good info here. Just made a Gunbroker...

    Lots of good info here. Just made a Gunbroker account, looking forward to using it!
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    Given the condition of this gun I wouldn't pay...

    Given the condition of this gun I wouldn't pay 1/3 the asking price for it. Move on.
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    For me, it's probably the original 38 Supers from...

    For me, it's probably the original 38 Supers from the 1930s. I've always loved old guns for their connections to history, and historically it doesn't really get more interesting than a handgun and...
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    Prewar Woodsmans were always among my favorite...

    Prewar Woodsmans were always among my favorite guns. Even better if it's from a personal friend. Nice catch!
  14. Thread: Grand-dad's Colt

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    That's an awesome heirloom. Wish my family had...

    That's an awesome heirloom. Wish my family had something that cool...
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    Absolutely stunning. How long did it take to...

    Absolutely stunning. How long did it take to acquire such a collection?
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    I wish I could find guns like this for one...

    I wish I could find guns like this for one bill... nice job!
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    For me personally, such engraving doesn't add...

    For me personally, such engraving doesn't add value to the gun but if done well, doesn't detract much either. That being said, I think $1100 is a little high.
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    That is gorgeous! Nice catch!

    That is gorgeous! Nice catch!
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    At $600 you did great. Nice job.

    At $600 you did great. Nice job.
  20. Thanks for all the replies. As far as I can...

    Thanks for all the replies. As far as I can tell, the bluing seems original. Rollmarks on the barrel looked good and showed no signs of polishing, screws looked untouched. The grips did look weird...
  21. Sticky: Great story feralmerril. I would personally...

    Great story feralmerril. I would personally source a barrel for it at least, since having a receiver sit around with no barrel isn't good for anyone.
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    Thank you guys for all the prompt replies. Ended...

    Thank you guys for all the prompt replies. Ended up going back today and picked it up. They wouldn't budge on the price so I ended up paying $840 out the door ($760+10.5% sales tax!). For that...
  23. 1931 Colt Detective Special with police markings: opinions?

    Found this 1931 Detective Special for sale locally. Gun looks to be 97%, with hints of wear at the corners and sharp edges. No wear on grip straps. Butt is stamped A.N.J.P.D No. 10. Anyone know...
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    Colt Woodsman 1st Series: Opinions?

    Found this Woodsman 1st series serial #142XXX for sale locally for $760. Gun looks to be 99%, with hints of wear at the corners and sharp edges. No wear on grip straps. Magazine is fully blued and...
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