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WALKERs210
April 6, 2011, 11:05 PM
Came across two Colt's today in the box never fired. 1st is a 1st model Dragoon, second is a 2nd model dragoon. Neither have been fired but have minor surface rust on the trigger guard and slight surface rust in the cylinder of the 2nd model. Was offered both for a price of $400.00 each. They are beautiful and like many others I don't need them but sure would look good in the case. Question is simpliy is the $400.00 price in line.

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72coupe
April 6, 2011, 11:41 PM
I'd buy them but I don't think the wife would part with the money.

makos_goods
April 7, 2011, 12:34 AM
Came across two Colt's today in the box never fired. 1st is a 1st model Dragoon, second is a 2nd model dragoon. Neither have been fired but have minor surface rust on the trigger guard and slight surface rust in the cylinder of the 2nd model. Was offered both for a price of $400.00 each. They are beautiful and like many others I don't need them but sure would look good in the case. Question is simpliy is the $400.00 price in line.

The trigger guards of both are Brass...How did it "rust?"

~Mako

Fingers McGee
April 7, 2011, 12:54 AM
The trigger guards of both are Brass...How did it "rust?"


I was wondering the same thing.

Regardless, $400 ea is a good price.

WALKERs210
April 7, 2011, 01:40 AM
Failed to mention the trigger guards appear to be nickle or silver plated. It is not anything that jumps out at you but enough to catch the eye. Both are rock solid, no turn lines or any handling marks that I could see. One of these had a small gap where the back strap meets the frame, might just be the screw was loose and again this was nothing to bust deal. I have learned here on THR that questions that are serious will most often be answered in a serious nature from all the great people I have met and proud to call friends.

Hellgate
April 7, 2011, 02:05 AM
I agree with Fingers on this one. $200 each is a steal.

makos_goods
April 7, 2011, 02:28 AM
Hellgate,
I think they are $400 each. At $200 each you would need to avoid breaking your arm in the haste to pull your wallet.

~Mako

WALKERs210
April 7, 2011, 02:29 AM
Hellgate, the pricing was $400.00 each, $800.00 for both If he had offeed them for $400.00 for the pair they would be here now. Still by the time the dust settles most likely they will be here by the weekend.

Norton Commando
April 7, 2011, 01:28 PM
Hey there Walkers210 - look forward to seeing the pictures!

Hellgate
April 7, 2011, 06:34 PM
OOOOOooooooOOoOOoOoPPPPS! And I just got my eyes checked too. You know, sometimes we see what we WANT to see rather than what is there. Now I know why some folks call these contraptions a "confuser".

WALKERs210
April 7, 2011, 07:10 PM
Bad thing is I have to wait until Sat or Sun before I can even see them again. Think this guy should have let me have joint custody. Yea done thought and thought and think I will have both of them by the weekend. Then there's the matter of a Sharps 44/70 Gov I've been looking at:D

madcratebuilder
April 8, 2011, 07:18 AM
With surface finish imperfections $400 ea sounds about right price wise. The German silver trigger guards have a clear coat that starts to deteriorate over time and looks terrible. It removes easily with lacquer thinner.

I have bought a few 3rd gens with surface rust that cleaned up very nice with some Eezox and elbow grease.

CHM
April 9, 2011, 10:19 AM
I have all 3 models, but 2nd Gen Colts. They are awesome in terms of fit and finish. My 3rd is part of a bicentennial set. I also just acquired a 2nd gen 1970s vintage Navy and am waiting for the brown truck to deliver NIB 1981 or so Navy and Army as well as a 1971 issuie Grant and Lee set with matching SN's! The royal blue finish on the 70s guns is hard to beat. Will attempt to post pictures when I can.

Fingers McGee
April 9, 2011, 05:09 PM
CHM,

Without pictures, they don't exist. :evil:

CHM
April 10, 2011, 10:23 AM
Fingers,

I have a lot of pictures to take then. You inspired me to find a Grant/Lee set. I found both with matching serial numbers, but paid extra I'm sure. It's hard for me to believe these get split up, but I guess they were originally sold individually as well as in pairs. I will post pictures as soon as I can.

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