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A Christmas story....long...get coffee.....

If you collect or in my case accumulate guns long enough
you sometimes run into consecutive serial numbers.
It has happened to me twice with Hammerless bought years apart.

Well it has happened again with a twist.

Many months ago when U.S. Armament put out a
High Polish Blue hammerless version,
(Thanks Brent) I had to have one and quickly added it to the pile.
It is a very nice looking pistol.

Fast forward to about a month ago they released a few
High Polish Nickel hammerless.Wow, that's for me.
I don't have any Nickel hammerless, Legacy Colt or new made.
It wasn't long after a call to Windee Colbert of Classic Collection Firearms
(Shameless plug)
I had one those too.

But Wait, there's more...

The serial number on this Nickel gun jumped out at me. It is GOP1277.
The Blue gun bought months prior is close, very close, It is GOP1279!
Wow I thought how neat is that. One digit off and months apart.

But then where is GOP1278. I called Windee and ask a crazy question.
Did they have 1278 or know where it went?
NO, not on their books, no record of GOP1278. Damn.

I have 2 sets of consecutive hammerless in my safe,
accidental and UN-planed, just good Karma.
but three in a row might be to fantastic to consider.
But you don't know if you don't ask.

A week went by and Windee sent me a email with some good news.
GOP1278 had been found.....
It was sent from the factory out to be engraved.
Yikes, I really don't like engraved guns, But I could get to like this one.

It had not been sold as it was not in inventory yet.
I made arrangements to buy it as soon as it came out of the engravers.
Classic Collection Firearms received it on Tuesday of this week,
I got it Saturday.
Wowzers!

Karma was not done with me yet it seems.

First three in a row for me.

Accidental or unintended consecutive hammerless.
Many thanks to Windee Colbert for checking
serial numbers of not yet in inventory hammerless.

Merry Christmas to Windee and thank you for
making it a Merry Christmas for me too!

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US Armament Engraved High Polish Nickel 1903 Hammerless
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Beautiful, a worthwhile pursuit. Just goes to show what can be accomplished with time and a liberal application funding. Truman
 

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Beautiful set, a collection in itself now if you could find 1276 or 1280 in parkerized finish
 

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Awesome set of triplets. Congrats...
 
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Nickel Hammerless deserve MOP and Nitre blue.
Working on getting some real Ivory stocks.








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View attachment 452609 ©Copyright ei8ht of 9ine 2017all rights reserved. Magic Stump Ltd.
That fire/nitre blue really pops against the nickel! Does this call for a Wowzers! ??? Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!

Except...

Now 1276 and 1280 in standard blue and parked are out there somewhere... :eek:
 

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Now 1276 and 1280 in standard blue and parked are out there somewhere... :eek:
now if you could find 1276 or 1280 in parkerized finish

Do you want to know what is incredible.
1276 and 1280 are both High Polish Blue and not engraved.
I had already ask Windee about them.

Both have been put on hold.
I'll get them in January.

Wow, just Wow!

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Do you want to know what is incredible.
1276 and 1280 are both High Polish Blue and not engraved.
I had already ask Windee about them.

Both have been put on hold.
I'll get them in January.

Wow, just Wow!

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Wish my wallet was as empty as yours - and for the same reason!
 
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