Colt Army Special Range Report
Today, I made up for my remission. The way you check a Colt's lock-up is to drop the hammer and continue holding the trigger back. Then you try to turn the cylinder. This gun's lock-up was tighter than Tammy Faye Baker at a biker party. The fixed sights were very easy to pick up. I think this Colt might have a tad wider notch for a rear sight than a Smith does. The workmanship on the Colt was superb. A handbuilt handgun like this would sell for $2000+ on today's market. I shot 130 grain Winchester White Box (the Super Match box is just a prop). Shooting double action, the Colt's trigger was smooth as greased glass, with a hint of stacking at the end. The revolver handled easily. It had no failures in 200 rounds fired. The pictured target is my best at 30 feet, single action. This gun is accurate, so accurate that I have no excuse with it. Judging from the wear and the rifling, it probably now has twice as many rounds through it as it previously had. The wear on this revolver is all shelf wear. This hand fitted Colt, made in 1917, was $275 very well spent.
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