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  1. WTT Pythons

    Want to Sell
    Find myself with a few too many pythons and would like to trade them for other snake guns in barrel lengths or finishes that I don’t currently have in collection. I would also consider early Colt revolvers and rare S&W. Below is picture of what I have for trade. Please note these are not for...
  2. Colt 1901 Serial Number confusion

    Colt Revolvers
    Hi, first time posting. I recently aquired a Colt Model 1901. The serial number behind the cylinder and on the cylinder release is 2229. It is marked US ARMY No. 62229 on the butt. According to Colt Serial number lookup, seial number 2229 was made in 1892. But it is a model 1901 AND it has a MAR...
  3. Colt versus M&P

    The Lounge
    I am in the process of purchasing my first .22-caliber, and was hoping for a little expert advice (yes, that might mean mean you...) I currently own a 9mm, but as ammo is so expensive (particularly right now) someone suggested that I get a cheaper range gun that I can shoot cheaper ammo (.22)...
  4. WTB: 1911a1's and Sig M17 surplus - Florida

    Want to Buy
    Hi if there is anyone local to Orlando, FL, I'm looking for some nice WW2 1911a1's, (must be all original). If you have a USGI holster to go with it even better. Might be interested in a WW1 Colt (must be all original). Also looking for a Sig M17 surplus (or several if you have them) as well...
  5. Colt 1911 Question

    Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Recently bought this 1911. Can anyone tell me more about it? Year, value, anything. Thank you.
  6. Mystery Grips: Colt M13 Aircrewman Look-a-Likes

    The Lounge
    Thought I'd ask you fine gentlemen this question, because I honestly can't find much at all online. Below is a picture of a pair of grips I recently purchased (yesterday actually, and they are still on their way in the mail.) I honestly probably overpaid, but I wanted to grab them while I had...
  7. 1860 Army Conversion Cylinder Review

    Colt Percussion Revolvers
    I finally went out this morning to try out the 1860 Army conversion cylinder I purchased from Taylor’s. Here are some thoughts; First off, the fact that I was shooting modern cartridges in an 1860 Army is awesome. I know there are plenty of conversion models that make it easier than using the...
  8. Questions regarding if colt is real or not

    Colt Long Guns
    I have a colt le6920 with the serial number starting with cr. I have also been soing some research and finding out that my upper receiver might not be made by colt as well. Cant really find much on the forge markings on it with it being a c and an a on it. I have attached pictures. Anyone that...
  9. Detective Special Light Primer Strikes

    I have a 1968 Colt Detective Special suffering from light primer strikes. After some research, I determined it might be the mainspring having been weakened, so I bought a new old stock spring and had a gunsmith swap it out for the old mainspring in the gun. After I went to pick it up, they told...
  10. Think Sam Colt blew it

    The Lounge
    by not buying the Rollin White Patent? Think again. Newly unearthed files reveal a startling story of intrigue, duplicity, and deception. Colt - Smith & Wesson: A Clash of Arms by Robert Swartz tells the story in a richly illustrated volume recommended by Dick Salzer, Kurt House, and Art...
  11. Expert Colt Gunsmith in the Los Angeles Area (LA,OC,IE)

    Colt Revolvers
    Any recommendations of Colt certified gunsmith in the greater Los Angeles area (LA,OC,IE)? Especially for old Detective Special revolvers? Thanks!
  12. No Colt Pony? - Colt Defense O1080RGCCU Govt 5" 8-SHOT Black w/PICATINNY Rail

    Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Hello Everyone, Last year I purchased this pistol. I really love it, but have only had the chance to shoot a few times. The 1911 has no Colt Pony rolled into the slide. I had noticed this when I bought it, but thought I'd ask on the forums about why this gun has no pony. The SKU was...
  13. Antique Colt Fire Arms Thread...

    Colt Revolvers
    Share your vast love for Antique Colt Firearms from old to new models. Here I want to share my son's collections of antique Colt firearms... Colt Single Action Army .44 Rimfire caliber revolver. Made in 1876. The Rimfire Single Actions were early guns produced in their own serial range, 1-1863...
  14. Colt Woodsman Match Target Question

    Photos Area
    I have a Colt Woodsman Match Target manufactured in 1956. It is a series 3. It has what the customer is calling a removable "deflector" on the end of the barrel that just slides on and off. We cannot find any information about this accessory and are looking to identify it. Can someone please help.
  15. Cutting the bolt front ledge?

    Single Action Army
    Hello, I read some people cut the bolt front ledge so that the bolt goes deeper into the cylinder notches... Now, I am thinking that if that ledge is there, it's for a reason... What is it? I suspect it should not be done, correct or ok? My issue is that my bolt starts retracting pretty late...
  16. P1850G Roll Mark Question

    Single Action Army
    Hello all. I just joined this forum and apologize if this has already been discussed in another thread. I picked up a 1998 SAA P1850G(4), 5 1/2" 45 Colt. I noticed however that the left side of the frame is bare, no roll mark or rampant colt. The barrel is stamped correctly but other than the...
  17. Letter and numbers on back of 1851 Navy cylinder

    The Lounge
    Hello, New here . I was in hopes someone would be able to tell me what the x278 inside my 1851 colt navy would stand for . There are 6 regular serial numbers and these i found inside . Thanks much
  18. Colt New Service Value and Identifying a 357

    Colt Revolvers
    Hello, I have inherited my grandfathers collection and I am currently deciding what I'd like to keep and what I'd like to sell. Im trying to compile a list of values, dates, and other info to put together a full documentation of what he had. In my research there seems to be a very wide range...
  19. Original? Value? Colt Government Model C124XXX 1920

    Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Hello Gents, I purchased this Colt government model about a year ago and I have been unsuccessfully doing my research since to confirm its originality. First thing I did was look up the serial number C124XXX through colt’s website it says that it was made in 1920 as one of 5000 they produced...
  20. Timing my Colt Single Action Army.

    Single Action Army
    Hello. This video is unlisted... I would like you guy's opinion on my timing efforts. Thank you. Gil.