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Fresh in from Kittery Trading Post.




Well here it is. Short and simple range report: 8 cylinders of 158 grain wadcutters that I paid entirely too much for LOL gave me impressive accuracy for a snubnose in sighted, unsighted, supported, and offhand shooting. With support at slow fire most of the six rounds will touch each other's holes if you're up to it.

This piece is indeed "very clean". Wear is minor and consistent with moderate shooting with proper maintenance. I intend to continue that trend. Someone did paint a tiny dallop of red on the front sight and quite poorly. I gently removed it after cleaning with the soft side of an emory board. It took a while but it didn't damage that rich Colt bluing and it got that awful paint off.

Unfortunately the paint was covering a tiny spot or two of wear, but nothing I'm worried about as that spot is often worn on any size revolver with fixed sights.

And if you're going to paint your front sight, you should at least do it right and use White Out. Don't put paint on a Colt that is just wrong.:twak:

I have a new BUG as far as I'm concerned. Although one must be careful with ammo choices in a Colt snubnose, the overall performance of these guns is in my humble opinion significantly better than modern J frames in many ways.

First I personally find the trigger on most J frames to be entirely too heavy. Smooth yes, but too heavy relative to its size. I find it difficult to control the trigger well enough to pull it without shifting the postion of the entire gun noticeably.

For another thing the sight picture on these old Colts is a lot better. I know that with a gun like this the idea of using the sights is not exactly realistic, but if the option ever presents itself I want good enough sights to take advantage of it.

Now I'm not a slave to capacity, but this gun is not significantly larger than the 637 at all and yet holds 6 rounds next to the J frame's 5. In such a small gun that's meaningfully impressive.

The grips on this gun are also quite a nice shape. They don't conceal as well as boot grips but I think I'll keep them. The pinky shelf aids greatly in shot control.

Sure it's an anachronism in this age of scandium and fiber optic sights and +P loads, but I'm quite happy with it.
 

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looks good euc actually looks great.

I use fingernail polish myself on front sights i have a 18 year old niece and get some outlandishly bright colors ..

Glad you like it only think i would do is possibly go for a set of smaller wood grips for a true pocket gun.
 

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I see nothing to indicate this, but I believe sincerely these are Pachmayr grips of some sort with a prancing pony logo set into them.

They're a bit large, but truthfully snubby revolver grips peep out a little bit from my pocket anyway in jeans. I take other concealment measures in those cases. My slacks seem to have deeper pockets that contain such guns better.

I think they're worth the extra size. They work quite well.
 

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Nice Colt Euc, congrats.
 

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Hey there Euc!! I'm glad to hear you're happy with that Little Pony Dick Spl......:biggrin2: .....I really didn't notice the sight when I first looked it over...:frown: .....of course.......you now have MY prints on that gun too..:yup: ......LOL...The Pach grips were made for Colt.. thats why the pony medallions..:yup: ...When I saw it.........I thought of you right away.........VERY impressive accuracy you got from it.. Thy're really good guns....:yup: .......i've had several..The Nickel one I got the other night........is going to the gunsmith...........timing troubles.......so that one (the nickel Dick spl) really would have given you trouble, and heartache.. it was a bit cheaper, but in the long run........it wasn't the gun for you.. I would feel badly if I had sent it out to you, and you had problems with it. Give me a call tomorrow night at the store........I'll return your call.. and if I can help you out again....don't hesitate.. You have a 30-day warranty on it also.....just let me know my friend..BTW..XD 45s are in too
..<whispering> ..I've got Bud's and Chris' wish list LOL.....maybe QK's and Bruce's too...:biggrin2:
 

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Euclidean

That's a nice little blue work of art.
Shoot it in good health. Congrats!
Good Guns From CLASS3NH Folks.
 

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That's a nice little blue work of art.
Shoot it in good health. Congrats!
Good Guns From CLASS3NH Folks.
Thanks for you vote of confidence QK..:biggrin2: :biggrin2: Just doing my best to help out the Forumites with their "wish list".......:biggrin2: < I don't make commisions on the sales> I just enjoy seeing people get a pretty fair and honest deal.........Money's too tight, and we all work too hard to get the short end of the stick these days.
I kinda knew Euc would like it........The gun was real solid when I looked at it........about 90-95% finish....came with the pachmyer grips that were made for Colt..with the Colt medallions on the grips..(these are original grips that came with the gun)....it never hit the cases..I grabbed it and placed it on hold for Euc, along with a Gen 2 Dick spl for him to choose from..
Euc........check the S/N on the gun.........here's a link to check the Date of Manufacture..
http://www.thearmedcitizen.com/gunpages/colt_d_s.htm
 

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I am no Colt fan Euc (relatively I must add!) but that is a sweet lil' snub. Love it.

I would personally keep those grips - my large hands would love that pinkie shelf - I do not like the real shortie boot grips much at all - just me tho.

I do like 6 capacity and I know sights on those are pretty pleasant. All in all - a very nice aquisition - and kudos to Bob for helping us out here. :smile:
 

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I am no Colt fan Euc (relatively I must add!) but that is a sweet lil' snub. Love it.

I would personally keep those grips - my large hands would love that pinkie shelf - I do not like the real shortie boot grips much at all - just me tho.

I do like 6 capacity and I know sights on those are pretty pleasant. All in all - a very nice aquisition - and kudos to Bob for helping us out here. :smile:
<whispering to Chris> "you're next".........hehehehe........That SS marked 98K BYF Mauser in calling you......hehehe......
Just havin fun with ya Chris........I do know what you want tho.......
and People have called me "very evil"...in a very comical way.......cuz I have a knack for this gun stuff........:biggrin2:
 

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Nice Colt !, I used to carry one in the 70s off duty, and wish I still had it. But I found it to be a bit large compared to th e S&W offerings.

I agree with the smaller stocks, possibly you could find some originals, they always fit me well, and would aid concealment.

Hope you enjoy your new aquisition!:smile:

Blair
 

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Euc, I really light that Colt. I would have all over that one too. Nice pick up.


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Great gun, enjoy.

I own the same gun in nickle, bought it from a fellow officer back in the late 1970s. I have 3 or 4 different sets of grips for it, but usually used the same style Pacs on it (no prancing pony however).
 

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Very nice gun there. And it sounds like it's a great shooter. I have several guns on my "one of these days" list and a Colt wheelie is pretty high up on that list. Nice find!
 

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Sweet little pistolo there!
 

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Now all you need to do is get a set of Elk from Eagle and the hammer shroud from Waller and you will have the best pocket piece going:congrats:
 

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Nice score, I handled one at a local gun show last Sunday, looked identical to yours, had proboly 95% finish and was priced at $325, if I had the extra coin on me I would have been posting pics of one too.
 

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Nice score, I handled one at a local gun show last Sunday, looked identical to yours, had proboly 95% finish and was priced at $325, if I had the extra coin on me I would have been posting pics of one too.
Bruce? if ya want one.......I can hook you up..........They run quite a bit less than 325.00 tho........especially from where Euc got his....How bout a Cobra Blued 3rd gen gun? about 95% 325.00 but no box tho..Then again...........I KNOW you like 1911s.....and we got a few new trades in.......with boxes.. I'm at the store tonight...:danceban:
 

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Bob,

If I may butt in here, would you be so kind, as to keep an eye out for a 1st gen. Colt WWII reproduction, for me?
 
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