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Hi all,
I aquired a Colt Bisley with King sights, at first I thought it was a great Colt that was destroyed because of the sight modification. But I have done a little research and found that there are collectors looking for models with the King sight conversion. Information is still very limited, so I was hoping to get a little more here on the Colt forums! And I believe King sight also did trigger and hammer work on Colts, how can I tell if it was done on this one. The action is incredibley smooth, but it's a Colt :). I have a one photo for now and will try and get a few more up soon.
Thanks in advance,

Kevin Colt Bisley -king sights.jpg
 

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Yes, there are those who collect guns that King customized, but it is a niche market compared to those who collect original Colts and S&Ws. That is a nifty gun!
 

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The King Catalog is very cool, I will have to look for one. Probably be harder than finding another Colt with King sights.
Thanks for sharing!
 

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Years ago King would customise almost any handgun almost any way you wanted it. They were tops building super accurate target handguns. That could be a very nice example of what they used to do.

If that Colt were mine, there is no way I'd let it get away. It's value as a Colt probably has been de-valued, but as a shooter & representation of custom work, (especially if King did the work & can be documented) I think it's very valuable. I'd keep it, enjoy it, & shoot it. I'll bet it's extremly accurate.
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It is in the 45LC and "king" is stamped on both the front and rear sights. Now I am just wondering if anything was done to the trigger and hammer?. Still looking for any advice on how I can tell?
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Re: the hammer and trigger, without it being a short action conversion or reshaping of the hammer spur, it would be hard to tell if they did anything to them.

I really like your gun and appreciate your sharing it with us. I like King guns.
 

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Thanks Cubrock, I was just happy to see it was a King gun. It makes it a lot more interesting to me, gives me something else to research and educate myself with. Last year I picked up a John Jardines custom 1911, knew nothing about him and found out his guns are sought after aswell. It sure makes the gun collecting more fun with history behind them.
 
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