September 1, 2003, 07:37 PM
I was at the gun show a few weeks ago and a private seller had a Colt 1905 in about 80% condition for $325.
Since I knew nothing about them and had never seen one for sale before
I passed it up.
Now I've been losing sleep thinking I was hasty. If I see another one in that condition for that price should I get it?
September 1, 2003, 09:07 PM
$325 for a Colt M1905 is a steal !
September 1, 2003, 10:17 PM
I think it may have been too good of a "steal." We all like those deals-of-a-lifetime, but when something is too good it probably is. Maybe passing it up was a good thing. I wouldn't loose any sleep.
September 1, 2003, 10:33 PM
Since I had never seen one and had only vaguely heard of one from a colt history article I was reluctant.
I only like to buy things I know a lot about.
The older gentleman selling it didn't look like a crook but I guess you never know.
September 1, 2003, 10:46 PM
If fully functional and 80 percent of original finish remaining...
Should retail at about 17-18 hundred.
If the real deal.....it would most likely have been sucked up by one of the other dealers during set-up.
Long shot....very long shot, that you passed on the deal of a lifetime but I don't think so.