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Posted: 5/31/2008 6:53:21 PM EST
My father is entertaining the though of selling his Colt .
Hes had it for years , It was nickel plated by a previous owner ?
Thick pearl grips, and the case . Any idea on value ?
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f188/mercula/COLT.jpg
Link Posted: 5/31/2008 7:40:21 PM EST
Probably a factory gun, $1000.00-1100.00, maybe a bitmore. Is it unfired?
Link Posted: 6/1/2008 6:43:03 AM EST
The sights wouldn't be nickel if Colt did it, would they?
Link Posted: 6/1/2008 7:33:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By chipdog4:
The sights wouldn't be nickel if Colt did it, would they?



Yes, they would.
Link Posted: 6/1/2008 7:41:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/1/2008 7:44:38 AM EST by fxntime]

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By chipdog4:
The sights wouldn't be nickel if Colt did it, would they?



Yes, they would.


+1, with the box that comes with it along with the grips, it probably was a "special run".
Colt used to do tons of them beginning in the 60s. They still do make "special runs" like the WW1 reissue but nothing like they used to do. There are tons of runs out there from SAA .22s to ARs, and prices are all over the map.
Link Posted: 6/1/2008 8:10:25 AM EST
Yea, he was to it was un-fired , I havnt really looked at it to see if that seemed true .
Link Posted: 6/1/2008 9:42:05 AM EST
Maybe $900-1000.

I'd really have to see more pics outside of the case.
Link Posted: 6/1/2008 10:19:03 AM EST
I'm seriously doubting that is a factory case.
Link Posted: 6/1/2008 11:41:49 AM EST
Colt's charges $100.00+ for a letter that states how a gun left the factory.

If those are real MOP grips and the pistol came with them from Colt's in that box with the nickle finish...then you really have something very, very special.

Not that it is not now...but when you have verified history you have something that collectors pay for. You may even be able to find out who ordered itHTH,www.coltsmfg.com/
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 9:10:39 AM EST
What's the deal with the parallel bar????
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 12:21:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By desertmoon:
What's the deal with the parallel bar????


Mag cutout I would imagine.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 12:07:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 12:08:16 AM EST by desertmoon]

Originally Posted By fxntime:

Originally Posted By desertmoon:
What's the deal with the parallel bar????


Mag cutout I would imagine.


No...look to the left...there is what appears to be a machinist's parallell bar ( steel rectangle with holes in it ) sitting in the left side of the case ( running up and down ) ....wonder what the significance is.

Was the owner a machinist??
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 1:14:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By fxntime:

Originally Posted By desertmoon:
What's the deal with the parallel bar????


Mag cutout I would imagine.


No...look to the left...there is what appears to be a machinist's parallell bar ( steel rectangle with holes in it ) sitting in the left side of the case ( running up and down ) ....wonder what the significance is.

Was the owner a machinist??


For .45ACP rds.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 12:10:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 12:11:12 PM EST by fxntime]

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By fxntime:

Originally Posted By desertmoon:
What's the deal with the parallel bar????


Mag cutout I would imagine.


No...look to the left...there is what appears to be a machinist's parallell bar ( steel rectangle with holes in it ) sitting in the left side of the case ( running up and down ) ....wonder what the significance is.

Was the owner a machinist??


Where the booolits go. [IE rounds]

7+1=8 holes.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 1:11:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By fxntime:

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By fxntime:

Originally Posted By desertmoon:
What's the deal with the parallel bar????


Mag cutout I would imagine.


No...look to the left...there is what appears to be a machinist's parallell bar ( steel rectangle with holes in it ) sitting in the left side of the case ( running up and down ) ....wonder what the significance is.

Was the owner a machinist??


Where the booolits go. [IE rounds]

7+1=8 holes.


Didn't I say that ?
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 2:06:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By wetidlerjr:

Originally Posted By fxntime:

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By fxntime:

Originally Posted By desertmoon:
What's the deal with the parallel bar????


Mag cutout I would imagine.


No...look to the left...there is what appears to be a machinist's parallell bar ( steel rectangle with holes in it ) sitting in the left side of the case ( running up and down ) ....wonder what the significance is.

Was the owner a machinist??


Where the booolits go. [IE rounds]

7+1=8 holes.


Didn't I say that ?


Yeah, I was just repeating what you said as those holes are VERY common in Colt cases that came with special runs.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 11:33:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By fxntime:

Originally Posted By wetidlerjr:

Originally Posted By fxntime:

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By fxntime:

Originally Posted By desertmoon:
What's the deal with the parallel bar????


Mag cutout I would imagine.


No...look to the left...there is what appears to be a machinist's parallell bar ( steel rectangle with holes in it ) sitting in the left side of the case ( running up and down ) ....wonder what the significance is.

Was the owner a machinist??


Where the booolits go. [IE rounds]

7+1=8 holes.


Didn't I say that ?


Yeah, I was just repeating what you said as those holes are VERY common in Colt cases that came with special runs.


OK. I thought maybe I was being clear.
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