Colt 21a In France
Posted 12 June 2004 - 07:27 AM
Gun is in fair condition with WW2 wood. Other than stock and fore end(horiz) it 's orignal Colt model of 1921 Ser. No. 11xxx range . Gun was used by both Germans and French in WW2--- then sat in warehouse.
It will live in France near St LO. I have left it with a fellow collector who finds orignal ww2 stuff in the area all the time (wing off of a P47 for example) . Since the gun cost $650 I just couldn't turn it down. So my French collection has begun.
New 28a1's avail for about $1200 sold in France as DEWATS. Each gun has a certifiacte of DEWAT that goes with the gun. No registration otherwise---anyone can have them.
I did this 2 days ago on Thurs June 10.
Posted 12 June 2004 - 09:00 AM
Posted 12 June 2004 - 11:02 AM
Great post. Sounds like you had good time. $650 for dewat Colt Thompson in France. Let me know if your friend finds another one. I will buy it and let him keep it for me!
A couple of quick questions:
1. Does it still have the matching lower?
2. Could you post the complete serial number?
3. Can you post a picture or two of your great find?
Thanks...and I am serious about my offer.
Posted 12 June 2004 - 02:58 PM
That IS a great find, and you did the right thing to buy it!
Also - contact Gordon Hergastad and let him know the s/n - and disposition of it for his records!
Posted 12 June 2004 - 05:22 PM
Here in the UK we can own such dewats and I have been looking for for a Colt - hence my question about the Colt's sent to France at the beginning of WW2.
If you should decide not to collect in France please let me know. A 21A could have a good home in Scotland.