My first Colt?

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My first Colt?

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I honestly can't remember if I've owned an actual Colt before, but I do now- A Frontier Scout in rather lovely condition-
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Early production gun (they stopped making these duo-tone guns in 1961) with a comparatively low serial number, all tight and right! I won't say that we stole it, but it was a pretty good price.

Nope, not modifying this one. Can't wait to shoot it!
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Cool!

Is that an alloy frame?
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senorgrand wrote:Cool!

Is that an alloy frame?
Yep.
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That's wonderful.

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Simmer down wrote:http://proofhouse.com/colt/left.htm
Find it's age here.
Made in 1958! I must say it's in remarkably good condition.
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NICE!
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Tinker, if you bought it you probably stole it at a terrific price. You always seem to come across the best deals. Either that or it's the hole-in-the-wall gun store that you won't share with anyone else that's scouring all the estate sales for you...
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Bisbee wrote:Tinker, if you bought it you probably stole it at a terrific price. You always seem to come across the best deals. Either that or it's the hole-in-the-wall gun store that you won't share with anyone else that's scouring all the estate sales for you...
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Well, we paid $325 for it, which was a very nice price.

I figured this gun needed a holster, so among other things I made this today based on some pictures of 19th.C. holsters. Made from a single piece of leather and finished with Carnauba wax.

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Indeed, a very good price. And a beautiful holster you made for it!

Do you have a heavy-duty sewing machine for doing that work or is it by hand?
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Bisbee wrote:Indeed, a very good price. And a beautiful holster you made for it!

Do you have a heavy-duty sewing machine for doing that work or is it by hand?
That's by hand; I drill the holes first then double-needle stitch with linen cord.
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