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  1. Colt Collector in GA new to the site

    New Members Introduction
    Hi Everyone, I am a big Colt collector in Georgia and just signed up here on his forum. I am excited to see what fellow Colt enthusiasts can help me with when I have questions. I also am excited to see what special pieces others have collected. Some of my collection are engraved pieces I have...
  2. Sold Thank you Engraved 1911 Silver Grips by John Adams Sr

    Want to Sell
    These were engraved years ago by John Adams Sr - never on a gun except for a photo op. Would look great on a Texas Ranger 1911! Asking $350 shipped in the US and Canada. Last photo is me with some Texas Rangers in Waco. Thanks for looking
  3. Family heirloom 1903 bisley-plated and engraved

    Single Action Army
    I am new to the Colt Forum-I hope I am doing this the right way. I have quite an extensive collection of newer, tactical guns that has taken most of my "gun time" up the past few years-but I have recently been focused on expanding my knowledge to the older stuff. I started with my collection...
  4. Newbie learning about my dad's guns

    New Members Introduction
    I've inherited 7 guns from my dad who has passed away. I'm trying to learn more about them which is why I'm here. I have a Colt Army Colt Single Action 357 Magnum and a Colt 150th Anniversary Engraving Sampler that is in a beautiful wooden box lined with red velvet. My dad may have made it or...
  5. Semi Auto Collection

    Colt Semiauto Pistols
    I'm new to the site and new (sort of) to the Model 1911. My father was a gun collector whose interests would shift every few years. Before he passed away 20 years ago, his focus was on commercial and military semi autos. I inherited his collection but not his passion, so everything went into a...
  6. Searching for info about my colt saa

    Single Action Army
    I have a colt saa chambered in 45 colt. It is custom engraved full coverage not just partial like I have seen on most engraved saa pistols. The engraving is not typical scroll work, it is oak leaves and acorns. There are no markings on the gun as far as a hint to the engraver. The grips are...
  7. RIA auction final price on this engraved Python

    Python I thought about submitting a low ball bid on this one just to be a shooter, didnt think there would be much interest in it but.... Holy Cow $4025.00??? The engraving looks like it is all electo-pen. Am I missing something?????
  8. Opinions on this Colt SAA

    Single Action Army
    folks - looking for expert opinions - i find this to be with interesting and attractive - but not sure of its value. The gun is all original - one of 15 shipped in 1894 to Simmons Hardware, St. Louis, Mo. Colt .45 SAA with 4-3/4" barrel. Mechanically excellent approx. 15% factory original...
  9. Engraved Colt 1911 question

    Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Do engravers usually put their initials somewhere on their work? Where would it be? Also if not done by Colt, what could I assume this would add to the value of this 1955 commercial? It is lettered, but does not mention the engraving. It's also possible it may or may not have been refinished...
  10. Requesting help identifying a revolver

    Colt Percussion Revolvers
    Hi guys, I want to seek your experienced comments on a Colt revolver that has been in my family for generations. I'm really not an expert but I researched a little and the gun looks like a Dragoon but I can't find any similar ones online that can give me a benchmark for more details. Maybe you...
  11. 1955 Engraved Commercial M1911 Government model

    Colt Semiauto Pistols
    1955 Colt Commerical Government Model Looking for opinions on this one please. Could this be "not original" to the gun Colt factory engraving? Please no slamming if it is not, as I really like this gun. What are these grips? I have a letter on this one. Shipped to Kentucky in 1955. Does this...
  12. Help identifying 1930 era Engraved Colt 38 caliber

    Photos Area
    I am trying to help a friend identify exactly what he has inherited and its approximate value. I am new to this forum so please excuse me if I am not doing this properly.
  13. Unfortunletly i gotta sell (Women Prob) lol

    Colt Revolvers
    Yeah i gotta sell this. I was offered 500 but i know its worth more. Can someone give me a decent rounded quote. Official Police 1950 ish. Mother of pearl grips(If you look you will see bottom is chipped). New grips are 115$. Mass Hand engraved by Robert Valade.(He scrolled over part of the...
  14. .38 Police Special Hand engraved w/mother of pearl grips..Anyone know what its worth?

    Colt Revolvers
    I dont know alot about the gun. I bought it for 350 because someone couldnt get grips on. I payed grandfather 100 to engrave it. (Robert Valade)Fixed grips and cleaned it up. I want to know if my 500$ was worth it?????