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I love me some 3-5-7. Especially love the earlier ones with two-tone bluing and fully checkered stocks. Very classy, yet utilitarian at the same time. A gentleman's working gun.

Thanks for sharing!
 

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Nice. I have been looking for a nice one myself. Congrats!
 

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You found a very nice example of, perhaps, my favorite Colt revolver. Had it to the range yet?

Thanks for the post and good pics,

Jerry
 

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Great shooter, with a real nice trigger.
 

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WOW thats a beauty !! Great looking example.
 

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Me being a donkeyhead I missed out on one of them. Had some wear, buggered grip screws, but the bore and chambers were very clean. Could have put it on lay-a-way for chump change, almost called back and have them set it aside for me. No! Not me!
Didn't realize what these revolvers sell for or the demand.

This one is nice for sure. I had a 6 inch Trooper .357, but I'd prefer a 4 inch .357, but would certainly settle for a Trooper.
 

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Nice.

But I don't understand the "two tone bluing".
 

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Nice.

But I don't understand the "two tone bluing".
I think the term is duel tone ?, note how the the flutes and other parts of the gun have a flat finsh,while other areas are bright blue. Others on here can give you better info. Ask dfariswheel or judgecolt or thecoltguy. They can break it down for you in detail.

John
 

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Yes - dual tone might have been more proper, but the two terms are used interchangeably. On the very early 3-5-7s, the cylinder flutes and edges of the frame were given a matte finish, with the balance of the gun being polished blue.
 

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This one is pretty early. Ser # 1XXX, and it has the "dual tone".
 

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Beautiful Revolver, I just bought mine yesterday: 4" BBL with service grips & hammer and no where near as nice as yours: but I'm feeling pretty good about mine!
 

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Very nice guys!! Im jealous. I passed on one as well. It appeared to be a flawless 6" (which I would have prefered 4"). He had it marked at 700 but when we cut the strap and I checked the timming, it was going south. So it scared me away. Bummer.
 

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absolutely beautiful revolvers. congratulations and happy shooting. I learn something new on the forum everyday.
 

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This is my 1959 model. The timing is perfect, and the action is like silk. The only way I'd be happier is if it was dual-tone.

 
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