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Colt Single Action Army Revolver - chance to buy

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by meef, Nov 5, 2006.

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  1. meef

    meef Member

    Nov 7, 2004
    Interesting thing happened at the local gun show today.

    I ran into an old acquaintance who it appears married someone whose previous spouse (now deceased) had a decent gun collection. After tossing the concept around for a few years, they decided they were going to sell it off.

    They were talking to the dealers at the show discussing getting an appraisal for the entire lot. Fortunately, I managed to get them to forestall that until I've had a chance to go through everything first. Should be able to do so in the next couple of weeks...:D

    For example, one of the items on their list was a Colt Single Action Army Revolver in .45LC with a 7-1/2" barrel. I haven't seen it but they said it was in great condition and they had the original grips and a set of ivory ones too. They "may" have the box it came in.

    What I did see was a copy of the certificate of authenticity from Colt showing it originally shipped in 1898.

    Should I sell a kidney or something in order to buy this from them?


    They also said there was lots of other neat stuff like antique ammo in the boxes, octagon barreled pump .22s...etc., etc.

    I feel like a kid who just discovered a secret candy store.
  2. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    You never know what oppertunity may come along tomorrow so I would sell the wifes kidney, or one of the kids . You might need yours for a steel frame Henry or something ! :D

    Sounds like a great find and also an expensive piece - but then again, it's only money, and you can make more. Good Luck
  3. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Well, don't sell a kidney until you see the gun. I have learned over the years that a non-expert's idea of "great condition" is often not quite the same as the expert's idea. I have seen a lot of rusty junk described as "like new" or "perfect condition."

    Of course, if the gun IS absolutely as new in the box, Colt factory A engraving, with a letter from Wyatt Earp presenting it to Bat Masterson, two kidneys won't be enough.

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