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Gun Guys, just had a pleasant surprise

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gjk5, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 3/4 ton status

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    I inherited a Colt Single Action Army .45 when my stepfather died a couple of years ago and I just cleaned it and put it away with my other stuff, not knowing anything about it. This gun sat on a shelf in his office for 20 years (at least) in an old holster gathering dust, so I had no desire to be the guinea pig and try and fire it. I was cleaning all my guns this weekend and took it out and gave it a quick clean and decided to get all the #'s off of it and call and find out some about it.

    I just talked to my local dealer I usually use and gave him the serial # and he tells me that it's an original 1st generation SAA, and that the ivory grips (if factory original) would make it one of the higher end models. I figured it was just a 1970s model that my stepdad bought just cause it looked cool.

    Bare minimum in 10% condition was $1,500, all the way up to well over $5K if the grips are factory.:eek1:
     
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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Cool my Bro boght one at an auction but it's all rusty and not really worth a damn, he just got it cause it was purdy,...:crazy:
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    my grandpa has a single action flip barrel shot gun that says us army in the barrle.
     
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    That is freakin awsome man... when you going to get it appraised?
     
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    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Awesome, always nice to hear about people getting unknown good deals. Pics?
     
  6. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    I would never ever sell it. Every time I busted a cap, I would be yellin, "How ya like that beyotch, you just got antiqued!"

    Al
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    a friend got ahold of a 2nd gen colt that was special cause of the grips or sometihg. Can't remember now but it was worth something like a grand or 2.
     
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    Glorious! :haha:
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My grandfather gave me a S&W .455 from WW2. Cool old gun in great condition that now stays locked away. I had some bullets made (actually colt .45's) and shot it once - its now clean and locked away.

    Looks just like this -

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  10. gjk5

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    I'll post up some pics tonight, and that thing is definitely not going anywhere, not only is it an heirloom but I do not get rid of guns under any circumstances.

    I talked to an appraiser/gunsmith last night and he's going to look at it this weekend and give it a once over. If it's not really fit to shoot I'll be making a nice display case and putting it on the wall with my old Ithaca coach gun.
     

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