USFA Henry Nettleton

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  1. CraigC
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    The USFA Henry Nettleton .45Colt. Found it on Gunbroker and at first thought it was an earlier Uberti parts gun but it is not. It is a later all domestic gun and it shows. Actually in much better condition than I expected. I thought it was well used but it appears to be unfired. What was described as a rust spot on the barrel came off with my thumb. As usual the case colors are gorgeous and the carbona bluing stunning.

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    USFA SAAs are outstanding. When being produced
    they easily were considered better, much much much
    better than those produced by Colt.

    Hang onto that cavalry model and never, never, never
    let it go.

    And shoot it; don't turn it into a safe queen.
     
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    Can't wait to see the holster you make for that
     
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    Dang dude, that is awesome....
     
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    Gorgeous, I'm a little jellie.
     
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    How did they stop making those and start making the Zip 22?
     
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    Awesome piece @CraigC
     
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    CraigC

    One word...Stunning!
     
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    I suspect drugs were involved.
     
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    Craig,

    I am green, yellow, and blue with envy. What a beautiful revolver and what a great photo. Congrats!

    Dave

    PS: My avatar is USFA's "Artillery Model" version of the same gun. I got it used and it had been shot a fair amount. It's not near as nice as yours but I still like it.
     
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    Stunning. What’s the name reference to? The inspector?
     
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    Henry Nettleton was the inspector. That's his cartouche on the grip. It's basically a replica of the original Army Colt.
     
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    Just gorgeous. Might I inquire as to a ballpark price?
     
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    $1300 plus shipping and tax. Probably $1000 lower than it should've been. No box might've played a part in that.
     
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    Holy crap. You suck.
     
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    Thats a really nice appearance and condition for $1,300. And in this economy. Good for you!!
     
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    Craig, you stole that one. Congratulations all over again. WOW!

    Dave
     
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    In a word, “Gorgeous”!

    Congratulations!
     
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    That is so nice, I am envious.
     
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    I handled one of these back when they were readily available for sale everywhere. It was beautiful.
     
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    I know. :rofl:
     
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    The colors on that gun are gorgeous, color me jealous.

    Good luck with your new gun!
     
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  23. Steve S.

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    USFA made gorgeous, very well built revolvers; I own a matched set of three. I find the dollar value of a high quality firearm of this category to be much more than money. This brand/ era handgun will never be produced again so it is indeed priceless. The quality of these things is impeccable; the fit/ finish falls into the “perfect” arena. Dollars are extremely common and becoming more common everyday; a handgun of this rarity and quality is extremely difficult to find - very, very nice piece!
     
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    Pics please!
     
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    I second that, pics please...
     
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