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SHS 35 – Colt Anaconda Revolver

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are going to class it up a bit. While at the same time, upping the “tough guy” quotient. Which are not two descriptors that normally flow well together. But when you are discussing large frame, Colt 44 Magnum Anaconda six-shooters, that is exactly how to describe it.  The rundown.  Make: Colt …

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Rant – Why I Don’t Care About Colt

Subject came up this week. The on-going dramas and failures of Colt as a business. While the subject of Colt might be popular fodder for a firearm forum; in the industry, Colt is a walking zombie of a company. And most serious people don’t even care anymore. Because in the real world, business produce and provide value. All Colt does …

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SHS 29: Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless (Type 3)

What we have here is something usual. Not because of what it is. But because of it’s condition. The dealer is not representing the pistol as unfired. But the average gun owner would have to look damn hard to see wear on this example.  Specs: Maker – Colt Mode – 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol. Variation – Type 3. Mfg Date …

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POTD – Colt 1903 Pistol

The only reason I didn’t buy this pistol is because of the caliber: 32acp. That is not a caliber I support. Simple as that.  But..this gorgeous 1903 is currently sitting in my FFL’s used gun case. It’s beautiful.       Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS 13: Colt Official Police 

What we have here is a somewhat large revolver chambered in 38SPL. I do not know the date of manufacture for this handgun, but Wikipedia states it was produced from 1908-1969. So at minimum it is almost 50 years old.  Since it doesn’t seem to have a turn-ring on the finish, I decided to not even dry-fire the action. So …

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SHS 11 – Colt Army Special

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we have a revolver that was made by Colt in the hopes of getting a government contract: The Colt Army Special 38 Specs: Made in 1910 Chambered in 38 Colt. 6-Shot Square grip frame.  Rounded blade front sight.  Trench rear sight.  Firing pin integral with hammer.  Colt style cylinder latch. Colt bake-a-lite …

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Drill – Colt SP1 – VTAC 1-5

This vid is really more of a test than something standalone. We are picking out a place on the farm where we can easily shoot shorter range drills in all weather conditions. Both rifle and pistol. Rifle: Colt SP1. 20” Barrel. GI trigger. 1970’s vintage. No forward assist. Drill: Viking Tactics (VTAC) 1-5. The setup for this drill seems to …

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That New Gun Range Smell: Colt SP1

Freeze and I are setting up some new ranges for different projects. This was a test on one of our private access roads that also happens to have natural backstops from 50-200 yards. We need to do this to keep ancillary noise down when shooting drills on video. More to come. Rifle used: Colt SP1. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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Video — Colt SP1 Upclose View

Ok. Since so many people wanted to see up-close images of the SP-1 put-together, here you go. You can clearly see the erosion at the front of the gas-key and the attempted cuts in the upper. Trigger is GI. Buffer is original. Everything is Colt (we believe) minus one small detail. The Bolt Carrier is not “C” marked. Since I …

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Colt SP-1 Project is Complete

So the Colt SP-1 Project is complete. A parts gun from all over the country and it matches cosmetically, functions is with crappy ammo and is super lightweight! What’s not to like. Please note, if you like seeing us get trolled by Crackerjack the Donkey, he makes an encore appearance at the end of the video. Enjoy! Marky & Freeze …