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Thread: A Tale of two Colts (it's in the right forum all right)

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    A Tale of two Colts (it's in the right forum all right)

    Don't worry, I didn't post it in the wrong forum.

    Go read the Tale of two Colts in our E-zine and you'll understand.
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    A Tale well told. Great pistols and I am sure they will serve you well in pride of ownership and function.

    Good hearing about that working relationship between the Maker and the owner. It's makes the experience of having a custom build that much more meaningful.
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    Frank, those are absolutely two of the best looking little Colt's I have seen in a long, long time!

    I really like the Commander, it looks very much like one Robbie Barrkman built for Col. Cooper a long time ago.


    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." - Jeff Cooper

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    Very classy, well executed pistols Frank.

    Now we need a proper Bar-B-Que to go to...
    "Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun."

    -Jeff Cooper


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    Frank my friend, you have outdone yourself. The story was good and the Colts look great.
    Y'all made some good decisions on the build, very slick.
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    Wonderful story Frank; and you have some beautiful Colts there.

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    leade45, thank you. I enjoyed telling the tale.

    OD*, I'm glad you like the pistols. They're both fine, but there is just something about the Commander.

    az-coyote, thank you and I second the motion on the Bar-B-Que.

    Hunter, thank you. I appreciate the kind words.

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    Thank you, Justin.

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    "One should shoot as quickly as one can -- but no quicker.", Jeff Cooper

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    I nominate this one for review of the year! A tale well told and equally well illustrated.

    Like a great thriller novel it pulled me in right away and kept me breathless the whole time. (I got a couple of strange looks from co-workers because I kept getting up and pacing then sitting back down. I had to catch my breath!)

    The opening title photo is great. Which one of your fountain pens did you use? (ain't no Bic lays down a line like that )

    The pistols are just beautiful. Jason Burton has a winner on his hands with that grip safety. I've had a similar idea bouncing around in my head for a couple of years. Glad to see someone is making it. The Commander is 95% my dream Colt. (only thing I'd change is to a series 70 Govt model and all blue). The CCO is perfect just the way it is.

    Love the props you used in your photos. Original rough side out Summer Special, some sharp pointies (who made those by the way? They're beauts), and a leather bound set of the Colonel's books.
    "The 1911 was the design, given by God to us through John M. Browning, that represents the epitome of what a killing tool needs to be. It was true in 1911 and it's true now." - Col. Robert Coates commanding, U.S. Marine Corp Special Operations Command Detachment 1 (DET 1)
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    Wow!! Wow!!

    Much more elegant (and quicker to the point) than Dickens. Quicker to point, too.
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