Finally got a Colt Bisley!


PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:16 am
Yea he did !!

Got any pics of that .25 ACP Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket...!?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:28 am
Not of dad's. He sold all his guns except for his centerfire rifles back in the 50's. I like the old Colt self loaders, but the gun both I, (and he) wished he kept was his FOX Sterlingworth 20ga. made in Phila.

I bought a real nice new Remington Wing Master 12 Ga. vent rib before going in the Marines in '67, the old man always said it was too heavy, and "A 20 is all ya need!" After coming home and shooting bunnies with the Remington, the old man decided to get back in on the fun and went to the local hardware to purchase a new FOX 20, (FOX had long since closed their doors by '69) and all they had in a double 20 was a Stevens that paled in comparison. Well, for the money, around $85.00 new he decides to buy the Stevens, IF John will throw in a few boxes of bunny loads. John relents and the old man handed over the money. Thing was he had to fill out a 4473 form now which irritated the old man. Ya could see him getting madder and madder with each question John ask him. When John got to the one asking if the buyer had been convicted of a crime punishable by one or more years in prison, the old man gave John a stern look and said, "Not yet, John...not yet." A classic response and look from the old man I'll never forget! All the old man said on the drive home was, "That Son-of-a-&%#@*, LBJ shoulda been the one to get shot instead Kennedy!" He was right, as usual. :lol:

Here's a picture of a generic Colt 1908 just like the old man's.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:23 am
Yea...I know what they look like Krag.

Lusted after one for years now...still on the bucket list !!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:20 am
I never had one, or the desire. I did trade into a little Walther .25 once at a gun show, just something a guy tossed in to sweeten a deal, and a fellow gave me a MAN/MANN .25 auto made in Germany, made the Colt look big.

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