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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:39 am 
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These were the "zenith" of Colt's target revolver from the early 1930's- WWII built on the large New Service frame . They came in several calibers with 38 Spl being the majority of production .

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:13 pm 
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Mitch,

I can play this game with you. (Couldn't on the 1905.) My ShMa is .45 Colt and the S&W is .357 Magnum, of course.

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By the way, I would like to have the SN's of your revolvers for my survey if you don't mind sharing them. Send me some email. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:54 pm 
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Great looking pair Kevin 8)

Are you collecting SM serial numbers or all New Service ?

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Just ShMa. I'm writing a biography of Fitz and wrapping up a study of the Shooting Masters at the same time.

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I'm Oohing & Ahhing. Neat stuff.


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Thanks Barry .

Kevin Williams wrote:
Just ShMa. I'm writing a biography of Fitz and wrapping up a study of the Shooting Masters at the same time.

Kevin

I'll try and remember to get them to you this evening . Working 'till 8 tonight :(

FYI
You probably noticed the Colt Target Model style grips on the .357 . My uncle bought it maybe 40 years ago and it had some nasty franzite type stag grips on it . He tried unsuccessfully for many years to find the original type like on the above .38 . About 20 yrs ago he gave up and asked our gunstock man to make some . We had 1 ratty panel off a Target Model as a guide . He did a great job , imo . :D
I bought it around 1990 .

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I was going to comment that those are the nicest factory grips I've ever seen--much better grain than Colt typically used. Thanks for the explanation.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:24 am 
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Kevin-
My 357 SM was delivered to Fitz for presentation to another guy, as per the Colt letter. Can't remember if I passed that to you already or not. I don't have my guns with down here but I may be able to get something to you later if needed.
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Kendall,

Yes, please! I would like to know more details and get a copy of your letter, if you don't mind. I'm doing a study on Shooting Masters and writing a biography of Fitz.

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I'll see what I can do. May take a few months.


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hi , I have one 333, 1xx what was the first production serial number ???


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