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My $300 Colt 1903

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by coctailer, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Nibbs called me from The Gunbroker in Clackamas, OR saying he is holding a 1903 that they are selling for $300.

    Shiny blue finish most likely re-finish.

    He knew I was looking for one, so he handed the phone to the hottie that works there, and I put a deposit on it with my CC.

    This is what I found when I got there..........

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  2. Old Hick

    Old Hick Oregon Active Member

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    Congratulations on the Sweet little Pistol find. Nice to have Friends that look out for ya.


    Stay Safe.
     
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  3. judicator

    judicator McMinnville Active Member

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    Nice find! Very, very jealous
     
  4. slyguy

    slyguy Eugene Member

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    It's like Christmas in June - Nice Piece !
    Thank you for sharing.
    Cheers~
     
  5. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    Dang, you got a great deal!
     
  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll give ya $325 thats a profit for ya........
     
  7. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Portland, Oregon Member

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    I found a 1941 SVT-40 there for $250. Great shape. You know I picked that up. I kinda feel bad because they had just price checked "Tokarev."

    ...until I found out they had bought if off someone else that morning for likely far less. I love it.
     
  8. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    That is a great little pistol; nice score.
     
  9. 74sporty

    74sporty metro portland Active Member

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    i love old iron anything. that pistola is just awesome. can you imagine the kind of primitive tooling they used to machine that thing in 1903? super cool
     
  10. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    WOW, has it ever been shot? Looks very clean in the pictures.
    I like the old COLT ad you have posted. Maybe that is why I found my Dad's old Colt hidden in the truck.
    Mike
     
  11. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Man, that really is beautiful!
     
  12. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    Wow.
     
  13. judicator

    judicator McMinnville Active Member

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    That's why it pays to drop it occasionally and check out the high-volume gun stores, every now and then they slip up on pricing
     
  14. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    That is a helluva find. Enjoy it!

    You planning on keeping it as a show piece or taking it to the range?

    Or, flashing it at thugs with murderous looking clubs? That, you know, works just as well... :)
     
  15. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    The proverbial steal.
     
  16. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I think I'll use if for fending off thugs with murderous clubs.
    It is going to be my EDC gun.
     
  17. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Way better condition than mine. Good deal!
     
  18. waterdog1021

    waterdog1021 Washougal, WA Active Member

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    Awesome deal for a great piece of history.......
     
  19. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I just broke the Tenth Commandment.
     
  20. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    Dang, that is a religious experience! All of this networking with gun nuts DOES eventually pay off! Um, I don't think that is a refinish...............and that feed ramp appears untouched by lead or brass. Ditto with the poster about the hand tooling---no robots or automilling involved! A work of art from some artisans' hands; and blessings upon whoever maintained it all these years!.......................elsullo