I must say I have found some great deals this year. I traded a home built 10.3” upper for this Colt and got $100 cash to boot . The owner said when he received it many years ago , the nickel finish was in ok shape, but he sent it to Fords for a brushed nickel refinish. They could not save the Rampant Pony, but the gun looks good and shoots very well. I know it has zero collector value, but fits anywhere. It beats a sharp stick and was wayyyy more pleasant to shoot than my LCP. I’m fairly certain I have about $275 into this gun.
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Those little .25's from the days of yore tend to get completely overlooked today, but I think they still have a place in modern society. As Para once said, and I paraphrase: "You and I will be dust in the ground and yet, the .25 ACP will still be putting holes in people."
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Nice gun! I'd have done that deal in a heart beat.
I wonder if Colt would re-stamp the rampant pony for you? It would still be a refinished gun, but that's such a cool mark.
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