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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Deichmann, Blistrup, Denmark on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 03:46 pm:

Currently the number of OT threads are pretty high...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 04:32 pm:

One of the Colt forums I post on has what I would politely describe as a "very diligent" administrator.

Any post or thread not near 100% to do with Colt guns gets locked or deleted.

They don't bother me one way or another. I think some folks get a little excited about them though.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Luke Dahlinger on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 04:45 pm:

I have to agree. It tends to push down the T related threads.

Used to check this forum a few times a day as it was a great resource, but lately I haven't been spending much time on it because of all the OT threads.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 05:36 pm:

If you don't like it, don't click on it. Just pass it by.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Cassara Long Island, NY on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 05:49 pm:

Michael you perpetuated the OT posts......


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By JAMES STARKEY Naperville, IL on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 05:50 pm:

NEVER FEAR.
The holiday season usually sees more OT threads than any other time. I certainly see no harm in holiday wishes this time of year. Things will settle down after the New Year, as they did before. I also second what Norm T. K. just stated.
Jimmy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve McClelland on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 05:52 pm:

Danial
Sense were off topic and sounds like your a Colt man any info on this 1800(s) open top colt ...? What's it worth..?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 05:54 pm:

Luke........Your loss if your to lazy to SCROLL DOWN!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 05:56 pm:

I really don't see it affecting the T info. And some of them are quite interesting. Hilarious occasionally too. Some of you may disagree but, (as I've said before), I think that's what keeps this site "hot". As in not MTFCI.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 10:57 pm:

Steve, looks like a Colt old line, low hammer open top in .22 caliber. Hard to say by this pic but maybe in 80-85% condition or so? What does the barrel look like? That old powder was hard on barrels.

Does the serial number match on the bottom of the frame with the barrel?

Without knowing the S/N hard to say what year but a lot of these were made in the 1870s.

Without having it in hand, it's always hard to say of course, but I've seen these in the $600-$800 range with the walnut grips. Yours would lean closer to the $800 judging by its apparent condition. $1000-$1500 is not unheard of for prime examples. Having said that, you know how values are on old things...up and down depending on who you talk to.

Colt also offers a "papering" service where for a price, they will send you a pedigree letter saying when, where and to whom the gun was originally sold. Often times, depending on the info in these letters, it adds a little to a lot to the value of the piece.

Hope that helps! Would love to hear any back-story you may have on it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nathan Bright on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:14 pm:

perhaps we could have one thread simply named "Off Topic Threads" where everyone could post their threads. I like OTs but I do find them out of place blended in with "how to re-arch a rear spring" or "high-flow oil lines" haha :-) just a thought.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve McClelland on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:32 pm:

Danial
Ser# 59468 it still has about 75%-80% of the nickel still on the barrel and cylinder, the rifling is still pretty good, its still timed and fires with no problems. No cracks on the grips, all parts match with same ser # I've had it for 10+ years I took it in as partial trade on a US Springfield trap door. I Was offered $450 right after the trade by a local collector, something told me he was low balling the offer. Only other one I've seen for sale was a couple days after his offer Dixie Gun Works had that one and it was listed at $750 but was beat up with ratty looking grips, hardly no nickel left on it.... So needless to say I kept the gun.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison_Rice Minnesota on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:43 pm:

It's not an open top but I want it.
http://www.antiqueguns.com/auction/item.cgi?robles/robles-45010


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:53 pm:

Serial number indicates it was made between 1875 and 1876. Not a bad looking piece for 135 years old!

A lot of people who post guns for sale on those gun sale and auction sites, quite often post them pretty high. That gun at Dixie, judging by your description would be lucky to get the low end of $500 in the real market.

There's a pretty good example of one at Gunbroker right now for $650. Not as nice as yours but but still worthy.

You got a real nice piece there. Wish I had one. Do you ever take it out and shoot it?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:58 pm:

That's a beautiful piece Mike, but way too much money, especially with non-Colt grips.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison_Rice Minnesota on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 12:31 am:

I know, but they'll keep listing it until someone bids on it. I've watched it happen in the past. Usually it's some guy with a trust fund he draws his money from and doesn't know what it takes to earn a buck. I get an email probably twice a day from the Antique Guns website. I have yet to bid on anything. I've got my Colt .45 ACP. I got rid of the rest of my guns a couple months ago. It's hard for me to sit on thousands of dollars worth of guns that just sit in a safe and get shot once a year and wiped down and oiled twice a year. When I carry it's the '45. It's an Officer model so it's small enough to carry comfortably and it's a tack driver. Though I'm starting to think I need a Colt revolver. I don't know why I need it but I think I'd rather have a revolver by the bed than a semi-auto.

And for those who want to know why I need a gun by my bed have never seen some of the beasts that ride home from the bar with me. I don't use the gun but the sight of it is sometimes what it takes to get them to leave. I've never gone to bed with an ugly woman but I've woke up with a few. Once I get those beer goggles on there's no accounting for my actions.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ex trooper on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 12:59 am:

Just try to find Colt 38 or Colt 45 revolver cartridges after the apocolypse. When I drive my truck through the window at Fleet farm I want to be able to pick up ammo and GOOOOOO !! troop


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ex trooper on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 01:03 am:

Just try to find Colt 38 or Colt 45 revolver cartridges after the apocolypse. When I drive my truck through the window at Fleet farm I want to be able to pick up ammo and GOOOOOO !! troop

If it werent for OT threds this place would remind me of some dusty...
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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Deichmann, Blistrup, Denmark on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 02:31 am:

If any of you "gunguys" go to Chickasha swapmeet in March, do not forget to visit the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in OKC. It has a very comprehensive collection of hand guns including some incredible Colt pieces.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison_Rice Minnesota on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 02:38 am:

The way things are going we may not have any guns to have in museums. Our current administration is trying hard to take the guns away from the law abiding citizens so we can't protect ourselves from the whackjobs that insist on killing people for the fun of it. There are people in our country that erroneously believe guns kill people.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Deichmann, Blistrup, Denmark on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 04:18 am:

The more good reason to go to Chickasha 2013 ;-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve McClelland on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 12:29 pm:

Danial
Thanks for the info, we have shot it a few times. It shoots great everything is tight no loose movement at all. Still has a real crisp click when the hammer is cocked, it's just a fun gun to own I've thought about the restoration process once but these things are like our T's they are original only once! So I feel anything done other than preserve it would take away from its value.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve McClelland on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 01:00 pm:

Danial
Thanks for the info, yes we shoot it from time to time it fires flawlessly everything seems real tight in the mechanism. It's just a fun piece of history to own.
I thought about restoring it once, even thought about selling it but I figured if I restored it then it would take away far more value than it added, then if I sold it the money would vanish and I'd be with one less gun.... these things are like our T's there only original once. So its better to preserve them sometimes than it is to restore them... I'll go check the one out on gunbroker .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve McClelland on Friday, December 28, 2012 - 01:02 pm:

Sorry for the double post, the system didn't post the first post until I posted again.... Hummmm.


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