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Old 08-06-2005, 9:33 AM
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Jeff, thanks for looking that up for me. By the looks of things, I was thinking that it was going to be a bit older. I guess it just had a rough life. Thanks again.

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Old 08-06-2005, 5:35 AM
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My Colts are not that old, I guess. Here are photos of my six-inch blued Python (made in 1981), and my stainless Delta Elite (made in 1990) through various stages of refinement by top-notch 1911 gunsmiths:









My Delta Elite just got back from Bar-Sto yesterday. I sent it to them in mid-June. It now has a fitted, and ramped with fully supported chamber, barrel, and a new (fitted and nicely chamfered) barrel bushing.
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Old 07-20-2005, 2:54 PM
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I love 'em, they are a little harder to get at a decent price - and getting more expensive every year... So far this is my collection of Colts.

1. 6" 1972 Python
2. Series 70 1911, (1970)
3. Detective Special 1974 factory nickel
4. Late 1960's Lord derringer set





I would still like to get a older police positive, a earlier detective special and a 4" python... but for now I am a happy camper.

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Old 08-06-2005, 12:34 AM
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should I just call Colt to get the manufacture date?


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Old 08-17-2005, 12:38 PM
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Here's a mid 70s Lawman MK III. It's a great shooter and has a beautiful blued finish.

I happens to be for sale in SoCal. Asking $400 for face to face transfer at an FFL within reasonable driving distance.





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Old 08-06-2005, 6:29 AM
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Rob,

Best I can narrow things down is that your's was built in 1960.

Found the serial # data here:

http://proofhouse.com/colt/index.html
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Old 08-06-2005, 11:07 AM
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45 years in Columbia can be a bit hard on a pistol...
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45 years in Columbia can be a bit hard on a pistol...
No doubt
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Well unfortunately it's the oldest Colt I have.
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Old 08-01-2005, 10:56 AM
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Its a Police Positive Special. I was gifted it by my father, who was gifted it by my Grandfather. On the top of the barrel it is marked "Republica De Colombia Policia Nacional" Serial number is 772344. Any one know how I can figure out when it was made? Thanks


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Old 08-20-2005, 11:01 AM
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My garage sale $20 '51 Colt Conversion, do you like the way I customized it for CCW?



Just kidding about chopping it, it must've been somone's modified pocket gun in the 1800s, I'll post my 1st Gen SAA when I dig it out of the safe.

I must have the link incorrect somehow, trying again ..........
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1916 Colt New Service Canadian issue. .455Eley converted to .45Colt.


1923 Colt Hammerless .380


My other Colt is a 1992 Commander so I'll leave it out of the "old Colt" thread.
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Here are a few of mine:
Ultimate Brite Stainless Python:

Colt Officer's Model Special(Circa, 1950)NIB:

Colt Model ".357, Engraved(Circa, 1960)New Condition:
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Here are a few of mine:
Ultimate Brite Stainless Python:

Colt Officer's Model Special(Circa, 1950)NIB:

Colt Model ".357, Engraved(Circa, 1960)New Condition:
Dear popgun guy do you still have you stainless bright 4 inch python, im in the market for one in excellent shape hopefully in original box with papers i fought you might know or would be in mind to selling that bright sparky Python, i love the six inch same finish so if youn know of one going in the shape i have discribed please let bme know thanks David.
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Dear popgun guy do you still have you stainless bright 4 inch python, im in the market for one in excellent shape hopefully in original box with papers i fought you might know or would be in mind to selling that bright sparky Python, i love the six inch same finish so if youn know of one going in the shape i have discribed please let bme know thanks David.
I've got a extra Python Elite NIB, that I might be willing to sell.
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Here's one you don't see everyday in this condition; especially a 2-incher with the original Colt factory hammer shroud option (you know, that thing that "flips up" - LOL!! ):




I have plenty of "old" and "older" Colts, most are much more rare than this one - however, this one just happens to be one of my favorites to show off.

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My oldest Colt turns 40 this year - A pre 70 series Gold Cup made in 1968.

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The top middle is the factory 4" Cobra with factory shroud. One of my favorites as well.
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