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Offline ssb73q

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Interesting fake Colt
« on: July 02, 2015, 10:55:54 AM »
Hi, collectors of Colts may find this interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w217sXIvPWQ

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Re: Interesting fake Colt
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2015, 12:40:35 PM »
Very interesting
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Re: Interesting fake Colt
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2015, 06:07:09 AM »
Did you say what that gun is worth?

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Re: Interesting fake Colt
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2015, 12:07:10 PM »
Caveat Emptor !!!

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Re: Interesting fake Colt
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2015, 04:40:05 PM »
Did you say what that gun is worth?

Not more than $400.00 IMNSHO
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Re: Interesting fake Colt
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2015, 10:39:11 PM »
Personally, the Tiffany grips really turn me off. Even the originals.
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Re: Interesting fake Colt
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2015, 05:38:16 PM »
Especially the originals.

Some people ‘go for baroque’.  I don’t.  As a style it’s usually associated with the end of an epoch.  If properly executed it can be astounding but it’s so shallow as to be nearly all surface.  Much like a supernova it flares out magnificently and then finis. That’s all folks.  Tiffany handles are degenerate, a robber baron thing that stays in New York City and never leaves the mahogany cabinet top.  Lincoln would have called it a matter of ‘flubdubs and gegaws’.  To me it seems a variation on a theme of what would be part of Herman Goering’s dress uniform.

Not sure those two chaps on the vid would be much help out on a scout. 
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Re: Interesting fake Colt
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2015, 08:21:14 AM »
Thanx for posting that video. I'm not familiar with any "Tiffany" Colts except from a book on Colts I own and that was a true dog of a copy. It's interesting that when you've worked on enough antiques you can almost smell a fake.