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Colt Eye Candy

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by wired, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Its all real ...

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  2. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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  3. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful SAA.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Andy
     
  4. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    The Little sister to the above Colt. USFA Rodeo I just got back from removing that God Awful satin blue finish and fresh nickel from nutmeg sports...
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  5. Timbertodd

    Timbertodd Aloha Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Those are pretty shooters!
     
  6. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Very nice :cool:
     
  7. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Several years ago I was "this close" to buying a USFA gun. The flat finish, while practical, just left me cold... Glad to see how you fixed it. Nice SA.
     
  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    But but but, they're Single Action! Eewww!:confused:
     
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  9. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Almost no handgun catches my eye like a single action, especially if i know it's a Colt. Probably due to the romanticism from my childhood days, watching the good guys on TV and in the movies who always carried them.
    Unfortunately I just don't shoot them well.....
     
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  10. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Sgt. Nambu,
    So is the 1911 , but I won't say that too loud ... LOL
    MMMM... Two of the coolest handguns ever and both single action .
    Might be something to that idea... LOL
    Andy
     
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  11. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    LOL!!! Ya got me there, Andy!:) When I was a kid we would visit a friend of my dad. He had one of those, old style, davenports with the bottom boxes for bedding. Those boxes were cram jammed with Colt SSA's! There had to be 200ish of them, all working, nice revolvers! You guys would go nuts! :eek:
     
  12. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    1911 is my kind of single action, but that's probably cuz I grew up shooting a Ruger Standard 22.
     
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  13. pdxjazz

    pdxjazz Portland Active Member

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    When I was back in grade school in the late '60s there was a husband and wife team that did a fast draw exhibition at our school assembly. I remember she had long blond hair and he had dark hair and wore a cowboy hat. Can't be 100% certain it was Bob & Becky Munden shooting their Colt SAAs, but I'd like to think so.
     
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  14. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Even if it wasn't them, you have a great thing to look back on.
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I can't even imagine that type of exhibition happening in our schools today.
     
  16. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I recall a guy doing a exhibition with revolvers and rifles, but they were all 22's and wile he wore a cowboy hat it was double action revolvers and pump rifles. It was indoors in our big auditorium and we were allowed to put cotton in our ears. He shot a Indian Chief (With headdress) picture on a thin tin rectangle. Coeur d' Alene, Idaho mid 50's. There was a girl doing some shooting to, all rifle. I was unimpressed as they did not have SSA's
     
  17. wired

    wired Yakima Well-Known Member

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    Except for my CCW Smith and Wesson 357 Model 60 and a silenced .22 the only handguns I have are single action. Colts, USFA's and Rugers in 44 Mag and 45 Colt. I dip into semiautos sometimes and realize pretty quick I don't like the damned things.

    Never watched cowboy movies, TV shows or anything like that. I think its more that my dad used to do fast draw competition when he was young and I always heard about that stuff so I lean towards single actions as being "real guns" especially if they are hot rodded up. Most of mine are..

    That nickeled USFA has been tuned and that thing runs like a Swiss watch.
     
  18. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Colt/Clark heavy long slide!


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  19. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I like the satin blue.

    When I bought my USFA the fit and finish was fantastic for a $450 SAA. At the time I was glad the finish made the gun soo affordable.

    And I thought the high polished and blued pins [screws] give the gun a little understated class?

    In any case I was lucky enough to buy one.:D

    Just look at the gate to frame fit! This when Colt sold some cheep overseas SAA version with casting pit's in the frame. :confused: I think they called it the cowboy.
     
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  20. Ura-Ki

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    I think you might be correct! I remember a couple just like that doing shooting exhibitions in OryGun during the mid 70's! I also remember a Boy Scout Jamboree up on Scouters Mt. outside PDX and I think they were there too!