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Old May 5, 2009, 12:57 PM   #14
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I own both guns...

...and can honestly say that they are both extremely nice guns. Mechanically they are both very nice, but the Colt does outshine the Springer just a tiny bit when it comes to fit and finish (mostly finish). Since they shoot and handle almost identically the cosmetic differences become more important.

The springer does have a few fancier options on it though. Such as ambi-safety, extended thumb safety, beavertail, etc.

If you are asking my opinion, I would always be willing to pay a little extra for the Colt. Partly because of the better finishing and partly because of the fact that Colt's really hold their value.

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