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Old 12-30-2013, 03:18 AM   #1
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Stupid question here, but I have seen several Colt handguns saying it is a TALO version. I even own a 1911 9mm TALO version that is still NIB. What makes the pistol a TALO, what's the difference? Thank you for any help and Happy Holidays!!!!
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:25 AM   #2
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talo is one of the really big distributers and buy in very high quantity, so high they are able to order special runs of guns with features you wont normally find in standard offerings.

for example i have a pair of ruger new vaquero with 4.62" barrels stainless in 45colt with 45acp cylinders, these are only available via davidson's an outfit in competition with talo and just as big.

these outfits listen to customer requests and order special runs if something is popular enough they think they can sell them all.

i frequently hit the davidson and talo sites looking for unique versions of guns as their catalogues change frequently and they sometimes have really cool stuff. its how i found my pink and black tigerstripe sw15-22

this is a talo edition of a colt 1911. colt doesnt make them normally in royal blue and its probably the single most beautiful 1911 ive ever seen

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Humm Davidson is across the street from Ruger's plant in Prescott, Az. Davidson is the largest Ruger distributor. What a coincidence.
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Thank you for the info. I had recently picked up a new Colt 1911 Talo in 9mm. I had never seen one like it so I bought it to add to the collection. Thanks again, Ed
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Local(ish) shop has a Talo Wiley Clapp on the shelf, but they want $1600 for it. I'm still tempted though, such a gorgeous gun.
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Local(ish) shop has a Talo Wiley Clapp on the shelf, but they want $1600 for it. I'm still tempted though, such a gorgeous gun.
$1600 is high from what I have seen. If you get to the $1300 range pull the trigger.

I have a standing request with a LGS for a Wiley Clapp Colt 1911, says he will let me have for $50 over his cost. But I have been waiting for 6 months.
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$1600 is high from what I have seen. If you get to the $1300 range pull the trigger.
Oh yeah, it's high. But when it's actually in your hand instead of just a pick on Gunbroker, that extra few hundred starts to magically seem less important. Funny how that happens.

I walked away, but I'm not sure if I'm happy about it.
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this is a talo edition of a colt 1911. colt doesnt make them normally in royal blue and its probably the single most beautiful 1911 ive ever seen
That thing is absolutely gorgeous. Wow.
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