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Posted: 5/17/2003 11:53:29 AM EDT
I got this gun from friend of mine when working in his gun store. He gave it to me for helping him through hard times.
Money he couldn´t give me so he gave me choice to pick up any handgun I want.
At that time I was aware that these are rare here in Finland si decided to pick this one.

Now I would like to know value of this gun.

To be precise it´s made in late 70s or early 80s so it is not those early models made before war.

Thanks in advance,
MN
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 6:08:30 PM EDT
Are you sure about the date of mfgr? Blue Book lists commercial Ace's made 1931-1941 & 1947.

Service model Ace's were made 1935-1945.

Value is $2,750 on commercial in 100% & $3,000 on Service in 100%.

Commercial has a 4-3/4" barrel, Service has a 5" barrel.

I'll keep looking.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 11:51:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2003 11:55:26 PM EDT by M4A2_L073754]
Hello Bob

OMG, those prices are sky high!!! I wish it was that older model. This just can´t be that old. Finish is about 95- 98%. It has 5 inch barrel.
Could you check it by serial#. It is SM16188.
Few pics:
www.digitalpose.com/mbr/1/20320/p/321589_1082854756722149268_vl.jpg
www.digitalpose.com/mbr/1/20320/p/321591_2300746705379097604_vl.jpg
www.digitalpose.com/mbr/1/20320/p/321590_7446073268643822805_vl.jpg
www.digitalpose.com/mbr/1/20320/p/321592_6642620295143158300_vl.jpg

Grip panels in those pics are from old war horse. Just liked them more than those new w/ Colt medallion

MN
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 12:22:04 PM EDT
They did reintroduce a 70's series service model ace in the late seventies. Asking prices seem to go about a $1000, give or take a few bucks. Do a google search and you'll find about the same. Not sure what the value in Finland might be.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 12:57:56 PM EDT
Ratters

Thanks for the info. I kept that gun for sale few months ago and asked that $1000€ but nobody were so hot for it. Got couple of calls from collectors who told 1000€ is too much so I told them this pistol doesn´t ask for food in my safe and decided to keep it.

Thanks,
MN
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 1:32:18 PM EDT
That is a very sweet pistol and you are probably best off keeping it anyhow. Now I just need to find that envy icon.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 3:16:02 PM EDT
That SN dates it in 78, the year that the SM Ace was re-introduced.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 8:56:29 PM EDT
Thank you for everyone. I really appreciate info you gave.

BADSBSNF81, nice sigline.

Links for those who might be interested:
www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976270891.htm
www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976273242.htm
www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976325465.htm
www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976341863.htm

MN
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