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Not a Winchester, But
August 21, 2021
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This ain’t no Winchester but it does give Me braggin’ rights, Colt “Texas” Patterson #5 holster pistol ser#700. You probably wouldn’t believe what I had to give up for this piece.20210821_140026.jpgImage Enlarger20210821_140039.jpgImage Enlarger

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August 21, 2021
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Henry Mero said
You probably wouldn’t believe what I had to give up for this piece. 

More than your house & farm?

August 21, 2021
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Ya’ Clarence, I didn’t get much change from the 100 oz. gold bar I cashed, but this is much prettier to look at.Smile

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August 21, 2021
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You surely would’t say that if you were’t going to divulge? Nice Pistol. I appreciate the old Colt’s.

September 3, 2021
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If you are on the Colt forum, you should post it there.  Not many people see Pattersons, or know how to tell a real one.  It would be helpful to have it there. 

September 3, 2021
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Don’t forget,  the pawn guys and their experts say your Patterson would be worth more if you would take it to the range and shoot it to prove it works.

September 3, 2021
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jban said
Don’t forget,  the pawn guys and their experts say your Patterson would be worth more if you would take it to the range and shoot it to prove it works.  

Hey, I agree with that!  Show us how it groups!  (Maybe better to install some good adjustable sights first.)

September 14, 2021
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Don’t think I’ve kahoona’s enough to shoot this one. I have a repo Walker and a 2nd gen 1860 Army when I need My black powder rush. I haven’t figured out the Colt forum yet, I am a member. Clarence I think I’d put a red dot sight on it if I wanted to hit anything, but I’ll prob’ly leave as is for now.

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September 15, 2021
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That’s a nice one Henry.

It’s too bad our Gun-shows are still in lockdown, it would be nice to see it up close.

Best regards, Dave

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Yes Dave , I’ve gathered up quite a bunch of Percussion Colts, Got some pretty nice ones,.Are You at all in to them?

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September 18, 2021
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Henry Mero said
This ain’t no Winchester but it does give Me braggin’ rights, Colt “Texas” Patterson #5 holster pistol ser#700. You probably wouldn’t believe what I had to give up for this piece.20210821_140026.jpgImage Enlarger20210821_140039.jpgImage Enlarger  

Wow very nice Henry. Don’t see these original pieces for sale ever. Nice find.

September 18, 2021
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I don’t see a trigger on this gun. Maybe it’s just my old eyes?

Is it somehow being covered up by that plastic piece holding it up?

September 18, 2021
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jampard said
I don’t see a trigger on this gun. Maybe it’s just my old eyes?

Is it somehow being covered up by that plastic piece holding it up?  

Folding trigger deploys when fully cocked….

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September 18, 2021
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Thanks Rick, actually it found Me, it’s been in hiding for 120 years in Tennessee. Jampard it is a folding trigger that comes down when cocked

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September 19, 2021
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Henry Mero said
Yes Dave , I’ve gathered up quite a bunch of Percussion Colts, Got some pretty nice ones,.Are You at all in to them?  

Yes Henry, I’ve always liked the Colt percussion revolvers.

They have very good lines (design) and more powerful than most people realize.

September 19, 2021
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Henry,

Please read my comments with regards to your Paterson over on the Colt forum with regards to the authenticity of this revolver.  You posted several photographs over there which I was able to assess. 

I will admit that I dabble in Winchesters but Colt runs through my veins.

September 19, 2021
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Henry,

Please read my comments with regards to your Paterson over on the Colt forum with regards to the authenticity of this revolver.  You posted several photographs over there which I was able to assess. 

I will admit that I dabble in Winchesters but Colt runs through my veins.  

Geez!?!? Perhaps Henry will respond re: disagreement, refund, etc. As a member of the Colt forum I’ve been following the thread. 

Coming to the Colt SAA game late, I don’t trust my knowledge of them. That is why I rarely buy a 1st generation COLT from anyone other than a known/reputable dealer willing to guarantee (to some existent) as to what they are selling. So few remain “original”  Of course, unfortunately, there is premium for this.

September 19, 2021
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That’s what I’m hinting at.  If there’s a refund available with a time limit…get it when it’s still an option.

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Whether it be a Patterson, Walker or Dragoon you better know what you are doing or have help.  Like all guns these can be faked or messed with.  But what makes it worse than the others is the amount of money involved.  I will never own a Patterson or a Walker. I just can’t see spending that kind of money on just one gun when I can buy many more instead.  I am going to by a Dragoon when I can find a 2nd model that is in my price range and not messed with.  The second models are in the price range of a nice 86.

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Whether it be a Patterson, Walker or Dragoon you better know what you are doing or have help.  Like all guns these can be faked or messed with.  But what makes it worse than the others is the amount of money involved.  I will never own a Patterson or a Walker. I just can’t see spending that kind of money on just one gun when I can buy many more instead.  I am going to by a Dragoon when I can find a 2nd model that is in my price range and not messed with.  The second models are in the price range of a nice 86.  

The stakes are VERY high when it comes to the Colt Walker & Paterson revolvers.  A huge incentive is the money involved.  The vast majority of these, if original, are at least 6 figure firearms.  There is significant incentive to fake these!

Also, you MUST study, study, study these!  Compare known originals with your prospective purchase and note any discrepancy from original, no matter how minor.

If it seems too good to be true, it likely is.  Odds are great that the revolver you have in your hands is a fake.  There are MANY, MANY, MANY more fakes and reproductions than authentic examples.

If, after studying your revolver and if you note no discrepancies or only discrepancies that have a logical explanation, hire a renowned expert, such as Herb Glass, to provide an expert assessment of your revolver.

As always, buy the revolver, NOT the story.

These don’t come cheap, there’s no way around that.  The fees of an expert are a mere pittance when the stakes are this high and I would consider it “insurance”.

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