Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

Firearms & Knives - Other Brands Post Your Non-S&W Gun, Knife, and Blade Topics Here


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-05-2021, 09:39 PM
csurp34's Avatar
csurp34 csurp34 is offline
SWCA Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 140
Likes: 168
Liked 321 Times in 69 Posts
Default Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP

I was able to buy this tonight!!


Pretty excited.
Attached Thumbnails
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP-vest1-jpg   Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP-vest3-jpg   Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP-vest5-jpg   Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP-vest8-jpg   Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP-vest10-jpg  

__________________
Chris S.

Last edited by csurp34; 04-07-2021 at 01:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-05-2021, 10:23 PM
bigmoose's Avatar
bigmoose bigmoose is online now
Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central New York State
Posts: 1,330
Likes: 2,334
Liked 1,365 Times in 418 Posts
Default

That’s a gem. Any history on it? Very cool.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 04-05-2021, 10:36 PM
csurp34's Avatar
csurp34 csurp34 is offline
SWCA Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 140
Likes: 168
Liked 321 Times in 69 Posts
Default

I found it on the big auction site.


Seller had no information so maybe that is why there were no other bidders?


I waited until the end and made the required min bid.


Have some investigating to do.
__________________
Chris S.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 04-06-2021, 12:11 AM
merl67 merl67 is online now
Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern Middle Tennessee
Posts: 2,273
Likes: 2,508
Liked 2,973 Times in 1,054 Posts
Default

That one will need a letter. Look it over carefully as the engraver may have signed it. My gut feeling says it isn't factory engraved, but then again I did have Krystals for lunch so my stomach may not be reliable lol. Either way a beautiful gun.
__________________
Randy
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 04-06-2021, 12:13 AM
csurp34's Avatar
csurp34 csurp34 is offline
SWCA Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 140
Likes: 168
Liked 321 Times in 69 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by merl67 View Post
That one will need a letter. Look it over carefully as the engraver may have signed it. My gut feeling says it isn't factory engraved, but then again I did have Krystals for lunch so my stomach may not be reliable lol. Either way a beautiful gun.

TY.



Yes, it will be checked and lettered.
__________________
Chris S.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #6  
Old 04-06-2021, 12:23 AM
merl67 merl67 is online now
Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern Middle Tennessee
Posts: 2,273
Likes: 2,508
Liked 2,973 Times in 1,054 Posts
Default

Could be Jeff Flannery of Flannery Engraving Company looks a lot like his style
__________________
Randy
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #7  
Old 04-06-2021, 09:28 AM
.357magger .357magger is offline
Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 974
Likes: 991
Liked 1,184 Times in 358 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by merl67 View Post
Could be Jeff Flannery of Flannery Engraving Company looks a lot like his style

That was my first thought too.

Regardless, it's a very nice Colt.

Thanks for sharing it.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #8  
Old 04-06-2021, 09:41 AM
s&wchad's Avatar
s&wchad s&wchad is offline
Moderator
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Great Lakes State
Posts: 23,120
Likes: 7,098
Liked 17,513 Times in 3,884 Posts
Default

Cute little Vest Pocket!

If there’s a Mrs. csurp, you better not let her see it....

Mrs. chad would commandeer that in a heart beat.
__________________
"I also cook."
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #9  
Old 04-06-2021, 10:01 AM
leonardocarrillo leonardocarrillo is offline
Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Argentina
Posts: 418
Likes: 1,474
Liked 729 Times in 300 Posts
Default

Very nice, congratulations, your gun is one of those things that is good to appreciate.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 04-06-2021, 10:27 AM
glenncal1 glenncal1 is offline
Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,395
Likes: 2
Liked 2,623 Times in 786 Posts
Default

I have a shooter grade 1908 .25 and shoot it for fun every now and then. They are cool little pistols. It will be interesting if you can dig up any back story on yours. Keep us posted.
__________________
Jim
Many K and N Frames
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #11  
Old 04-06-2021, 03:53 PM
csurp34's Avatar
csurp34 csurp34 is offline
SWCA Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 140
Likes: 168
Liked 321 Times in 69 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by s&wchad View Post
Cute little Vest Pocket!

If there’s a Mrs. csurp, you better not let her see it....

Mrs. chad would commandeer that in a heart beat.

Not a Mrs. but a SO whose first comment was, that looks like a ladies gun.


We will see.
__________________
Chris S.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-06-2021, 04:11 PM
Forte Smitten Wesson's Avatar
Forte Smitten Wesson Forte Smitten Wesson is offline
Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 2,375
Likes: 3,060
Liked 4,308 Times in 1,511 Posts
Default

That's really cool! Regardless of who engraved it or what its history is, that's a real gem and it should be treasured as such.
__________________
RIP .40 S&W (1990 - Present)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-06-2021, 05:14 PM
TheHobbyist's Avatar
TheHobbyist TheHobbyist is offline
SWCA Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,989
Likes: 7,335
Liked 2,671 Times in 958 Posts
Default

That is awesome. Cool find. Enjoy.
__________________
Rather be outdoors
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-07-2021, 09:10 AM
45Wheelgun's Avatar
45Wheelgun 45Wheelgun is offline
Administrator
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 2,335
Likes: 622
Liked 3,855 Times in 583 Posts
Default

She's a beauty. The 1908 is a problem gun for me. I can't seem to walk by them at a gun show. I have more examples then I'm willing to admit. None that pretty. Maybe u need to drop off one at Jeff's.

Sent from my SM-N975U1 using Tapatalk
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #15  
Old 04-07-2021, 02:13 PM
cherrypointmarine's Avatar
cherrypointmarine cherrypointmarine is offline
SWCA Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Oviedo,Fl
Posts: 1,627
Likes: 450
Liked 3,420 Times in 1,064 Posts
Default

I'm wondering if it might have been a Generals or some other high ranking officers pistol ? Or a senator or congressman's ? I bet it has an awesome history .
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-07-2021, 05:46 PM
2152hq 2152hq is offline
Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,374
Likes: 860
Liked 5,629 Times in 2,336 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by merl67 View Post
Could be Jeff Flannery of Flannery Engraving Company looks a lot like his style
I agree with merl67. The scroll cut and border decoration are a style Jeff cuts quite often.
Here's another by Jeff on a Colt 1903 Hammerless also gold plated with the same style cuts and (faux)MOP grips. (closed auction)

Colt 1903 Hammerless 32 auto,Jeff Flannery mast... for sale

Last edited by 2152hq; 04-07-2021 at 05:50 PM. Reason: link
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #17  
Old 04-07-2021, 05:54 PM
csurp34's Avatar
csurp34 csurp34 is offline
SWCA Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 140
Likes: 168
Liked 321 Times in 69 Posts
Default

Yes, I am familiar with his work.


I should have this next week and can start investigating.
__________________
Chris S.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-08-2021, 09:36 PM
csurp34's Avatar
csurp34 csurp34 is offline
SWCA Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 140
Likes: 168
Liked 321 Times in 69 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2152hq View Post
I agree with merl67. The scroll cut and border decoration are a style Jeff cuts quite often.
Here's another by Jeff on a Colt 1903 Hammerless also gold plated with the same style cuts and (faux)MOP grips. (closed auction)

Colt 1903 Hammerless 32 auto,Jeff Flannery mast... for sale

That is a beautiful piece!


I hope he got his price.
__________________
Chris S.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #19  
Old 04-14-2021, 01:36 PM
csurp34's Avatar
csurp34 csurp34 is offline
SWCA Member
Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP Gold engraved Colt 1908 .25 ACP  
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 140
Likes: 168
Liked 321 Times in 69 Posts
Default

Jeff Flannery's office confirmed that it is one of his projects done in the last 10-15 years.


That is certainly a bonus!
__________________
Chris S.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTS 98% 1908 Colt 6.35 english GUNS - For Sale or Trade 0 11-15-2018 04:20 PM
WTS 1908 Colt english GUNS - For Sale or Trade 0 07-12-2018 09:20 PM
SOLD>>>>WTS Colt 1908 .380 RILEY31 GUNS - For Sale or Trade 1 05-21-2015 09:37 PM
WTB: Victory .38, Colt 1908 .380, Sistema 1911, Colt 1908 .25 & WW2 1911 comma WANTED to Buy 11 12-11-2014 11:01 PM
F/S Fully engraved and gold enlayed Colt SAA browning2 GUNS - For Sale or Trade 1 12-24-2009 02:57 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:41 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)