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value of vintage colt 22LR revolver??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by sniper4usmc, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. sniper4usmc

    sniper4usmc Member

    What is value of this old Colt Officers 22LR revolver?

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  2. Guillermo

    Guillermo member


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    in that kind of shape I would not take less that 700 bucks (even without the proper grips)

    Put period grips on it and if you are taking your time...you might get 800-900 if you take your time.

    That is pristine.
  3. sniper4usmc

    sniper4usmc Member

    this pistol belong to my next door 80yrs old grandma..she said got it from her dad
  4. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    Unfortunetly this last year unless pristine and original that pre war .22LR would sell for much less than it is worth. The people with big money are looking for NIB - CHEAP and the others with $ or credit are buying new trash for some reason. Any one with more than 4 Benjamins would be an owner around here , PLUS tax and registration ect. Free states tend to be poor states so like I said any thing over $400 in a free state would not be stealing. In 2007 that gun would go quickly for $700. Signs of the times!
  5. savit260

    savit260 Well-Known Member

    That's exactly what I was thinking.

    The jigged bone grips are actually kind of cool IMO as well. Not that they would add to the price, but cool non the less.

    $400? ummm.... not around these parts. Not even in this economy, unless the seller was super desperate, and needed a crack fix.

    People understand that the Colt Officers Model Target is one of the finest double action .22's ever produced.

    That's not some garden variety .22 there!
  6. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

    fixed it for you :D
  7. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Well-Known Member

    I'm unfamiliar with the Colts so will ask where did the horsey go ? Is this a re-finish or did it not ever have the Colt horse on the frame ?
  8. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    The rampant colt is right there on the side plate where it belongs....However, it looks pretty shallow to me, which is often a tell-tale sign of a refinish.
  9. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

    It does

    But the lettering looks great...

    I am betting it is just not a deep horsey (it doesn't read philosophy)
  10. highpower

    highpower Well-Known Member

    I also have a pre-war OMT (mine is from 1930), and I wouldn't take less than around $800 for mine. The lack of original stocks does diminish the value somewhat, but the condition of the rest of the gun is superb. I think the reason the rampant colt is hard to see is a combination of the lighting and a light strike with the die.




  11. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    This is one I wouldn't mind seeing in person. Pricing relative to the discussion sounds about right. I keep looking at it and wonder if this gun has essentially no blue finish left or it was a nickel gun with a worn finish. Guess the refinish possiblity still exists in my mind.

    Do you have any history about this particular OMT?
  12. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

    The blue looks perfect to me.
  13. TonyT

    TonyT Well-Known Member

    The Colt Officers Model in anyh caliber is a gteat shooting machine for bullseye psitol shooters. In the late 50's and early 60's the Colt revolvers were preferred for their single actions. Since DA shooting appears to dominate the shooting games today the S&W have a distinct advantage over the Colt DA trigger. I enjoy shooting my old Col MM's particularly in 22. My pre WWII OM22 is a 1931 gun and my son has a 1929 gun. I also have two of the post WWII version in 22 the OM Specail and OM Match - all great shooters.
  14. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    The gun looks silver to me in the photo, not blue. This is the OP's gun, not Highpower's. It could be the light?
  15. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

    that is my guess

    HP's is also lovely although he need to clean under the cylinder release :neener:
  16. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    I own a couple of these.
  17. Onward Allusion

    Onward Allusion Well-Known Member

    Well, I traded a Taurus PT1911 SS in 45ACP for one with original grips and in similar condition to Highpower's, so I guess it's worth at least $500. However, I think I won big on that deal.
  18. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    I'd insure it for a grand.

    That's definitely worth hanging onto.
  19. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking there is a very distinct possibility that this is a very, very well done refinish. I certainly wouldn't kick it out of bed but that would take it out of the collector price range.

    The jigged bone grips do not affect value the way a set of well-fitting stags would. If at all.

    I would strongly suggest resizing the pics.
  20. highpower

    highpower Well-Known Member

    I didn't notice the crud under the cylinder release until I looked at the photo. :banghead:

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