Like the proverbial Phoenix rising from the ashes, I’m seeing more and more fine old Colt revolvers coming out of drawers, gun cabinets, estates and other little hidey-holes where they have been sitting unused for many years. Colt Pythons and Diamondbacks, two all time favorite revolvers, are showing up in my shop in unprecedented numbers these days. Most have been very well cared for and are still in their original factory boxes, which alone are worth over one hundred dollars depending on condition. These fine old American revolvers with their dreamy deep blue, high polish factory finishes and velvet smooth actions are the finest examples of the pride and skill American gunsmiths and craftsmen used to exhibit on a production basis. That skill and pride still exists in the custom gunsmith industry.
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