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Bill Cole SBT gun Pictures

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by checker, Oct 20, 2009.

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  1. checker

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    Cole SBT owners or folks who know Cole SBT owners;
    I would appreciate it if any Cole SBT owner's could send me some pictures of your Bill Cole Trap gun....I'm just beginning process of a "book" / booklet or what ever listing of Bill's 119 trap guns he built.....Pictorally documenting this life's work & love and the transition in gun design thru the years. Gun details appreciated with pictures...SN, bbl info, weight etc.
    I am days away from buying a Cole Gun.... in doing my research, I knew of Bill's passing first and JUST NOW found details of his battle vs Big "C".
    I'm a lucky survivor myself....Brain Tumor deal
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    Charles
    celove@ntelos.net

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    Here are some Bill Cole SBT pictures....in chronological order from earliest to last

    BC Prototype made in 1992...no SN just 1992

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    BC Prototype SN P-2 Blue Finish one of Bill Cole's orginial Try Guns.

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    BC SBT #4 and picture with Owner "Jess" Jespernsen

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    BC SBT #5 Great pictures from proud Bill Cole owner with couple Trophy Belt Buckles won with #5 with a early Cole high rib....80/20 POI and 33" barrel.


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    BC SBT #7

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    BC SBT #19

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    BC SBT #20

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    BC SBT #26 12-21-09 For sale at http://www.dawsonent.com/browse.cfm/4,1583.html

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    BC SBT $40 Engraved by M.Dubber


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    BC SBT #41

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    BC SBT #48 held by Bill Cole & Vern Landgraff

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    #48's Americase...owner David Buchman's Tribute to Bill...Graphics done by famed iconic hot rod striper, Tommy "Itchy" Otis ....Tommy is a Greek American from Long Island, N.Y. living in LA now. The "Tribute" is in GREEK....the Greek again means, "roughly", "true to his own spirit".....Cool Dave $ "Itchy"


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    BC SBT #49 with Perfect Fit Stock

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    BC SBT #50 Ridiculous....Is jealously a fault? This is BC SBT Grade III "THE GARGOYLES GUN"....won a Gunsmith Guild Award.

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    BC SBT #54 with Beautiful Cole Americase

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    BC SBT #57

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    BC SBT #60 with Wenig Buttstock

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    Kool Cole Tribute Case for $60 by Chango2.....Excellant

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    BC SBT #65

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    BC SBT #70

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    BC SBT #73 2 ribs and Counter Coil Stock


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    BC SBT #78 Engraved by Bill Mains


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    BC SBT #79

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    BC SBT #80 Grade II Engraved by Bill Mains


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    BC SBT #89

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    BC SBT #102 two barrel set, four rib's, two trigger's Pull/Release triggers with SUPER WOOD and Offset Custom stock.....WOW


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    BE SBT #104


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    BC SBT #105


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    BC SBT #112

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    BC SBT #69 Bill Cole's Gun, Grade III

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    Ed Haley and Bill Cole with Ed's Grade II BC SBT

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    BC SBT Grade III Receiver with Gold Birds...Bill's Gun

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    Send my YOUR Bill Cole SBT gun pictures to post here...send to celove@ntelos.net
     
  2. Chango2

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    To the TOP for what sounds like a great project honoring a fine man and his gun.
     
  3. checker

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    Just added 1st round of pictures I have recieved....BC SBT #20, #70, #7, #57, #54, Cole Titanium SBT Gun,....send my you BC SBT pix and I'll post then here.....lets find all on them......send to celove@ntelos.net
     
  4. Chango2

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    I continue to admire this project and must get off my duff and send some pics.
     
  5. checker

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    Thanks Chango2.....I got off my duff and fell in the recent snow 12-19&20-2009 here in Western VA.....see up to minuite pix.
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  6. merlynstrapguns

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    I have sold several of Bill's guns. 2 to Ross Willey (Wy), and "brokered" another with gold birds from Don Magruder to Ross. Chuck Korte (Ka.) bough one at the Kansas state shoot 2008 and has done very well with it. Good guns and tough as "woodpecker lips"..........merlyn
     
  7. PerazziBigBore

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    The small picture is of the Titanium Cole... Not #2 which I also own..
     
  8. checker

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    Bill Cole SBT # 26 added today to pictures....also it is for sale at Dawson's $4700... http://www.dawsonent.com/browse.cfm/4,1583.html
    Thanks for this picture and information Sam.....Happy Holidays to Everyone
     
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    Bill Cole SBT # 60 added today to pictures...THANKS Dave
     
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    Just added Pictures of BC SBT # 48 held by Vern Landgraff. It has Briley CT's. Thanks for help Dave, current owner & great guy.
     
  11. checker

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    Dave...Thanks again for your assistance on #48 and likewise to Don in locating BC with 3 gold birds.
     
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    Please Edit above....the fifth picture down...the BC SBT # 54 is actually mine, X Trap 2, and it is S/N 57. Thanks, Ray.......(ö¿ö)
     
  13. Chango2

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    #48 is pictured, above, held by the late Bill Cole and Vern Landgraff. Small error. Gun is mine, not Vern's. Vern owns, I believe, an engraved Cole. I met both of those gentlemen at Redlands Shooting Park in February, 2009. I also took the picture(s) of Bill and Vern standing. It was a special pleasure to meet and talk with the "father" of the Bill Cole Gun and with Vern who was a close colleague of Bill's and is a trapshooter.

    Now..I'd love to source a 60/40 rib for my Bill Cole trapgun.
     
  14. DEM36

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    I have a #700 rib for a Bill Cole SBT for sale in near-mint condition for $200.00 + shipping. Before he passed, Bill told me that he only made two of these, his & mine. The picture of Bill & his gun shows it with a 700 rib which puts the center of the pattern 25" above the point of aim. Will consider an even-up trade for a quality item such as a custom knife, leather shell bag,etc. Don Magruder, St. Louis, MO 314-707-3057
     
  15. checker

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    Found another Cole SBT...pictures to be sent to me and posted later....Thanks R**
     
  16. aa27zz

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    DEM 36

    I"ll take the 700 rib if it's for a 34" barrel.

    Email sent.

    Merry Christmas,
    Sam
     
  17. checker

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    Added BC SBT #41 pictures today...thanks Ted
     
  18. Chango2

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    Now #41 looks not only beautiful, but very, very mint. Thanks. David
     
  19. checker

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    Just added picture of BC SBT #105 with PFS....thanks for picture Jim....Well Done!
     
  20. Chango2

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    Ed,

    Is that engraving factory? Looks very unique, not seen that...at least in any literature I was fortunate to see.

    David
     
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