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The story of this beautiful Colt is over a hundred years in the making and while no one knows its history from the first half of the century, the second has been nothing short of amazing.
An heirloom lost for decades and recently uncovered during renovations to the family home, the piece was found wrapped in newspaper, stashed amongst the rafters.
We don’t come across many Colt Model 1905’s these days, in-fact there has been fewer showing-up the last five years. Understandable considering production was fewer than sixty-three-hundred.
It’s estimated less than fifteen-hundred remain today so we’re pleased when given the opportunity to restore one to its full beauty.
When the piece first arrived, we found it shone worse in our client’s photos than in truly was. Though the grips were rotted to disintegration, the slide lock missing, bluing mostly gone and it shone all the bangs and dings that a century could produce, its metal was surprisingly clear of pitting or rust, the nomenclature was mostly intact and the bore was nothing if not in remarkably good condition. This was a gem and a true barn find.
This Colt was meticulously restored by hand in Master Service which was completed in just over four months.
We believe our efforts are proven in the results.
We love creating Fitz’s, out of anything we can get our hands on, Colt’s, Smiths, Beretta’s, even Webley’s.
These were the in-the-day gunfighter pieces, carried and used by some pretty intense guys. ~
Pin-off restoration refinished in rust blue with Cabochon accents, fitted with period elephant ivory.
For the record I would like to say that never in my life have I heard nor read of a single incident of accidental discharge involving a Fitz design. Nonetheless, I have read a lot of hyperbole on the potentially serious safety concerns of carrying a Fitz from the on-line firearm “academia”.
Some pretty serious guys.
For more than a dozen years I’ve carried Fitz’s of every design and can attest to this:
Simply put, these are all “answers” in search of a “problem”.
In my experience, locating LEGO bricks beneath bare feet in the middle of the night poses a much higher risk.
A beautiful rendition of the S.D. Myres Detective Wonder Holster, circa 1930.
Handcrafted by Karla Van Horne of Purdy Gear, Mrs. Van Horne does superb work which is well worth the wait.
Features a re-enforced frame which allows this leather half-shoulder holster to carry the piece high and muzzle up.
Handsome, functional, over-the-top cool.
(Smith shown is not a MOB GUN)