Still own,and carry at times in a "flapjack", "357 Model" #82x. 4",duo tone blue,about 90-95%,King "cockeyed hammer",and non checkered medallion service stocks and grip adapter.Was a long dead C.of P. personal piece.He had the custom touches added soon after buying it in '54. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
I never owned it, but when I was in college, there was a gunshop in Auburn, Alabama that had Colt Gov't Model .45 # C88 in the display case.
Twenty years later, I was at a gun show in Birmingham & saw C88 on a display table. The owner said that it was his dad's gun and that Dad had sold it in the early '70s and that he managed to buy it back in the early '90s. I told him where it had been in the mid '70s. No telling how many hands it had passed through during those years.