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Old 08-23-2017, 05:02 PM
 
Location: USA
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They certainly are - and were made under the Blue Dome in Hartford after Colt moved into their new digs. The USFA values (especially the later "all-American" made ones) are comparable with the 3rd Generation Colts and are prized by the Pony collectors & shooters.

Ticked off a lot of those folks when the USFA owner dropped the SAA line several years back without notice and started making some oddball stuff.
You know your stuff. All true, and I do have a later, all American made one. I thought they only used the Italian parts the first year or so. Yes, the USFA owner is a bit odd, and now makes some Zip .22 pistol that I hear is horrendous.

I am more of a semi auto guy, but I do like the single action revolvers, and of course I would never sell my Diamondback, and Python, but they don't get shot much anymore.
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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You know your stuff. All true, ,,,,,.
No, I've just been reading & posting on the Colt Forum for 10 years. Although my "collection" only has several colts in it, the real collectors & experts are all over that place. Some of those guys have collections that rival big museums in quality & quantity, and they know more about the guns than most of the Colt employees.
Most of them who shoot their guns also own USFA revolvers. They have a thread or two devoted to that brand (with pictures).
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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My early (1979) 3rd Gen Colt .357:





Love the CCH:


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Old 08-24-2017, 04:15 PM
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:56 AM
 
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My early (1979) 3rd Gen Colt .357:




Love the CCH:

Me Too! That's a particularly nice pattern with such bright colors! I'm a history buff so the majority of my handguns are C&R revolvers, here's a few;

The Colt, 1877 Lightening is chambered in .38 Colt and shipped 1906.
The Bisley is my only 1st gen SAA, it shipped in 1909, but it's been refinished.
The I Frame S&W Hand Ejector is a 2nd Model, 5th Change in .32 S&W Long. It shipped in 1917.
My 2nd gen Colt is the 1961 125th Anniversary model with their Royal Blue finish and one piece ivory stocks in .45 Colt of course.
My newest shipped in 1978, it's the revolver that originally launched the .357 round, the S&W Model 27. Its never been fired, but I keep debating with myself about taking it to the range...
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Outstanding collection of prime condition revolvers! The guys at the Colt Forum would love to see all of those - even the Smiths.
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Old 09-07-2017, 07:41 AM
 
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My early (1979) 3rd Gen Colt .357:


Love the CCH:

That is a beautiful 3rd Gen Colt!!! Yes, Colt does CCH really well, and their bluing has always been great. I get on the Colt Forum now, and again. I know this is a revolver thread, but I bought a couple of the Colt WWI repro 1918 Black Army pistols when they were available, and they are fantastic. I shoot one, and keep the other as a safe queen.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I like the looks of the Colt WWI era 1911 better than the newer "souped up" versions with the beavertails, skeletonized triggers, front slide serrations, & odd style grip panels.

However, the last Colt 1911 I bought two years ago was the Government Series 70 repro in stainless. It's pretty cool too.
Just bought a Remington R1 1911 earlier this summer. It's kinda old style with the flat mainspring housing, but has a 3-dot sight system. At least my old eyes can see those better than the tiny GI originals.


And to keep my own thread on topic, here's my 3 screw Blackhawk .357 - bought it new in 1968 for somewhere around $80:


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Old 09-11-2017, 05:44 PM
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I like the looks of the Colt WWI era 1911 better than the newer "souped up" versions with the beavertails, skeletonized triggers, front slide serrations, & odd style grip panels.

However, the last Colt 1911 I bought two years ago was the Government Series 70 repro in stainless. It's pretty cool too.
Just bought a Remington R1 1911 earlier this summer. It's kinda old style with the flat mainspring housing, but has a 3-dot sight system. At least my old eyes can see those better than the tiny GI originals.


And to keep my own thread on topic, here's my 3 screw Blackhawk .357 - bought it new in 1968 for somewhere around $80:

Like that one?




I sold the G21 in favor of the smaller version. That 1911 has been in the family a long, long, long time.. Great stories with it too.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Yes, that is a very handsome old Colt!


Care to share any of the old family stories about it?
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