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wvcopunit204 04-01-2012 08:55 PM

Colt 1889 Navy
 
I just came across a Colt 1889 Navy revolver 41lc cal., it has a 3in barrel !! I called Colt they told me that it was made in 1890 ser# 1234x . They said that only 30000 were made and that the one I have , having a 3 in bl ., was very rare !! Gun is in very good condition ! There is only one on the whole net for sale and it has a 4in bl., and they are asking $2,500!!!!! Anyone tell me what mine mite be worth ?? Thank u

c3shooter 04-02-2012 12:06 AM

Unfortunately, the 3 inch bbl makes it just about worthless. However, I am a decent guy- I can send you enough money to cover the shipping costs if you want to send it to me for disposal.


You DO realize today is April 1?

Seriously, the value of a collectible firearm is whatever some idiot is willing to pay. THAT amount is driven by exact make, model, condition, and originality. In short, there are SO few of some guns sold that there is no way to establish a true value, other than to offer it for sale, or to try to match it up to a similar firearm in similar condition.

And condition drives a LARGE part of value for collectibles. Would urge you to do NOTHING to the gun other than wipedown with light gun oil or CLP and a soft cloth.

An appraisal can give you what the appraiser thinks it is worth. Only a sale would tell you the true value. Old maxim- "The value of an item is what the item will bring on the market."

In the meantime, congrats on having a very nice bit of history!

Chandler51 04-02-2012 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by wvcopunit204
I just came across a Colt 1889 Navy revolver 41lc cal., it has a 3in barrel !! I called Colt they told me that it was made in 1890 ser# 1234x . They said that only 30000 were made and that the one I have , having a 3 in bl ., was very rare !! Gun is in very good condition ! There is only one on the whole net for sale and it has a 4in bl., and they are asking $2,500!!!!! Anyone tell me what mine mite be worth ?? Thank u

If there ain't pics, it didn't happen.... :)

wvcopunit204 04-02-2012 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Chandler51

If there ain't pics, it didn't happen.... :)

How do I post a pic on here , off my iPhone

Chandler51 04-03-2012 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by wvcopunit204

How do I post a pic on here , off my iPhone

Check my pm....

wvcopunit204 04-03-2012 09:22 PM

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Colt 1889 Navy !!

wvcopunit204 04-03-2012 09:26 PM

Dose any one know of we're I could sell this ??? Plus I have an Original box of shells !!!

Chandler51 04-03-2012 10:32 PM

Wow....I'd like to know what that's worth.

c3shooter 04-03-2012 10:32 PM

Suggest you contact Dan Kull Dan@KullAuction.com Dan took over Old Town Station from Jum Supica, they specialize in auctions of antique and collectible firearms. He's out in Topeka. Jim is now the Director of the National Firearms Museum.

wvcopunit204 04-04-2012 02:54 PM

Thank u my friend


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