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I love your forum name!😆 yeah, the old colt found me about 12 years ago. She looked rather rough. I debated about re bluing for years and finally just did it. After buffing it just was so eye popping that I just kept it that way. The grips were not great so I found these to replace. (She's an old ho with a new dress) I look at her sometimes wishing I could view all she has through a screen. It would be fascinating or maybe even horrific. I think she is a 1921 in year, so the old girl missed ww 1 but saw the markets crash in the thirties. Imagine her laying on a shelf listening to a stand up radio talking about what was happening in Pearl Harbor. Kinda neat. I love this forum and think I found a daily read.Until now I would never put the words “beautiful” and “buffed” together, but that gun looks really good. I have a nickel NS and also a snub 1917 that is bare metal, Wrong grips on your gun but I like them better than the wood. That sounds like a sensible and possible trade deal to me.
I could not get the pic to pull upI like that your gun doesn't have hints of dishing around the screw holes like you see by reckless polishers.The gun looks like my 1930 .45 Colt that I lettererd twice to verify if the nickel is original. but they had no info on it.
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I noticed my 1917 doesn't have the lanyard swivel at the bottom of the hand grips and no numbers on the butt as I have seen on others. What does this mean? Just curiousIt's a beauty!