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I'm a new Colt owner!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Tomahawk674, Feb 10, 2011.

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  1. Tomahawk674

    Tomahawk674 Member

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    I have just bought my first original Colt. I shoot black powder, so I have a Uberti replica of a Colt 1861 Navy, which is very nice. This is my first cartridge revolver, a Colt Official Police, 6 inch heavy barrel, built in 1939. It is in really nice condition; it had some very minor blueing wear which I touched up with Birchwood PermaBlue paste, and it turned out great.

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    Here is a video of the first time I shot it. For some reason I wasn't expecting it to recoil as it did, probably because I am used to the gentle "rocking" motion of my Colt Navy replica. Don't laugh at my first shot ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL0uNzNxRSs

    I got used to it after a little bit:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwNjwY1PtiQ

    It was hard seeing the blued front blade against a black target. Once I switched over to a white target, I was able to bullseye with it.
     

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  2. Shear_stress

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    Congratulations! The Official Police is one fine revolver. Other Colts get all the press, so prices have stayed reasonable. Don't tell anyone, though ;)
     
  3. 451 Detonics

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    Learn to shoot it double action like it was mean to be shot and you will have lot's more fun...looks like a winner.
     
  4. Checkman

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    Those are great revolvers. Like the S&W M&P/Model 10 they have their followers, but they don't have the type of prices that you find on Pythons and Model 27's. Looks good. Enjoy.
     
  5. Lucky Derby

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    I have a 4" made in 1950. It is one of my favorites, and often does nightstand duty.
    Congrats.
     
  6. bushmaster1313

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    I really like the grips on the old Colts.
     
  7. VT Deer Hunter

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    Nice gun you got there.
     
  8. savit260

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    That's a fantastic revolver you have there, and I'd be willing to bet it has a sweet double action trigger.
     
  9. Guillermo

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    beautiful gun.

    You have been bitten now...better make room in the safe for more.
     
  10. TrakHack

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    +1

    I love my Colts...
     
  11. Iggy

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    Very nice gun.

    You have stepped out upon yet another slippery slope.:evil:

    Enjoy the ride.:)
     
  12. brnmuenchow

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    Nice, I love those.-- Actually I love all Colts. Great buy!
     
  13. LKB3rd

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    I am biased, living in CT I guess, but I love old Colt revolvers too.
     
  14. Old Fuff

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    I hate to tell you this bad news... :uhoh: :evil:

    But the heavy barrel was an extra-cost option, and they used the same barrels that were usually reserved for their top-of-the-line, Officers Model Target revolvers. That, and the additional bucks over standard list price also included a bit of extra work when it came to fitting the lockwork.

    I hope you are able to stand up to all of this... :D
     
  15. gvf

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    Beauty! Nothing like those big old revolvers - history written all over them.
     
  16. Tomahawk674

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    I went shooting today with some friends, had all the guns out on a farm. I got to shoot the Colt plenty, and boy was it great. The sights are just right on. Those water bottles didn't stand a chance. I could not be happier with "new" gun.
     
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