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SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by BE Mike on Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:38 pm

This gun was built by Dave Mattice of the National Guard Marksmanship Training Unit for Homer Pearson of Champion's Choice. Homer was commander of the All National Guard Markmanship Training Unit from 1977-1980, among other honors. Dave Mattice was also past pistolsmith of the U.S. Olympic team. The pistol was purchased directly from Mr. Pearson. It has been lightly used since purchase and shows some light wear. It is .45 ACP caliber, built from a Colt Series 70 pistol. It has a Smith & Wesson MTU barrel, short trigger with stop, arched checkered mainspring housing, stippled front strap, Clark scope mount and UltraDot 4 dot 1" scope. The trigger will pick up 3.5#. I believe it has a 12# Wolff recoil spring. The only fault I find with the pistol is that there is very slight perceptible movement in the slide to frame fit. There is no test target with this pistol, but I think that anyone who knows the work of Dave Mattice could assume that it will shoot well within the ten ring at 50 yards with match ammo. This pistol has been very reliable with handloads and is ready to go to the firing line. The pistol will come with 2 magazines and a small padded plastic case. The pistol is located in Indiana. Price is $1,450 + shipping. If out-of-state purchase the firearm will be shipped to an FFL and transferred. All transfer fees will be the responsibility of the buyer. The pistol is sold as is, with no warranties expressed or implied. All sales final. I apologize in advance for the poor quality of the photos (not my thing). My name is Mike Snyder.





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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by BE Mike on Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:55 pm

New lower price.

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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by Jon Eulette on Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:51 pm

What's the lower PRICE?

For those that don't know it, the S&W MTU barrels are excellent. I had one that held less than 1.5" at 50 with Federal Match.
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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by BE Mike on Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:19 pm

Jon Eulette wrote:What's the lower PRICE?

For those that don't know it, the S&W MTU barrels are excellent. I had one that held less than 1.5" at 50 with Federal Match.
Jon
It was $1,650.00; now $1,550 + shipping, if necessary. The reason I'm selling it, is it belonged to my father, who hasn't shot it in years. He is now 91 and living in a retirement center. The proceeds go to him.

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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by Axehandle on Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:58 am

Dang!  and just when I'm broke...  I knew Dave and have lots of pictures of me standing with Col Pearson at an award ceremony.   You can bet if Dave built it for the MTU Commander it was built with the best of everything.   Sure wish I had some money.

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Post by HenryA on Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:54 pm

I spent a good bit of time around the NGMTU during the period that was built and knew Dave. That is a really nice pistol by one of the best builders ever. I don't think you could buy any better even for lots more money.

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Post by john bickar on Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:12 pm

IIRC, Dave was the Guard armorer at the first USASNC at Chino in 1994. I was a wet-behind-the-ears kid shooting a borrowed Hämmerli 232 that was, to put it kindly, finicky. Dave did his best to try to make it run for me, even though he was under no obligation to do so.

My first and only experience with Dave Mattice. Slight tangent, but a free bump for a good-looking gun at a good price, built by a good guy.

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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by BE Mike on Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:21 am

Still available.

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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by BE Mike on Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:16 am

Price dropped $50. New price (reflected) is $1,500.

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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by BE Mike on Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:43 pm

Still available.

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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by KenO on Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:10 am

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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by BE Mike on Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:01 pm

Still available.

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Post by BE Mike on Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:36 am

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Post by BE Mike on Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:14 pm

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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by BE Mike on Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:37 am

Price reduced to $1,450 + shipping.

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Post by ShooterinVA on Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:35 am

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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by BE Mike on Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:23 pm

Pistol is still available.

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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by Mkreimer on Mon May 16, 2016 8:07 pm

Good evening, is the pistol still available

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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by BE Mike on Tue May 17, 2016 10:24 am

Mkreimer wrote:Good evening, is the pistol still available
Yes it is.

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Re: SOLD: Colt Wad Gun

Post by Mkreimer on Wed May 18, 2016 6:59 pm

I'll take it

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Post by Mkreimer on Wed May 18, 2016 7:02 pm

Please contact me at mkreimer@cinci.rr.com. I'll take if I can send US Bank money order, all of my accounts are there and I work those hours that I can't make it to post office.
Thanks Mark

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