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Andy54Hawken

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The Dragoon came into the pawn shop where I was working at ...it was sold to us and after a police check it became ours , but it never even made it out to the display case...:D
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That's funny. I can tell you the story behind every gun I have.

So Andy. You worked in a pawn shop?
You are a complex guy. :D
 

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Yep...it was a interesting place to work at for sure...required a good mix of "people skills".
As for being a complex guy...yep again...'course that's better than being a guy with a complex...:D
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2nd generation 1851 Navy (top) and 1860 Army (bottom)

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Model 1877 DA 38 Lightning

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1901 New Army (military issue). The inadequacy of the 38 Long Colt cartridge used by these revolvers in the Philippines led to the adoption of the Model of 1911 and the .45 ACP cartridge by the US military.

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1901 New Army (civilian issue)

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Model of 1917 .45 ACP

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1920 Police Positive Target .22 LR

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1929 Official Police .38 Special

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1930 Police Positive Special 5" (top) and 1928 Police Positive Special 4” (bottom) .38 Special

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Colt Commando with rare original 2" barrel. The Colt Commando is a lower cost martial version of the Colt Official Police that was made during World War II. According to Pate's U.S. Handguns of World War II: The Secondary Pistols and Revolvers around 32,000 Colt Commandos were procured by the Defense Supplies Corporation (DSC) and used by police and factory guards. An additional 16,263 were supplied to the military.

Most Colt Commandos had 4" barrels but 3,450 Commandos with 2" barrels were shipped to the military. Almost all of the original 2" barrel Colt Commandos were shipped to the military. There were very few shipments of 2" barrel Commandos to civilian destinations, and most were late in the war.

Factory records show that most 2" barrel Commandos were shipped to the Port Trans. Officer, Oakland, CA for military intelligence and the rest went to the Army Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) in Baltimore, MD.

The original 2" barrel Colt Commandos have a rounded front sight and the barrels are stamped "COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN U.S.A.". After the war several thousand 4" barrel Commandos were converted to 2" barrels. The converted revolvers have ramped front sights and Connecticut is abbreviated "CT" instead of "CONN"

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1975 Detective Special third series .38 Special
 
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The first handgun I bought new was a 6" blue Trooper MK-V, it was too big to be of any personal use, I could not afford to buy a CCW and keep the Colt so I sold it. This is my contribution to this thread, Colt's "357 Magnum" 6" the forerunner to the Python. It's as smooth as silk and locks up like a "bank vault" as they say. As close as I will ever come to a Python.
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The first handgun I bought new was a 6" blue Trooper MK-V, it was too big to be of any personal use, I could not afford to buy a CCW and keep the Colt so I sold it. This is my contribution to this thread, Colt's "357 Magnum" 6" the forerunner to the Python. It's as smooth as silk and locks up like a "bank vault" as they say. As close as I will ever come to a Python.
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That's a great gun.
I always wanted a Colt 357.
 
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