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Old 02-25-2009, 11:48 PM
JamesRJr JamesRJr is offline
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My Daddy's Commemorative Colts

Greetings All,

My first post here was to join, say ďHiĒ, and show yíall my Daddy's 1911s.

I finally got around to photographing these other Colts of my Daddy's, and thought I'd show these to y'all as well.

And what I'd really appreciate would be if any of the real knowledgeable folks here could tell me anything about what I've got here.

What they are worth would, of course, be of interest to me.
But anything at all actually.
How many of these were made?
How rare or collectable or desireable are they?

I donít know much except I got Ďem, and they sure are purdy, and Iím just trying to see what all I can learn about them.

Iíve got more, close up, etc. pictures if anybody's that interested, but the one of each below pretty much shows what they are.

The first one here is Gold Plated (if you canít tell; itís so hard to get shiney metal to photograph its true appearance).
On the left side of the barrel it has:

1860-61 Russell Majors and Waddell
Pony Express Centennial Model 1960-61


And on the right side of the barrel:

Colt Single Action Frontier Scout 22LR






The second one is Nickel Plated.
On the left side of the barrel it says:

Russell , Majors and Waddell
Pony Express Presentation Model


On the right side of the barrell it says:

Colt .45 Peacemaker




Hope y'all enjoy oogling these.
And I really hope some of y'all can school me a bit about them.

James
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:14 AM
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No clue..they sure are purdy...thanks.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:48 AM
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I looked thru "Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms" to see what I could
find, plus a short trip on da net. Beyond that, I have no expertise.

It lists a Pony Express Centennial Scout made in 1961. NIB value $475.

It lists a Pony Express Presentation SAA .45, made in 1964. NIB value
$1,495.

There is a picture on page 245 of the pair in a presentation case. They
do not appear to be gold plated.

Joe
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:07 AM
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Welcome!

You have some nice pistols there. Nothing quite as pretty as a Colt SAA.

I don't know anything about your's except they ment something to your dad and that prob makes them priceless
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:06 AM
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As to how many were manufactured

The Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Inc., specially manufactured 1000 Pony Express Centennial .22 caliber revolvers. They also manufactured another 1000 revolvers as Pony Express Presentation Models in .45 long Colt caliber.

Source: http://www.xphomestation.com/faq.html#COMPIST
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:22 AM
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Very nice! You may find some useful information here:
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...splay.php?f=19

I was researching a couple of heirlooms and found those folks to be knowledgeable and helpful.
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:42 AM
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Pretty. Very Sweet.
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:43 AM
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What they are worth would, of course, be of interest to me.
How desireable are they?
If we guess the price, do we get to keep one?
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