I have at least one and a half. The first is my 40 year old Python, bought NIB for $100. (NO...it is not for sale.) The second is my half-breed mutt: A Colt OM slide on a Caspian frame. I know that ATF looks at it and says it's a Caspian but those big, bold letters that say COLT and the prancing pony make it a Colt, at least in my mind.
If I check closely, I may find a few more but then my wife may be able to figure out the total number of guns that I have. I don't need that.
Only 1. (sobsob) /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
But there is light at the end of the tunnel, if all works out the way things should I'll have a Colt.22 semi-auto and a big, fat, juicy, bling, yaabaadaabaadoo!, 6" royal Bleu Python in my safe by the end of 2006!
Patience, patience, patience,
Yep, I'm playing the waiting-game! /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
Only one. Python, '82, SS, 6". But with the help of some of the knowledgeable and gracious members here I'm building a foundation of knowledge to help me make further purchases (snakes).
I'm also handicapped by the fact that I only buy (handguns) face-to-face. Hands on and eye-to-eye has worked well for me for nearly 60 years and with all the horror stories I read about some Internet buys I'm not about to change now.
As my friend says: "More than I need, but fewer than I want."
I have one 1903, one SAA, and fourteen pre-war DA revolvers. The 1903 was purchased because I think they're cool. I bought the SAA because everbody should have one. My collecting interest is in the pre-war era, and the DA revolvers (plus period ammo and catalogs) were priced such that I could assemble a decent, if modest, collection.