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Old 05-01-2012, 06:47 PM
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1940 Colt Government Model Swartz Safety




Colt Prewar Government Model with the Swartz Safety
10 gun shippment 10-17-40 Original Factory Condition Boxed
note the safety notch on the hammer










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Old 05-01-2012, 06:56 PM
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Try not to fall into the common trap of wanting to replace everything on your new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out, and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot it for at least 500 rounds, then decide what you don't like and want improved. Vintage 1911's should NEVER be refinished or modified because it ruins any value they had as a collectible firearm.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:03 PM
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Surely you don't need all of these you've shown today. Send one my way.
Very nice collection. and keep them coming.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:29 PM
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Really, man. You have to step things up.

What kind of a collector are you? Straight to 1940 and nothing from 1939?

Kidding again. Lots of fun gawking at your treasures.

Thanks!

Edited to add: And, hey, how about 1938? You missed 1938!

(Alright, enough from me.)

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Old 05-01-2012, 07:38 PM
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Wow that's purty ! I'll trade u a shiny penny for it
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:45 PM
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Really, man. You have to step things up.

What kind of a collector are you? Straight to 1940 and nothing from 1939?

Kidding again. Lots of fun gawking at your treasures.

Thanks![/QUOTE]

Wait Till you see the 1916 Commercial in the box with a factory test target

I do have a 1939 Navy
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:46 PM
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Here is an originial 1939 Navy...

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Old 05-01-2012, 09:32 PM
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Where do you find these?
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:14 PM
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Colt Prewar Government Model with the Swartz Safety
I'm speechless...
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:43 AM
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Where do you find these?

At gun shows in Pa and trading with other collectors
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:46 AM
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Here is an originial 1939 Navy...

Wow Nice 39 navy John, mine is 714076

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Old 05-02-2012, 08:34 AM
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Both you guys have two things in common. You both have great guns and you both take great pictures!!!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:49 AM
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Both you guys have two things in common. You both have great guns and you both take great pictures!!!![/QUOTE]

Thank You
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:09 AM
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You have any Super 38s?
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:21 AM
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[QUOTE=Piexcel;3849149]You have any Super 38s?

Yes, 1929 1st year 38 super 99% no box

1937 super match adjustable sights boxed
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:39 AM
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Here is one that belonged to an associate of my fathers... At one time I owned Colt Super .38 #533 and Colt Government Model #C533 at ther same time, however I sold the pair years ago







Here are both of Ranger's Rohatsch's Colts. He is the one with the red dot above his head. During WW II he worked with my father on bank robberies and espionage cases in South Texas. He and my father captured a German spy in Corpus Christi, Texas during the war, much to the chagrin of J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI!!!


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Old 05-02-2012, 09:48 AM
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I love a pistol with law enforcement history nice condition too thats what I like

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:30 AM
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A lot of lawmen had Super 38s back in the day. Not only because the Super 38 had great ballistics performance, but the lawmen had a steady income during the Great Depression to afford such an expensive pistol.
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