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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:37 am 
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Here is an old Colt I have had for quite a while now. One of these days I would like to have this or another Pre 70 Series Colt "customized" in a classy, traditional style. I have seen that John Harrison does some great work...

This one is practically NIB and has never been fired and I know it would take from it's collectability if I were to ever have some one work on it but I have always liked these guns and find the markings to be quite attractive and I think it would be easier to start from this point than to take another one that has been beat up to crap from the 5 previous owners.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:05 am 
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BEAUTIFUL!

Aesthetically speaking, IMHO nothing beats an older commercial Colt.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:31 pm 
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thats a very nice pistol. i have heard of the loose colts throughout their history. the finish looks great, hows the fit?-cam


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Thanks!

The fit on this gun is very tight. Actually much tighter than many of my newer production Colts. The lines are straight...just a good solid weapon.


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That's a sweetheart.

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Oh what I would love to do to that gun... :twisted:

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Jason Burton wrote:
Oh what I would love to do to that gun... :twisted:


Jason, you just might get your chance to have your way with her...


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Gorgeous!!! Who oh why can't Colt see the wisdom of going back to a classy roll mark like this instead of the stupid billboard that they've been running/ruining the guns with? This one will make a beautiful build.


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BBBBiill.....probably for the same short-sighted, myopic, idiocies that keep them from realizing that there are people who would love to see them produce some good reliable carry revolvers again. I have spoken to many, many persons who would die for a good new Detective Special, Agent, Trooper, or Magnum Carry again...but it appears Colt isn't listening on ANY fronts to their former customer base :cry: :cry:

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Man!! that is a beautiful factory blueing job!!!!


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BBBBill - I agree. It would be really nice if they would at least do what they did with the new S70's and make a reproduction of these pre 70 series Commercial Colts, even if it was just a limited run like the WWI's. I would have to buy two!

And if they would apply this type of polishing to their guns as well, they would really have somthing!


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beautiful example of an old colt


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Very nice. I have a Commercial model in the same serial number range, I believe mine was about 1966, and it is a nice pistol. Mine will be a project gun.

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Sure wish they still built them like that. The new ones just don't measure up

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Now that's a stunning Colt. The new one are crap compared to that.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:23 pm 
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Beautiful of Colt, I could not bring myself have it worked over, no matter how nice the finished product might be. I would much rather stash that one and find one of the same vintage that has a some honest wear and character. There just aren't that many nice, old NIB Colt's out there.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:00 pm 
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emmagee wrote:
Beautiful of Colt, I could not bring myself have it worked over, no matter how nice the finished product might be. I would much rather stash that one and find one of the same vintage that has a some honest wear and character. There just aren't that many nice, old NIB Colt's out there.



+1000

Keepers like that need to stay that way. PLENTY of used ones with wear that show up all the time, but pristine NIB's or ANIB's are disappearing,

I liken it to finding an absolutely Cherry Z28 1968 Camaro sitting in a barn, and converting it to a pro street car.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:43 pm 
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That Colt is from the last run they made. The BB under the serial number signifies that it has the barrel bushing of the series 70 and they are quite scarce. I would estimate it is worth about $1500.00 in that condition. If it were mine, I would sell it and find a more suitable donor gun and put the difference into the custom work as a small down payment.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:56 am 
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I agree - I knew this was a transition model that incoporated the "then new" Series 70 Collet Barrel Bushing "BB". Yes, these are quite rare and I have had some very tempting offers from people who would like to purchase it, but it has been put away and will be kept safe.

I did buy a couple more Pre 70 Series Commercial Government Models that weren't quite as rare and one was sent to Heirloom Precision to be worked over by Ted and Jason...here they are...

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Yeah, there was really nothing wrong with either one, but I had always wanted a a full-house custom based on a Pre 70 Colt. I carried the one on top for a little over a year while waiting to send it to Ted and Jason.

Before...

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http://www.louderthanwords.us/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6882

This one is no safe queen - it gets used and is riding on my hip as I write this.


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SERIES 70 GOLD CUP MODS BY ED BROWN

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Ed Brown did this for me 25 years ago.


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