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#6397311 - 08/06/16 10:14 PM Any colt single action experts in here?
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I have a pistol that was given to me and I'm curious about its value. The man said it belonged to his dads dad, and this man is in his late 70's. So the pistol would be quite old. No markings as far as caliber; but he said it was a .45. Why would there not be a caliber marking? I know it's not the military version because it is lacking the US marking on the side of the frame. Pat. July 2 1872 (It also has the bottom set screw that holds the cylinder in place. I've been trying to read up on it; but that's about as far as I can get.)

Serial # 1702* (I'll leave out the last number) And in case anybody was interested, no it's not for sale.






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#6397318 - 08/06/16 10:23 PM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: grout-scout]
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Serial number would indicate an 1875 Single Action Army. Kinda looks like it has been refinished though. I have never seen a factory Colt with such rounded edges around the joints on the frame.

This may have been before they started marking calibers on the gun, or they could have been polished off. Looks like someone went heavy on the buffer when refinishing.

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#6397319 - 08/06/16 10:25 PM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: grout-scout]
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He did say that his father had it cleaned or refinished.


Not safe for modern ammo?

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#6397332 - 08/06/16 10:38 PM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: grout-scout]
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If it is an 1875, I think that would be a black powder frame.

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#6397334 - 08/06/16 10:40 PM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: grout-scout]
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If it were my gun, I would request a factory letter.

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#6397341 - 08/06/16 10:55 PM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: grout-scout]
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I'll google that tomorrow and find out how to do it. Thank you for the help sir! This man didn't shoot or hunt, so he didn't know much about it. Just said his daddy would whip his azz for even looking at the pistol and 3 months before his dad died he was given the pistol.
cheers

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#6397631 - 08/07/16 10:05 AM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: grout-scout]
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Definitely been refinished and caliber marking buffed off. Pre 1898 will be black powder frame, and I would definitely not shot modern ammo through it. You can call the Colt Archive Department and obtain a factory letter.

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#6397699 - 08/07/16 10:50 AM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: grout-scout]
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A very nice revolver, in any case.

I can see why your family has treasured this firearm, over the years.
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#6397736 - 08/07/16 11:24 AM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: grout-scout]
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Looks a lot like a three screw Ruger. It is beautiful and a keepsake. Priceless is the correct value.
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#6397780 - 08/07/16 11:58 AM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: grout-scout]
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Actually, the 3-screw Ruger looks like the Colt SAA---not the other way around.

It's unfortunate that the gun was refinished. Any collector value has been obliterated, but it should be able to handle standard pressure .45 Colt ammo and I'll bet it's a hoot to shoot! I'd pack that around and have some fun with it.
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#6398203 - 08/07/16 07:11 PM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: grout-scout]
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No expert by any means, but a beautiful piece of American history and hope you realize that and hand it down to your next generation...
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#6398236 - 08/07/16 07:28 PM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: grout-scout]
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It would be a shame not to use that beauty. Take it out and enjoy. Just use standard 45 loads. No hot stuff.
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#6398238 - 08/07/16 07:29 PM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: grout-scout]
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Here's one. Was my great grandfathers. He was a sheriff for Gainsville back around 1900. Glad it's in the family.



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#6398264 - 08/07/16 07:48 PM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: grout-scout]
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Now THAT is a collector piece. Nice revolver!
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#6398270 - 08/07/16 07:54 PM Re: Any colt single action experts in here? [Re: Greg]
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Originally Posted By: Greg
Here's one. Was my great grandfathers. He was a sheriff for Gainsville back around 1900. Glad it's in the family.


Sweet piece.

I believe Colt introduced those 41s for their new Double Action revolver, the Thunderer.

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