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 Post subject: pistol id and value
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:17 am 
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I have three colt pistols I would like to know the age and value of.
1. colt 38 auto serial #47160
2. colt 45 auto serial #c76836
3. colt 38 revolver serial #623111
thanks for any help


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 Post subject: Re: pistol id and value
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:44 pm 
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The most important factor in the value of the handguns is the model. Assuming the Colt autos to be 1911 guns, you need to state whether they are government models, commander models, or officer's models. Also, whether they are pre- series 70, series 70, series 80, and if they are any of the "special issue" models. The revolver could be a Police Positive (one of several variations), Officer's Model, Officer's Model Match, Border Patrol, Trooper, or some other model.

The next most important factor in the value of these pistols is the condition. It is usually stated as the percent original finish remaining. Also of concern is whether there is any rust, freckling, or pitting, the condition of the bore, and whether there are any non-factory alterations of any kind.

The model must be correlated with the serial number in order to determine the age, as the same serial number will appear on many different models, sometimes decades apart.

Best suggestion is to order a copy of "The Blue Book of Gun Values". It has a section dedicated to evaluating condition, and a listing of nearly every common rifle / pistol / shotgun ever made, with a complete description of that model and a list of the variables / options to be encountered.


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 Post subject: Re: pistol id and value
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:38 pm 
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The 45 auto if that's the correct ser # is an early commercial gun (1917)and would be worth $3-4000 if in 95+ condition


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