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huffelpuff

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Age : 47
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

PostSubject: Never really thought I'd live to see this day   Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:17 pm

17 odd years ago in a moment of utter privation I had to sell off a family heirloom. A near mint Colt military revolver in 38 S&W. It was my Great grandmothers service revolver. She was an MP during WW2. Low and behold browsing through a local pawn shop I spot a very minty looking Colt. Having seen quite a few of these over the years looking to find this gun I've been burned a few times. 90% of the ones I've come across have a British or Australian broad arrow stamped on them. Well I ask to see it. As soon as he took it out of the case I knew this was it. I start looking over the stamping and find the numbers I had burned into my memory all those years ago. After much haggling the gun is off the rack and waiting for my tax return to come in. Once I pick it up I'll post pics. Just thought y'all should know sometimes the hunt takes years but stick with it and eventually you might be rewarded.
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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
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PostSubject: Re: Never really thought I'd live to see this day   Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:20 pm

That's pretty awesome.

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Fatman

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Age : 54
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2013-02-14

PostSubject: Re: Never really thought I'd live to see this day   Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:02 am

An amazing find, congratulations!
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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

PostSubject: Re: Never really thought I'd live to see this day   Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:03 am

A great recovery, one that must have felt great. Having to cash in a gun really sucks. Please do post pics.
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Mozjo33

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Age : 48
Location : Just moved...Chantilly, Va
Registration date : 2011-12-04

PostSubject: Re: Never really thought I'd live to see this day   Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:46 am

That is an awesome story. I look forward to the pics! Congrats. cheers cheers cheers
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Idlefellow

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Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24

PostSubject: Re: Never really thought I'd live to see this day   Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:24 am

That's great! Years ago I had to sell my Mastertone banjo and I've never gotten over it. I have another of the same vintage today, and I'm pretty happy with it, but it's not "my" Mastertone. Glad the Colt has found its way home!
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Age : 38
Location : PA
Registration date : 2013-07-30

PostSubject: Re: Never really thought I'd live to see this day   Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:55 am

That's pretty awesome, glad to hear that it's back where it belongs.
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