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    Black powder 1st gen 45 colt

    Picked this beauty up at Easter this weekend from my uncle. He is in his 80s and has decided he would rather divy up some of the family guns and such rather then have us fight over them after he is gone.

    This is an old .45 that belonged to my grandfather. 5.5 inch barrel. I don't know how this particular gun came into the family, but there is a picture of my grandfather dated 1913, he would have been 14, with this gun while on a horse at his grandparent's ranch outside of Brady, tx.

    This gun is special to me for 2 reasons, it was his gun, and at the age of 9 years old, it was the 1st SAA I ever was allowed to shoot. Course my uncle was bracing me, but it was a memorable experience all around.

    I had forgotten it was a bp frame, which I love all the same. It has the original stiff as all get out mainspring, and it appears after close to 120 years the halfcock notch on the hammer is broken, a trip to Jim is in it's future, but I love the feel and heft of this gun. It is in somewhat better condition then my 44-40 which has a decade of age on it.
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    Just the fact that it was Granpa's Colt make it beautiful beyond all reason. Glad you were able to keep it in the family.
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    Beautiful piece - the history is what makes it. Glad it found its next home!
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    Really cool! Send for a Colt Factory Letter.
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    Great story and great gun! Once you get it back from Jim, it'll be even better!
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    Congratulations on receiving such a great family treasure.
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    You may own many more SAA’s in the future but none will be as special as this one!
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    Sweet!
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    Perfect! Nothing could be finer.
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    Thanks. I am truly blessed at the way my uncle and others before him held onto these old guns.

    There is one somewhat interesting story related to this gun. After my grandfather passed away, they couldn't find this gun. It wasn't in the gun cabinet, nor was it in his nightstand. Heck they even searched his saddle and the barn thinking it might have be out there or left in his truck. They finally decided it was gone and just stopped looking.

    When my grandmother passed away 20 years later and we were cleaning out the house and moving the furniture, this gun was found in an oil soaked old sock in the bottom of his chest of drawers behind the bottom drawer. Best anyone could figure at the time was it had somehow fallen out of his sock drawer and lodged behind the bottom drawer. As no one ever messed with that drawer it was never found.
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