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#7137350 - 04/10/18 07:39 AM If this gun could talk...
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Picked up an old Colt Single Action at the Tulsa gun show this past weekend. Been looking for one for a while. Numbers matching lettered civilian model made in 1883. Too late for the Indian Wars but it may have done in a bad man or two.

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#7137378 - 04/10/18 08:12 AM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Wow, it is in fantastic shape! Good find, NP.

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#7137379 - 04/10/18 08:13 AM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Love them old Colts.
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#7137446 - 04/10/18 09:21 AM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Shoot it!
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#7137465 - 04/10/18 09:40 AM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Shoot it!


Iím practicing my quick-draw in front of the mirror now. Johnny Ringo has died 18 times already. smile
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#7137468 - 04/10/18 09:43 AM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Shoot it!


Iím practicing my quick-draw in front of the mirror now. Johnny Ringo has died 18 times already. smile


I have some "Ruger only" reloads I would lend to you. grin

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#7137469 - 04/10/18 09:43 AM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Nice. I've been wanting one for years. Wish I had known (and had the money) back in 1980 when I was working at a pawn/gun shop. We had a pile of the 3rd generations for around $350 each.
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#7137484 - 04/10/18 09:59 AM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Nice find. Wish I knew you were going... We probably crossed paths somewhere.

There were some very nice collector pieces this time.

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#7137504 - 04/10/18 10:17 AM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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what caliber is this one


From 1873 through 1940 (with small numbers assembled during and after World War II, the so-called "Pre-War, Post-War" model), production of the Colt Single Action Army reached 357,859. This is identified as the "Pre War" or "First Generation" of the model. Calibers, at least thirty in all, ranged from .22 rimfire through .476 Eley, with approximately half, or 158,884 (including Bisley and Flat Top Target variations), chambered for .45 Colt. The next most prevalent were the .44-40 Winchester Center fire (WCF) at 71,392; 38-40 (38 WCF) at 50,520; 32-20 Winchester (32 WCF) at 43,284 and, the 41 Colt at 19,676.[7]


Edited by hetman (04/10/18 10:21 AM)
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#7137572 - 04/10/18 11:24 AM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Itís a .45 Colt.

I really know just enough to be dangerous but I think that was the most common caliber in the early years of production.

I see now your numbers bear that out. up


Edited by Nogalus Prairie (04/10/18 11:26 AM)
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#7137585 - 04/10/18 11:42 AM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: ckat]
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Nice find. Wish I knew you were going... We probably crossed paths somewhere.

There were some very nice collector pieces this time.


Yes as always it was really too much to take in. After a while it sort of becomes overwhelming because you feel like you need to look at everything before ďpulling the triggerĒ on one. This one was in my wheelhouse date, condition, and price wise so I was glad it was still there when I was ready to make an offer on it.

We go every year so just shoot me a PM next time you go. up
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#7137591 - 04/10/18 11:46 AM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Nice score. A decent shooter grade Colt SAA is on my bucket list to own. Maybe when the kids all get through college.....
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#7137626 - 04/10/18 12:27 PM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: ckat]
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Originally Posted By: ckat
Nice find. Wish I knew you were going... We probably crossed paths somewhere.

There were some very nice collector pieces this time.


Same here. We go just about every April. That's the show to find things you don't usually see. I saw license plates from as far away as NY and Alaska.

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#7137656 - 04/10/18 01:24 PM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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#7137684 - 04/10/18 02:17 PM Re: If this gun could talk... [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Very nice find. up
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