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    Anybody Like Nickel?

    Photo op for my shiny Webleys. 1880-1926. 320, 442, 450, & 455cf. Model d on request.
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    Right-hand column, second from the top:
    Is that a Colt's-SAA-style ejector rod?
    And a solid, very American-looking frame?

    What's the caliber and the date for that one?
    Do you know what the rationale was, for that particular configuration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wirenut View Post
    Beautiful, of course.
    Inspector Callahan would be proud of you!
    But it's much too modern for the likes of us.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Right-hand column, second from the top:
    Is that a Colt's-SAA-style ejector rod?
    And a solid, very American-looking frame?

    What's the caliber and the date for that one?
    Do you know what the rationale was, for that particular configuration?
    No.5 New Model Army Express in 450cf. Produced in a number of calibers(455,476, 38/40, 44/40, 45 Colt) It was intended to compete internationally w/the Colt Model 1878 double action revolver. Introduced 1880-86. Adopted by South African Government military/police use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Beautiful, of course.
    Inspector Callahan would be proud of you!
    But it's much too modern for the likes of us.



    Ditto Steve, but I do have this'n; M57 41mag. Actually used in the movie but 'Hollywood' id'd as a 44!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Beautiful, of course.
    Inspector Callahan would be proud of you!
    But it's much too modern for the likes of us.



    Thanks!!
    She is definitely in retirement, only comes out to show her curves.
    It still new being almost 40 years old.
    I use a model 36 and a Mod-2 for anything else..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewwallace View Post
    No.5 New Model Army Express in 450cf. Produced in a number of calibers(455,476, 38/40, 44/40, 45 Colt) It was intended to compete internationally w/the Colt Model 1878 double action revolver. Introduced 1880-86. Adopted by South African Government military/police use!
    I bet that it was both longer-lived and less breakage-prone than the Colt's gun with which it was to compete.
    I wonder whether it was successful, elsewhere than South Africa.

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    Back in 1977, after I got out of the service, I bought a NIB nickel Colt Python with either a 3" or 4" barrel. I don't recall exactly.

    It was $350.00 + sales tax. Man, those were the days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paratrooper View Post
    Back in 1977, after I got out of the service, I bought a NIB nickel Colt Python with either a 3" or 4" barrel. I don't recall exactly.

    It was $350.00 + sales tax. Man, those were the days.
    Lessee, now...
    In 1977, the US dollar was worth about five times the buying power of today's dollar.
    So that $350.00 of 1977 would be equivalent to today's $1,750.00.

    BTW: There's a nickle, 2.5"-barrel Colt's Python on GunBroker that's got a minimum bid restriction of...wait for it...$5,400.00!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Lessee, now...
    In 1977, the US dollar was worth about five times the buying power of today's dollar.
    So that $350.00 of 1977 would be equivalent to today's $1,750.00.

    BTW: There's a nickle, 2.5"-barrel Colt's Python on GunBroker that's got a minimum bid restriction of...wait for it...$5,400.00!

    Yup.....wish I would have kept it. The more I think about it, the more I think it had a 3" bbl.

    The 2.5" barrel versions are pretty rare.

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