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Odds are Uncle did it as a presentation.
I wish Unc did do it , he was an artist . Although he looked at things in a different light , he would have never defaced the natural beauty of a Colt or any gun for that matter . I could not always see or understand his vision , just tried to appreciate it .
 

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I wish Unc did do it , he was an artist . Although he looked at things in a different light , he would have never defaced the natural beauty of a Colt or any gun for that matter . I could not always see or understand his vision , just tried to appreciate it .
The real question is whether its defaced or enhanced? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Was it done by some green horn, whilst holed up in a line shack, killing time during a winter stint? What did your Uncle think of it when he bought or traded for it? How did your Dad feel about his Brother's gift? So many questions come to mind. And all our thoughts are but our opinions. And opinions are like underwear, most people will have them. And many are like underwear, full of fecal matter. To me, it was once a Brother's caring gift, handed down with a Father's love.

Just my two pence, feel free to agree that we disagree, should you feel otherwise.
 

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BayouOgre, I think you've hit the nail on the head. No matter what it is or what condition, it is a gift passed down through the FAMILY with love. I only wish I could have some of the old guns I know were in the family that got passed on to some of my cousins who stayed in New England while I while away my time in the Air Force half way across the country or overseas. Some of them were kept and will be passed on to another generation, I hope they appreciate them for what they are. Some were quick cash, a couple of which I would've been more than glad to pay twice what they got for them. Oh well. Treasure each gift passed down to you, and pass it on to your progeny when you're done, hopefully with whatever family history you can.
 
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