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Old 09-13-2012, 7:56 PM
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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....
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Old 09-13-2012, 8:00 PM
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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

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Old 09-13-2012, 8:02 PM
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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.
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Ya... gaw'dang... thank you for that...

She is gorgeous
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AMAZING beetle!! I always enjoy seeing new additions to your collection
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Outstanding!

Great photos OP. Thanks.
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Amazing photo skills beetle.

Nice Acquisition!
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Great post! Exquisite 1911.
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You going to shoot it?
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Damn sexy, I don't think that there could ever be a better finish for a handgun.
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Wow!
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Want to sell it?
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That is a beautiful pistol!
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That is beautiful.
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How's it shoot?

FYI, info on David Scott:
http://www.ukalumni.net/s/1052/index...id=1&pgid=1004
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Very nice colt it looks like its never been shot.
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Just a little jealous.
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beautiful example.

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

You need to post your whole collection beetle...awesome!
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Looks amazing, thanks for the pictures.
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No shooting two-handed, nor in the absence of a quality sweater-vest.
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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
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NIce. Don't shoot it. In fact, put it away and look at the pictures.
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Amazing! Thanks for sharing.
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