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Unread 08-18-2019, 11:56 AM   #1
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Another upland gun for the fall.

12 ga, 28” 7lbs 1oz.

Chambers 2 3/4”

Bores Right .725, choke .012
Left . 721 , choke .021
Tight bores.

Gold initials are as made.
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Very nice

Great grandfather? Uncle?
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Very nice

Great grandfather? Uncle?
No relation, just fortuitous. The gun is from Westchester, New York. My forebears had long been in Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas by then, moving west 1820-1840. They were on the northern plains during the Spirit Lake Massacre and the Sioux Wars.
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Bruce that’s probably the nicest Colt I have ever seen! Love it!
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Bruce that’s probably the nicest Colt I have ever seen! Love it!

Particularly from Reggie that is a fine compliment. Reggie consistently acquires fine guns and has an eye for quality.
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No relation, just fortuitous. The gun is from Westchester, New York. My forebears had long been in Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas by then, moving west 1820-1840. They were on the northern plains during the Spirit Lake Massacre and the Sioux Wars.
well then you'll just have to make up a good story

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Bruce, your gun appears more highly embellished than most. I love the butt plate. Just drove by the great "Blue Onion" the other night.
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Edgar those must have been fascinating times when we had those great American companies and the finest craftsmen in the world. I like some Swiss watches and that whole industry started copying American designs with cheaper labor. Now where are the Elgin’s, Hamilton’s , Illinois and Waltham’s ?

We’ll take Colt Patent Firearms Company out here with open arms.

Buy American.
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Nice gun, 1883? Gary
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No relation, just fortuitous.
This is the only thing I've ever found with my name on it. I never even thought of making up a story
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