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Gents, we are back in Alaska and have settled back into our semi-normal routines after the passing of our Father. I even took my brother on a waterfowl trip to Sitka Alaska to chase some Seaducks and we had a blast spending time together with a good friend. Dad would of enjoyed that trip and we talked of him often.

We have finally had time to reflect on over the last couple of months. We have inventoried all guns, knives, gunsmithing tools, barrels, cylinders you name it...its been a chore. Hours and hours organizing and straitening up over 50 years of memories.

We have returned and read allot of the post regarding your kind and respectful comments and we thank you all.

We want you to have a chance to own a part of his Colt, SW, Winchester, Savage, Luger and gunsmithing collection. We are currently selling knives on Ebay under Knifeman302. His collection was extensive and we have decided to part with many.

We also have consolidated the guns into lists and would like to offer you the ability to purchase some of these beautiful guns. We can only shoot so many and as much as I would love to shoot a bear or Blacktail deer up here with everyone of them, its just not going happen..;)

Please email us at [email protected] to ask for a list. I have them broken down into the following, Colts, SW, Winchesters, Savages, Remington's, Lugers, etc. Be patient as we both work days, and are 1-4 hrs behind the lower 48, depending on here you are, but will reply as soon as we can. We will answer any questions, provide honest feedback, provide any and all pics and information we can to ensure you have everything you need to feel comfortable in dealing with us. You are the experts. Prices on the guns we have are what dad had on the computer program next to them. We are keeping many as expected and am working with a couple of his friends that have an extensive background regarding these guns. That being said,,please feel free to provide an honest price quote in doing so. please understand we are drinking from a firehose on this and this was his life long passion, left to us and while we want to share this with you we want everyone to be an honest broker..;). Now, if someone wants to help us on some we are still researching, we would be honored to work with you. If anyone has any advice or recommendations on other sites or ideas on selling some of the other guns, please let us know.

I thank you again for everything you have said regarding our father on this forum. He loved his Colts and his variety of guns and knives, but he truly held places like this near and dear to his heart. It's because of this we want to give you guys a chance to help us. In a year or maybe sooner we will start gathering information regarding auction houses etc. So lets have some fun, as I'm sure our Father would have approved. This is where these guns belong.

Please share this with anyone who would be interested.


Thank you for your time,
Hugh and Chris
 

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Wow, very thoughtful of you. I’m sure that the members of this forum would cherish owning something from Hugh’s collection. Never got to meet your dad but had him do some work for me, always admired the great guns he would post pictures of for our enjoyment. Good luck with your sales and know there will be good caretakers of his prized possessions.
 

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Class act in trying to share your fathers collection with like minded types! Take your time and do it as you see fit but, remember to keep an eye out for those "special" one's that were near and dear to him, as those belong with you guys longer.
 

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Sorry for you loss and I did send an email requesting the list. I would be honored to add a piece to my collection
 
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Gents, as expected, we are blown away by the response. Thank you all for the emails and words of advice. We will be busy to say the least in the coming weeks..;). I will start forwarding emails today and start with the first one received and work my way through them.

Please understand the task at hand and have patience as we work through this.

Thank you all again for your kind words. We look forward to sharing this with you all.

Hugh and Chris.
 

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H&C, I think that the way you have decided to handle your wonderful Dad's outstanding collection is just terrific! Many of us here knew Hugh, to a greater or lesser degree, through this forum, and through dealings had with Hugh because of this forum.


Hugh was a great guy, and earned a stellar reputation here.

Giving us an opportunity to perhaps acquire some specimens from Hugh's collection is a huge honor to use here at Coltforum. Thanks so much for that privilege.
 

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H&C, I think that the way you have decided to handle your wonderful Dad's outstanding collection is just terrific! Many of us here knew Hugh, to a greater or lesser degree, through this forum, and through dealings had with Hugh because of this forum.


Hugh was a great guy, and earned a stellar reputation here.

Giving us an opportunity to perhaps acquire some specimens from Hugh's collection is a huge honor to use here at Coltforum. Thanks so much for that privilege.

Thanks, Just makes sense. He would of wanted nothing less. We cant wait to get some of these in the hands of true Gun Collectors and guys who really appreciate them.
 

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Your father re-worked some grips for me over the years and the last pair was some real nice Mother of Pearl that I'd sent him. He profiled them so well I didn't have a thing to do when they arrived back here in Canada. I'm fairly sure he's still working on some fine Single Action Colt grips where he is now.

God Bless your dad. He was a fine gentleman with some real fine guns. Good luck with them all.

Bud


Gents, as expected, we are blown away by the response. Thank you all for the emails and words of advice. We will be busy to say the least in the coming weeks..;). I will start forwarding emails today and start with the first one received and work my way through them.

Please understand the task at hand and have patience as we work through this.

Thank you all again for your kind words. We look forward to sharing this with you all.

Hugh and Chris.
 

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Gents, I wont use the term "Overwhelming" at this moment..but its been busy. Please be patient and we will get the list to you. After sending it out to a few I realized it needed to be updated with some important information to alleviate more correspondence. I am working that tonight.

For everyone that has reached out and provided support, advice and guidance, we thank you..

I am up for air at the moment...going back down...;)

Thanks
Hugh
 

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Email was sent out last night. thanks everyone for your patience. Look forward to working with you all. Had the pleasure of talking to some more members over weekend...such an amazing group of people on here...Thanks for all

Hugh
 

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wow, this is all news to me. i'm not around much and the last thing i heard about swamprat was that he had or was retiring from grip reconditioning. that was like a year or more ago i had no idea he had passed since.
sorry for your loss, he was a well respected forum member.
 

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I may have missed it, but what are you planning to do with the Long Flute Colt SAA that Hugh had Dave Lanara restore? I think it had some Texas History to it.
 

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H&C, I bartered two pairs of S&W K frame square butt grips to your dad in return for him refurbishing some N frame grips for me. One pair of grips he got off me were smooth finger groove grips kind of orange in color and dinged up. They were made to only fit a K frame that had the front corner of the grip frame cut off. These were made by Fuzzy Farrant or one of his contemporaries from southern California and pretty collectible, but only for someone with a gun with a cut frame. I only mention this so you know what you have and don't sell them off too cheaply, though I don't know how much they are worth.
 
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