WORLD'S PRETTIEST PISTOL

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WORLD'S PRETTIEST PISTOL

#1 Post by M. M. Wright » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:19 pm

Just my opinion:
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#2 Post by claybob86 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:00 pm

Yep, she's a looker all right! :)
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#3 Post by jhrosier » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:04 pm

1862 Police ?
That and the 1860 Army are my favorites.

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#4 Post by Pitchy » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:38 pm

Very nice Ron, i love those fluted cyl. 8) :)
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#5 Post by piller » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:49 pm

Good looking pistol. Sam Colt designed some of the best looking handguns ever.
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#6 Post by gamekeeper » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:56 pm

I once had a Pietta clone, it was a really nice looking pistol but unfortunately not the best quality...
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#7 Post by Old No7 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:06 pm

Nice one!
jhrosier wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:04 pm
1862 Police ?
That and the 1860 Army are my favorites.
How about both ? !

Y'all southern boyz won't like this image... :wink:

Colt 1860 Army and 1862 Police 02 (Medium).jpg

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#8 Post by piller » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:10 pm

I keep it quiet around where I live, but I am from the State where the last battle of The War Between The States was fought. Still some raw feelings from the aftermath of that conflict.
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#9 Post by piller » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:13 pm

Still, I can't say that I fought it. I am not nearly old enough to have been in it. Great Grandfather on one side was a Cavalry soldier under Myles Keough.
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#10 Post by Ysabel Kid » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:59 pm

Old No7 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:06 pm
Nice one!
jhrosier wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:04 pm
1862 Police ?
That and the 1860 Army are my favorites.
How about both ? !

Y'all southern boyz won't like this image... :wink:


Colt 1860 Army and 1862 Police 02 (Medium).jpg


Old No7
That bottom one looks really familiar... :wink:
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#11 Post by David » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:16 pm

There was an original Engraved Colt Paterson in excellent condition in Vegas around 20 years ago, he told me to pick it up when I was eyeballing it.
Price $319,000.-

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#12 Post by hondo1892 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:52 pm

I always liked the pocket navy more myself. However the pocket police revolvers are nice.

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#13 Post by TraderVic » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:03 am

Great cap and ball revolvers. I've read several times that the most popular of the Colts was their 31 cal revolver. Is this true ?

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#14 Post by claybob86 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:39 am

David wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:16 pm
There was an original Engraved Colt Paterson in excellent condition in Vegas around 20 years ago, he told me to pick it up when I was eyeballing it.
Price $319,000.-
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#15 Post by AJMD429 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:42 am

One MORE reason I like to watch Outlaw Josey Wales.... :mrgreen:
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#16 Post by Griff » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:51 am

I lie nearly all the Colt C&Bs, but my favorite remains the 1851!
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#17 Post by David » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:16 pm

I don't collect Colts I'm a Remington guy but...
I had a 4 digit (civilian) model 1873 (excellent condition) that was shipped to prussia in a lot of 50 and returned because they were 44 S&W and not 44 Russian.
They recut the cylinder (oval to rectangle) and shipped it out as new 18 years later, so it says on the paper... (all long gone)

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#18 Post by Hawkeye2 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:54 pm

I first held a Pocket police (original) when I was 10 or 11 and fell in love with it. They are the best looking of all Colt's revolvers and they just feel right in the hand, did when I was kid and still do today. The pocket Navy is heavier out front and it actually holds steadier because of that. I have both with 6 1/2" barrels, I don't care for shorter barreled cap & ball revolvers.

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#19 Post by yooper2 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:18 am

I haven't shot either the 1861 or 1862 but they sure are easy on the eyes. May have to correct that.

I've been shooting my Remingtons and 1851 quite a bit lately, it had been a couple years and I don't know how I let that happen. Cap and ball revolvers are just a blast! The original Rodgers & Spencer will have to makeit out to the range in the near future.


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