My grandson Trevor giving this one a little work out.
Those are some fine old Colts !!!!!I have all 3 (22,32,38) and a New Service Match in 45 Colt. (predecessor to the Shooting Master) Only wish I could shoot as well as they can.
The 32 cost almost as much as the other 3 combined. One of only 49 made due a fouled up order from MA Quartermaster.
Pistolero,I found that old RCBS .38 Spl "Wadcutter dies", marked that way on the cardboard box,
will do about 1/4" neck sizing at the top of the case, and then expand it properly. These produce
somewhat better loads in one of my Model 14s, although a Hornady die set, when I use a long
larger diam expander that I made will do just about as good, but it works the brass a good bit more,
probably will not last as long.
I wish I had paid the extra bit, darn it.
I know the feeling! I bought a Colt shooting master 38 two years ago from a local dealer for $700 thinking it was a gunsmith rework. Knowing it was a shooting master and pretty rare I bought it as a project gun. A few months later I was showing it to a friend at a gun show and another vendor offered to buy it. Even though I didn’t want to sell it I did anyway for a small profit. After more research I figured out it was a King sight Colt Shooting Master. Not sure what the real value is but it must be pretty rare!Yeah, well this was a few years ago, IIRC, he was at $350 or 375 and I wanted it for $325.
Somtimes, do you ever wonder "What was I thinking!?" after you did something?
The gun was in very good condition.