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Old 08-15-2019, 12:17 AM
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The post-72 (top) was made in 75 and purchased by my grandfather that same year. He gifted it to me for my 16th birrthday in 1984. Somehow I have managed to hold onto it over the past thrity-six years. Many years ago ,before my department changed the weapon policy, I qualified with it and carried it for a couple weeks during my first stint as a detective (2003-2006) just for the heck of it. The bottom DS I won in an auction about a month ago. It was manufactured in 1967. I had to purchase the wood grips separately, but they were worth it.


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Old 08-15-2019, 12:23 AM
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I have longed for a Colt 3-5-7 revolver (.357 Magnum) for many years. Colt only made about 15,000 of this particualr model from 53 - 61 and then Colt just added the 357 caliber to the Trooper. I won this 3-5-7 at an estate auction a few days ago. My winning bid was $390 and after I paid the sales tax and auction fee it rounded out to $450. No complaint considering that I would pay between $800-$1,000 for the same specimen in a gun shop. I used to own an early 1960's Trooper in .38 Special and was content with it for awhile, but what I've wanted for many years is a genuine Colt 3-5-7 with the six inch barrel. It appeals to my sense of aesthetic. It took a few years but the search is over. The serial number is in the low 2000 range and the Colt Proof House shows it as a first year gun. The bore is very clean and mechanically it's excellent. Unfortunately the wood target grips didn't come with it, but you can't get everything. I'm very pleased though.





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Old 08-15-2019, 12:28 AM
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Picked up both the Savage 1907 (mfd 1910) pistol and the Smith & Wesson .32 Safety Hammerless (mfd. 1900) at the same auction for a combined total of $375.00. There was no interest in either handgun so I snagged them. They are both in excellent shape and though their finishes show a little wear we should all hope to look so good at 109 and 119 years of age. I've replaced the spring in the Savage (Wolff springs) and have taken it to the range. It burned through an entire box of 32 auto (10 round magazine) without any hiccups.



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Old 08-16-2019, 04:46 AM
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Ok so this Rossi is basically a S&W Model 30 knockoff, and is mechanically in super good shape besides the cylinder being stiff to turn (the more I turn it the more it loosens up so I'm going to give it a little penetrating oil) but a little worn externally. No pitting, good bore, good lockup, insanely tight cylinder gap
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