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I'm 56. I got a new .357 SAA in 1980. I was married and poor. Don't know how I swung that $375. A few years later I was single, laid off and saw a full reblued 1920 vintage Colt SAA with a Christy .38 barrel and cylinder in a pawn shop. The rampant colt was barely visable and the store assumed it was an Italian copy. I got my dad to buy it for their price of $200. I paid him that for it later and it's one of my engraved .45s I have now. I have a 1911 vintage .45 and a 1900 bisley, but my favorites are the guns from the late 50's. They are more affordable when blue worn like I like them, and quality then was superb.
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