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I just traded for a Bullseye gun built by Behlert precision. It has a Colt National Match slide but the frame has only the S/N of 56XX-NM and a small triangle over a letter on the front left side of the trigger guard. Can anyone tell me what I have? Is it a Colt gun? Thanks for any help. Gary
 

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Forgot the main question, yes you have a real Colt, the NM after the serial number stands for National Match, the triangle is the colt proof mark and the 56XX would put it in the 1960 Mfg. year.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ira Paine:
You must be mistaken, I knew Mr. A. Behlert and have shot with him many times. He passed away years ago.
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I thought Austin Behlert had passed away. Do you know if the shop is still in business. I would like to see if they keep any records. Thanks for all the responses!!!!!
 

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Ira Paine,

Funny, he just posted last month on www.pistolsmith.com,



PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 2:25 pm Post subject: Chic Gaylord Reply with quote
Lou, I had heard that Chick died. It happens to us all at some time and as I always say, try to always do your best in all you do so you are remembered for something important. Chic sure did that. I knew quite a few cops that had his holsters and raved over them. I believe it was Charlie Smith (FBI) who took me to meet Chick once. Charlie was another guy who did his best. When he retired from the FBI he got the job at S & W running the Police School. While he was in the FBI he ran the Police training at Peekskill N>Y> and had me come up there quite a few times. The first time he told me to bring my tool box and when he introduced me to the class, he told them I had my toolbox and this was their chance to get an action job quick. I waS busy all day and didnt bring the tools again as I wanted to shoot. He also ran the range at 69th St in Headquarters. The range was on the 11th floor in a converted fur storage pat of the bldg which was insulated well. One day while there he told me he had a surprise for me and he took me in one of J.Adger Hoovers officers and sat me down at his desk. Charlie was quite a guy too and I miss him. I can go on a while longer but enough for now. Austin
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[This message has been edited by JCM298A (edited 06-27-2004).]
 

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Sorry guys, I must have gotten Austin mixed up with another NJ Pistol Smith, Floyd Ackman, also from NJ. I know Austin moved to PA but when I was shooting he was from NJ.

I shot with both of them many years ago. Now I know for sure I'm getting way to old to relie on my old memory but I was sure that someone told me that austin passed away a few years ago. It must have been Floyd. Anyway glad to hear that Austin is still with us.

Again, sorry for the mistake.

Gary, better check that info I gave you on your 45, I took that from memory also.
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Your memory was correct on everything else. Didnt mean to cause an "Ira attack". I have sent mr. Behlert a message to see if his business might keep records on guns they have customized. Thanks for everyones contributions.

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Ira Paine,

Doesn't it make your day when an old buddy turns out to be alive when you thought he was dead?

I hadn't seen an old co-worker in years and another friend said he had died a few years ago. One day, I walked into a restaurant and heard a greeting from my distant past. There was my old co-worker....fit and well.
It sure cheered my day,

John
 

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Yes it sure does make my day, I don't get out and around much these days. I think the last time I seen Austin was at Camp Perry in 1995 at the National Matches, that was one of the last big Matches I shot, have been going down hill ever since. I seems the older I get more and more of my old shooting buddies are pasting on, it's a shame to see them go, especially the ones that took good care of themselves, here I set thinking of what I did when I was younger, smokeing, drinking, wild women, wild parties, after the Matches of course, never been sick or been to a doctor in 50 years. Cant understand why I'm still here when a lot of the guys I knew that took very good care of themselves are gone.

I'm sure you have heard this befoure, if I knew I would get this old I would have taken better care of myself. Oh well time marches on and sooner or later it will happen.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JCM298A:
Ira Paine,

Doesn't it make your day when an old buddy turns out to be alive when you thought he was dead?

I hadn't seen an old co-worker in years and another friend said he had died a few years ago. One day, I walked into a restaurant and heard a greeting from my distant past. There was my old co-worker....fit and well.
It sure cheered my day,

John
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