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What Colt revolver is this? ( Banged up bad )

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Josh45, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Josh45

    Josh45 Well-Known Member

    I went to a local pawn shop today and was browsing their used guns for sale. After looking at some autos, I looked over at the revolver section. Nothing great really...Till I noticed a Colt 38 revolver!

    The price? $200.00. Stainless. Oh wow I thought to myself. Seemed like a decent price and all....Until I took a better look. The model says CNL which is Can Not Locate to them. It has no serial number. on it.

    I have a few pictures. There off a camera phone so Im sorry if the angle and quality is bad. For that matter, Is $200 bucks worth it? and then get it fixed up and all? If not, would you ask for a lower price or just leave it be.

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  2. bikemutt

    bikemutt Well-Known Member

    Run, don't walk.
  3. Josh45

    Josh45 Well-Known Member

    Heres a few more pics to get you a better idea.

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  4. GCBurner

    GCBurner Well-Known Member

    Looks like a nickle plated Spanish knockoff with a set of Colt marked replacement grips, maybe from the 1920s, or pre-Spanish Civil War period. I'd say $20 was more in line than $200, personally.
  5. Josh45

    Josh45 Well-Known Member

    Im thankful I have THR available to me. Sounds like BikeMutt is right about running.

    Its a shame to. Even as a knockoff of how bad one could neglect their own firearm.
  6. Ro1911

    Ro1911 Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking $50 not $200 but that just me
  7. Iggy

    Iggy Well-Known Member

    Another vote for running away..
  8. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    The photo is not the greatest, but I think it is a genuine Colt model 1892 New Model Army/Navy. Stainless? Not a chance! It has been badly buffed out, and either been left in the white with no finish, or nickel plated.

    It's next to worthless as a shooter because it's chambered in .38 Long Colt, which is been obsolete for a long time. Given the refinish job :barf: no collector would be interested.

    Finding a nice old Colt would be great, but this one doesn't meet the description. Let somebody else get taken.

    P.S. The serial number should be stamped on the bottom of the butt, toward the front. If it isn't this revolver is something you REALLY don't want!
  9. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    No way would I throw away $200 on that thang! Procuring ammo would be the least of your worries.
  10. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Like old fuff said, it looks like a beat up "new army/navy" to me. Pity someone abused it.

    No, it's not worth 200 bucks. I don't think I'd pay $20 for it.
  11. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't take it if it were free. It would make a decent paperweight but then you'd have to look at it. ;)
  12. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

    Old Fuff nailed this one.

    don't Just Say No

    Say "Hell No!!!"

    (and I am a guy that is a TOTAL sucker for stray dogs, orphans and old beat-up Colt revolvers)
  13. 32 Magnum

    32 Magnum Well-Known Member

    I recently sold one of these as a "parts gun" in that it was non-functional and was missing a few parts - on an internet auctions site and got $150 as the final winning bid.
    If that is an actual Colt - I can't tell from the pics on my screen - it would be worth at least that much for parts - the Nickel plating can be chemically removed. Just my 2 centavos, but something to consider.
  14. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    The plating can be removed but the underlying metal is so horribly overbuffed it couldn't even begin to be worth saving. If it was refinished one more time, it would look more like a wad of chewing gun than an old Colt sixgun.
  15. psyshack

    psyshack Well-Known Member

    There is a old Colt like this one in a pawn shop here. It's complete, but in far worse shape. And there asking price is $400. I have to laugh out loud every time I see it. It even appears to be bent. One could not even turn it into a shadow box display without spending to much time and money on it. :(
  16. pinstripe

    pinstripe Well-Known Member

    Save your money. There is nothing to see here folks so let's just move along.:barf:
  17. OldCavSoldier

    OldCavSoldier Well-Known Member

    Pawn shops.....nuff said!
  18. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    Now that is scary!!!
  19. Old Shooter

    Old Shooter Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't take that thing fishing if I KNEW the boat was gonna sink!

    Run Josh, Run....
  20. Josh45

    Josh45 Well-Known Member

    I ran from this a long time ago. I thought it might have been a real colt but lucky I have THR as back up for such things :D.

    Trust me, the finish or what ever you want to call it is pretty rough. It's pretty dirty as well. You might wander why I even bother looking at it.

    Had it been a real Colt and all.... I was gonna try to do the refinish and all. That's not happening now. Thank you THR :)

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