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Ok, it was bound to happen. Since we're discussing Colt revolvers, what kind do you have? I have a '53 Official Police (4",bad bluing, great shooter), a '59 Detective Special (like new), and an '80 Python (6", nickel plated).

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Far too many. My only defense against buying nice Colts and S&Ws is the budget. (I have very little will power when it comes to new toys)
Some mint, some well worn, most somewhere inbetween. More than a few of the older ones are reblues. But I`m not one that puts em away to look at. I shoot em all at least occasionally. (With the exception of one new in box Commemoritive)

I own 35 Colts. Sounds like a lot. But when you take into account that it`s taken 28 years to build up that little collection, it`s not so bad.

3 New Service. A .38, a .38-40, and a .45 Colt.
A New Pocket in .32 Long Colt.
A New Police in .32 New Police (.32 S&W Long)
A Python 6" Blue, late 70s.
A late 70s nickel Detective Special.
A mid 60s Official Police in .38.
A 1920 Police Positive Special in .32-20.
A mid 20s Army Special in 32-20.
A Police Positive Target in .22.
An Officier`s Model Special in .38. (early 50s version of the Officier`s Model Match)
2 Delta Elites. One stock, the other custom.
A custom 70 series Gold Cup.
A .380 Government Pocketlite.
A custom Officier`s ACP Lightweight.
An AR-15 H-BAR.
A Second Amendment .22 Commemoritive.
A .32 Pocket Hammerless.
A model 2000 9mm. (only Colt I own that I don`t really like. Only bought it because it was dirt cheap)
A 6" .44 Anaconda.
A 6" .357 Trooper Mk III.
A 4" nickel Lawman Mk III.
A pair of Diamondbacks. A 4" .38 and a 6" .22. Both are less than mint, but great shooters.
A 70 series Commander in .38 Super.
A 1950s Commander in .38 Super that someone refinished into a fancy gun. Bright nickel with silver grips and gold plated trigger, hammer, safety, slide release, ect. Probably quite a show piece at one time. But some of the gold plate is worn from use and the nickel is flaking in a couple of places. Not as pretty as it once was, but like any 50s era Colt auto, it`s a hell of a shooter.
A New Frontier .22.
A .22 Frontier Scout.
A .22 Buntline Frontier Scout.
A 3rd generation Woodsman Match Target 6".
A pair of 3rd generation Woodsmen. a 4 1/2" and a 6".
And last, but not least, a Double Eagle in 10mm.
 

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My favorite ones are all of them but mostly:

NIB 6" Python - 1980
NIB 4" Python - 1979
NIB 4" Lawman III - 1981
LNIB 6" Trooper - 1968
99% 2" Detective Special - 1980
98% 4" Official Police - 1944
98% 5" Official Police - 1943
95% 6" Police Positive Special - 1920
 

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I have a New Service 1904 5.5 inch barrel in .45 Colt


<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ab4ka:
Ok, it was bound to happen. Since we're discussing Colt revolvers, what kind do you have? I have a '53 Official Police (4",bad bluing, great shooter), a '59 Detective Special (like new), and an '80 Python (6", nickel plated).

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All of mine are shooters, and here they are:

2 3rd generation SAA .44 specials
1 3rd generation nickle SAA .44-40
1 4 3/4" .44-40 New Frontier with a .44 Spec. cylinder
1 .44 Special New Ferontier
1 Cowboy
1 peacemaker .22
1 Frontier Scout .22
1 Delta Gold Cup 10mm

And I'm thinking about picking up a 4" .22 Diamondback.
 

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Started gathering these a year ago:
-8"Enic Python
-6" Blued Python
-6" Official Police
-SAA .44 spl.
-Frontier Scout
-1991A1 Govt. NRM
-SS Gold Cup
-Officer's ACP / hard chromed by Tripp's
-70 Series Combat Commander
-SS Delta Elite
Have my eye on a Garhwaite modified MKIV Gov't. Hi Polish SS
 

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New Service, 455 Colt
Anaconda, 45 Colt
Gold Cup, 45 A.C.P.
Anaconda, 44 Magnum
New Service Target, 44 Special & Russian
New Service, 44-40 W.C.F.
New Army (M1901) 41 Long Colt (D.A.)
Delta Elite, 10 Norma
New Service, 38-40 W.C.F.
New Army, 38 Long Colt
Pythons(2), 357 Magnum
Shooting Master, 38 (38 Special)
Officers Model Target, 38 (38 Special)
Officers Model Speecial, 38 (38 Special)
Officers Model Match, 38 Special
National Match MkIII, 38 Special
Detective Special, 38 Special
M1911, 38 Super
M1911, 9X19
Officers Model Target, 32 (32 Colt New Police (32 S&W Long))
Army Special 32-20 W.C.F.
Police Positive, 32 Long Colt
M1903, 32 A.C.P.
M1908, 25 A.C.P.
Auto, 25 A.C.P.
Woodsman Match Targets(2), 3rd series, 22 Long Rifle
Officers Model Target, 22 Long Rifle
Police Positive Target, 22 Long Rifle
Diamondback, 22 Long Rifle

All above are well over 90% condition, except the 455 which is about 80%.

SAA, Alonzo Crull conversion to 22 Long Rifle. A relict from the days when nice 1st generation SAA's (1875 in this instance) brought about $25. Still, an interesting piece in its' own right.

M1883, 12 Gauge- I replaced the stock, which had been butchered, but not all of the foreend.

Had & sold an H-Bar and a M2000.

Bob
 

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Camp Perry Target 22 First Issue, 1929.

Police Positive Target 22 WRF Model G, 1910.

Police Positive Target 22 WRF Model C, 1927.

Police Positive Target 22 LR Model C, 1929.

Officers Model Target 22 LR, 1942.

Police Positive Target 32 Colt New Police First Issue, 1907.

Police Positive Target 32 Colt New Police Second Issue, 1915.

Police Positive Target 32 Colt New Police Heavy Frame, 1926.

Officers Model Target 32 Colt New Police, 1942.

Officers Model Target 38 Special Third Issue, 1937.

New Service Target 44 Russian First Issue, 1902.

NOTE: No Military or Police Guns. All are Pre War, Target, and well over 90 + % Blue.
I shoot them all and like to be able to adjust the sights to where I'm pointing.

This may be a good time to let everyone know what I'm still looking for.

* WANTED *
New Police Target.

Officers Model Target First Issue.

Officers Model Target Second Issue with a 7.5" barrel.

New Service Target Second and Third Issue.

Shooting Master Target.

As I've said, I don't collect or shoot Military or Police guns. Only the hand finished high quality Target guns and only Pre War.

Thanks for any help you can give me in finding any of the above.

IP

[This message has been edited by Ira Paine (edited 05-19-2003).]
 

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Ira,

How long have you been collecting and where or how did you come across all those nice older Colts!?

I am not jealous (maybe a little bit) but mostly admire the collection of nice older guns.
 

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Hi Pointman,
I've been a Target Shooter and Collector about 40 years now, but only started with Colt Pre War Target Revolvers about two years ago. The way I find them is by letting other Shooters and Colectors know that I'm Collecting them, this way sooner or later they come my way. Of course I also make an effort in searching for them, I check Gun Shows, Gun Shops, Gun List adds, Internet Sales and Auctions, etc. If your interested in these find guns I've set up a yahoo group for them. I've up loaded over 100 pictures of all the different models, Colt adds from the 20's, 30's, and 40's, plus hundreds of serial numbers and dates of mfg. from about 1900 to 1945. It's not a very active group but there's a lot of info in the Files Section of the group on these fine guns. The group address is:
www.groups.yahoo.com/group/COLT-1

It's open to anyone, check it out.

IP

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Ira,

How long have you been collecting and where or how did you come across all those nice older Colts!?

I am not jealous (maybe a little bit) but mostly admire the collection of nice older guns.
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Hi Bob,
Good to hear from you again. Nice pictuers.
I've up dated the COLT-1 Files this past week, check them out when you have time. The First Issue OMT seem to be very hard to fine in original nice condition, like you I've found a few but I did not want to own them. I guess if we look long and hard enough sooner or later we will find a nice one.

I still have not found a New Police Target in any condition, not even a junk one.

IP

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bfoster:
Ira,

I hear you on the first model OMT. I've seen half a dozen within the past few years, but none in 90% condition, and all priced too high for the condition they were actually in, or else poorly refinished.

I'll let you know if I see anything on your want list that I think you might be interested in.

Meanwhile, here are a couple pics of revolvers from your list:


Shooting Master s/n 3339XX-


New Service Target s/n 3072XX-

Bob
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My meager collection of (all) Colt includes:

223 AR-15 MATCH TARGET LIGHTWEIGHT
45 AUTO NATIONAL MATCH GOLD CUP
45 AUTO MKIV, SERIES 80 COMBAT COMMANDER 4"
357 MAG MAGNUM CARRY 2" [1999 S/N SY32xx]
38 SPL OFFICERS MODEL MATCH 6" [1953 S/N 902xxx]
38 SPL OFFICERS MODEL TARGET 6" [1927 S/N 529xxx]
22LR TROOPER MARK III 6" [197? Y87xx]

[Excuse the all CAPS. I copied this from my inventory file.]

Just got the Trooper today. See my topic post for Trooper of today.

I've got a few more S&W's but this IS a Colt forum.


[This message has been edited by R. Walter (edited 05-21-2003).]
 

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Ira,

I hear you on the first model OMT. I've seen half a dozen within the past few years, but none in 90% condition, and all priced too high for the condition they were actually in, or else poorly refinished.

I'll let you know if I see anything on your want list that I think you might be interested in.

Meanwhile, here are a couple pics of revolvers from your list:


Shooting Master s/n 3339XX-


New Service Target s/n 3072XX-

Bob
 

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Hello All,

I have only a few Colt's. Among them a 6" Diamondback, 3rd model Woodsman, .22 New Frontier, .32 Colt New Pocket, .223 Match Target rifle, and this.
It's an Officer's Model Target from 1937. It has King sights, the front sight has a reflector base, and Roper grips. It's 98% in the box.




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Colt revolvers? I confess I only have four at this time: two hammer-shrouded Agents (one blued and one Parkerized) and two 1860 Army BP revolvers (one stainless and one Custom Shop electroless nickel). I do, however, have a bunch more semi-autos: a M1908 .380 Pocket Hammerless, seven .45ACP O-frames in various configurations and an SP-1 CAR-15.

Steve
 
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