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It's very odd...and 'flat'...

Maybe this was inspired by the 'Camp Perry' Model? ( Lol...)


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I just did a fast look to some of the Seller's other Auctions...and, the same odd 'flat' effect seems to be present with their other Colt Revolvers also, if maybe not quite so much.

How weird!
 

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It's something to do with the camera and lens apparently.

I've seen those commemorative "Army Special" revolvers show up on the internet auctions occasionally. For some odd reason they intrigue me. I'd like to sneak up on one at a really good price. The prices seem to be ever higher though. I admire the original Army Special and its action design much more than the newer rendition.
 

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The gun shown in the ad is a horrible reblue with the wrong grips.
I disagree. These guns are "commemoratives" and are usually found in as new condition. They are not "old" Army Special guns. The stocks are as the correct style for these guns. As mentioned, the fact that the gun was scanned and not photographed accounts for the terrible appearance in the listing.
 

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I never have noticed one with the caliber and army special markings on the right side of the barrel?
 

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These guns were a special run in the 1990s. There was a fancier model with gold inlay work on the left side of the barrel, which probably explains why they placed the Army Special mark on the right side of the barrel. Keep in mind that these guns are not true Army Specials. I believe they were built on a modified Python frame.
 

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These guns were a special run in the 1990s. There was a fancier model with gold inlay work on the left side of the barrel, which probably explains why they placed the Army Special mark on the right side of the barrel. Keep in mind that these guns are not true Army Specials. I believe they were built on a modified Python frame.
Got ya....never knew they did another run of them......I've had my head stuck in the single action hole most of my collecting life and there is a lot about double actions that I have never seen or heard of!
 
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