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Jack O'Connor's Colt National Match Mid-Range .38 Special, factory letter documents ship to JOC, 99% original condition

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Jack O'Connor's Colt National Match Mid-Range .38 Special, factory letter documents ship to JOC, 99% original condition  Guns > Pistols > Colt Automatic Pistols (1911 & Var)
Description: For many hunters and shooters old enough to lament the gray in their beard, the legendary Jack O’Connor still stands as the foremost authority on all things related to firearms. O’Connor is the sheep hunter’s sheep hunter, one of the earliest winners of the prestigious Weatherby Award and the famous nemesis of a big-hatted cowboy named Elmer. Gone from us now some 40 years, O’Connor is still widely remembered as the champion of the .270 Winchester cartridge and, in error, as the fellow who originally hung the phrase “Grand Slam” on the taking of all four species of North American wild sheep. O’Connor was a rifleman, to be sure, and was also pretty good with a shotgun. He even went so far as to order a Colt National Match Mid-Range .38 Special and tell his friend, Henry Kaufman, "I thought sometime I might want to do a little target shooting". He wrote about this pistol in his Getting the Range column that appeared in the February, 1966 issue of Outdoor Life.

Jack never used the Colt very much and sold it Kaufman in the mid-70s. Henry eventually let someone talk him out of the pistol, which in turn was purchased by the current owner in 1994. Still in spectacular condition and supported by a Colt factory letter confirming shipment to O'Connor on March 26, 1965, it is a legitimate piece of shooting history.

CONDITION: Serial number 4874-MR includes the original magazine, Elliason adjustable rear sight, flat mainspring housing and remains in at least 99 percent overall condition. Only light indications of handling and range wear are present.

DOCUMENTATION: Colt factory letter. A black and white photograph of the pistol with serial number and "Colt National Match cal. .38 Sp. WC. This was the only pistol I ever bought from Jack O'Connor" on reverse. The photo is attached to a signed letter dated 7/3/92 from Henry Kaufman to Bob Cunningham (second purchaser) discussing the pistol and its sale. In turn, Cunningham added notes to this letter on 1/29/94 which acknowledged the sale to the present owner. Finally, a letter from Kaufman, dated "July 3", supports Kaufman's primary document in casual form. All documents, including a photocopy of the 2/66 issue of Outdoor Life are included. Additionally, the present owner will prepare a personalized letter to the purchaser detailing the pistol's history upon request.

INCLUSIONS: One additional aftermarket magazine. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. A comprehensive photo package is available by request (include direct email address).

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Colt
Caliber: .38 Special
Location: MT

Trades Accepted: Fine bolt & double rifles, handguns, hunting books

Each item is listed at the lowest acceptable price and will remain firm.

Layaway purchases are welcome, subject to an agreeable timeline. (Usual terms are 1/3 plus shipping down, with 1/3 at 30 days and balance at 60 days.) Other suggestions will be given every consideration.

PayPal purchases (for approved products) will be assessed a 3% convenience fee.

Most credit/debit card purchases will be assessed a 3.5% convenience fee. American Express purchases will be assessed a 4.5% convenience fee.

Wire transfers are accepted.

Personal checks are accepted. A 10-day bank hold is required.

No sales tax is required.

California purchases are welcome.

Shipping amount quoted applies only to seller's choice of courier via ground service in the lower 48 states. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, as well as any expedited service or special handling, is available at actual cost.

All transactions are conducted with absolute professionalism and courtesy. Customer satisfaction is foremost and always ensured.

Shipping Notes: See Description

Item #: 935614259
Seller Since: Mar. 2000
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is an FFL
City: Kalispell
State: MT

Shipping: $100.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Discover Check Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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