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    If the price was right for me I would buy it too. My dad bought a new Colt government in 1968. It's still in great shape but to him it was a pistol plain and simple and he intended to defend his family with it. A veteran of WW2 he cleaned it as he was taught and modified it to his liking with a trigger shoe, trigger job and the infamous scratch below the slide catch... It's is mine now and remains as I got it. Of course now it's somewhat of a classic as many common firearms of our day will be someday...

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    That gun was probably evidence. Agencies used to “engrave” the officer’s initials, date, case number for identification purposes in court. Cause you can’t trust the serial number to be unique or everyone to log it correctly.

    I guess that gun was lucky not to head to the smelter after it’s time in court was done. That’s where they went back in the 80’s.

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    A family member had a mint colt python, 8 rounds through it, complete box and papers.
    Person committed suicide with it and its probably still rusting away in an evidence locker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegademiC View Post
    A family member had a mint colt python, 8 rounds through it, complete box and papers.
    Person committed suicide with it and its probably still rusting away in an evidence locker.
    Now that is downright inconsiderate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MistWolf View Post
    "Bustamonte, I Hate You"

    Years ago, Skeeter Skelton wrote a story for one of the gun mags about his days "horse trading" south of the border. The Mexican government had outlawed guns a Skeeter and his compadre found they could pick up Winchester rifles and Colt pistols cheap from the south of the border ranchers and other, bring them into the States where they could be sold for a nice profit.

    Prices started climbing as supply started drying up and word got out about the two heinous paying American dollars for guns. Rumor got to Skeeter there was a clean Colt Single Action Army still for sale, if he could just find who had it. Excited, Skeeter and his compadre tracked down and bought the Colt, one of the last in the area. It was in pristine condition with on exception. The owner had crudely scratched his name "Bustamonte" in the side of the frame with a nail.
    DANG- hadnt thought of that story in decades...THANKS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwelz View Post

    Figured I would share the pain of seeing a $4000 gun actually be a $2000 gun because someone was an idiot.
    If the ugly initials slashed 2k off it, I'd buy it in a second. Closest thing to lubed metal sex I ever had was shooting a Python. Not a big wheel gun guy (have a 686 cuz its the law of gun guys one has to have at least one wheel gun) but if i was, I have a Python.
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    I wonder what guns from our Era will become the classic firearms of tomorrow.
    Interesting to think about.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1986s4 View Post
    If the price was right for me I would buy it too. My dad bought a new Colt government in 1968. It's still in great shape but to him it was a pistol plain and simple and he intended to defend his family with it. A veteran of WW2 he cleaned it as he was taught and modified it to his liking with a trigger shoe, trigger job and the infamous scratch below the slide catch... It's is mine now and remains as I got it. Of course now it's somewhat of a classic as many common firearms of our day will be someday...
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