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Re: Pete's Colt SAA

Posted by Fred on Wednesday, 19 May 2010, at 7:04 p.m., in response to Re: Pete's Colt SAA, posted by Larry Weinbrenner on Wednesday, 19 May 2010, at 5:38 p.m.

Well I certainly hope to meet you at the summer Missouri Valley Show Larry. I'll be sitting with my no good buddies against the far left wall as you enter the room. Probably withinthree or four tables from the left corner as you walk towards the left wall. Maybe they'll put my buddies out a row from the wall again, so keep posted here and check back with me as the time for the show nears for an update. My pal, George Hensel, used to be quite a trapdoor collector before he branched out into Krags, Rifled muskets, 1903 Springfields, Garands and the one flintlock 1795 that he bought manyyears ago. You're right about being able to take just a little cash to the shows in the old days and realy come out with something great Larry. Bakc when $150.00 would buy you an allmost mint trapdoor or Krag rifle. Barney had for $400.00 a 1st generation Colt 7 1/2" SAA that I neglected to purchase. He once owned serial number 2 Colt Burdan carbine & had handled the original serial number 1 Colt SAA and so much more. He still talks about the parkerized Krag rifle that he bought from the Govt auctions along with an original case of trapdoor rifles. Did he ever tell you of the Army Colonel at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas who took him into a building there and showed him the racks of trapdoor rifles and carbines and boxes of ammo and revolvers that were being kept in reserve?


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