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Posted: 8/22/2005 4:08:57 PM EDT
Thought I would share some pics of some family heirlooms.The pictures are of my SP1 and its twin (consecutive serial numbers) that belongs to my cousin. These were purchased by my father and my cousin's father from Colt thru a Fairbanks Morse branch in 1966 for the discounted price of $214.00 each. Each one has our father's name factory engraved in the lower receiver. Sorry for the photography, its not really a hobby of mine

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/Henry455/SP1%20Twins/SP1Twins04.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/Henry455/SP1%20Twins/SP1Twins01.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/Henry455/SP1%20Twins/SP1Twins03.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/Henry455/SP1%20Twins/SP1Twins02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/Henry455/SP1%20Twins/SP1Twins06.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/Henry455/SP1%20Twins/SP1Twins05.jpg
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 4:13:32 PM EDT
Now those are classics

Thanks for sharing!!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 4:15:02 PM EDT
Those rifles almost bring a tear to my eyes Henry. Talk about a wonderful gift to pass along to your children.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 4:32:58 PM EDT
Thanks for posting the pictures. NICE rifles to have.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 4:33:24 PM EDT
I'll give you a whopping 300 each...
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 4:41:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
Those rifles almost bring a tear to my eyes Henry. Talk about a wonderful gift to pass along to your children.



I agree. This is wonderful and I know you both must really be proud to have them.

R.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:58:12 PM EDT
Did you post this once before, or is there another person who also has a similar set......?

Very nice rifles.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:05:41 PM EDT
Wow, those guns bring back memorys. I bought my 1st AR-15 in 1975 and used one
of those 20" guns with triangle handguards for a lot of years.
Thanks for sharing!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:10:38 PM EDT
Nice.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:23:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:23:33 PM EDT
ok....i'm jealous!!!!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:36:11 PM EDT
Stickman, This is the first time these 2 rifles have been together (today). I think you may be thinking of a post I made a few weeks back concerning the Colt Archive letter describing these SP1's.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:36:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Did you post this once before, or is there another person who also has a similar set......?

Very nice rifles.



I believe he posted a thread after Colt authenticated the engraving as being factory done. Very nice rifles. They should be a treasure for generations in your family.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:37:23 PM EDT
Beat me to it
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:43:47 PM EDT
DAMN

Thats it, thats all I've got, speechless, keep those things together, Very nice early examples

Damn
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:48:46 PM EDT
Damn I want one of those. I have the serial numbers muhahahahahaahahahah
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:05:38 PM EDT
WOW they are nice.
i have a 1975 baby. shoot those darn things. i shoot mine all the time and love it.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:23:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BSOG1:
WOW they are nice.
i have a 1975 baby. shoot those darn things. i shoot mine all the time and love it.



I am by no means a safe queen type of guy but those rifles are not merely collectables they are priceless family heirlooms. They aint for shooting.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:40:50 PM EDT
I would add your name before you hand it down and so on and so on.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:49:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By model927:
I would add your name before you hand it down and so on and so on.



That engraving was done at the Colt factory 39 years ago. Engraving anything else on it now would be ludicrous.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:54:24 PM EDT
Very cool.

Matt
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 8:45:33 PM EDT
Two beauties.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:24:45 PM EDT
I'm speechless
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 3:55:08 AM EDT
engraved names
wow
thats more reason to shoot them.

run some wolf thru those boys
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:01:26 AM EDT
WOW!!!!!


I mean, like, WOW!!!!!!



Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:08:07 AM EDT
Nice twins...
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:11:16 AM EDT
awesome
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