I got in a used gun today that has Turnbull's case colors and charcoal blue. Colors are no question, stunning. Most of what I shoot these days are either nickel or almost no finish guns. Current production Ubertis being the exception. And as well all know nothing to get excited about on a typical Uberti blue and color cased finish.
The Turnbull case colors are so bright they encouraged me to take a few comparison photos late today. Easy to see why some get all excited about bright case colors...they are pretty. What they aren't, is traditional 1st or 2nd Gen Colt colors. I hope the photos can add something to the conversation. Not the best photos but they clearly show just how bright Turnbull is compared to a 1950's second Gen Colt (which I think is beautiful).
Left to right, Uberti, unfired 1957 2nd Gen, current Turnbull
Left to right, Turnbull, 2nd Gen, Uberti
Top to bottom. Uberti, unfired 1957 2nd Gen, current Turnbull