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A Very Rare Colt

With apologies to “I Have This Old Gun…”

February 11, 2013

Rekindling an Old Flame

I must have been about 12 years old when I first became aware of her. My dad—who had absolutely no interest in guns or the outdoors—would occasionally relent to my incessant pleas to go shooting and take me to Red Larsen’s Indoor Range behind the hospital in Torrance, Calif., where for a couple of bucks I could borrow a .22 and shoot a hundred rounds or so. Most of the loaner guns were worn out .22 rifles, but on one visit none of the rifles were available, so Red let me shoot a revolver. I vividly recall seeing Smith & Wesson stamped along the long barrel. Even at that innocent time I knew Smith & Wesson meant quality.

July 31, 2012