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    Colt Army Special

    LGS here in Switzerland showed me this nice cased pair of Colt Army special made in 1915 and delivered to an Englishman in caliber .38 special rater than .38/200 (.38 S&W) that was prevalent in GB.









    406026 was certainly a carry gun as it shows a lot of external wear







    Whereas 402027 is in very good condition for a 106 years old gun







    He is selling the pair for $ 2650.-. I am not buying them but thought Id show them here.

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    “Bloody good show old bean.” Guessing produced for a member of the Gentry.
    That is some Old World class and grace. We seem to be a bit short on that currently over here.
    A true "Gun Guy" (or gal) should have familiarity and a modicum of proficiency with most all firearms platforms, as well as the major Food Groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLIAR15 View Post
    He is selling the pair for $ 2650.-. I am not buying them but thought I’d show them here.
    That seems likes a really good deal.
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    Astounding mate. Thanks for sharing. 106 years old. Wow very cool.

    PB
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    Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLIAR15 View Post
    LGS here in Switzerland showed me this nice cased pair of Colt Army special made in 1915 and delivered to an Englishman in caliber .38 special rater than .38/200 (.38 S&W) that was prevalent in GB.









    406026 was certainly a carry gun as it shows a lot of external wear







    Whereas 402027 is in very good condition for a 106 years old gun







    He is selling the pair for $ 2650.-. I am not buying them but thought I’d show them here.
    Where is he selling them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappabear View Post
    Where is he selling them ?

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    As I said in the first sentence of the original post, in Switzerland


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    Thank you very much for sharing. I love to see the old accessories and knowing that "two is one and one is none" is at least 105 years old.

    Is the brass disk on top of the case blank?
    Last edited by AndyLate; 04-01-21 at 10:54.

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    Is this what Ian Fleming was referring to in the James Bond books?

    Bond keeps a "Colt Army Special Long Barrel .45" in his car.

    It gets destroyed in a fire, M replaces it.

    People debate whether Fleming is referring to a 1911 Browning or a revolver.

    Heck, he could have just been referring to a Colt 1917 in .45 acp or .455 Webley.

    I think Fleming uses the term "Long Barrel" to describe something full size unlike the Beretta 418 .25 acp Bond would carry at the time OR he meant a 5 inch 1911 or 4+ Barreled revolver as opposed to a snub barrel.

    I think he meant a 1911 because Bond uses his car gun in "The Spy Who Loved Me", its described as a large pistol, (not the PPK IMO) and because Bond reloads it with magazines tells us it's an auto.

    So, is there a .45 "Colt Army Special"?
    Last edited by Ron3; 04-07-21 at 13:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyLate View Post
    Thank you very much for sharing. I love to see the old accessories and knowing that "two is one and one is none" is at least 105 years old.

    Is the brass disk on top of the case blank?
    Yes its blank

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