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Special Interests - Groups & Societies => Colt Firearms => Topic started by: yahoody on April 17, 2021, 02:29:40 PM

Title: Turn of the Century Colts?
Post by: yahoody on April 17, 2021, 02:29:40 PM
I am a big fan of "turn of the previous Century", Colts.  My grand Father's Colt is from 1911.  I have a few I really enjoy.  Anyone else into shooting the older Colts?

1904 FSS
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YmXekOhicZ4/YE44gu6NN7I/AAAAAAAAzmA/WK__mrHz7QsCaa1dxxeZWrognRfbTUnqwCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h480/IMG_3667%2B%25282%2529.JPG)

1901 38wcf
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_ldnV8v6Gb4/YHs3wOwD3lI/AAAAAAAAzoo/ybe_-_WM1UQWxElUxuGaV6RirDc29cCVgCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h454/IMG_3960%2B%25283%2529.JPG)
Title: Re: Turn of the Century Colts?
Post by: Abilene on April 17, 2021, 07:01:10 PM
I've posted these before.  The 7 1/2" 45 Colt is a 1901 model and left the factory as a 4 3/4" 38-40.  It would be wild if this was part of a matched pair with yours!  (s/n is 2110xx).  I've put almost 2900 rounds through it, mostly at CAS matches.  Not really sure how well it groups.  :)  But a lot of clean matches (a lot easier today than it used to be).

The long-flute 32-20 from 1915 belongs to my brother, but he has never shot it.  I've put over 1000 rounds through it.

I shoot the two together about once a year now, and the .45 will get shot at least once more with a Cimarron antique model that looks the same.

Yahoody, the top one appears to be ivory.  What is the second one?  Looks good.  What does "FSS" mean?  I know it's not Factory Short Stroke.  :D


Title: Re: Turn of the Century Colts?
Post by: yahoody on April 17, 2021, 07:49:34 PM
Nice!

Frontier Six Shooter,  aka 44 WCF from Colt.

Yes it is ivory.   Bone on the other.

 
Title: Re: Turn of the Century Colts?
Post by: DeaconKC on April 21, 2021, 04:40:24 PM
My 1905 Bisley in .38WCF, still shoots nice!
https://i.imgur.com/8hkTktI.jpg