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Gun Show Treasure

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SharpsDressedMan, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Almost didn't go to a nearby gunshow today (Dalton, Ohio) after meeting folks for breakfast at nearby Marshallville's greasy spoon, the Heavenly Hash. My brother talked me into moseying over to the gunshow. He had gone Saturday, and wanted to scope it again. I tagged along, with pittance in my pocket. Had to run back to bro to borrow a couple extra C-notes, but managed to get back and say "I'll take it" while it was being held in the hand by another guy who hesitated a few seconds too long. I got home and added my ivory grips from my "Plain Jane" 1908, and an original magazine, and here it is. It might even be factory engraving, but probably not. A factory letter will tell. Made in 1920. I won't tell you what I paid, but it was way less than I paid for a 97% standard model. [​IMG][/IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2010
  2. lilidiot

    lilidiot member

    Now that's a thing of beauty! Congrats!:D
  3. Hardtarget

    Hardtarget Well-Known Member

    Yep! I'd be pleased to open my safe and see that little guy. Don't you wonder where that gun has been? Wish they could talk. I know, mostly it would boreing stories, still, I'd like to know. Cool that you had that ivory to put on it! Just been waiting for the right one to come along, haven't you? :D

  4. berettaprofessor

    berettaprofessor Well-Known Member

    Don't assume they'd be boring. That gun probably lived in the purse of a 20's flapper...
  5. The really neat part is that it is worn, like it rode in a pocket with coins, etc. There is no need to leave it at home. It can ride in my pocket.
  6. lilidiot

    lilidiot member

    If it could only talk and tell you where it was for all these years, what a story that would be. A treasure indeed and I would not leave it a safe either!
  7. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Beauty! Congrats. I have an FN/browning version and I'm surprised how much fun it is to shoot. My 8-year-old girl even likes shooting it. :)
  8. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    That's one sweet little Colt you found there. The ivory grips were the perfect addition to a great acquisition. Congratulations.
  9. PowerG

    PowerG Well-Known Member

  10. jonnyc

    jonnyc Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure of the protocol everywhere, but is it a breach of etiquette to "buy it" while it's in another guy's hands? I guess it would be up to the dealer, but, as a dealer or a buyer, I would always give first "dibs" to the guy holding the item.
  11. searcher451

    searcher451 Well-Known Member

    Gee, that really is a thing of beauty -- made even more so by the story that accompanied it. Thanks for sharing both -- good stuff, indeed. :)
  12. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    Need pics of it tucked in the blouse of an elegant lady! :D
  13. EGGMAN240

    EGGMAN240 Well-Known Member

    Nice little piece you got there... Are you planning on shooting it?
  14. Ohio Gun Guy

    Ohio Gun Guy Well-Known Member

    That's fun!

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