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  1. #1

    Jul 2006
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    Pistol my dad found long ago

    Hey everyone! I have been busy cleaning my finds, and going digging. I was going to go out today but it decided to snow So I guess I have some time to clean my finds and put another post up soon.

    I forgot to post this after my trip back to the states for xmas. I was taking pictures of my gun/bayonet collection and I remember this old pistol my dad found. My dad found this in Colorado(i think) on a field back in the 70s. He passed away a few years ago so I don't have much info on it. I know that he and my grandmother tried to get info on it via the serial number on the brass part, but I guess colt had a fire a long time ago that destoryed a lot of records. If anyone can give me info let me know I have another pistol that is just like it, that wasn't found in the dirt. They look about the same. When I get back to the states it will prob look better after electryolsis. Thanks for looking! I will be posting some cannonball pieces and another disarmed grenade here soon.

    Here is a picture of the pistol. I don't know how old it is. Looks like it used black powder.
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    He is another pistol I own that looks like it.
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  2. #2

    Sep 2006
    jersey city new jersey
    Tesoro Tiger Shark
    518

    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    tis but but I'm sure you knew that right away if you own and shoot one. Seems to be on the pattern of the Patterson Colt. That factory today is an apartment house for retired and low income people by the way in Patterson NJ believe its called Colt Arms

    looks like the spring for the firing mechanism was rusted and eaten away over the years. Not surprised.

  3. #3

    Jul 2006
    Germany
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    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    Well, after my dad passed away I was given the collection. I never fired any of these weapons. I just knew the pistols were colts, but I don't know the age of them or the model. But, thanks for the info The only weapons I know about are from ww1 and ww2 I'm a newbie on the other stuff.

  4. #4

    Jan 2005
    kansas city/ osceola missouri
    garret deepseeker , ace 250, DMC11ba
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    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    Your dug pistol looks to be a 1851 navy colt. the other one looks like an 1860 colt repo.

  5. #5

    Jul 2006
    Germany
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    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    The other one prob is a repo.. the repo one had some ships engraved on the chamber.. thanks for the info! I wish the dug up one was in better shape. I wonder how it ended up in a field? I figured someone was on a horse and it fell out while travling. Thanks again for the info!!

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2004
    Florida
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    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    Great find and super picture/story - thanks for sharing.


    Night Stalker...

  7. #7
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    skalleewag

    Dec 2006
    TREASURE COAST, FLORIDA
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    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    when i lived in new jersey, i used to pass the old colt factory alot. its massive. all brick too..
    WHAT LIES BENEATH.........

  8. #8

    Jan 2005
    kansas city/ osceola missouri
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    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    btw, let me know the serial number and I can at least tell you what year it was made.

  9. #9

    Jul 2006
    Germany
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    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    I can't remember what it was. I will have to get it when i go back to the states next year..

  10. #10

    Jan 2007
    Houston,TX
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    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    Nice find !!!! Old Colt's like that are great!!!!!

  11. #11

    Feb 2004
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    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    Hi Viper,

    I have an 1860 it's my favorite shooter of all the pistolas I own. This model has great balance and I like the lines. The one that was found looks like someone may have used it to clobber something or someone from the look of the trigger guard.

    Thanks for the interesting post now I want to get mine out and go a shootin.

    OB


  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2007
    Utah
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    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    I also grew up in Paterson, N.J. Been past the old colt factory many times. If that is a Paterson colt you found. You might want to visit the museum there. They have plenty examples of the Paterson colt.

  13. #13
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    Feb 2005
    West Michigan
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    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    cool find~

    HH

  14. #14

    Jul 2006
    Germany
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    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    Ah a patterson colt. Cool! At least I know what it is. I never noticed that on the trigger guard before.. it is rather dented. Ive only seen that pistol a couple times. Thanks for the info everyone!

  15. #15
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    Mar 2005
    Vinemont, Alabama
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    Re: Pistol my dad found long ago

    Cool! 8)
    "Today's the day!" - Mel Fisher

 

 
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