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    1908 Colt SAA .38 WCF

    I was at a LGS yesterday to pick up a beautiful Colt Army Model 1917 and saw this 1908 Colt SAA 38 WCF for $1000, with a Colt Letter -- too tempting so I bought it too.

    Colt SAA 38 WCF 002.jpgColt SAA 38 WCF 003.jpgColt SAA 38 WCF 004.jpgColt SAA 38 WCF 005.jpgColt SAA 38 WCF 001.jpg

    I have two questions:

    1) It has an adjustable front sight and I was wondering if that was a Colt option back then, or was it changed later?

    2) It is missing the 3rd 'click', but since it will be a shooter that did not concern me much. What would it take to repair the cylinder locking mechanism to fix this issue?

    Thanks,

    Randy

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    That's a destination I've not heard of in 33 years of collecting. Interesting!
    Flat Top Target site. May have been applied to this barrel or barrel is from a target model.

    BTW, great find and great price!
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    It somewhat reminds me of a Colt SAA Flattop front sight. Maybe a barrel change long time ago?
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    Real Nice Score Randy...!!

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    Wow you did good. First Gen at that price seems pretty good. Love to see the M1917 Army revolver too! Want to see if it was a double score.
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    great deal!!
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    Can't beat that ! Congratulations .
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtsemo View Post
    Wow you did good. First Gen at that price seems pretty good. Love to see the M1917 Army revolver too! Want to see if it was a double score.
    I was specifically after this 1917 because it was in incredible condition -- still in its perfect blued condition w/o any scratches. All stampings are immaculate. This was all reflected in it's price -- $1750. The SAA was an on-the-spot decision -- had no idea in advance that it was even there.

    Randy

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    You stole that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley492 View Post
    I was specifically after this 1917 because it was in incredible condition -- still in its perfect blued condition w/o any scratches. All stampings are immaculate. This was all reflected in it's price -- $1750. The SAA was an on-the-spot decision -- had no idea in advance that it was even there.

    Randy

    Colt Army Model 1917 003.jpgColt Army Model 1917 004.jpgColt Army Model 1917 002.jpg
    Yes sir a double score. Funny how you sometimes plan one and two follow you home.
    Your excellent M1917 was shipped to the Commanding Officer of Springfield Armory on March 28,1918
    with a shipment of 2400 other 1917s. according to the shipping records Colt shipped 11,000 M1917s to the Army in March of 1918 alone. Many of which went directly to the AEF in France. What is the Colt Crane number on your revolver ?
    Last edited by sgtsemo; 03-26-2020 at 07:59 PM.
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