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ATHOMSON
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Posted - 12/23/2010 :  4:47:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was looking for a 357 revolver and I stumbled on this one with a 6 inch barrel for $400.00. By the time I got hold of the seller it was gone and I can't find another. I think the search is on and that is alot of the fun.

AT

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Posted - 12/23/2010 :  6:56:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the colt peacemaker (SAA) wasn't made with a 6" barrel, to my knowledge. they did have a 4 3/4" and a 5 1/2, but no 6"
i'm guessing, at that price, it was an italian copy. 3rd gen 357 saa's are in the $1000 range.
do you have a link to the gun?
tom


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searcher5
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Posted - 12/23/2010 :  7:02:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Difference between a colt Peacekeeper and a peacemaker.

Here's an example of a peacekeeper:

http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=193126513



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Spider7115
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Posted - 12/23/2010 :  7:04:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tplumeri

the colt peacemaker (SAA) wasn't made with a 6" barrel, to my knowledge. they did have a 4 3/4" and a 5 1/2, but no 6"
i'm guessing, at that price, it was an italian copy. 3rd gen 357 saa's are in the $1000 range.
do you have a link to the gun?
tom



He means a Colt Peacekeeper, not Peacemaker. It was a .357, like the Trooper MK V model. It was made from 1985-1987 and had a 4" or 6" barrel.

In fact, Colt successfully sued American Western Arms for using the "Peacekeeper" name on their Single Action Army revolvers.


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Edited by - Spider7115 on 12/23/2010 7:06:20 PM
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mark christian
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Panama
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Posted - 12/23/2010 :  7:05:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Peacekeeper is actually one of my favorite DA revolvers:

The problem was that the Colt guys didn't like it since the finish was not very attractive, at least not in their eyes and it was a sales flop; only being produced for a couple of years. 6 inch barrels are by far the most common, although there are some for inch tubes out there. The Peacekeeper is actually finished very closely to the color found on the AR-15 rifle, which I liked...But then I like lots of stuff no one else does! All and all it is a nice pistol with good handling qualities and very pleasant to shoot.
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Spartacus
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Posted - 12/23/2010 :  7:06:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sorry! i didn't even know there was a peace keeper colt!


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mark christian
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Posted - 12/23/2010 :  7:14:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tplumeri

sorry! i didn't even know there was a peace keeper colt!



Unfortunately for Colt no one else did either, which is why it flopped on the market. The old list price was about $325, which made it quite competitive, but it was simply the wrong gun for the Colt crowd.

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ATHOMSON
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Posted - 12/23/2010 :  10:05:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the input, Mark. Now if I can track one down.

AT

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barbwired
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Posted - 12/23/2010 :  11:16:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Spider7115

quote:
Originally posted by tplumeri

the colt peacemaker (SAA) wasn't made with a 6" barrel, to my knowledge. they did have a 4 3/4" and a 5 1/2, but no 6"
i'm guessing, at that price, it was an italian copy. 3rd gen 357 saa's are in the $1000 range.
do you have a link to the gun?
tom



He means a Colt Peacekeeper, not Peacemaker. It was a .357, like the Trooper MK V model. It was made from 1985-1987 and had a 4" or 6" barrel.

In fact, Colt successfully sued American Western Arms for using the "Peacekeeper" name on their Single Action Army revolvers.



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mark christian
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Posted - 12/23/2010 :  11:31:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where were all of you guys 25 years ago when I had a dozen of these things sitting around in my gun shop gathering dust? I ended up keeping the best one for myself (naturally ) but the remaining Peacekeepers took forever to sell!

"Does it come in blue"?

"No".

"Can you get them in stainless steel"?

"No".

"Is there a 2-1/2" barrel"?

"No".

"Is there an 8" barrel"?

"No".

"Can you get factory Colt wood stocks instead of the synthetics"?

"No".

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barbwired
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USA
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Posted - 12/23/2010 :  11:33:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mark christian

Where were all of you guys 25 years ago when I had a dozen of these things sitting around in my gun shop gathering dust? I ended up keeping the best one for myself (naturally ) but the remaining Peacekeepers took forever to sell!

"Does it come in blue"?

"No".

"Can you get them in stainless steel"?

"No".

"Is there a 2-1/2" barrel"?

"No".

"Is there an 8" barrel"?

"No".

"Can you get factory Colt wood stocks instead of the synthetics"?

"No".



You don't think maybe you missed one in all that dust do you?
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oldgunman
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Posted - 12/24/2010 :  12:02:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now I want one too!
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coltpax
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Posted - 12/24/2010 :  12:52:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by oldgunman

Now I want one too!



+1. Might save my dough and look for one for my first revolver. I'm surprised when I asked about good 1st pistols for people, I was getting SW's recommended out the butt but nobody recommended one of these. And Mark, I wasn't alive when you had a bunch sitting around. I like it, looks good for the price.
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scottm21166
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Cuba
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Posted - 12/24/2010 :  11:15:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by searcher5

Difference between a colt Peacekeeper and a peacemaker.

Here's an example of a peacekeeper:

http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=193126513


wow, that guy got half of what he expected to get.
but someone got a nice deal on a fairly rare colt.
Did you Mean peace keeper or peace MAKER
I have peace makers, 44-40 convertable to 44 special with an additional cylinder and .22 convertables in standard and New frontier versions. they are the keep sakers...I wonder if they will ever make a peace seeker?



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drobs
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Posted - 12/24/2010 :  11:21:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mark,

What what was the name of the Colt Revolver that was similar to that but came with a pistol scope from the factory? Same time frame I believe.

Colt Hunter?



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