I'm tapped out. But here's what I'd buy if I wasn't.

silicosys4

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Mods, my apologies if this breaks any rules, I have no affiliation with anything I list.

I see a lot of things go by that are great deals that I wish I could afford, but alas due to other commitments, cannot. So,
I thought it would be fun to start a thread on all the gun deals that I, and others if they wish to join, would love to jump on but for whatever reason cannot.
I'll start.
I'd love to jump on this Colt 1901. It looks like its in good shape, its got clear markings and what looks like its original grips, and its military refurbishment marking is easily read.
It also comes with a holster that I think may be either a repro or original 1911A1 holster which may or may not be original. The holster and belt are worth probably $50 if repro, significantly more if original.
No bids, but if I could jump on it I'd throw an opening bid down and see what happens.

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Here is a quick reference of what these guns should look like.
I have a lot of fun finding what I think are deals then researching them to see if they really are.
here's a place to start. Good Luck!
 
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I would be down for an antique Colt M1892 so I can tweet to the FBI I bought it without their permission.

There's a lot of old firearms I'd like to own from the 19th and turn of the 20th Century, but I'm never going to have enough time or money to do them all. The Colt is way down the list as all it is is a weak .38. What's more unique (and probably more powerful) would be something like a Bulldog in .450 Adams.
 
Colt M1892s are interesting pieces. I'd like one that was re-arsenaled and issued during the Great War. .38 Colt as a cartridge is a hard to get cartridge and shooting it from the Colt M1892 isn't anything to write home about.

Honestly, I have the better gun, a S&W Model 1902 made in 1903. It is of course chambered for .38 S&W Special and will safely shoot .38 Long Colt. Heck, the barrel is marked .38 S&W Special and. 38 US Service Cartridge.

Here is my 1903 made S&W with my 1903 made Colt New Service in .45 Colt.

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Colt's New Service is of course an updated and larger frame version of the New Army and Navy. The trigger pull on the New Service is heavy too.
 
OP have you owned or handled one of these? The DA trigger pull is about 20 lbs. not exaggerating. If you want it for a collector/history then cool. But as shooters they’re not great.
I have a lot of guns that are very nice shooters, so I no longer need each new acquisition to be the perfect shooting experience to enjoy what they are.
 
I never know what I might want next. I'll know it when I see it.
There's always something new that I've never thought of before that intrigues me, but I give it a few weeks to think it over to see if the interest is still there. The last thing that I almost got just on a whim was a Mauser .25 because I didn't know about them, asked on here about them, and got positive feedback. I didn't get one and probably won't because they are just .25's, even if they are possibly the best shooting .25's ever made that's not enough for me to jump for.

The same thing may happen with my strange desire for a .44 Webley or .450 Adams antique revolver.
 
That's one reason I use layaway a lot. If I see something I'm not sure about, but don't want to lose, I'll throw a few bucks at it and put it on layaway (or just "on hold" for a couple of days) and I can do my research. If I decide I don't want it, I can cancel the layaway. The gun goes back on the shelf, the money goes into store credit. I suppose I could get the money back, but I've never tried. There is always something I'll spend it on sooner or later.
 
I had one of those for a bit about twenty years ago and I loved looking at the thing; even with a little wear, the bluing was miles deep and the nitre blue on the trigger and back of the hammer was gorgeous. The DA wasn’t so bad on mine, about 12 lbs and smooth. I wish I’d never sold it.

Back then, I paid about $300! I see them for $800-1800 depending on condition now. I’d actually like to find a 1903 edition and I’d load up some .358 wadcutters at about 725 fps for it. I’d shoot it and love it. I know the actions are fragile. My great, great grandfather carried one in the Spanish American war and as admiral of the Great White Fleet 1907-09, and that’s cool enough for me.

I say go for it, Silicosys!
 
When I was growing up, the old man had a Colt Army Special .32-20 with a Hutson 1x scope, Herrett grips and a floral carved Texas Jockstrap from Lawrence. Because of this, I've always had a weakness for the old Colt DA's, from the days before the Trooper and Python. Even though I've only accumulated a couple of them. A .32-20 is tough to feed these days but the .38-40 like this New Service is easy when you have 2000rds of Starline brass. Thinking about adding an original 1892 in the chambering to complete the "set".

Always wanted one in .44 Special but just never set out to find one that wasn't insanely priced.

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Honestly, OP, I think youll be much happier holding out for an Army Special or Official Police- stronger (same frame as the Python), much more durable action, better parts availability, 'bout the same size, better trigger....

My 6", courtesy of Jeff-
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There is a local shop with a clean 4" for $550, I can PM you the details if interested.
 
I had one of those for a bit about twenty years ago and I loved looking at the thing; even with a little wear, the bluing was miles deep and the nitre blue on the trigger and back of the hammer was gorgeous. The DA wasn’t so bad on mine, about 12 lbs and smooth. I wish I’d never sold it.

Back then, I paid about $300! I see them for $800-1800 depending on condition now. I’d actually like to find a 1903 edition and I’d load up some .358 wadcutters at about 725 fps for it. I’d shoot it and love it. I know the actions are fragile. My great, great grandfather carried one in the Spanish American war and as admiral of the Great White Fleet 1907-09, and that’s cool enough for me.

I say go for it, Silicosys!
I'm tapped out! It's open season on that one.
Somebody needs to scoop that fine old gal up.
Starting bid is $375, so that's a 15 year old price from the sounds of it.
 
Honestly, OP, I think youll be much happier holding out for an Army Special or Official Police- stronger (same frame as the Python), much more durable action, better parts availability, 'bout the same size, better trigger....

My 6", courtesy of Jeff-
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There is a local shop with a clean 4" for $550, I can PM you the details if interested.
Oh I've got multiple army specials in a few different calibers. Had one apart last night, actually.
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That's a nice gun! Very nice box
 
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Well, someone put a bid on it! Glad someone will get to appreciate that nice old gun. On to find the next one! I do enjoy the hunt on a quiet Sunday afternoon.
 
I am not rich. Am no collector.
Can buy whatever I want to a certain point.

The ol lady says get a new Python and Anaconda, a " set " if you will.

Have old Python blued and a SBH 3 screw.
And i dont shoot em much anymore.
 
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A Bowen K frame redone to .256 win is a cool little rig
 
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