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Does Anyone Out There Take Colt Revolvers Seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Wow, the thread rises from the dead!

    I've got to agree with azchevy even though I'm a pretty rabid fan of Smith & Wesson revolvers. Holding 6 rounds instead of only 5 rounds, robust yet compact, elegant and unclunky, the short-barreled Colt revolvers are unequivocally the best snubs of all.

    Love seeing an Officer's Model Match here. I have one that was produced in 1957, the year of my birth.
    Gotta love those fully checkered grips. The one I have is a 1959 model. They are great shooters.
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    Yeah, I'm really fond of those 1950s full checkered target stocks. They were about gone by 1961 and pretty hard to find today if a fellow is trying to return a revolver to original condition.

    I have a great Python with a typically fine action but it isn't any better than the Officer's Model Match. Here's a best effort of an afternoon's range time on an outing a couple years ago. Ten shots at ten yards. I was shooting in an internet match hosted on another forum. Rules were the best of three tries. Naturally, this was the fourth try so I didn't count it. Got second place with the best of the three groups I shot that day.



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    G'evening Ladies & Gentlemen" In 53 I was issued the colt Border Patrol model - yes I was in the Border Patrol - . It had a 4" barrel about3/4" in diameter. It was very nice, however, since it was in .38 spec, I promptly bought the first .357 Hiway Patrol model (28) in kingsville Texas. After leaving the Border Patrol, I carried that old S&W for years on explorations throughout the world.

    Colts are extremely fine weapons, but the S&W has a better double action, and the ejection rod is better protected.

    However, I will gladly accept any ole colts that you are ashamed to be found with. Even pay the postage etc. want my shipping address?

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    Tayopo, cool history - 1953! Where were you stationed? Did you ever rub elbows with Charlie Askins?
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    Hola 8GAS, Kingsville , McAllen sector, among others. Charles, no, but was taught pistol shooting by Both Bills, Bill Toney & Bill Jordan. Also by Keith and Ed Mgivern. I was fortuate.

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    I once had 4 inch peacekeeper (have no pics) which through a series of trades and tradeoffs became my SP101.
    Sometimes I miss it and used to kick myself over letting it go, but I do love that SP101, so all is well now!
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    Never really even thought about the Colts until I was trying to sell my AR Pistol and a guy offered me a Trooper MKIII in trade. I looked at it and decided I liked it better than the AR pistol and struck up the deal. She has some wear on her, a spot on the cylinder that looks like someone cleaned some light rust of of and some scratches, but that ole pony can shoot.

    I now keep her loaded with some 1000-1100fps 357 loads on the bedside for night detail at the house. Would like to get some different grips so if I decided to carry her, she would be a little more streamlined.

    All in all I think I did ok in the trade. She not the purtiest,but she is mine.


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    I have had a 4" Trooper MK111 for years. Don't shoot it much but it's very accurate. Simply a pleasure to listen to and feel the action when you cock it. Double action pull-through is excellent and the quite understated quality of the timing, lockup and balance make it one I won't part with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigrat View Post
    Never really even thought about the Colts until I was trying to sell my AR Pistol and a guy offered me a Trooper MKIII in trade. I looked at it and decided I liked it better than the AR pistol and struck up the deal. She has some wear on her, a spot on the cylinder that looks like someone cleaned some light rust of of and some scratches, but that ole pony can shoot.

    I now keep her loaded with some 1000-1100fps 357 loads on the bedside for night detail at the house. Would like to get some different grips so if I decided to carry her, she would be a little more streamlined.

    All in all I think I did ok in the trade. She not the purtiest,but she is mine.

    Badger makes a great set of finger groove grips for the D frame Colts.
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    I thought it was the Easter season already with the resurrection of this thread.

    To the point, I take my Colt revolvers very seriously -- they're great handguns.

    Here are my two favorites:





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    The Colt DA revolvers are interesting and valuable from a collector standpoint, but they are not in the same league with a equivalent Smith & Wesson or Ruger revolver. I learned to shoot a DA revolver double action and therefore prefer the S&W and a good Ruger will do. But a Colt will just not deliver a constant and smooth trigger pull all through the stroke. Not to mention the inner design has a geometry that goes out of time on a fairly regular basis.

    So, do I take them seriously? As investments and trading material, yes. As defense guns, no.
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    Yes, I do. I take all revolvers serious. I'm currently saving up for a new (to me) Colt revolver. My Sig M4 set me back, so I'll have to wait a month or two til I can get one. I'm hoping to find one at the gun show I'm going to. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by jem102 View Post
    Badger makes a great set of finger groove grips for the D frame Colts.
    Thanks will have to check them out.

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    police positive .38... smoothest, easiest trigger pull ever...


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