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    A really quick search on the internet reveals that there is a David P Davison listed in the 1940 Census. He was born in Nebraska in 1907 and resided in Wilson, Owyhee, Idaho in 1940. Of course, he could have been in Idaho 9 yrs previously in 1931.

    Indeed, he had a 9 yr old son in 1940 and a 24 year old wife. Maybe both married young and he settled there in 1931 and purchased a used SAA revolver as he started a family there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcvs View Post
    A really quick search on the internet reveals that there is a David P Davison listed in the 1940 Census. He was born in Nebraska in 1907 and resided in Wilson, Owyhee, Idaho in 1940. Of course, he could have been in Idaho 9 yrs previously in 1931.

    Indeed, he had a 9 yr old son in 1940 and a 24 year old wife. Maybe both married young and he settled there in 1931 and purchased a used SAA revolver as he started a family there.
    The Problem is: It is P. D. Davison or D.D. Davison...

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    Nice work mrcvs!

    Wilson in Owyhee Co, Idaho is just a few miles from me. Your gun and your story but by the look or those grips David's would be mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike53 View Post
    I don’t know what you paid; but I’d consider a first generation Colt in working condition with the history you have already uncovered to be a treasure.
    I paid a bit more than 3000 Dollars for it... that is too much for a late 1st Generation SAA with very little blue left. I did not inspect it but bought at the auction from rather bad pictures... that was stupid. But I learned the hard way. It will not happen again.
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    That may be top-dollar but the colors do look nice and the gun looks right except for an altered front sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Bowles View Post
    That may be top-dollar but the colors do look nice and the gun looks right except for an altered front sight.
    Kind words, Rick..but you would not have done it...1800 would have been enough 10 years ago.The front sight was a bit improved and is really nice to take aim.

    I think someone used to shoot this revolver a lot. You can see a loss of blue inside the triggerguard from the moving trigger-finger. And it was no real "cowboy colt" as those show marks on the butt and here are none. People used them as hammers and alle my old SAAs that are not above 80% blue have those marks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schuren View Post
    11 years ago I bought No. 350363, a 32-20 at an auction in Switzerland..
    While it may have been expensive, its a nice looking gun for sure. I'd like to know how it got to Switzerland. It would be cool if it was taken there by that owner whose markings are in the grips. More likely sales among a list of owners, but one could certainly dream!

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    You never pay to much for a gun, but you may have just bought it to early.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    While it may have been expensive, its a nice looking gun for sure. I'd like to know how it got to Switzerland. It would be cool if it was taken there by that owner whose markings are in the grips. More likely sales among a list of owners, but one could certainly dream!
    There are some serious Colt collectors in Europe and a lot of those guns made it across the ocean (and sometimes back). This is one of the pleasures of collecting: we are a worldwide community.


 
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