Century Model-100 45-70 Gov


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madcop94
September 5, 2007, 10:20 PM
I just recently inherited a Century Model100 45-70 revolver from my father and was wondering if anyone knows the approximate value of this gun..

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mastercrasher
June 22, 2009, 07:28 PM
YES. It's by my standards valuable. I ordered one in 1976 and didn't get it until 1989. 13 years was worth the wait. It depends on how the gun was ordered (extras) and the serial number. Approximately the first 500 were made with a machined steel frame. The rest were cast bronze. Mine is cast bronze S/N 96X. It shoots like a dream. I also ordered the holster and cartridge belt they offered made by Lawrence. Depending on condition and how it was outfited $2,000 minimum to maybe $3,500. If there is any paper work keep it.

Molasses
June 22, 2009, 08:19 PM
This one was purchased from an online gun shop for approximately $1,200 last Christmas...
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/Molasses_photos/Century/MVC-020F.jpg
There's usually at least one listed over at GunBroker.com, which'll help give an idea of what people figure they'll bring.

GUNKWAZY
June 22, 2009, 08:29 PM
Congrats on the gun, I'm hoping Dad didn't pass for you to get the gun.
If he did, I'm sorry.
Depending on which version you have it would sell in the range of $1200-$1500 if it's in excellent condition.
There's a company that's brought them back to the market.
They are called Bison bull and at this time, they only make them in the 45-70.
List price is $1495 here's a link.
http://www.bisonbull.com/BisonBull/specs.html

The original Century revolvers came in a few LARGE calibers.
The 45-70 being the norm if there is such a thing.
I have one on 50-70 currently.

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq172/toykwazy/century1.jpg

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq172/toykwazy/century3.jpg

Post some pics of her.

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

pageophile
June 22, 2009, 09:55 PM
Wow, quite the revolver!

I think that might be one even if I could get my hands on one, I'd be hesitant to fire it.

I've got a Marlin Guide Gun in 45-70 and it's a handful if you're not paying attention.

Couldn't even imagine touching off a round in a revolver.

JAV8000
June 23, 2009, 05:20 AM
I also have a Marlin guide gun and it made my shoulder black and blue with 20 rounds of 500 grain Buffalo Bore ammo. I hit fine, no flinching, but was struck by the recoil impulse. I'm not particularly recoil sensitive either. I would think you guys shoot low pressure "trapdoor" rounds.

dom1104
June 23, 2009, 08:41 AM
That guns and ammo magazine cover "you cant rape a 38"

say.... what? lol.

danbrew
June 23, 2009, 09:11 AM
That guns and ammo magazine cover "you cant rape a 38"

Think about it.

mastercrasher
June 23, 2009, 05:27 PM
About 1972-1974 I wanted bigger grips. I talked to the owner for tips on how to align them to the frame. He gave great tips. I commented what a fun gun it was to shoot and it made a big hit when I was visiting a range in San Diego. He said he was in San Diego at the same time I was there to present a 50-70 to Clint Eastwood. There goes Dirty Harry. I can't verify if he did or not but it made for a good conversation.

mastercrasher
June 23, 2009, 06:45 PM
OOPS! Old age sucks. Off by 10 years. It was 1983 when I was in S.D.

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