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Old December 7, 2008, 07:04 AM   #1
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Colt Classics

For the past year I've been interested in older S&W's and have picked up a Model 17, 25, 27, and 29. Now I'm interested in getting some good Colt Classics. Looking for some ideas???
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Old December 7, 2008, 07:38 AM   #2
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The python,of course,but also the cobra,diamondback,and trooper series are all nice too.
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Old December 7, 2008, 10:04 AM   #3
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Pick yourself up the book "Colt An American Legend" by RL Wilson. It is cheap (around $20 via ebay) and start your education. It is often available in the discounted stack at some of the big book retailers for about the same price.

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Old December 7, 2008, 10:38 AM   #4
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Seems like you're missing out on a lot of shooting in favor of collecting.

My favorite Colts:
  • Woodsman
  • 1991
  • Anaconda
  • Detective Special
  • Trooper Mk. III
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Old December 7, 2008, 10:50 AM   #5
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Definitely shoot. For me, the condition affects my decision whether or not to shoot a particular collectable revolver. You won't hurt one that is in 95% condition if you take care of it and don't carry it in a holster. You probably won't hurt one in 98% condition.
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Old December 7, 2008, 11:04 AM   #6
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Actually, I get out to the range about 3 Saturdays a month. Love to shoot.
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Old December 7, 2008, 11:21 AM   #7
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I've been wanting a 38 Officer's Match Target for a while, mainly because you can get them a lot cheaper than a 38 Python Target.
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Old December 7, 2008, 01:26 PM   #8
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Don't forget the Official Police, that is the model from which the Officer's Model Match, Trooper, Python, etc. were all derived and in its day rivaled the S&W M&P as a police duty revolver.
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Old December 7, 2008, 01:48 PM   #9
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Python, Trooper, .357, Officers Model Match and Diamondback are all great choices!
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Old December 7, 2008, 03:56 PM   #10
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1917's and other New Service variants can often be found at "reasonable" prices although they're not particularly cheap. An Official Police or Police Positive Special can often be found gathering dust in the corner of a pawnshop for modest prices as well.
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Old December 8, 2008, 07:58 PM   #11
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Some people focus on the modern Colts and collect all the "snakes" -- Python, Diamondback, Cobra, King Cobra, Anaconda, and the Viper (difficult to find).
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Old December 8, 2008, 09:32 PM   #12
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... and don't forget the Boa (even more difficult to find and mega-pricey when you do).
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Old December 8, 2008, 10:08 PM   #13
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You could start with 3 of their most popular classics...
Python
Single Action Army
1911 Gold Cup

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Old December 8, 2008, 11:17 PM   #14
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Bankers Special. Rare in .38, rarer in .22.
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Old December 12, 2008, 11:13 PM   #15
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Don't forget the New Frontiers, Peacemaker 22, Cobras, Border Patrols, or the Peacekeepers!
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Old December 12, 2008, 11:28 PM   #16
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Bankers Special. Rare in .38, rarer in .22.
You beat me to it.

I want to get one for my dad when he retires...from the bank.
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