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Old 12-23-2010, 07:40 AM   #1
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I recently pulled out an old handgun my gradfather gave me. Turns out it is a 1903 colt 38 revolver. Gun is in ok condition could use some tlc. I was wondering about getting it restored doesn't have to be a complete restoration but would be cool to have it in full working order. I opened it up turns out there was a piece broke inside. Is it possible to get back in shape. What would costs be. I checked around maybe this thing is worth $300. Would it be worth it. Definatly would be cool this gun is 107 years old. Apparenty was issued to my great grandfather, this was issued to a police officer. This was his side arm only gun we have not atleast. Any help would be great!!!

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Old 12-23-2010, 07:57 AM   #2
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Hard telling given the age. I would find a good gunsmith that does restoration work.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:20 AM   #3
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Default I have an old revolver as well ...

That is chambered in .38 s&w, it is a Hopkins & Allen 5 shot revolver that I
purchased very cheap from a gun show. H&A went out of business in 1917,
so it's at least 93 years old. I have not had time to clean & test it yet,
but I do have a box of Remington .38 S&W 146gr lrn when I get the time.
Btw, .38 S&W is NOT the same as .38 Spl ...(no insult intended) I am clearly
not an expert on revolvers as I have only owned 2 of them in my time! But,
I did some research on a gun that only cost me $45 that is in good shape
& is nickel plated with walnut grips. The .38S&W cartridge features a heavy
lead slug with a low velocity that will "kick butt" @ close range, but is much
weaker than a .38spl.
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Default Btw, See a gunsmith!

Old wheel-guns "can be worth a mint" if it is a rare one!
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