I was looking at a new "gun-list" magazine the other day and saw an add with several old colts for sale, they had some "NEW SERVICE REVOVERS" for offer. One caught my eye the add said it was one of only 12 made it was a "SHOOTING MASTER" in 45 long colt. I know that Colt made very few of the "SHOOTING MASTERS", but come on, only 12??? If that is true then it makes the one a friend of mine has even more interesting? The "SHOOTING MASTER" he owns was given to him by his uncle years ago before the uncle passed away. Not too interesting on that part of the story. The intersting part is how the uncle aquired the revolver. He took it off a 17 yeear old German soldier near then end of WWII. I can only assume that German soldier liberated it from a officer or a aviator. I still think Colt must have made more than 12 of these revolvers.