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Old 01-22-2009, 05:15 AM   #1
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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.






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.

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Old 01-22-2009, 05:24 AM   #2
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Don't know much about the wheel gun but that's a nice P08.

Any more pics?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.




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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.
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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.
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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.

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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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