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Just saying. I brought them all out of the safe's, and their personal defense locations.

After 40+ years of trading and buying, I think that I am finally good to go. I have more S&W revolvers, but a decent amount of Colt handguns. I really don't need another handgun.

I got this nickel Colt Detective Special as my second new gun buy (current picture):
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I love this old gun. My other Colts are 1911's. I owned and fired a bunch of other Colt SA, double actions, and 1911's. Too many to mention.

What do you have?

My best S&W revolver is a blue .357 Magnum (a pre-27) 3 1/2". It has a matching gold box. It later lettered to 7-6-1951.
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I am done with looking for handguns. I think I have enough.
 

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I am finally good with my handgun accumulation

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Just saying. I brought them all out of the safe's, and their personal defense locations.

After 40+ years of trading and buying, I think that I am finally good to go. I have more S&W revolvers, but a decent amount of Colt handguns. I really don't need another handgun.

I got this nickel Colt Detective Special as my second new gun buy (current picture):
View attachment 156500
I love this old gun. My other Colts are 1911's. I owned and fired a bunch of other Colt SA, double actions, and 1911's. Too many to mention.

What do you have?

My best S&W revolver is a blue .357 Magnum (a pre-27) 3 1/2". It has a matching gold box. It later lettered to 7-6-1951.
View attachment 156508

I am done with looking for handguns. I think I have enough.
Just saying. I brought them all out of the safe's, and their personal defense locations.

After 40+ years of trading and buying, I think that I am finally good to go. I have more S&W revolvers, but a decent amount of Colt handguns. I really don't need another handgun.

I got this nickel Colt Detective Special as my second new gun buy (current picture):
View attachment 156500
I love this old gun. My other Colts are 1911's. I owned and fired a bunch of other Colt SA, double actions, and 1911's. Too many to mention.

What do you have?

My best S&W revolver is a blue .357 Magnum (a pre-27) 3 1/2". It has a matching gold box. It later lettered to 7-6-1951.
View attachment 156508

I am done with looking for handguns. I think I have enough.
My God... that S&W is SEXY!!!
Just saying. I brought them all out of the safe's, and their personal defense locations.

After 40+ years of trading and buying, I think that I am finally good to go. I have more S&W revolvers, but a decent amount of Colt handguns. I really don't need another handgun.

I got this nickel Colt Detective Special as my second new gun buy (current picture):
View attachment 156500
I love this old gun. My other Colts are 1911's. I owned and fired a bunch of other Colt SA, double actions, and 1911's. Too many to mention.

What do you have?

My best S&W revolver is a blue .357 Magnum (a pre-27) 3 1/2". It has a matching gold box. It later lettered to 7-6-1951.
View attachment 156508

I am done with looking for handguns. I think I have enough.
My god .. that S&W... is SEXY!!!!
 

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I am serious as I have exactly the number in good condition that I need for defense and hobby purposes.

Ok, I'd buy one at some low price to value, but that ain't happening anytime soon. ;)

My first hint of having too many was finding a .38 Special snub in a safe and not remembering that I owned it. My next thing was realizing that I had a few K-frame and J-frame revolvers (all in .22LR) which I never fired (they needed a new home).

I do own three in nickel. This is a Model 27 which was shipped from the factory on 3-14-1960 (with a box and tools). They don't make 'em like this anymore:
 

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Vintage Racer: Reason to :) another :) K
I say nothing wrong with a modern Model 66.

I am a P&R (pinned barrel, recessed cylinder) guy. Most are 4-screw and 5-screw (made from ~1950 until ~1963). They were made by hand then (no fancy CNC machines).
 

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Vintage Racer: Reason to :) another :) K

Dang.

I kinda wish you hadn't posted that.

I'm happy with my Smith 69. The sights are OK in the daytime but not well suited for night ops. I don't really like the (new) Smith hammers but they're kinda ok.......

I'm not a fan of light springs, but that Apex hammer sure might be nice. And I'll bet just a little tweaking might make things smoother.....

And the front sight is pinned..........

So if I wanted to put night sights and a better hammer on it and smoothen it out a bit...........mmmm.....now I got a new project........
 

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...4 is a good number.
I meant three S&W Model 27's (one is actually a pre-27). I also have the above Colt Detective Special so I'm good to go with four. :D

My car gun is a stainless steel Colt Gold Cup Trophy (since 2010). It stays in the car although I may holster (ankle or belt) a smaller revolver when going into the big population areas.
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So, I am good with a CNC 1911. This is a 2011 Colt Gold Cup National Match in royal blue:

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Just saying, I think the new Colt's (or Wilson, or Ed Brown, etc.) are good and tight due to computer CNC machines. There is a lot of force and movement in a semi-automatic .45 ACP which needs tight tolerances to stay accurate.

A revolver just turns the cylinder with a stop as the cylinder lines up to the barrel.
 

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I meant three S&W Model 27's (one is actually a pre-27). I also have the above Colt Detective Special so I'm good to go with four. :D
Sneaky! You had one up your sleeve. :)
 

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I have more than enough guns in general for my needed purposes too...but I just can't figure out how to stop them from mating in the gun vault. Seems like every time I turn around another arrives.:D
I know the feeling. I have found a strange firearm before that I am sure I didnt put in there. I am sticking to my story.
 

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Not sneaky at all.

Our laws in GA allow any sales, buys, and trades with other citizens of GA (not to felons). No paperwork and taxes.

I think that I have once owned around 150+ S&W revolvers and Colt revolvers during the past decades. We even have two trading websites.

My son lives in the State next to me. Once we cross a State line, I am in Federal Rules and must use a FFL to transfer.
 

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REPEAT AFTER ME:

There is no such thing as too many pistols.
There is no such thing as too many pistols.
There is no such thing as too many pistols.
There is no such thing as too many pistols ...
 

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Repeat after me::D

You can get carried away and accumulate too many handguns. You need to also buy a few rifles:
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I am aiming for 50:50 on handguns and rifles.
They can't all be Model 94s. What are they, top to bottom? The only one I own is Grandpa's Model 1894, built long before the yankee gummint required safeties. ncnascarlady has it on loan in case she has the chance to go deer hunting.
 

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They can't all be Model 94s. What are they, top to bottom? The only one I own is Grandpa's Model 1894, built long before the yankee gummint required safeties. ncnascarlady has it on loan in case she has the chance to go deer hunting.
My main guns are the S&W .357 revolvers of the Post War Short Hammer era which are called the 5-screw and 4-screw Models. I am a long time member of the SWCA (this is a 4-screw).
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I also have several Colt Gold Cup 1911's. Here is one:
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I also have other rifles other than the Winchester Model 94's. Here is a Marlin JM barrel 35 Remington with a very nice scope.
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I have been collecting for many years. I only buy the best guns that I can find.
 
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