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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:55 am 
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This old Colt was kept in it's leather holster, on the top shelf in the "back vault" of the Kansas bank that was owned by my family. I can vividly remember going back there as a kid and looking up and seeing the butt of it sticking out. I wanted my Dad to show it to me so bad, but could never catch him in the right mood to do so. As I got older, I worked summers at the bank, spending a fair amount of time in that back vault filing checks. I took it upon myself to admire the old revolver on several occasions!

When my Dad sold the bank and retired, the revolver came home with him and became mine after his passing. I love the war-horse and as near as I can tell, it's never been modified or reblued in any way. I was told it belonged to a Calvary Officer. I'd love to know a little of the history, but haven't been able to talk myself into paying Colt the big bucks to find out any details.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:30 pm 
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That may well be the finest Colt 1917 I've seen. If I saw it on a gun show table, I'd assume it had been refinished. Great story, too!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:46 pm 
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Thanks! I'm guessing it was shipped to a Cav QMASTER but never issued. It's certainly in fantastic condition and Colt said it was made right after WW I.

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