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Old 11-30-2011, 06:59 AM   #1
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Was going through all the guns that are to nice to hunt with this week and first one out was the Colt Grand Alaskan .375. And for the first time I asked myself if it is all original. It looks great. 'Bout 98% if I'm not mistaken. Problem is that there's a muzzle break where the front sight should be. Another one of those situations where I get the gun so cheap that I don't care to notice such things. I don't see anything obvious to convince me that it's not original so either some gunsmith did a very fine job taking off that sight and and matching the finish, the barrel was cut shorter, or it was done by Colt and I just haven't seen another one. Anybody know how long the barrel is supposed to be? I don't see a gunsmith cutting off three inches but it's something I can check.

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Old 12-06-2011, 08:56 PM   #2
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That's what I thought. Not to many of these rifles around so reference is limited. I'm curious to hear what Colt has to say. Hopefully luck is in my favor.



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They were never made w/ a muzzle brake.

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Like this? Looks like Colt Royal Blue finish...pretty.

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Nope. Like this.

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Hey! First pic and I did it right. Must have been a mistake.

As you can see it does not have the royal blue finish. I guess that explains why the job looks so neat. I don't know if that was to match the break to the rest of the gun or because it needed it anyway. I'm leaning towards the opinion of jpattersnnh on this I think. Before I wasn't sure, but now that I see the difference between the finishes I'm convinced it is a gunsmiths work. But maybe I'm wrong. Doesn't hurt to hope right?



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