Couldn't resist either, very old Colt.

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    Couldn't resist either, very old Colt.

    New Service. According to Wilson's book it was made in June of 1917. It was issued to a field grade officer at Ft. Huachuca who retired in Tucson. In the late 40's he had Bob Jenson configure it to 45 Colt from 45 ACP. Re-Blued in the deep Colt Blue, and real Ivory grips put on. I think I'm going to get a Threeperson's holster from El Paso Saddelry and carry it under a jacket in the winter.


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    The New Service is my favorite Colt DA revolver. Yours is a good looking one. One could sure do worse than have a .45 M1917 for self defense.

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    That's a beauty. I'd love to find a good example.
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    Resist heck, I'd have my credit card out so fast my wallet wouldn't even leave my jeans.
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    I had one once but traded it.
    My original intention when I bought it was to chop it into a snubbie but, I just couldn't butcher it so I traded it.
    The .45 LONG COLT is one of my favorite cartridge calibers.
    I need to buy a Cowboy Gun in .45 LC - I miss not shooting that cartridge.

    Congrats on that firearm. That is a classic handgun and Ivory Grips...look So Good on there. Yes, they do!

    Enjoy it...you really found yourself a super nice handgun. They are very accurate too if your bore is in decent condition and your eyesight is still keen.
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    Very nice 'lead thrower'...
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    Nice Colt, I'm not so sure I'd carry it though.
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    Gorgeious! I don't think I'd carry it though...It'd have to be a "safe queen" for me.
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    Very nice. I don't think I would carry it, but it is your choice.

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