Colt Firearms Thread

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by SHOOTER13, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Pictured below is my 3rd generation ( 1976-present ) Colt Single Action Army ( SAA ) revolver which is chambered for the .45 Colt cartridge. Also known as the Model P, Peacemaker, M1873, and Colt 45, she features a blued color case-hardened frame and 4 3/4" barrel.

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  2. SHOOTER13

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    Pictured below is another of my favorite "ponies"...a Colt Gold Cup National Match. Chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge, it came with one 8 round and one 7 round single-column box magazine. It features a stainless steel slide and frame, a 5" barrel, with a fully adjustable Elliason rear sight, as well as a one-piece wraparound checkered rubber composite grips with a silver rampant colt medallion.


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  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Pictured below is my Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless circa 1922. It is chambered for the .380 ACP cartridge, holds 7+1 rounds and is a single action blowback design.


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    It is said that Al Capone kept one in his coat pocket and Bonnie Parker used one to break Clyde Barrow out of jail after smuggling it into the jail by taping it to her thigh. Bank robber John Dillinger was carrying this model of pistol when he was shot dead by FBI agents outside the Biograph Theater on July 22, 1934.

    General George S. Patton also carried one during World War II, embellished with his rank of three stars.
     
  4. phonejack

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    myColt's Commander

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  5. phonejack

    phonejack New Member

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    Grandfather's M1903

    He bought this "new"
     

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  6. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz In the army now..

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    Here are my two colts. Colt US Army 1884 .38 and Colt 70 Series 1911
     

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  7. Pancho_Villa

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    An old, 1953 vintage Colt Cobra snub in .38 spl. The alloy version of the Detective Special. This is a first issue Cobra light weight alloy frame. My dad got it from an old, local LEO when he reitired and now I have it.

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    A Colt Trooper MKIII in .357 mag that I gave my dad after his retirement fromt he local PD in 1981. He did not use it much. I got it when he passed on in 92. It has some later model grips like the .22 Trooper pictured below. The originals have sharp square edges at the bottom, making it hard to shoot.

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    A Colt Trooper Mk III in .22 LR. It was presented to my dad for 26 years of serice as the Chief LEO of the local PD. 1955-81, Gun is engraved as such and with his name. He passed on in 92 and I have it now. Hia badge and other LEO items pictured.

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  8. Pancho_Villa

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    Almost forgot this one. My old and evil Colt AR-15 Sp1, like late 70s vintage. It is so old that it sitll had the triangular forend guards on it when I got it a few years before the first AWB. I upgraded the front handguards and put a better P-grip on it Sill have the old stuff. Has one of 2 bayos I have mounted on it. Even has a Colt marked 20 rounder and a Colt marked bipod I happened to find at a gunshow. Had to put a 3X9X50 on it cause I could not see through the peep sight anymore. I am so blind now, I tried a red dot and couldn't even see the dot in that. Glaucoma sux.

    Sorry about the poor pic quality. The camera is getting old. The dark gray metal looks almost green, but it isn't.

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  9. wingspar

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    Only two Colts in the house.

    This Woodsman made in 1931 belongs to my other half and was bought new by her father. She inherited it a year or so ago. She shot it a lot as a kid, but we have not shot it yet.

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    This is my 6920.

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  10. jmstevens2

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    You better clean and dry that Peacemaker and the Trooper. My drool may cause them to rust.
     
  11. Pancho_Villa

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    Will take care of the Trooper drool jmstevenz. Been looking around for a matching gun in .22 mag, but the few I have seen were way more than these cost back then.
     
  12. DXPorker

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    My only Colt

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  13. greyhawk50

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    My father traded for a Colt 32 Pocket Model in 1947, the year that I was born. It was his home/personal defense weapon. Always loaded and close at hand, even when we went out of state on vacations. It was passed down to me in 1992 when he died. The bluing isn't as nice as yours due to being stored in a holster all those years. I kept it for a few years and then handed it down to my son. Aside from the horrendous trigger pull, it's a pretty fine piece.
     
  14. SHOOTER13

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    Thanks...the pitting you see on mine is from being stored in a holster too.

    I learned from that mistake to never leave a firearm in any holster for a long period of time.
     
  15. cicpup

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    So a small story.

    Day before X-Mas I stopped into my LGS looking for a CC. I walked out with a $299 Taurus TCP .380. I didn't get to mess around with it till X-Mas night, at which point it failed to chamber 36 out of 36 rounds. Needless to say I was at my LGS the next morning when they opened the door with Taurus in hand. "No problem" they tells me and they sent it off to Taurus free of charge. Well still wanting a decent CC, the day after New Years I purchased a Bersa Thunder .380 and since fallen madly in love with it. To the point I damn near forgot I even owned the Taurus. Well Monday afternoon (2-4-13) I receive a call from my LGS that my Taurus is back. I went with my son and picked it up and the whole way home all we could do is make fun of it. Everything from Keebler Elves living in a bad neighborhood to turning it into a charm bracelet. When I got home I tossed it on the table and didn't give it a second thought. Till this morning that is, when I found myself back at my LGS when the door opened with Taurus in hand.

    Well long story short (too late I know), firearm math: 1 unfired Taurus + $600 = 1 preowned unfired Colt Series 80 Government Model.
    Or if you prefer: crap + cash = 1 very happy boy.
     

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  16. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    So...for $900 you got a pre-owned unfired Colt...?!

    Well done sir !!

    Never did understand how someone could own a firearm ( especially a Colt )...and not fire it !
     
  17. cicpup

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    Well that situation ends this weekend.

    And if anyone's interested, Taurus took about 1 1/2 months to adjust the mags.
     
  18. SHOOTER13

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    Post a range report...!!
     
  19. wbw2

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    My one and only colt, a 10mm delta elite.

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