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JiroZero713 01-22-2009 05:15 AM

Buntline Specials
 
Can anyone give me any information on them.

A friend of mine may possibly have an authentic Buntline from 1877 or a possible reproduction from Colt.


It looks aged so we believe it might be an original Buntline from 1877...not sure...would be crazy if it was.


http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...01081428-1.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...0802081537.jpg

It apparently functions and the cylinder moves....and seems to be in ok condition with barely any rust on it...if you could even call it rust.

canebrake 01-22-2009 05:24 AM

Don't know much about the wheel gun but that's a nice P08.

Any more pics?

stalkingbear 01-22-2009 06:52 AM

The odds of it being an original buntline is higher than me winning the lottery, being voted in as president, and dating miss America-all in the same day! Your friend has an Italian reproduction, and while I don't have my blue book in front of me, I wouldn't expect it to be terribly high in collector's value, but you never know.

BillM 01-22-2009 01:47 PM

So how did you determine that it's from 1877? Rather than 1878 or maybe 1995?

What are the markings? Serial number? Not saying that it's not an original, but the
chances are REALLY REALLY slim.

Bob Wright 01-22-2009 02:30 PM

Most recently the entire subject of "Original Buntlines" has been brought into question. Ned Buntline (nee Edwin C. Judson) was indeed a historical personage, but his association with Colt and the gunmen with whom he had contact now seems more legend than fact.

Bob Wright

stalkingbear 01-22-2009 03:11 PM

I knew that Ned Buntline was a writer's surname, but not knowing his actual name, didn't want to look like an uneducated fool.




Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Wright (Post 64576)
Most recently the entire subject of "Original Buntlines" has been brought into question. Ned Buntline (nee Edwin C. Judson) was indeed a historical personage, but his association with Colt and the gunmen with whom he had contact now seems more legend than fact.

Bob Wright


Bob Wright 01-22-2009 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stalkingbear (Post 64583)
I knew that Ned Buntline was a writer's surname, but not knowing his actual name, didn't want to look like an uneducated fool.

Not knowing makes a man uneducated. Refusing to learn makes a man a fool.

All of us are uneducated in some subjects.

Bob Wright

JiroZero713 01-22-2009 04:05 PM

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...6/DSCN0767.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...6/DSCN0768.jpg

Apparently some of the newer ones would have some type of tag on them. This one does not.

His grandfather won it in a card game a long long time ago meaning it may have come into his possession very early in the 1900s or even before.

They look like 9s in this pic but he claims they are 8...he needs to get a picture with no flash next.

stalkingbear 01-22-2009 04:58 PM

IF it IS an original Buntline, I would think he could almost write his own amount on somebody's check that wants it.

Just now remembered-Colt DID make some either 2nd or 3rd generation models when the wild west craze fist came along-NOT to be confused with modern S A S S shooting sports.

JiroZero713 01-22-2009 05:14 PM

Good Gravy almighty. If it is an orginal he's probably sitting on a million farking dollars.

He talked with a teacher who knew about them. His teacher told him about the italian models and what to look for. His teacher is somewhat convinced it's an original.


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