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Offline Rock Island

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1878 DA
« on: September 10, 2011, 05:28:15 PM »
Not the army model, but close, before being turned into a belly gun this was a Colt 1878 DA in 44-40.  I got this from an old neighbor of mine many years ago, he found it as a young man working in a CCC work crew sometime in 1934-35 in the wall of an abandoned building in Deadwood South Dakota.  All he did to it was rub off the light coating of rust, it was still loaded when he found it .

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Re: 1878 DA
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 05:38:42 PM »
I like that a lot.  :)
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Re: 1878 DA
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 05:42:54 PM »
Me too. That is sweet!!  :)  BTW, I set up the other board and moved this thread.