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How much would u pay 4 this Colt

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MagnunJoe, Oct 21, 2013.

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  1. MagnunJoe

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    Detective Special blued from early 80's.
    I rate her at 95%. No original box or papers.
     

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    $300.00

    No factory repair support, parts only available from parts companies and lack of gunsmiths trained to work on Colt D.A. revolvers make this gun safe queen with occasional outings.
     
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    I think I'd pay quite a bit more than $300.
    Probably closer to $500.
    I'd bet you could even get $600 for it.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. I'd go $450 on it, and I'm not even a Colt guy. $500 to $550 would probably be about right depending on which part of the country you're in.
     
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    $500-$550.
     
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    Its a snubby so in my area that brings a premium price. Assuming its truly a 95% gun it would sell for around $600.
     
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    Colt revolvers go for quite a bit these days. The low balls are generally guys who don't shoot Colts. Yet there are tremendous numbers out there who seem to be able to shoot one and not have it fall apart.

    Interestingly, I've seen it more and more that folks don't think that a pistol not in current production should ever be used or shot. Ditto for shotguns. With that thought, I suppose I should forget using my Trooper Mk III .22lr, or my Ruger Police Service Six, or my ITM AT-84, or my Ruger Mk II, or my Springfield P9.
     
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    That is the premium carry gun there... really nice condition but not perfect. I have a 1977 mfgr DS that I carry almost everyday.... had it almost 6yrs now. Shoot a couple boxes of ammo thru it a few times a year to keep my skills with it up to par.

    I'd go $450-$500 on it.

    I have few Smith J Frames as well but prefer to carry the COLT. Fears of breaking them is IMO overblown. They are well made from the best materials. By the time you wear one out, you would have spent way more than $500 on ammo. I carry and shoot mine as intended.

    Will
     
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    550=650
     
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    My best and final offer in my area of NE Ohio would be Ten Bucks, a Bottle of Wine and a Hooker.

    Seriously, if the action is tight and the revolver is as clean as it looks I would have no reservations offering $500 for the gun. With original box it would be a $600 revolver around here.

    Ron
     
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    The actual worth is $425+/-25. I would much rather own S&W Model 12 largely because parent company still makes revolvers meaning common spare parts are readily available when needed. Another huge advantage of owning a S&W is I can fix most problems myself w/o resorting to service of gun smith.
    Take plate off each and superiority of Smith will be readily discernible even to non-revolver guy like myself.
     
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    $150.

    Hey, you asked what I would give for it. I'm not a revolver guy. :)
     
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    Joe,

    Beware of the posts with high prices. They are spending your money not theirs. :rolleyes:
     
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    Do a Gunbroker search of completed auctions and see what guns like it actually sell for. That is a fair barometer of what the market says they are worth.. I would guess my $450 is low.
     
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    I'm not in a position to comment on the DS. However, I have a nice Official Police. Took it out one day and shot it a while, cleaned it, and put it back in the safe. When I want to shoot a .38 I grab one of my M10's. The Colt is a really nicely built gun but it doesn't "feel" right to me.
     
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    This thread brings to my my general answer when someone ask me what a gun is worth. Any gun on any given day is worth what someone is willing to pay for it, no more and no less. :)

    Ron
     
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    Okay, I'll talk my money. I bought a Model 10 a week ago for $275 ($299 OTD). This week, I paid $500 for a Trooper Mk V. I am seriously considering $595 for a new condition blued Mk III.

    I have Smiths, Rugers, a Taurus, a Hopkins and Allen, even two Nagants, in addition to my Colts. My great-great grandfather and his son favored Colts (the former carried an 1849 Pocket Pistol at the Battle of Atlanta while the latter used the same revolver for Turkey hunting). My grandfather favored the S&W Model 10. Me? I prefer my Ruger for mud and gunk work but prefer the Mk III I have for the Farm. The Model 10 is a nice, quaint revolver I bought for fun and because it's cheap.

    The Colt lock work is definitely more of a challenge than the Smith, which is harder than the Ruger. Ruger lockwork is the easiest to work with in my experience. But, I have yet to have a problem with a Colt and other than than that 1849, my oldest Colt is a New Service that still works great (it was Dad's). If a 100 year old revolver is still trucking along and my Troopers are considered stronger and easier to work on, then I think I'm in fine shape.

    I can say without hesitation that the best triggers are on my Colts. The worst is on my Ruger. Even so, they are all better than the double action on any automatic I own save for an ASAI One Pro.
     
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    For the Detective Special in that condition I would say $450 to $500 would be a decent price range.
     
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    I think that's an internet myth, Colt works on Pythons, I don't see any reason why they wouldn't handle a DS. Colt also has some parts for these revolvers, and if they don't have the parts can direct you to who does have them. A quick search on GB doesn't show any going for only $300.
     
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    I sold my 1970 DS for $350 a couple of years ago. I liked it quite well, but prefer S&W for carry and regular shooting, and *needed* the money to fund another project.

    I would buy another one.
     
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    I would guess $450-$500 as a typical price for one in 95% condition. That one looks better. So, price would likely be in the $550 area.
     
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    A model 12 doesn't fit in the pockets a standard pair of jeans very well if at all.

    A model 12, being a K/KA frame is a mid size frame gun where as a Colt D frame is a small frame gun.

    I've owned and shot both extensively. The 12 is a belt gun, the DS is a pocket gun. Different animals IMO.


    ..... oy. :scrutiny:
     
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    $400-$500 would be about right. I bought a SF-IV which was essentially the transition between the DS and the DS II for around $600 with the box and paper work this spring.
     
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