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Posted: 6/18/2003 6:29:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 6:34:55 PM EDT by hunterwarrior]
Does anyone here know what this item is? It is heavy brass sheet metal. It is 3 13/16" wide and 10" tall. Is it original or a reproduction? Value? [url=http://www.chanuteks.com/usa/images/coltlrg.jpg]Click here to see larger image[/url] [img]http://www.chanuteks.com/usa/images/coltsm.jpg[/img] Thanks HW
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 6:41:53 PM EDT
Worthless junk, Ill buy it off ya for $20 [;)] Actually, take that to an upraiser, I'm sure some Colt fanatic would be more than extatic to pay you a few hundred (or more digets) for it.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 6:42:44 PM EDT
See if Colt can help you. Send them an email with the pic as an attachment.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 8:11:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LotBoy: See if Colt can help you. Send them an email with the pic as an attachment.
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I looked over their site, but couldn't find a email address.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 8:23:15 AM EDT
This could be a door plate - you know, the part you push on to open an unlatched door. I have a couple of these from Coca-Cola - one original and one reproduction. It looks like your article has small brad-sized holes in the corners. My Coke ones have larger, countersunk holes for screws in six places. If your article is indeed a door plate, it is likely a reproduction not actually intended for use on a door. The other possibility is that is was created solely as a decorative item. In that case, whether it's an original or a reproduction has little bearing, as its value is as a collectible decorative item.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 11:43:40 AM EDT
Just guessing, but my guess is that it's an advertising sign given to Gun Dealers in the early 1900's. It just has "that look" to it... I"d bet it was fairly limited in the quantity made and distributed as well.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 1:05:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hunterwarrior:
Originally Posted By LotBoy: See if Colt can help you. Send them an email with the pic as an attachment.
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I looked over their site, but couldn't find a email address.
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I could not find an email address either.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 1:29:50 PM EDT
So, make a toll-free call, and spend $0.37 to send them a copy of the thing.
Customer Service: COLT'S MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. Customer Service Department P.O. Box 1868 Hartford, CT 06144-1868, U.S.A. Tel: 1-800-962-COLT Fax: (860) 244-1449 Corporate Office: COLT'S MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. 545 New Park Avenue West Hartford, CT 06110, U.S.A. Tel: (860) 236-6311 Fax: (860) 244-1442
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