OMG I'm In Heaven

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by texas_teacher, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. texas_teacher

    texas_teacher Well-Known

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    Ok so my dad just of lately has realized of what a gun enthusiast I am...

    Anyways my mom hates it but the couple of times I've taken my dad out shooting with me he really enjoys it (He's an ex LEO)...

    My first pistol was his old backup Colt Mustang that he had never fired... ever... I've more than made up for it...

    My brother loves his Browning High Power... I'm not so much in love...

    His Colt Commander however is a gem and with the classic Crimson Trace Grips (Very Old School Looking) it is amazing...

    Anyways I have recently fallen in love with expired Colt lines such as the Pony, the Pocket Nine and the 1908 Vest... I was showing him pictures of them and all of a sudden he gets out of his chair and disappears into his bedroom... I've got an idea where this is going... He's in his closet opening his lockbox... My fingers are crossed... He brings out this old leather case and out comes my great grandfather's Colt Vest Pocket .25...

    OMG I almost fell over in joy...

    I looked at the serial number and it turns out that it was made in 1924... 85 years old...

    He still has the magazine and everything... I love the look of this gun from the style of it but the history of it in my family just makes it that much more special... I doubt if I will get it anytime soon and that is fine by me... I look forward to the day when that piece can grace my collection...

    BTW... Just as a passing note does anyone know how much one of those might be worth?
     


  2. DCortez

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    Dunno, but I'm already saving up brownie points for 2011's 1911 parade.
     
  3. Texas1911

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    $600 would be a fair value, could be more, could be less.
     
  4. Texsun

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    Yup, I'm hoping Colt puts out a 100 year anniversary edition.
     
  5. texas_teacher

    texas_teacher Well-Known

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    Colt just needs to start making some of the pistols again that made it famous... Get back to the basics... The Detective, The Mustang, The Junior, The Vest Pocket...
     
  6. DCortez

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    +1

    Words to live by
     
  7. texas_teacher

    texas_teacher Well-Known

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    Amen...

    If God was to give us one more commandment nowadays I think it'd be just that... Get back to the basics...
     
  8. F350-6

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    No pics? If your family realizes you're a gun freak, errr, enthusiast, they'd understand you snapping a couple of pics to share with the rest of us.

    Having a family piece from 1924 in your collection would be priceless in my opinion.
     
  9. wrtanker

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    My father also has one of those old Vest Pocket Colt .25 automatics. He got it from my mother's father. I did some research on it and I think mine (I mean, HIS) is right at 100 years old. My father said he fired it a couple of years ago. I disassembled and cleaned it. Works like a champ! I've already got my name on it when it's time to pass it on.
     
  10. thorkyl

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    After 85 years in the family, does it matter.
    That's one of those things that even if you went destitute and homeless you never sell.
     

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