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beetle 09-13-2012 7:56 PM

Unboxing of a classic
They don't make them like this anymore! Unboxing of a classic gun.

Old-school box!

So, let's open this bad boy up. Inside, whoa smells like old papers.

Let's see, we have a brochure, a little paper envelope containing a Colt sight adjustment tool and allen wrench, a business card for David C Scott - Executive Vice President for Colt Industries, and a paper test target folded in half. I don't know why the business card is in there -- perhaps he helped procure this one for a friend?

Here's the paper test target, 5 shots from 15 yards.

and the brochure..

you're saying "hurry up beetle, get to the good stuff!". doh! annoying calguns pic posting limit hit.... continued next post....

beetle 09-13-2012 8:00 PM

ok onto the good stuff...

without further delay, I present the Colt National Match. This was the pre-cursor to the "Gold Cup" models and before the Series 70 designation started. This one made in 1967.

Hope you enjoyed the unboxing of this time capsule :)

VegasND 09-13-2012 8:02 PM

Fantastic post and pictures about a beautiful pistol. It was definitely a treat to see the box and other contents as well.

Thanks for sharing.

ZirconJohn 09-13-2012 8:15 PM

Ya... gaw'dang... thank you for that...

She is gorgeous :wub:

Thomas1190 09-13-2012 8:21 PM

AMAZING beetle!! I always enjoy seeing new additions to your collection :D

erik_26 09-13-2012 8:22 PM


Great photos OP. Thanks.

1000stars 09-13-2012 8:30 PM

Amazing photo skills beetle.

Nice Acquisition!

odysseus 09-13-2012 8:32 PM

Great post! Exquisite 1911.

77bawls 09-13-2012 8:56 PM

You going to shoot it? :p

Loubot10 09-13-2012 9:03 PM

Early Christmas

InGrAM 09-14-2012 2:13 AM

Damn sexy, I don't think that there could ever be a better finish for a handgun.

mls343 09-14-2012 4:32 AM


KillZone45 09-14-2012 4:54 AM

Want to sell it?

NoNOS67 09-14-2012 5:03 AM


CV62 09-14-2012 8:04 AM

That is a beautiful pistol!

Vick 09-14-2012 8:25 AM

That is beautiful.

rickster1269 09-14-2012 8:34 AM


ChaneRZ 09-14-2012 10:18 AM


Gryff 09-14-2012 10:18 AM

How's it shoot?

FYI, info on David Scott:

dc2integra 09-14-2012 1:57 PM

Very nice colt it looks like its never been shot.

Ubermcoupe 09-14-2012 2:16 PM

I’d expect nothing less from you Beetle! :)

dls 09-14-2012 2:16 PM

Just a little jealous.

Fishslayer 09-23-2012 7:40 PM

Much want! :drool5:

bsg 09-23-2012 7:53 PM

beautiful example.


jcaoloveshine 09-23-2012 8:05 PM

Colt's royal blue is the most gorgeous bluing available.

You need to post your whole collection beetle...awesome!

razr 09-23-2012 8:29 PM


RealBarber 09-28-2012 6:08 PM


Rob Roy 09-28-2012 10:57 PM


chozenfew805 10-01-2012 10:45 PM

That my friends is something to:drool5:over!!!!!

ExtremeX 10-01-2012 10:48 PM

Looks amazing, thanks for the pictures.

BradleyAbrams 10-01-2012 10:49 PM

WOW..! :notworthy:


Chontkleer 10-01-2012 11:28 PM

No shooting two-handed, nor in the absence of a quality sweater-vest.

beetle 10-02-2012 8:31 PM


Originally Posted by Chontkleer (Post 9437269)
No shooting two-handed, nor in the absence of a quality sweater-vest.

I had to think about this for a second but laughed when I realized what you are talking about. In addition to the quality sweater-vest I may need to pick up some golf pants and two-tone oxford shoes as well ;)

den888 10-02-2012 8:35 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!

n.y.p.t 10-09-2012 9:31 AM


paul0660 10-09-2012 9:32 AM

NIce. Don't shoot it. In fact, put it away and look at the pictures.

gixxerjoeca 10-09-2012 9:34 AM


discoed 10-15-2012 6:01 PM

Amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Horton Fenty 10-15-2012 7:07 PM

Really, really nice. Thanks for sharing.

calishine 10-16-2012 10:36 PM


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