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.

    Messages:
    5,072
    Likes Received:
    611
    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..........

    COLT1903001.jpg
    COLT1903013.jpg
    COLT1903003.jpg
    COLT1903009.jpg
    COLT1903007.jpg
    COLT1903006.jpg
    COLT1903012.jpg
    ColtFirearms-1917A.jpg

    COLT1903001.jpg

    COLT1903013.jpg

    COLT1903003.jpg

    COLT1903009.jpg

    COLT1903007.jpg

    COLT1903006.jpg

    COLT1903012.jpg

    ColtFirearms-1917A.jpg
     
  2. Old Hick

    Old Hick
    Oregon
    Active Member

    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    31
    Congratulations on the Sweet little Pistol find. Nice to have Friends that look out for ya.


    Stay Safe.
     
    AndyH and (deleted member) like this.
  3. judicator

    judicator
    McMinnville
    Active Member

    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    60
    Nice find! Very, very jealous
     
  4. slyguy

    slyguy
    Eugene
    Member

    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    12
    It's like Christmas in June - Nice Piece !
    Thank you for sharing.
    Cheers~
     
  5. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3
    Corvallis
    Active Member

    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    68
    Dang, you got a great deal!
     
  6. deadeye

    deadeye
    Albany,OR.
    Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    4,228
    Likes Received:
    2,380
    I'll give ya $325 thats a profit for ya........
     
  7. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons
    Portland, Oregon
    Member

    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    1
    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
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    865
    Likes Received:
    318
    That is a great little pistol; nice score.
     
  9. 74sporty

    74sporty
    metro portland
    Active Member

    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    50
    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

    Messages:
    783
    Likes Received:
    309
    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 Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    6,780
    Likes Received:
    5,989
    Man, that really is beautiful!
     
  12. dolooper

    dolooper
    Coast Range, or thereabouts
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    433
    Likes Received:
    254
    Wow.
     
  13. judicator

    judicator
    McMinnville
    Active Member

    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    60
    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

    Messages:
    599
    Likes Received:
    175
    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

    Messages:
    906
    Likes Received:
    268
    The proverbial steal.
     
  16. coctailer

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

    Messages:
    5,072
    Likes Received:
    611
    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
    Curmudgeon Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

    Messages:
    3,073
    Likes Received:
    4,837
    Way better condition than mine. Good deal!
     
  18. waterdog1021

    waterdog1021
    Washougal, WA
    Active Member

    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    80
    Awesome deal for a great piece of history.......
     
  19. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223
    Salem
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,119
    Likes Received:
    194
    I just broke the Tenth Commandment.
     
  20. elsullo

    elsullo
    Portland Oregon
    New Member

    Messages:
    1,199
    Likes Received:
    55
    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
     

Share This Page