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    Quote Originally Posted by SDRider View Post
    Case colors on this look absolutely perfect IMO.

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    Yeah but you are kind of obligated to say that
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    If you don't want it , post a link ..Someone here will grab this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29aholic View Post
    Yeah but you are kind of obligated to say that
    Are you suggesting that I might be biased?
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    Beautiful finish. Looks a tad "brighter" than 2nd gen guns.

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    Thanks everyone. Been fun to read comments and bounce this one off those who’ve handled the current crop.

    I just got the Kopec book yesterday and looking at color plates of the high condition, unrestored originals it seems that case colors were more subdued back in the day. Of course comments re it fading with uv light are true too.

    I have a number of old, mostly British rifles and shotguns. Current opinion is that St Ledgers in the UK does bone charcoal colors the best (for those rifles and guns) in the sense of being true to the originals.
    I suppose one could say that the current CCH techniques produce more vibrant colors and tones. How does it compare to the 1st generation? Does it matter?

    As many have said as long as the person buying it is happy, that’s what counts most. The hammer to grip frame fit looks very good to my uneducated eye. A screw on the front of the left frame looks miscentered and/or proud but I’m guessing that is due to the oblique camera view. The right side colors are best but it is overall not too lopsided. I kind of like it and price seems fair.

    I am watching another auction and if that goes too high, may yet grab this one. If I pass I’ll gladly share the seller’s info

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    Nice!!!

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    Originals weren't clear-coated - remove that, and modern-made pieces rapidly look like their older cousins.
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    Hello. As some have already said it is a personal choice. Seems the new Colts are much brighter with more yellows/gold that the older ones. Just my 2 cents worth also.
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    Colors on a computer screen are rarely correct and no two screens will show the exact same colors. It's extremely difficult to take a good picture of a gun that accurately represents what it looks like in reality (why professional photographers get paid). I see all these comments about case coloring and IMHO no one can make an accurate assessment of a picture of a gun.

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    Well I went ahead and bought this one. It will be nice addition to the 4 3/4” nickel/ivory one I just got. I think the colors are fine and the metal to metal fit looks as good as any and better than some. I was able to negotiate for $1850 shipped to my FFL which I think is pretty good.

    These are going to both be used gently and well taken care of. Once I get up to speed and can see and handle to the point where I feel comfortable, I’ll start the hunt for a collectible high condition 1st generation.

    I thank you all for the input
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