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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
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    Cruffle Cruffle Cruffle Comment
    Gregory Morris, 6/21/09 1:48:41 pm
    Look what followed me home!


    A Colt Army Special in original condition. It has broken, but still usable grips. I've found grips for sale, and will likely replace them at some point. The finish is pretty poor, but there's no real pitting to speak of, the bore is shiny with sharp rifling, and it is mechanically sound. It locks up as tight as can be expected for what it is, and it is definitely shootable (the previous owner said he shot it occasionally.)

    It isn't as pretty as Xavier's Colt, but I got a pretty good deal on it, so I'm happy.

    I am still researching the history. Anyone have any good links or info for me? Proof House says 1912 manufacture date. Here is a parts diagram. Can anyone tell me anything else about it?

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    Re: Cruffle Cruffle Cruffle
    Borepatch, 6/21/09 10:08:34 pm
    I can't tell you more about it, other than it's drool worthy,. Of course, you already knew that, but it had to be said.
    Re: Cruffle Cruffle Cruffle
    Nick, 7/6/09 8:33:45 pm
    That's cool...I don't know, but does one clean and polish something like that (and make it prettier and shiny) or does one leave it in it's current condition? Either way, it's pretty awesome.
    Re: Cruffle Cruffle Cruffle
    Gregory Morris, 7/6/09 8:39:08 pm
    Well, I intend to give it a thorough cleaning. No polishing though. This gun was originally blued, so some people will re-finish them the same way. I've also seen some that had been chromed or otherwise mucked up.

    Not for me though. I like it how it is. I just shot it the other day for the first time, and it is a really delightful revolver. Just an ugly one. But the ugliness comes from nearly 100 years of history, and it deserves the patina it wears.
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