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Three Colts found their way out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retired badge 1 View Post
    My 1979 Custom Shop Colt SAA .44 Special looks new in the box, but I have shot it several times.

    My 1914 Colt SAA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 has been fully restored by Tyler Gun Works (blued and CCH). I take it to the range several times per year.

    My 1902 Colt SAA Bisley .32-20 is a pleasure to shoot and shows no signs of aging any more than it already has.

    My 1887 US-marked Colt SAA .45 is well worn, but all original. I run a box or two through it from time to time without worries.

    I can't help myself. I have to use and enjoy them.



    Got any pics of your 44 special? I sure do like me some Colt 44 special.

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    @retired badge 1 -- "My 1914 Colt SAA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 has been fully restored by Tyler Gun Works (blued and CCH). I take it to the range several times per year."

    Please, please. Got a pic?
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    Standard blue and color case hardened, 5-1/2" barrel. I bought it primarily because it is a .44 Special. For many years that caliber was available only on special order.
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    .44-40 shipped in 1919
    .45 Colt shipped in 1959
    Nez Perce - Chief Joseph Commemorative .45 Colt shipped in 1978. Unturned until I bought it a couple of years ago and took it to the range.

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    Beautiful collection you have there. I like the looks of the middle one the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    .44-40 shipped in 1919
    .45 Colt shipped in 1959
    Nez Perce - Chief Joseph Commemorative .45 Colt shipped in 1978. Unturned until I bought it a couple of years ago and took it to the range.

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    That is a nice trio as well. The 44-40 was shipped to you in 1919?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock2201 View Post
    That is a nice trio as well. The 44-40 was shipped to you in 1919?

    I bought all three of them within the last five or six years. I have been on a Colt kick since 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    I bought all three of them within the last five or six years. I have been on a Colt kick since 2010.

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    Very nice collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Glock2201 View Post
    That is a nice trio as well. The 44-40 was shipped to you in 1919?

    I bought all three of them within the last five or six years. I have been on a Colt kick since 2010.

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    Wow!!! Extremely nice collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rlggray View Post
    Thanks everybody!

    These are the only pistols I won't ever shoot. When I sell them in 20 or so years, I want to get every penny I can get out of em. Besides, I have plenty of others to shoot. 😁
    Nice trio. <img src="https://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/images/smilies/vol_1/congrats.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Congrats" class="inlineimg" />

    What are the serial number letter suffixes, Q, P, or F?

    None of the above.
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    The pictures and collections in this thread are a great big WOW! IMPRESSIVE!

    LimaCharlie, riggray...great stuff!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlggray View Post
    None of the above.
    Interesting, thank you sir. Any idea on dates of manufacture?
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    I haven't looked into it yet. When my dad passed my mother gave them to me. That's probably the main reason I ain't gonna shoot em. I myself would never buy a gun that I wasn't gonna shoot. But he was the opposite, he bought em and never shot em just collected em. He had a few regular guns he would shoot, mostly revolvers.

    He probably had around 100 or so pistols and rifles all together. He sold them all right before he died. He had lung cancer from many years of smoking. He only had 18 of them left. Me and my sister split em up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlggray View Post
    I haven't looked into it yet. When my dad passed my mother gave them to me. That's probably the main reason I ain't gonna shoot em. I myself would never buy a gun that I wasn't gonna shoot. But he was the opposite, he bought em and never shot em just collected em. He had a few regular guns he would shoot, mostly revolvers.

    He probably had around 100 or so pistols and rifles all together. He sold them all right before he died. He had lung cancer from many years of smoking. He only had 18 of them left. Me and my sister split em up.
    Iím sorry about your father passing. Smoking/lung cancer got mine too.

    Your guns are beautiful, afraid Iíd be like the others and would just have to shoot them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlggray View Post
    I haven't looked into it yet. When my dad passed my mother gave them to me. That's probably the main reason I ain't gonna shoot em. I myself would never buy a gun that I wasn't gonna shoot. But he was the opposite, he bought em and never shot em just collected em. He had a few regular guns he would shoot, mostly revolvers.

    He probably had around 100 or so pistols and rifles all together. He sold them all right before he died. He had lung cancer from many years of smoking. He only had 18 of them left. Me and my sister split em up.
    Sorry for your loss.
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