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Picked up some nice Colts today.

1920 Vintage 1911 re-blued sometime, but done right.
1969 Colt 1911 .45acp..I had the ivory. Old grips could
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1978 Colt Python...about 95%.

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Wow. Just...wow.
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MAN O MAN!!!! Too cool.

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Very nice! Enjoy. Couldn't tell what the damage is on the old 1911 grips. If they have shrunk and no longer fit, sometimes with heat they will expand enough to go back on. Or may that's not the problem. The ivories are great anyway.

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The 1911, if I read the serial # right.......1915.
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Oh my, that's quite a "score"...more like a years worth for many, and you "scored" them all in one day. Impressive group, is there a backstory?
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Oh my, that's quite a "score"...more like a years worth for many, and you "scored" them all in one day. Impressive group, is there a backstory?
Yes, please share the story, if you're willing.
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Older neighbor parting with a few...
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Dang Fuzz,
That's a good haul for a year for some folks.
Outstanding !!


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Fantastic !!
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Dang... very nice, congrats
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Fuzz all three are top shelf.

That Python looks 'bout new.

I'm glad your neighbors guns found a good home.

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Congrats, great looking Colts!
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I'm assuming the plastic stocks on the '69 G.M. have shrunk. The ivory looks nice, but reproductions are available of the original plastic. Nice score though!!
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My wallet hurts just thinking about that one.

Very nice collection. Congratulations.
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The 1911, if I read the serial # right.......1915.
If it were an M1911, 1915. It looks like a commercial pistol, so I think its 1920.

Those shrunken Coltwood slabs are a real pain. I managed to heat a set to relax them enough to get them back on a pistol but they pretty much shrank once they cooled down again. You can see the stretching at the screws.

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