1903 colt 38

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Mattchef, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Mattchef

    Mattchef New Member

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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!!!

    Thanks
    Matt
     
  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Hard telling given the age. I would find a good gunsmith that does restoration work.
     

  3. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

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    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.:)
     
  4. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

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    Btw, See a gunsmith!

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