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Old June 21, 2019, 03:24 AM   #1
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A (new) old classic Colt

Picked up a royal blued Colt 1903 reproduction. I think I found the new BBQ gun!

Https://beta.photobucket.com/u/USAFr...3-daf43bc74c22

Https://beta.photobucket.com/u/USAFr...f-8996f821bcc7

https://beta.photobucket.com/u/USAFr...4-0fab87ba066f
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Old June 21, 2019, 05:02 AM   #2
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Stunning!!!
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Old June 21, 2019, 08:51 AM   #3
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Eewww,,,

Pretty!

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Old June 21, 2019, 08:57 AM   #4
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Beautiful pistol! Makes my mouth water.
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Old June 21, 2019, 12:01 PM   #5
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Love those. Saw a nice one reasonably priced in a Scottsdale gun shop last Christmas. Wish I'd have bought it.
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Old June 21, 2019, 02:27 PM   #6
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May I ask where a person could buy one of those?

And if it's not being too nosy,,,
How much was it?

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Old June 21, 2019, 07:11 PM   #7
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I picked mine from Bud's. They seem to get a few every couple months. It was around $1400, which is steep, but not far off from an original in excellent condition...and I don't feel so bad about shooting a nice reproduction.
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Old June 21, 2019, 08:45 PM   #8
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Wow.... that is stunning.
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Old June 22, 2019, 04:27 PM   #9
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a 1903 is on my bucket list. That gun is just too pretty to shoot. So how does she shoot if I may ask?
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Old June 22, 2019, 06:35 PM   #10
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Libiglou, it is very nicely finished. I bought the reproduction because I would have felt bad shooting an original in anywhere near that nice of condition.

I've only put 50 rounds through it so far. The slide stuck at the rear twice, but was easily fixed (not sure exactly what happened). It is a little difficult to shoot well, with the tiny original sights, although it points VERY naturally in the hand.
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Old June 22, 2019, 09:28 PM   #11
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the repo looks very well made. you might need a bit of a break in period. The mags on the originals are going for over $200 on GB. That's crazy. In my case I'm like you looking for a shooter. Although I think your repo will hold its value over time unless colt decides to make them again(although aren't the repos made for colt) My usual dilemma. Too many goodies wanted,not enough money. Enjoy it !
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Old June 23, 2019, 06:09 PM   #12
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That looks like one high quality finish.
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Old June 28, 2019, 05:39 AM   #13
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I keep waiting for them to bring out the 1908 version in .380.
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Old June 28, 2019, 12:04 PM   #14
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Oh, just thanks soooo much for that. Now I need one!

Always pined over the 1903. In 1982, found a LNIB one in a New Hampshire gun shop for $250.00. Guess why I'm kicking myself in the arse right now.
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Old June 28, 2019, 08:59 PM   #15
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Claydoctor, YES! I was hoping for a .380 version, but no luck, at least yet.
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Old June 29, 2019, 07:10 AM   #16
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I'm afraid mine looks like an old auntie next to the new ones but she still went dancing with me yesterday.
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Old July 2, 2019, 07:41 PM   #17
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That thing is gorgeous!

I'm a little surprised that a repro has a US Gub'mit Property rollmark though
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